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In this photo from 2019, retired United Methodist pastor John Capen stands by the finish line at the Tata Consultancy Services New York City Marathon. Capen also ran in the 2021 race. Photo courtesy of John Capen.

Life is a marathon: Lessons from a retired pastor

At 84, a retired United Methodist pastor finds the lessons he's learned by running marathons can be applied to life.
Local Church
Anesu Mironga (left) has her temperature checked by Chenai Rushwaya, while Cathrine Muchenje records the names of congregants before entering Chisipiti United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe. Church members in Zimbabwe had mixed reactions to a government announcement that the vaccinated and unvaccinated are now permitted to worship together. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Zimbabwe churches reopen to vaccinated, unvaccinated

The decision was met with mixed emotions, but church representatives stress that the church is a welcoming place of God’s grace.
Faith Stories
United Methodist Melissa Shaneyfelt (left) donated one of her kidneys to Kayla Hogan (right) in June of 2018. They did not know each other until Shaneyfelt read about Hogan's need of a kidney on Facebook. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications

A nudge from God saves a mother

A United Methodist woman says a nudge from God to respond to a Facebook post about a stranger's need for a new kidney led to the life-saving organ donation.
Mission and Ministry
A team from the United Methodist Committee on Relief, along with partner agencies, distributes water treatment supplies to people living in a makeshift camp in Gressier, Haiti, in 2010. The board of United Methodist Global Ministries and the United Methodist Committee on Relief has earmarked $110,000 to provide disaster relief in Haiti. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Global Ministries, UMCOR approve $10M in grants

Migrants, natural disaster survivors and others around the globe can count on help from The United Methodist Church in 2022, after more than $10 million in grants were approved.

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