Today, the past and present merge in unexpected ways in the Methodist Church of Korea and across the Korean landscape.
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At Daejeon Central Church, where Bishop Seung Chul Ahn is pastor, neither the orchestra musicians, the band members, the choir director, the large choir, the special women’s quintet, nor the hip-hop dance troupe gets paid. Neither do the workers in the church’s coffee shop, or the leaders of the...
Imagine more than 500 junior high girls, all dressed in school uniforms, seated with their legs crossed in more than a dozen straight lines on the floor of a gymnasium in Daejeon, South Korea. It wasn’t the normal audience for Bishop Marcus Matthews to address.
After a 15-hour flight, there is nothing better than being greeted with a feast of chicken, fruit and kindness.
On March19, members of the Patapsco-Lodge Forest Cooperative Parish, a United Methodist Community, spent part of their Saturday making prayer beads for General Conference delegates.
Standing before the 330 members of the national Black Methodists for Church Renewal, who gathered in Baltimore March 10-12, U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings shared how, as a child, he could not come into downtown Baltimore because it was a segregated city and he was black.
In today’s world of church growth, vitality is something to which congregations aspire. But in the Washington Region, five unique congregations have stopped striving to be vital and begun to simply live out, in the best ways they know, the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
With 55 EMS (Every Man Shares in Evangelism, Mission and Spiritual Life) members and support for scores of community projects, Queen’s Chapel UMC in Beltsville, Md., breezed away with the top award in the second annual national contest to select a UM church with the most effective ministry to...
The Easter Vigil service is all about remembering and reliving our story of salvation. Usually we do this within the confines of a sanctuary. But last year, the multi-site church I serve in Northwest Washington, DC, partnered with other churches to conduct an Easter Vigil in multiple locations...
When self-described special needs “mompreneur” Isabella Yosuico gave birth to her son Isaac, who has Down syndrome, she could never have imagined where it would lead.