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October 2016

DC church reduces food waste at Campus Kitchen

October 17, 2016

Statistics from the Society of St. Andrew suggest that 40 percent of food produced in the United States ends up getting thrown away. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church runs The Campus Kitchen at Washington D.C. which collects surplus...

New overtime rule may mean church changes

October 12, 2016

A new federal rule that will increase the number of U.S. workers eligible for overtime pay will affect church employees. The change, which goes into effect Dec. 1, means more salaried workers can earn time-and-a-half wages when they work more...

Hurricane Matthew response: What you can do to help

October 11, 2016

The devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew has been widely reported. Many United Methodists would like to help the people of the Caribbean, especially Haiti, and the southern coastal area of the United States.

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Wesley Seminary students attend second presidential debate

October 10, 2016

ST. LOUIS – A group of students from Wesley Theological Seminary had the opportunity of a lifetime Oct. 9 when they attended the second presidential debate of 2016, held here. The debate, between Republican nominee for president Donald Trump and...

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Hispanic Heritage Month

October 10, 2016

The anthropologist Clifford Geertz explains that one of the most significant aspect of the human condition is that “we all begin with the natural equipment to live a thousand kinds of life, but end in having lived only one.” For me, this one life...

Emory breaks ground on God-sized future

October 10, 2016

On Oct. 7, Emory Fellowship in Washington, D.C., broke ground on being a new kind of church.