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On Haiti and Africa

As last week wound down, and then over the weekend, we all heard reports of disparaging remarks about the nation of Haiti and certain unnamed African countries. These reports have sparked many different kinds of responses from people of different faiths and no faith, different political leanings, and different tones.

The Free Methodist Church commits to viewing the world and its peoples through eyes and … Read more...

Respond to the Crisis in Myanmar

The humanitarian crisis in Rakhine state of Myanmar against the Rohingya people is of epic proportions not too far removed from the numbers and brutality of tribal conflict in central Africa (Rwanda, Burundi and Congo) of yesteryear and the terrible plight of Syrian and Iraqi refugees of recent and present times. People are being killed, displaced, tortured, raped, beaten and abused at every level. The … Read more...

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Jamie Hamilton | 1962-2017

Free Methodist World Ministries Center employee Jamie Rae Sering Hamilton, 55, of Brownsburg, Indiana, went home to the loving arms of Jesus on December 28, 2017, after a brave battle with breast cancer.  It was a peaceful passing, surrounded by family and close friends.

Jamie edited the Yearbook, administered the John Wesley Seminary Foundation grants, and served as the loans liaison with Free Methodist-affiliated universities … Read more...

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Help Philippines Recover From Typhoons

As the Philippines recover from two December typhoons that killed more than 200 people and forced more than 200,000 people out of their homes, the Bishops’ Crisis Response Fund is contributing to relief efforts coordinated by Free Methodists in the Philippines.

“Once again, the Philippines was hit by a major disaster. The Free Methodist Church and its leaders there have demonstrated resilience, love, courage and … Read more...

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Justice Ministry Pilgrimage Course Offered in May

BY DAVE HOLDEN AND BEN WAYMAN

Greenville University’s School of Adult Studies and the Andrews Chair for Christian Unity are pleased to announce a May travel-based course, “Justice Ministry: The Gospel and the Politics of Race,” with renowned Christian leader Lisa Sharon Harper.

Harper will serve as a visiting professor for the course. She is the founder and president of Freedom Road LLC and … Read more...

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.

God … Read more...

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Venice Celebrates 40 Years of Miyabe Ministry

BY CHERI SAKAI

The Venice Free Methodist Church in Los Angeles, California, recently celebrated Senior Pastor Jim and Suzanne Miyabe’s four decades of service.

The Miyabes have led a fruitful period of ministry for this resilient congregation, which started out way before World War II but then had to regroup and start from scratch to minister to the many lost and confused but hardworking farm … Read more...

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Meet Mark Dowley

Mark Dowley is the new chief operating officer of the Free Methodist Church – USA. Dowley — who served the last nine and a half years as the conference business administrator for the Southern Michigan Conference — took office Jan. 1 following the retirement of Larry Roberts.

“I’ve been Free Methodist all my life. My grandfather on my mom’s side was a pastor in the … Read more...

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The Day of My Kidnapping

On Feb. 23, 2015, Phyllis Sortor was kidnapped by gangsters while at a Christian school in Nigeria. Sortor’s abduction and eventual release made international news, but the full story is just now being told through the release of Sortor’s new book, “The Kidnapping of an American Missionary: One Woman’s Story of Courage and Conviction Under Fire.” Here is an exclusive excerpt.

My friend Ruth drives … Read more...

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Film to Share Women Pastors’ Experiences

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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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