Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In her keynote address at the Inaugural Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observance at Aldersgate UMC, Bishop Tracy S. Malone said:

“Dr. King understood that the struggle for economic justice and the struggle for racial justice were really one, one and the same, and that each were part of the larger struggle for freedom, for dignity, and for humanity.  While there has been some stride toward freedom, and there have been some strides toward civil rights gains, there’s been some strides toward racial equality and economic justice, but it still remains an unfinished agenda and we, people of faith especially, we honor Dr. King’s dream by not growing complacent in our progress.”

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Messy Church is coming to East Ohio

Is your church looking for new ways to connect with families in the community?  Then be sure to register now for the Messy Church workshop that will take place February 21 at Faith UMC in North Canton.

Messy Church is a fun, innovative, Christ-centered ministry that engages people on the fringe of the church family.  Come and experience for yourself the worship experience that is changing lives around the world! 

Join us on February 21 from 8:30am-3:00pm to discover Messy Church and learn how it can help your church reach new people for Jesus Christ.

Registration deadline is February 16.  Register here.

Four Areas of Focus of The United Methodist Church

ENGAGING IN MINISTRY WITH THE POOR – Jesus calls us to be in ministry with the poor and the marginalized. United Methodists believe working side-by-side with those striving to improve their situation is more effective long-term than top-down charity.  Learn more.

IMPROVING GLOBAL HEALTH – Knowing that poverty and health are intertwined, The United Methodist Church has become a key player in fighting diseases and promoting initiatives that improve the well-being of individuals and communities.  Learn more.

DEVELOPING PRINCIPLED CHRISTIAN LEADERS – The church needs leaders rooted in Jesus Christ who have a vision for changing the world.  We must reach, and nurture, today’s young people to shape the church’s path into the future. Learn more.

CREATING NEW AND RENEWED CONGREGATIONS – United Methodists are reimagining what it means to be the church, planting new congregations, and revitalizing faith communities. By being relevant and vital, we will draw more people to Christ.  Learn more.

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