UMC News, Updates, Info
2018 Dunkle-Mackey Preaching Seminar
Laity Sunday, Oct. 21
Laity Sunday is a special Sunday established by the General Conference. While Laity Sunday can be observed any Sunday, it is traditionally to be observed on the third Sunday of October (this year, October 21, 2018). This Sunday focuses on the celebration of the ministry of all lay Christians. Click here for more information
about Laity Sunday including a order of worship, preaching notes, hymn suggestions, planning notes and downloads.
Teen Creates Video to Explain DACA
49th NEJ BMCR Annual Meeting
Sherlyn Rueda is doing her part to help her friends and classmates understand immigration issues. The 13-year-old member of the Ministerio Metodista Amistad y Fe learned animation in her school and created a video to explain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which supports children who were brought to the U.S. illegally. Rueda and her siblings are all DACA recipients. Click here to read the story and here to watch the video.
The Northeastern Jurisdiction of Black Methodists for Church Renewal will hold its 49th annual meeting "Building Bridges Together with Love and Unity" on Oct. 11-12 at St. Mark UMC in Hanover, MD. Click here for more info and to register.
Church Racial/Ethnic Ministries Grant
The 2018 Dunkle-Mackey Preaching Seminar will be held Tues, Sept. 11 at Grace UMC in Wilmington, DE and will feature Rev. Otis Moss, III. To register, email Rev. Douglas Ridley. Click here for more info.
Applications for Discipleship Ministries grants up to $10,000 to help local United Methodist churches build ministries that strengthen and support racial and ethnic church concerns are due on Sept. 1. Click here to learn more and apply.