Video and stories focusing on Urban Priorities Shouldn’t Somebody Call the Police? by Hope Owsley, Brazil As the sun went down, we put on our sweaters to ward off the evening chill. We walked down the street in the dim light and could just barely see the outline of a large trampoline blocking the road. [...]
Uniquely Free Methodist
BY CHRISTY MESAROS-WINCKLES Four years ago, Shane and Lona Lakatos took their children to play at a park in Toledo, Ohio. As they played, another family approached them because they noticed the Lakatoses speaking Arabic. As the two families chatted, the Lakatoses realized their new friends needed help. This wasn’t a one-time occurrence. The Lakatoses [...]
BY MARK ALAN LESLIE Other than American Indians, most residents of the American colonies were immigrants in 1771. With no Ellis Island, Castle Garden or Citizen and Immigration Services, immigrants sailed here and went their way. Into this America seething with talk of revolution sailed the British Francis Asbury. His call from John Wesley and [...]
BY JEFF FINLEY Tornadoes destroyed the homes of at least two Free Methodist families and affected the lives of countless others in Oklahoma this week. Mid-America Conference Superintendent Jeffrey Johnson said the three daughters of Alvaro and Veronica Torres, the pastors of Oklahoma City’s Odres Nuevo congregation, were in the Briarwood Elementary School when a [...]
Affirming the recommendation of the presidential search committee, the Greenville College board of trustees unanimously elected Ivan Filby as the college’s 12th president. Filby, who currently serves as dean of the Fermanian School of Business at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, officially begins his presidency on July 1. Filby previously served from 2005-12 [...]
FROM FRIENDS OF HOPE AFRICA UNIVERSITY All those with interest in Hope Africa University have been saddened by the death of Bishop Elie Buconyori, a founder and the Rector of Hope Africa University. Dr. Buconyori died of cancer on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. Bishop Elie’s death is a huge loss to the university, the [...]
BY PASTOR JOHN BESHAI Light and Life Arabic Free Methodist Church, Detroit Mich. Light Broadcasting Network Director I want to share with everybody at the Free Methodist Church – USA the passion I have for media ministry. I have experienced the effectiveness of mass media communications, especially when the radio and TV shows helped evolve [...]
BY LISA JACKINSKY I am a Free Methodist. But I only realized that recently. When I was young, my mother told me stories of her Free Methodist upbringing – her father’s commanding presence as First Free Methodist’s enduring song leader before instruments and choirs were used; the annual summer camp meeting, where congregants gathered for [...]
BY DR. RON HAMPTON Founder, Takin’ it to the Streets, Inc. On April 20, 2013, Saint Anthony’s Church of Passaic, N.J. was the scene where Takin’ it to the Streets, Inc., a Free Methodist non-profit organization from Washington, D.C. partnered with other churches and organizations to provide relief for victimes of super-storm Sandy. The founder [...]
Individuals, small groups and congregations connected on Feb. 10 to watch FMCUSA bishops interview church members who are living out their faith by serving their communities. Watch the video and read the story...
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