Pounds Lost, Missions Gain

BY DAVID WAID

Early last fall, Kaye Delamater suggested that Lakeview Free Methodist Church have a fundraiser for missions involving weight loss. At the time, several individuals in our church were losing weight, and she thought we could use that as a way to generate funds for missions. The Missions Committee talked about the idea, and decided to begin Jan. 3 with an initial weigh-in … Read more...

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Church Plant Has First Wedding

New Vision Community Church-Shreveport recently celebrated its first wedding ceremony.

Louis and Misty Smith were wed in holy matrimony at the 2-year-old church plant with family, friends and church membership in attendance.

The wedding culminated with an outdoor reception for the newlyweds where everyone in attendance celebrated along with the heavens.

Ron Hampton serves as the congregation’s pastor.

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Creamery’s Profits Help Charities

BY RAY NARUSAWA

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...

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Hope Center Lives Up to Its Name

BY SHARI TURNER

This story isn’t about me but about a man who wholeheartedly believes in sharing the good news and good works with all in his community. His name is Pastor Mike Maleski, and he is the pastor of Living Hope Community Church in Nescopeck, Pennsylvania.

Four years ago, God gave him a dream of reaching those in need of food, clothing, household essentials, … Read more...

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Backpack Program Feeds Hungry Children

This receipt shows how much food was 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 not … Read more...

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New Vision in Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

The atmosphere was alive with the spirit of celebration in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana, as the newly planted New Vision Community Church – Shreveport of the Free Methodist Church – USA Gulf Coast Conference participated in the annual Krewe of Harambee Martin Luther King Jr. parade.

Promoting community outreach through Takin’ it to the Streets Inc. — a community outreach program headquartered at New Vision Community … Read more...

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St. Charles FMC Hosts Winter Train Display

St. Charles Free Methodist Church is opening its doors to children of all ages for a few more weeks for its “Winter Train Display” featuring a Christmas village and electric trains, both modern and antique. The free display can be viewed at the church, 214 Walnut St., St. Charles, Illinois, from 12 to 7 p.m. each Saturday until the end of January. Special showings for … Read more...

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Capturing Christmas

Some people only attend church services on Christmas and Easter. They venture out just a few times a year to remind their families that they have some semblance of religion. Most don’t have a saving faith in Jesus. Many don’t even retain much respect for the Church. Nonetheless, the pull of tradition draws them to their nearest place of worship on these rarest of occasions.… Read more...

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Thousands Served in Shreveport

The Takin’ It to the Streets Inc. team in Shreveport, Louisiana, ministered July 19 to about 2,500 Shreveport-Bossier City residents with items of necessity and resource information to improve residents’ quality of life and to build strong spiritual foundations. The host was the Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant annex, Orleans Field, where 150 ministries and service agencies pooled their resources to provide for the poor and needy … Read more...

Emily Wagler shares about her experiences at FMYC 2014. (Photo courtesy of David Turner)

Called at FMYC

Emily Wagler wrote this testimony and shared it with the Hillsdale (Michigan) Free Methodist Church following her trip to the Free Methodist Youth Conference 2014 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Emily Wagler shares about her experiences at FMYC 2014. (Photo courtesy of David Turner)

God accomplished some amazing things at FMYC. I can’t thank the HFM church enough for all of your support making it possible … Read more...


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