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July 2017

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.

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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.

Rev. Alva Daniel Tice

July 14, 2017

The Rev. Alva Daniel Tice, 91, a retired Elder died July 14, 2017, in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  A memorial service was held July 22 at Mt. Olive Brethren Church in McGaheysville, Va. Interment is at the Mountain Valley United Methodist...

Traveling the Circuit: Willamette Heritage Center

July 12, 2017

Methodism’s influence sometimes surfaces in surprising places and unexpected ways. If your education was like mine, you were taught that the first settlers in the Pacific Northwest in the wake of Lewis and Clark were the trappers and traders...

The role of technology in meeting the needs of communities

July 11, 2017

Evolution in technology has brought changes in many fields including the way we monitor and evaluate projects. The traditional way of monitoring and evaluation is being gradually replaced by digital processes. The manual methods of pen and paper...

Digital Missionaries Podcast - The Ministry of the Laity

July 5, 2017

By Erik Alsgaard In this episode of Digital Missionaries, we talk with Delores Martin, the Lay Leader of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. Today, we learn about how laity and clergy can partner together for more effective ministry, and...