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  • God and Country class starts journey to ordination

    April 3rd, 2014

    By The Rev. Christopher D. Owens When working with young people, we never know the huge impact we may be making on a life. Case in point: over 30 years ago, the Rev. Dr. Ken Lyons taught a God and Country class for local Cub Scouts. A boy’s mother signed him up for this class in the belief that some faith instruction might be a good thing. … read more

  • UM Men create the Susanna Wesley Award of Excellence

    December 6th, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.––The General Commission on UM Men has created an award for women who emulate Susanna Wesley. Few women suffered as many hardships as Susanna Wesley, and even fewer women have contributed as much to the faith community. Marrying 26-year-old Samuel Wesley at age 19, Susanna became the mother of 19 children, nine of whom… read more

  • We’re dead if we don’t minister to the millennials –– Don Davis

    July 13th, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.–– “UM Men need to find a way to minister to the 80 million millennials.” That’s what Don Davis, a former NFL football star now serving as a chaplain to the New England Patriots told 800 attendees at the National Gathering of United Methodist Men. “This is the laziest generation in history,” Davis … read more

  • Basketball tournament now open to teams from local churches, districts and annual conferences

    May 17th, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.––Teams from annual conferences, districts and local churches may now enter teams for the basketball tournament scheduled for the July 12-14 National Gathering of United Methodist Men. Previously only local churches were allowed to enter teams, but the tournament is now open to all men registered for the National Gathering. If any… read more