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 [...]
Uniquely Free Methodist
BY FREDY CABALLERO Faith drives many immigrants. Even if faith does not imply religious belief, it becomes the source of hope to help immigrants persevere and face all kinds of difficulties in the desire to better their fate in any situation. This faith builds in them a sense of understanding in life. When they have [...]
BY CLIFF RAPP Some of God’s best friends were immigrants. Abraham, named the “friend of God” three times in the Bible, relocated to Haran and then to Canaan. Moses, who spoke with God “face to face,” fled to Midian for 40 years and finished his life wandering in the wilderness. God took on the role [...]
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 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 [...]
By JR RUSHIK Pastor, Storehouse Church Since its foundation in 2001, Storehouse Church has rented space to hold its Sunday service, small group gatherings, band rehearsals and other functions. In fact, meeting in a rented facility was part of the overall stewardship plan. Pastor JR Rushik has always believed that the people are the church [...]
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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