October 22, 2012
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United Methodists salute McGovern's legacy
MITCHELL, S.D. (UMNS) - United Methodists remembered Senator George McGovern, who died Oct. 21 at 90, as a faithful Christian who used his years of public service to focus on issues of social justice. The Rev. John McCullough, executive director of Church World Service, called his death "a sad moment for our nation."
Eduard Khegay elected bishop of Eurasia
KAUNAS, Lithuania (UMNS) -The Rev. Eduard Khegay, assistant to Eurasia Area Bishop Hans Växby, was elected bishop of the Eurasia Episcopal Area. A native of Kazakhstan, the 42-year-old will be the first United Methodist bishop from the former Soviet Union.
Low funds hurt church's schools in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (UMNS) - With no reliable salary, sometimes the only thing keeping teachers at Liberia's United Methodist schools is a dedication to their students. Amanda Kline, a junior at United Methodist-related Emory University in Atlanta, shares what she witnessed in Liberia and the difference the schools are making.
Halloween alternatives gain fans
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (UMNS) - It's almost Halloween-Oct. 31-and wannabe ghosts and goblins are gearing up for a night of trick-or-treating. It's a dentist's favorite holiday. But many United Methodist churches, including Port Matilda United Methodist Charge in State College, are among the congregations that have in recent years offered light-filled alternatives to an evening focused on darkness and death. Learn of some boo-tiful Christian festivities.
Adrian prof concludes 'Jeopardy!' streak
ADRIAN, Mich. (UMNS) - Stephanie Jass, history professor at United Methodist-related Adrian College, has ended her "Jeopardy!" domination. However, she does so after amassing an eight-game total of $147,570 and beating the previous record-winning streak by a woman with six wins. In another record, earned during her second show, Jass secured the season's highest single-game win total.
Blog: 'We are not islands unto ourselves'
BOM JESUS, Angola (UMNS) - United Methodists from the Mountain Sky Episcopal Area, which includes the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone annual (regional) conferences, continue their blog posts about the distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets in the Western Angola Conference.
10-Fold features United Methodist missionionaries
NEW YORK (UMNS) - 10-Fold, webcasts about United Methodist projects around the world supported by the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries and the United Methodist Committee on Relief, will feature missionaries Oct. 22-27. Each visitor can trigger a $1 donation from sponsors to the week's project by clicking on the BE COUNTED button.
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