Bob Haslam 1990

Bob Haslam | 1928–2015

Robert Bruce Haslam, 86, died Jan. 28 after a brief illness. Haslam served the Free Methodist Church – USA in many capacities for more than 50 years: pastor of churches in the Midwest and on the West Coast, missionary to the Philippines and longtime Free Methodist World Missions executive. For tens of thousands of magazine readers and countless freelance writers, he was known as Bob … Read more...

This Friends of Haiti Organization building was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.

Five Years After Haiti’s Earthquake

The Friends of Haiti Organization building was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, and killed more than 230,000 people — including Free Methodist World Missions missionary Jeanne Acheson-Munos, Volunteers in Service Abroad missionaries Gene Dufour and Merle West, and Friends of Haiti Organization caretaker Erlin Blot.

FMWM missionary Jack Munos and VISA missionary Katie Zook were … Read more...

Fire Causes Severe Damage to Church

A fire caused major damage Thursday, Jan. 15, to the Free Methodist Church in Burlington, Vermont.

The Burlington Free Press reported Friday, Jan. 16, that Fire Marshal Barry Simays said the fire’s cause would be listed as “undetermined” because structural damage — including a roof collapse — prohibited investigation of the burned 1903 church building, which lacked insurance.

“The power has been shut off to … Read more...

MaketheWordsYourOwn

Pastor/Professor Shares Early Christian View of Psalms

Christians today are at a loss for how to read the Psalms. Many of us know the Psalms have played an essential role in Christian life and thought throughout the history of the church, but we have fallen out of practice in praying them and so are largely unfamiliar with how the Psalms can make us better disciples. In “Make the Words Your Own: Read more...

Pacific Coast Northwest Conference Superintendent Matt Whitehead reunited Oct. 16 with Iris and Don Riggs. Whitehead did his seminary internship with Don Riggs at the Free Methodist Church in Newberg, Oregon. (Courtesy of Matt Whitehead)

Don Riggs | 1931-2014

Pacific Northwest Conference Superintendent Matt Whitehead reunited Oct. 16 with Iris and Don Riggs. Whitehead did his seminary internship with Don Riggs at the Free Methodist Church in Newberg, Oregon. (Courtesy of Matt Whitehead)

The Free Methodist Church’s strategies include “Cultivate Health,” “Develop Leaders,” “Disciple Deeply,” “Embrace All,” “Engage Urban,” “Go Global,” “Honor Fruitfulness,” “Multiply Ministries” and “Partner Strong.” Even before the bishops formally articulated … Read more...