mission experience: children
is a place for children and youth at the Global Mission
Experience scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23 at
Countryside United Methodist Church in Topeka. Children
pre-school age and younger will have childcare provided
all day at no cost to parents. Parents and guardians are
asked to provide an appropriate lunch that can be served
to each child they are bringing.
from kindergarten through 6th grade will have a workshop
designed especially for them, led by Sheryl Crooks. This
will span both workshop time blocks. The fee for
children this age is $10, which includes their lunch.
7th grade and older are invited to choose any other
workshops on the list and participate with the adults.
Their fee is $15, the same as adults.
prepare adequately, it is important to register all
children in advance, so their needs can appropriately be
register for the Global Mission Experience, go to
Congregations retreat registration now
ways congregations can advance health, healing and
wholeness at the seventh annual Healthy Congregations
Annual Retreat. The retreat will be April 11-12 at Rock
Springs 4-H Center. The event brings together United
Methodists with shared interests in congregational
health ministries and the promotion of holistic health
and healthy lifestyles. The annual retreat features a
variety of sessions covering the spiritual, mental,
physical, and social components of
for the retreat is now open. Get more information and
register online at http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001kEbSyu38l0JtgWN-KS1TDQxTuguRfctvPoHyTVmTwB4BD1iCfDN6YHpntzoyK8LNuuD4wUuIrurFkj8k_Hz8SrCVbWmly7s6Ki5j7690I2lLX5oYSLH7ohKEnr5tYvqZ.
Hill UMC Preschool receives grant
Bristol Hill United Methodist Church Preschool in Kansas
City recently received a Kansas Health Foundation grant.
This recognition grant of $2,215 will be used to provide
early childhood health education to the children in the
preschool. Currently, 43 children are enrolled in
Bristol Hill Preschool competes with free preschool in
the Turner School District and is the only
church-related preschool remaining in the district. The
preschool has been in existence for 36 years. Rose
Miller, preschool director, was instrumental in
obtaining this grant. Forty-four grants throughout the
state of Kansas were given.
Hill was one of only three grants given to recipients in
December issue of the lay speaking ministries newsletter
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adults seek to put faith into action, leader
adults today want to be involved in mission and service,
and they represent "a passionate movement" in the
church, according to Bill Lizor, director of Young Adult
and Single Adult Ministries at the United Methodist
Board of Discipleship.
isn't a generation of people wanting to sit in the pews
and consume worship," Lizor said. "Today's young adults
want to be out in the fields, active in mission and
service, taking the faith they were handed down as
children and adding their own hands and
more at http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001kEbSyu38l0IA_BoCEBm5R5pSfC9p8qfw8J13p4GOwv3w_8qdIr8GVAeJBz45Rx2Uf0OrvpV-gb-P5Njh0tbOb767MVA0IAxc8g0NL7OP5RJk9Qr0iWDEknN5BIcc0d6Kaxj2vvpv5x3TDp0wdi-q5EhgYCBD4SnvuCJNbdhJxkbNpkrmLBOURc7OQ4bgdE7GMyikGu_iLrpZPX0o6s7hXA==.
no harm; do good; stay in love with God. Established by
John Wesley, these are the General Rules of our Church.
They have been expressed in new ways by Bishop Reuben
Job in his book, "Three Simple Rules That Will Change
Your World: A Wesleyan Way Of Living."
This book was
given to all those who attended the bishops and extended
cabinets convocation Nov. 9-11 in Lake Junaluska,
book is available online at http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001kEbSyu38l0JIxKgIKEQflygmhBus0endEjkyO9zo43_cRCA0PE6kK05wX_I7kcM2NkDCncEAGgQS1dpJulvrXmIk8h9vzH5MupwlOtCJHrFevA-MNcEI2dj2AYwyJc4f08AwiUm2whf-NEEooIFfXjHGBLd9tR3sDn_BNAHGqk4=.
to apply for General Board of Church and Society (GBCS)
grants are approaching. Jan. 10 is the deadline to apply
for an Ethnic Local Church Grant and Feb. 28 is the
deadline for Peace with Justice grants.
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to be interim leader after Pickens
Larry Pickens has been dismissed as the chief executive
of the United Methodist Commission on Christian Unity
and Interreligious Concerns. The action by commission
members came Dec. 5 in Birmingham, Ala., upon
recommendation of the personnel committee, after several
hours of discussion.
Kansas Area Bishop Albert F. "Fritz" Mutti, the
commission's president from 2000-2004, was elected as
its interim leader.
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