Winged Warriors

About the Author
Dale Kaufman is the Senior Pastor at New Freedom Family Church in Monroe, MI. He writes:

Several years ago, our church identified a group of people in our city who were disenfranchised from most churches. These developmentally-disabled people had nowhere to go on Sunday mornings to fellowship in a church that would not just tolerate them, but embrace them and minister to … Read more...

The Cherished Missing

Pastor Chris Schimel

BY CHRIS SCHIMEL

God doesn’t count how many are in the church. He counts how many are missing. We have come to call them “the cherished missing.”

Recently God placed a strange desire and opportunity before our pastor, Alma Thompson, co-pastor with her husband of Harvest Chapel in Fredonia, N.Y. In our area of Chautauqua County there is a GLBT community of … Read more...

The Singing Men and Boys of Greenville

Norman and the Nomads perform during a night of music at the Greenville FMC (Photo courtesy of Carolyn R. Martin)

BY MARVIN R. ZAHNISER

On Sunday evening, Sept. 1, in the Greenville FMC, the singers filed onto the platform. Norm Swanson, a devoted layman, had brought together a group of 45 men and boys to sing the praises of God. Their ages ranged from 7 … Read more...

Church Pursues Super Bowl Ad

Pastor Michael Dickman and family

The New Hope Community Free Methodist Church in Mount Pleasant, Pa., has a huge opportunity. Its website company, Homestead Intuit, is offering a grand prize of a Super Bowl commercial to the business with the most votes.

“I have been praying for years God would give me a chance someday to share in a stadium or some large venue, but … Read more...

Lives Changed Under the Dome


Free Methodist Pastor Ronnie Hampton’s Takin’ It to the Streets Inc., a community outreach group, ministered July 20 to more than 4,000 residents at Centenary College’s Gold Dome in Shreveport, La., with 100 ministries and resource agencies, a Kid Zone, music, prayer warriors and 300 volunteers; 200 received Christ and 600 were reunited in church fellowships.… Read more...

Watervliet Celebrates 125 Years



BY PASTOR BRIAN HALL

The Watervliet Free Methodist Church in Watervliet, Mich., celebrated its 125th anniversary on Sunday, June 23.

Great music, sharing and a message were enjoyed by all in attendance. Former pastors along with newly elected Superintendent Bruce Rhodes made the trip.

Ruth Cowgill started attending the church as a baby. She is now 103 years old and living in a nursing home. … Read more...

Winged Warriors

BY PASTOR DALE KAUFMAN

Several years ago, our church — New Freedom Family Church in Monroe, Mich. — identified a group of people in our city who were disenfranchised from most churches. These people had developmental disabilities and nowhere to go to fellowship in a church that would not just tolerate them, but embrace them and minister to them.

To address this need, we began … Read more...

Hanson Shares “Visual Parables”

Marcus J. Hanson has been ministering at Hope Community Church in Emporia, Kan., for a number of years through teaching and preaching.

The last four years, he has been bringing the weekly messages alive through his artwork. Whatever the pastor speaks on, Hanson brings it alive. People in the congregation have so appreciated Hanson’s talent and ministry that he has made several glossy prints of … Read more...

Pastor Starts Internet TV Station

BY PASTOR JOHN BESHAI
Light and Life Arabic Free Methodist Church, Detroit Mich.
Light Broadcasting Network Director

I want to share with everybody at the Free Methodist Church – USA the passion I have for media ministry. I have experienced the effectiveness of mass media communications, especially when the radio and TV shows helped evolve the Light & Life Arabic Free Methodist Church in Detroit … Read more...

Returning to My Roots

BY LISA JACKINSKY

I am a Free Methodist. But I only realized that recently.

When I was young, my mother told me stories of her Free Methodist upbringing – her father’s commanding presence as First Free Methodist’s enduring song leader before instruments and choirs were used; the annual summer camp meeting, where congregants gathered for spirited singing and messages by visiting evangelists; and the way … Read more...


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