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2017 Zimbabwe Pastors School

 

In July 2017, 30 members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference – 15 laity and 15 clergy – traveled to Zimbabwe to help teach at a Pastors School and to help build the partnership between the BWC and United Methodists in Zimbabwe.

The Stories

On Zimbabwe, changing voices, and visiting each other | July 27, 2017

A viewpoint by Rev. Sarah Schlieckert. Read more

 

A postcard home from Zimbabwe: Pastors’ School session closes | July 22, 2017

Bishop LaTrelle Easterling is one of the best preachers in The United Methodist Church. When she ascends to a pulpit, she becomes a mixture of ancient story-telling griot, wisdom bearer, word acrobat, fire-breathing dragon, exegetical scholar... Read more

 

Spoken Word: BWC Zimbabwe 2017 | July 21, 2017

A spoken word piece by Sharon Milton. Read more

 

A postcard home from Zimbabwe: Fairfield Children’s Home | July 20, 2017

“You cannot sleep when you know the children are on the floor,” said Cecillia Thobani, director of the Fairfield Orphanage. Read more

 

Zimbabwe gets its first female UMC bishop | July 19, 2017

The Zimbabwe Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church has its first female bishop, albeit for only one week. Read more

 

A postcard home from Zimbabwe: Ubuntu | July 19, 2017

I have a bad cold. There’s an illness is sweeping through the BWC delegation, so I’ve taken to bed in the Ubuntu Retreat Center. Ubuntu, I’m told, means “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.” It’s a good place to rest one’s head. Read more

 

A postcard home from Zimbabwe: Africa University | July 17, 2017

“Africa University is your school,” said Vice Chancellor Munashe Furusa, the president of the United Methodist pan-African school, as he addressed members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. Read more

 

A postcard home from Zimbabwe: Opening Session | July 17, 2017

The glory of the connectional church was on display at Africa University July 17, when members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference joined with the clergy of Zimbabwe in the opening of the Pastors’ School. Read more

 

A postcard home from Zimbabwe: ’How Great Thou Art’ | July 16, 2017

In English and Shona, the bishops of the Washington and Zimbabwe Episcopal Areas joined voices to sing “How Great Thou Art,” during worship July 16 at Mount Pleasant Preaching Station. Read more

 

A postcard home from Zimbabwe: The sun rises | July 15, 2017

As we arrived in Africa, the sun rose to meet us. It’s an interesting thing to watch the sunrise from above the clouds. Read more

 

In Video

 
The #pastorschool2017 Ended on Friday 21 July 2017 - Full rep...

The #pastorschool2017 Ended on Friday 21 July 2017. Here is the full report.

Posted by Zimbabwe Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 22, 2017

 

NEWS UPDATE!! Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling the first female Bishop in 233 years in the Baltimore-Washington Conference speaks to our reporters on the ongoing Pastors' School. #pastorschool2017 Maidstone Mulenga Munashe Furusa Phillip Musharu Duncan Charwadza

Posted by Zimbabwe Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

 

#pastorschool2017 NEWS UPDATE DAY 1

Posted by Zimbabwe Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church on Monday, July 17, 2017

 

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