• Cub Scout becomes youngest recipient of the Good Samaritan Award

    November 22nd, 2010

    TAMPA, Fla. ––– Eight-year-old Gary Ancrile received a Good Samaritan Award for his actions following his teacher’s grand mal seizure. On Monday, April 19, Courtney Knowles was teaching her second grade class at Davidson Elementary School when she experienced a grand mal seizure. Following the attack, the children began to… read more

  • Connectional Table creates ‘advisory group on steroids’

    November 22nd, 2010

    The Rev. Darryl Barrow, Connectional Table member, receives communion from the Rev. Enrique Hernandez from the Tennessee Annual (regional) Conference. The Connectional Table met November 15-17 in Franklin, Tenn.UMNS photos by Ginny Underwood.   FRANKLIN, Tenn. (UMNS) ––The Connectional Table (CT) accepted an invitation from the … read more

  • UM Men receive $25,000 grant to launch Disciple Bible study in prisons

    November 18th, 2010

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. The General Commission on UM Men received a $25,000 to launch Disciple Bible study programs in male prisons within five states. The grant from the World Service Contigency program will expand prison ministries now being conducted in North Carolina. Announcement of the grant came during a Nov. 15-17 meeting of the Connectional Table at First… read more

  • Maryland churches honor veterans, receive funds for historic book of devotions

    November 12th, 2010

    Photo: National Guard Chaplain (Colonel) William Sean Lee presents a recognition plaque to the Rev. Sherrin Marshall. The pastor of Pasadena UMC received the plaque for her congregation’s participation in “Partners in Care,” a program that helps families of deployed and returning National Guard troops.  PASADENA, Md.–– Members of… read more