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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 and conflicting. Supporters of … Read more...

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

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...

Glen Prior (left) will direct the worship team at General Conference 2015. (Photo by Michael J. Metts)

Musical Diversity to Unite GC15 in Worship

Glen Prior (left) will direct the worship team at General Conference 2015. (Photo by Michael J. Metts)

Free Methodists from around the world will join in song July 13–16 during General Conference 2015, and they will have a worship team reflecting the conference’s “Whole Church” theme.

Dawn Salmons, a worship leader for the Orlando Fellowship and Asbury Theological Seminary’s Orlando campus, envisions GC15 … Read more...

Immigration Decision By Federal Appeals Court Brings Response From Free Methodist Leaders

On May 26th the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, denying a request from the Justice Department to allow President Obama’s Executive Order on immigration to go into effect pending appeal. The Executive Order would have provided a means by which approximately 5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States could have applied for programs to ease deportation threats. The ruling means that the … Read more...

I Live in Baltimore

BY BISHOP DAVID ROLLER

Baltimore. I live here. You don’t need me to regurgitate here everything the news outlets have been broadcasting. Yes, there has been a systematic acceptance of excessive police force in the city. It’s documented by dozens of court verdicts. Yes, there are dangerous sectors of the city dominated by gangs; sectors where white people drive in the evenings to buy their recreation … Read more...

People in Kathmandu Valley respond amid the damage of the April 25 earthquake. (Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi, UNDP Nepal/Creative Commons 2.0)

How to Help Nepal After Earthquake

People in Kathmandu Valley respond amid the damage of the April 25 earthquake. (Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi, UNDP Nepal/Creative Commons 2.0)

UPDATE: Free Methodist World Missions released the following statement May 12 in the Missions Hotline:

Please remember to pray for Nepal where more strong earthquakes occurred today, Tuesday, May 12. Today’s quakes (the strongest a 7.3) killed at least 40 people. The death toll… 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...

Winona Lake Celebrates Past While Moving Forward

A choir of pastors sings during the Winona Lake Free Methodist Church’s anniversary celebration. (Photo by Sarah Wadkins)

BY MINDI GRIESER CROMWELL

Established first in the homes of Free Methodist Publishing House personnel during the 1930s, the Winona Lake (Indiana) Free Methodist Church has a long and significant history both within the Wabash Conference and the wider Free Methodist Church.

An iconic place within Free Methodism, … Read more...

‘Biggest Loser’ Finalist Sonya Jones to Speak at Greenville College



Greenville College is delighted to welcome 1996 GC alumna and former Lady Panther Sonya Jones onto campus on Monday, May 4.

She will speak at 9:30 a.m. (CDT) in Whitlock Music Center during chapel about her journey of physical and spiritual transformation while competing on Season 16 of NBC’s reality weight-loss show, “The Biggest Loser.” At 10:30 a.m., following her chapel address, there will be … Read more...

Austin New Church holds its Easter celebration under an overpass. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Contreras)

Easter Under the Overpass

Austin New Church holds its Easter celebration under an overpass. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Contreras)

Instead of a traditional Easter church service, Austin New Church took its Easter service to the streets under the Interstate 35 overpass near Seventh and Eighth streets.

“Every Easter, it’s our favorite time of the year. Instead of having a regular worship service, we close the doors, come down here, … Read more...

This photo was taken of Bethel Worship Center — a Free Methodist preaching point in Tulsa, Oklahoma — before tornadoes hit the area.

Church Damaged in Oklahoma Storms

This photo was taken of Bethel Worship Center — a Free Methodist preaching point in Tulsa, Oklahoma — before tornadoes hit the area.

Bethel Worship Center in Tulsa is looking for another place to worship on Palm Sunday after becoming one of many buildings to receive damage from severe storms — including tornadoes — that hit Oklahoma on Wednesday, March 25.

“Their sanctuary is soaked … Read more...

Missionary Phyllis Sortor Has Been Released

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We thank God Phyllis Sortor, Free Methodist missionary to Nigeria, was safely released today, Friday, March 6, early evening Nigeria time, into the care of authorities and Free Methodist Church leaders. She had been abducted February 23. We are deeply grateful to all who prayed for Phyllis’ safe return.

Phyllis, age 71, has devoted many years to the people of Africa, a land … Read more...

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