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...