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Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: August 12, 2017

August 12, 2017

As we watched the rally unfold today in Charlottesville, Va., we were reminded that hate, bigotry, bias and prejudice are not new to the American landscape. These vile concepts have reared their ugly head in every generation. While we should not...

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A Call to Prayer for a Just Peace

August 9, 2017

On this day, 72 years ago, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki – just three days after dropping one on the city of Hiroshima. It is estimated that over 150,000 people were killed over those three days. Fast...

BWC wishes Thornton 'Happy Trails'

August 7, 2017

On Saturday, August 5, the 30-year ministry of Andy Thornton was celebrated at West River Center. Friends and family of Thornton flooded the Camping and Retreat Center, along with current and former staff members who worked with him, to show...

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Mission u participants explore covenant, transformation

August 1, 2017

Nearly 30 women gathered in a side-room at the Pooks Hill Marriott Hotel July 28-30, all newcomers to Mission u, the former School of Christian Mission. The Rev. Andrea Middleton King, dean of this year’s gathering, and Deaconess Jane Grays met...

Zimbabwe Mission offers thought-provoking paradoxes

August 1, 2017

Zimbabwe is a place of paradox. It is a country that, while rich in natural resources, exhibits some of the most pronounced poverty most Americans have ever seen.

Smithville UMC sponsors creative ministry in Ghana

August 1, 2017

In Ghana, a Christian artist by the name of Francis Nunoo had a vision of helping children find their God given talents so they could express themselves. Sir Nunoo, as he is called by the children, believes that every child has creative talents...

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