• United Methodists to take DISCIPLE Bible Study to prisoners in six states

    March 25th, 2011

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. –– Mark C. Hicks, executive director of DISCIPLE Bible Outreach Ministries, and Gilbert C. Hanke, top staff executive of the General Commission on UM Men, announce plans to recruit and train persons to teach DISCIPLE Bible Study in prisons in six states.Hicks founded the ministry in 1999 to mobilize local church volunteers to teach… read more

  • Quarter campaign nets $3,600 for missions

    March 24th, 2011

    Photo: Wayne Custer (left), president of the Northeastern Jurisdiction of UM Men, accepts an award from Wade Mays, an executive with the Society of St. Andrews. Mays presented the West Virginia Conference men with an award for the highest percentage increase in giving to Meals for Millions. Custer, a resident of the state, accepted the award on behalf of … read more

  • Questions and Answers about the disaster in Japan

    March 18th, 2011

    Photo: A building in Ibaragi Prefecture is swept by a tsunami in northeastern Japan. A UMNS web-only photo courtesy of UMCOR.A UMNS Report by Linda Bloom The United Methodist Church, which has had a long-time relationship with Christians in Japan, has been monitoring events following the catastrophic March 11 earthquake and tsunami — and subsequent… read more

  • Mission minded man willing to help Ohio churches minister to men

    March 17th, 2011

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. ––The General Commission on United Methodist Men has certified and commissioned Ron Cramer, a member of Jefferson (Ohio) United Methodist Church, to serve as a men’s ministry specialist in the East Ohio Conference.The former elementary school teacher was certified in absentia at a March 4 commissioning services during a meeting … read more