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Faith Stories
Frye Gaillard. Photo by Rachel Smook.

Commentary: Alabama minister ‘never lost himself in the battle’

A friend reflects on a United Methodist pastor whose courage and grace made an indelible impression.
Global Health
Dr. Marie Claire Manafundu, program officer for the Maternal and Child Health Program in East Congo, serves porridge to malnourished children at United Methodist Irambo Hospital in Bukavu, Congo. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Church helps nurse children back to health in Congo

With the support of United Methodist Global Ministries’ Global Health program, more than 1,000 malnourished children are recovering in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mission and Ministry
Members of the Glen View Football Academy practice soccer on a makeshift field near Harare, Zimbabwe. They are part of a United Methodist program that reaches out to young addicts and other vulnerable youth to put them on a better path. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UM News.

United Methodists help young addicts kick habit

Church couple starts soccer academy in Zimbabwe to help fight drug and substance abuse and to rehabilitate local youth.
Church History
Students work in the chemistry laboratory at Wiley College, in Marshall, Texas, one of the 11 historically Black colleges and universities related to The United Methodist Church. The African American Methodist Heritage Center, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2021, preserves the history of Black Methodists. Photo © United Methodist Commission on Archives and History.

Preserving Black church history

The African American Methodist Heritage Center needs money and attention so it can preserve the history of African American Methodists, its leaders say. Fundraising will be the priority in 2022.

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