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Passing the Torch

By LaWanda Bullock

Serving Women’s Ministries International these last 10-plus years has been a great joy. Traveling to more than 20 countries, teaching in leadership conferences, mentoring and encouraging women have been amazing. Meeting new people, making lasting friendships, raising awareness and funds for women’s issues have been an honor and privilege.

But it’s time to spread the blessing and to pass the torch.

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Pray for Las Vegas

As you know, Sunday evening a gunman opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas and in just minutes, more than 50 were shot dead and more than 400 were wounded. It was the work of a lone gunmen, but it seemed and surely felt like an act of war upon the people stricken, their families and their community.

The Free Methodist Church joins … Read more...

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Pray for Puerto Rico and Help It Recover From Hurricane Maria

BY BISHOP DAVID ROLLER

UPDATE: Currently, for those living in the capital, San Juan, life is slowly returning to a new normal. Many trees are still down; electrical power has only been restored to some areas and then only for a few hours each day; cell phone reception continues to be spotty. Hurricane debris has not yet been picked up.

A great way to provide … Read more...

Hurricane Irma Update: Pray and Give

Free Methodists across the United States are praying for residents of the areas affected by Hurricane Irma and giving through the Bishops’ Crisis Response Fund to support relief efforts.

“In most parts of the state, the power is back on.  Cape Coral was back online this past Friday evening, and just 30 minutes ago Pastor Juan Grullon from Orlando First reported that power has been … Read more...

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Free Methodists Provide Harvey Relief

The Bishops’ Crisis Response Fund is supporting Free Methodist relief teams to become the hands and feet of Jesus to Texas residents suffering from the flooding and other devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey — the strongest storm to hit the U.S. mainland in more than a decade.

“The Free Methodist family has the opportunity to pray, give and go to Texas just as we do … Read more...

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In the Wake of Hurricane Harvey, Pray and Give

The world is familiar with natural disasters. We often see them from afar. The Bishops’ Crisis Response Fund was created to assist our ministry family and bring much needed relief to those impacted most by the disaster. Hurricane Harvey has wrought devastation on our shores in the U.S., and though we are not able to assist all, we are here to help those close to … Read more...

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Film to Share Women Pastors’ Experiences

Free Methodists gather for a group photo at a Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy conference.

BY CHRISTIANA LONG

Roberta Mosier-Peterson — the senior pastor of Oakdale Free Methodist Church in Jackson, Kentucky —  is working to turn her Northeastern Seminary doctoral dissertation into “Lived Experience,” a documentary film covering the ministry experiences of women pastors.

In May 2016, Mosier-Peterson finished her dissertation that details common ministry … Read more...

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Partnership Provides Lunch With Dignity

The Olive Branch Mission serves takeout lunches with dignity through a partnership with Starbucks, Feeding America and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

As the Chicago Tribune’s Samantha Bomkamp recently reported, the partnership gives homeless Chicagoans an upgrade to the brown-bag lunch sandwich that homeless shelters typically offer guests as they leave each morning. Olive Branch receives unsold sandwiches and salads each night from Starbucks’ Mercato … Read more...

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Rwandan Free Methodists Celebrate 75 Years

BY BISHOP JOAB LOHARA

It was indeed one of the most impressive celebrations in the Free Methodist Church worldwide. More than 10,000 Free Methodists gathered at the football (soccer) ground in the outskirts of Kibogora Township by Lake Kivu on Aug. 13 to proclaim 75 years of God’s goodness and blessings on the Free Methodist Church in Rwanda.

A grand parade led by a Free … Read more...

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Podcast Uncovers the Church’s Layers

BY CHRISTIANA LONG

Members of the Free Methodist Church are part of a larger family that connects them with people all over the world.

However, Josh Avery — the pastor of student ministries at Freedom Church in New Middletown, Ohio, and the men’s discipleship manager at Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley in Youngstown, Ohio —  noticed a need. He realized that although individual Free Methodists … Read more...

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Meet the Chaplains

The Free Methodist Church – USA recently endorsed four chaplains: Assefa W. Gezu, Maria T. McKiernan, William G. Rushik and M. Jay Vincent.

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On April 19, Bishop David Kendall approved Gezu (pictured above) of Antioch, Tennessee, for endorsement as a U.S. Air Force chaplain. Gezu, a native of Ethiopia, is an elder of the Free Methodist Church in Southern California.

He received … Read more...

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Author Reveals Biblical Connections

In a new book, Free Methodist Elder Janet White helps Christians discover the significance of the Old Testament and the unifying themes of the entire Bible.

“I’ve always liked the Old Testament, and I think, unfortunately, many Christians don’t read it except maybe for the Psalms,” White said in an interview. “I really feel like the Bible is one book, one story — God’s story … Read more...

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