Blanket Exercise Raises Awareness of Painful Native American History

By Brett Hetherington* There is an old adage that states: “Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” Over the years this adage has proven to be true in America, especially when it comes to how minority groups are treated. Firestone Park United Methodist Church (Canal District) hosted the KAIROS Blanket [...]

Mission Focused Smithville UMC – they just never stop doing for others.

The Heart of a Small Church - Part 1 By Sue Zakovec* During the summer months, whether large, small, rural or urban … churches seem to take on a new life, full of enthusiasm and energy. As members throw open their doors with a renewed commitment to community and mission, ice cream socials, carnivals, fairs, Vacation [...]

Embracing Diversity to Reach New People for Christ

By Rick Wolcott* Jai mashi is a Nepali phrase that means “victory in Christ. On Sunday, February 4, the Nepali-speaking Bhutanese Christian congregation of Refugee International Fellowship and the congregation of Grandview United Methodist Church (Canal District) celebrated their victory in Christ together during a joint worship service. Pastor Santa Gajmere and the Refugee International [...]