Camp and Kids: God Expands One Church’s Plans to Send Kids to Summer Camp

By Pastor Georgette Gaston* In January of 2020 Faith United Methodist Church (Southern Hills District) on the south side of Cambridge dreamed of ways we might be able to help get kids to church camp. COVID shelter-in-place orders began in March 2020, just as we were making our initiative to send kids to camp. In April [...]

All In God’s Image; A Study in the History of Indigenous Peoples

By Will Fenton-Jones* One of the most troubling stories I have learned as the Conference director of Multicultural Vitality is the story of the Sand Creek Massacre. In 1864 Colonel John Chivington, a Methodist clergyman turned military man, led a massacre that resulted in the death of over 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho, mostly women and [...]

Leading through Crisis; Bishops’ Retreat with Black Clergy Goes Virtual in 2021

By Rick Wolcott* “Being at the retreat is energizing, renewing, cup-filling, and relaxing, all at the same time.” - Rev. Dogba Bass Aldersgate UMC “The retreat is an opportunity for Black clergy to affirm their unique calls and to be affirmed.” - Rev. Gary Henderson United Methodist Communications The Bishops’ Retreat with Black Clergy returned in [...]