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New BOA Elected at GC15

General Conference 2015 delegates elected a denominational Board of Administration that includes 10 new members. The new BOA has a record number of female members.

New members are Brad Button, Rob Campbell, Cheri Coleman, Amy Colgan, John Davis, Darlene Mieney, Lisa Onink, Dana Perkins, Al Sones and Alex Soto. Hal Conklin was re-elected as the chairman, and Campbell was elected the vice chairman.

East Region … Read more...

Matthew Thomas speaks to General Conference 2015 delegates after they re-elected him as lead bishop. (Photo by Katie Ehle)

Bishops Re-elected at GC15

Matthew Thomas speaks to General Conference 2015 delegates after they re-elected him as lead bishop. (Photo by Katie Ehle)

General Conference 2015 delegates voted Thursday, July 16, to re-elect Bishops David Kendall, David Roller and Matthew Thomas.

Delegates also voted for Thomas to continue serving as lead bishop of the Free Methodist Church – USA. Thomas addressed the conference after the results were announced.

“First … Read more...

Rob McKenna speaks at General Conference 2015. (Photo by Robleh Kirce)

Why is Bad Bobby at GC15?

Rob McKenna speaks at General Conference 2015. (Photo by Robleh Kirce)

BY ROB MCKENNA

My story begins with a confession and an aha moment. First, the confession. My name is Rob, I am an adult, I am a fourth generation son of the Free Methodist family committed to developing leaders across the church and beyond, and I play video games. The fact is that my … Read more...

Asbury Theological Seminary President Timothy Tennent preaches at the Sunday morning service. (Photo by Katie Ehle)

Powerful Teaching, Music Precede GC15

Asbury Theological Seminary President Timothy Tennent preaches at the Sunday morning service. (Photo by Katie Ehle)

One day before the official start of General Conference, the Caribe Royale’s Grand Sierra Ballroom filled with worshippers who joined the GC15 worship team for the first time and heard a strong message from Asbury Theological Seminary President Timothy Tennent.

The service also featured videos spotlighting Free Methodist World … Read more...

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Supreme Court Rules on Same-Sex Marriage Issues

The Supreme Court of the United States published today (Friday, June 26) its rulings on whether states may ban same-sex marriages and whether on such grounds they may choose not to recognize the marriages of same-sex partners who married legally in other states. Specifically, the justices ruled 5-4 that states cannot deny same-sex couples the right to marry.

Predictably reactions to this ruling are strong … Read more...

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The Color of Evil

St. Charles (Illinois) Free Methodist Church in 1878 (Photo courtesy of the Marston Memorial Historical Center)

BY BISHOP MATTHEW A. THOMAS

Let’s call hatred what it is — evil. It is from the enemy. It is the antonym of love — a supreme attribute describing God’s character. It is the opposite of the Great Command to love God and the second command to love others. … Read more...

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ICCM Director Linda Adams presents the Fanya Freedom Award to Jack Munos on behalf of his late wife, Jeanne Acheson-Munos.

ICCM Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Children

ICCM Director Linda Adams presents the Fanya Freedom Award to Jack Munos on behalf of his late wife, Jeanne Acheson-Munos.

More than 600 people from 24 nations attended International Child Care Ministries’ Jubilee Celebration during General Conference 2015.

“We’ve calculated that we’ve sponsored about 100,000 kids in these 50 years,” ICCM Director Linda Adams said at the July 14 banquet that also streamed live … Read more...

Missionary Phyllis Sortor (left) receives the Woman of the Quadrennium Award from WMI Executive President LaWanda Bullock.

Phyllis Sortor Named Woman of Quadrennium

Missionary Phyllis Sortor (left) receives the Woman of the Quadrennium Award from WMI Executive President LaWanda Bullock.

Free Methodist missionary Phyllis Sortor received international news coverage after her abduction Feb. 23 and release March 6, but that dramatic experience in Nigeria was not the reason Women’s Ministries International presented her with the Woman of the Quadrennium Award during the July 14 luncheon that celebrated WMI’s … Read more...

Danielle Strickland speaks at Freedom Summit. (Photo by Katie Ehle)

Abolitionists Unite for Freedom Summit

Danielle Strickland speaks at Freedom Summit. (Photo by Katie Ehle)

Before General Conference 2015’s official start, approximately 600 people gathered July 10–11 at the Grand Caribe Convention Center in Orlando for powerful messages and music encouraging Freedom Summit participants to join the fight against human trafficking and to embrace the ultimate source of freedom.

“There’s no answer apart from Jesus. He leads us right to … Read more...

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A Century and a Half of Ministry

The Vine and Branch Church celebrated its 150th anniversary of ministry in the Liberty, New York, area on Sunday, June 7. Superintendent David Harvey presided over the celebration with former Pastors and their wives Dave/Sherry McCarthy, Glenn/Carolyn Davis, Dennis/Linda Scheuermann and Skip/Sue Hellmig (via video). During the service, the superintendent announced the appointment of Ed and Robin Sostak as the new co-pastors. There were 140 … Read more...

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Thanks for Cyclone Relief

Free Methodist leaders in India and the United States have expressed appreciation for donations to the Bishops’ Crisis Response Fund that helped congregations, communities and families rebuild after the powerful Cyclone Hudhud hit in October 2014.

“After India’s most devastating cyclone in modern history severely impacted churches, property and even took the lives of several Free Methodists, FMCUSA churches gave generously to bring relief, restore … Read more...

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Backpack Program Feeds Hungry Children

This receipt shows a large amount of food purchased for the backpack program.

BY WANDA SIMPSON

Whitehouse Free Methodist Church in Smithfield, Pennsylvania, started a new ministry program in 2014 when members of the congregation began talking about their experience working in local elementary schools. Many of the children would come to school hungry during the week, and there was a real concern for them … Read more...

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