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Change Makers seek to answer community questions
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By Beth Ludlum* "You just might be God’s answer to the question your community is asking.” This sentiment, articulated by a ministry partner in London, captured one impulse that drives the Change Maker’s Project. Launched this summer, the Change Makers Project supports young...

With reading, new mission reaches youth
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By Erik Alsgaard UMConnection Staff What do you call it when 90+ elementary-aged children spend four days a week for eight weeks during the summer, reading more than 1,450 books and maintaining or improving their reading skills? In Washington, D.C., this summer, it was called Project...

United Methodists Unite to Love
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By Melissa Lauber One tweet summed it up. “Today, I saw more United Methodists than white supremacists.” Jack Jenkins of Religion News Service was responding to the Baltimore-Washington Conference’s United to Love rally, created as an alternative to the Unite the Right rally...

Ministers with disabilities meet in Washington
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By Rev. Leo Yates, Jr.,Consultant for Global Ministries’ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministries The United Methodist Association of Ministers with Disabilities (UMAMD), a national caucus that is recognized by The United Methodist Church, met Aug.1-3 on the historic campus of Gallaudet...

Eagle Scout project honors forgotten dead
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It takes 21 merit badges to become an Eagle Scout, and you must do this before you reach the age of 18. According to a blog for adult leaders in Scouting, only 6 percent of eligible Boy Scouts earned the distinguished rank in 2014. Since its beginning, only 2 percent of scouts ever achieve this...