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Poet shares psalm about sanctuary

immigrant man and son seek sanctuary in Catholic Church in McAllen TX

Jack Amick considers what it might be like to live inside the four walls of a church in search of safety and hope as Texas bishops call for a solution at the border. 

Ministry feature: Justice & Advocacy

Children Pray at migrant center in Tijuana. Advocacy needed.

The website of The Michigan Conference has a large resource section full of creative and practical ideas, programs, and materials. This week we feature what’s available about Justice and Advocacy.

They call Detroit Central UMC home

Rev. Jill Hardt Zundel advocating for the Albanian family living at Central UMC in Detroit where she pastors.

When Ded and Flora walked through the doors of Central UMC in Detroit in January 2018, little did they know they would still call the church home 18 months later.

Help care for the children of God!

Jack Amick, UMCOR exec, at US-Mexico border concerning relief for children

United Methodists are fulfilling their call to do service and advocacy giving relief to some of the world’s 68 million  displaced people, including children and families at the US-Mexico border. 

Help children leave detention now

People with heart shaped posters

The U.S. government is holding over 2,000 children in Homestead, FL. The Board of Church and Society suggests these steps.

Hope on the border

The Rev. Jack Amick, UMCOR’s Director of Global Migration, talks about the human side of migration at the U.S.-Mexico Border. He has experienced both great sadness as well as hope.

Future uncertain for Liberians in U.S.

Bishop Samuel J. Quire, Jr. preaching

Liberians living in the U.S. fear deportation, but the UMC in Liberia is preparing to welcome its brothers and sisters back home.

Responding to families at the border

Bishop Minerva Carcaño kisses a baby.

Cindy Johnson, a United Methodist deaconess, recently led a group of church leaders to the Matamoros Bridge in Brownsville, TX. 

JFON – Michigan is in Tijuana

JFON Michigan staff at border wall between Mexico and U.S.

Five members of the JFON – Michigan team arrived in Tijuana, Mexico on January 27 for a week of service with Otro Lado, a local organization assisting migrants.

UMC’s top five stories in 2018

Members of the Commission on A Way Forward mingle

The struggle to hold The United Methodist Church together despite longstanding division over homosexuality was the denomination’s top news story of 2018.

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