Fundraising

Theology and Education
James Salley speaks about his vision for Africa University, the United Methodist-related institution in Zimbabwe. Salley was recently named president and chief executive officer of Africa University (Tennessee) Inc. He continues in his role as associate vice chancellor for institutional advancement. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

James Salley on growing tomorrow’s African leaders

On the occasion of being named president and chief executive officer of Africa University (Tennessee) Inc., James Salley looks back on the 30-year history of the United Methodist university in Zimbabwe and shares his hopes for the future.
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.
Local Church
“Faithful Giving in a Time of Change,” a roundtable discussion of connectional giving in The United Methodist Church, is a video resource designed for local congregations to help explain the role of giving in the church. Panelists were (from left) Christine Dodson, the Rev. Reginald Clemons, John Pearce, the Rev. Lyssette Perez, the Rev. Dennis Shaw and panel moderator Vicki Brown. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Faithful Giving in a Time of Change

This roundtable discussion of connectional giving in The United Methodist Church is a video resource designed to help local congregations explain the role of giving in the church.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Julius Sarwolo Nelson kicks the ball during a soccer match between youth and young adults in Monrovia, Liberia.  A scholarship fund to help young people in rural communities has been named after Nelson, who is an elder at Refuge United Methodist Church. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Young people in Liberia raise money for scholarships

The scholarships will target young people in rural communities and will help with the group’s efforts to recruit more youth to the ministry of the church.

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