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September 2016

Trinity UMC Celebrates 150 Years

September 28, 2016

Trinity UMC of Germantown celebrated its 150th anniversary on Sept. 25, 2016. Trinity marked this milestone by completing 150 days of prayer for Germantown, completing more than 1,500 hours of community service, and collecting more than 1,500...

Richard C. Dyson, Sr. - September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016

Richard C. Dyson Sr., 83, husband of the late Erma A. Dyson, a Local Pastor, died Sept. 27, 2016. Pastor Rex Bowens Sr. officiated at a funeral service at Jackson Chapel UMC in Bartonsville Oct. 8. Richard Clement Dyson was born July 8, 1933, to...

Guenther's new book explores the power of Spirituals

September 22, 2016

If Eileen Guenther could have a conversation with anyone in heaven, it would probably be with abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

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UMC: We need you again

September 21, 2016

Dear Church: Just in case no one has ever told you, allow me to be the one. We need you more than our egos, pride, and “church-hurt” inflected mindsets and experiences will allow us to admit. I’m sure that by this point...

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Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: Sept. 20, 2016

September 20, 2016

This psalm, this lament, is offered as a communal cry in the wake of metaphorical as well as literal suffering. The psalmist pleads for the innocent to be saved from unjust circumstances. The writer is weary, tired of crying and hoarse from...

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Call to Action to the NEJ and The NEJ College of Bishops

September 20, 2016

Delegates to the 2016 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference, held July 11-15, 2016, pledged to work together as United Methodists to fight the scourge of racism. The pledge was made after the conference unanimously approved a resolution that...

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