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July 2017


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.

Rev. Douglas M. Logan

July 19, 2017

The Rev. Douglas M. Logan, 75, a retired Elder, died July 20, 2017, at the Veterans Hospital in Washington, D.C., after a long illness.  A memorial service was held July 28. The Life Legacy Celebration was held July 29, at Queen's Chapel UMC...

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...

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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.

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.

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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.

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