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Live Arts Contest to Honor Young Artists

Calling all young artists! The Live Arts Contest is open to cinematic, visual, literary and performance artists in high school (public, private or home school) and college.

The Scriblerus, Greenville College’s student-produced literary arts journal, wants to celebrate as many voices, visions and cultures as possible. Genre categories include short fiction, nonfiction, poem/song lyrics, spoken word poetry, visual art, cartoons/graphic stories, serialized novel … Read more...

Judge Harry Connick Jr. (left) praises "American Idol" contestant Melanie Tierce, a Centerpoint Church worship leader and Azusa Pacific University Student. (Michael Becker/FOX)

Worship Leader on “American Idol”

Melanie Tierce is a worship leader at Centerpoint Church, one of the Free Methodist Church’s largest congregations, but she reached a much larger audience when she appeared as a contestant on the Jan. 7 and Jan. 27 episodes of “American Idol.”

The 21-year-old made a big first impression on the judges. Harry Connick Jr. described her debut as “absolutely stunning … one of the … Read more...

Bruce N.G. Cromwell

Grant Enables Clergy Sabbatical

Lansing (Michigan) Central Free Methodist Church has received a grant of $43,998 to enable its lead pastor, the Rev. Dr. Bruce N.G. Cromwell, to participate in the 2015 National Clergy Renewal Program. Central is one of 144 congregations across the country selected to participate in this competitive grant program, which is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and administered by Christian Theological Seminary in … Read more...


Creamery’s Profits Help Charities


Kansha Creamery offers more than a scoop of its homemade, all-natural ice cream from its location at the end of an L-shaped small business plaza facing the bustling Western Avenue in Torrance, California. The Free Methodist family-owned business also donates its tips and 50 cents of each sold item to charity.

Unlike most popular ice cream shops, Kansha offers a small menu … Read more...


Church Gives Shoes to Kids

The River Free Methodist Church in Mesick, Michigan, received coverage by television news reporters from ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC affiliates in northern Michigan for giving more than 300 pairs of new shoes to local children. The church collected enough shoes for each student at the local elementary school to get a pair.

“It shows God’s love coming through. If we’re going to talk the … Read more...