United Methodist Men Send Devotionals to First Responders
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — United Methodist Men shipped copies of its newly published Strength of Service for God and Community devotional for first responders to Boston and to West, Texas, last week. There is to be a presentation of 250 copies in Newtown, Conn., this weekend. The devotional was introduced last month. Read story here.
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Men's Leaders Urge Scouts to Delay Change
A UMNS Report
By Heather Hahn
Citing the "overwhelmingly" negative feedback, leaders of United Methodist Men sent a letter dated Feb. 19 to Boy Scouts of America asking the nonprofit to delay any proposed change to its ban on gay members and leaders.
"A few have told us they support this proposed change by BSA; however, overall, the responses have been overwhelmingly against the proposed change," said the letter signed by Gil Hanke, top executive of the...
100 Churches to Receive Free Materials
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — One hundred United Methodist churches will each be given $300 worth of innovative outreach materials to reach men in their communities. Churches that want to create a more vital congregation through men's ministry may apply for the free materials by submitting their church's name, address, contact person, worship attendance and membership to Josh Eidson at the Commission on United Methodist Men at JEidson@gcumm.org.
The deadline for submission is Nov....
UM Men to Host Friendly Debate About Proposed General Conference Changes
The Southwest Texas Conference United Methodist Men will host an informational debate this Saturday (March 31) at 3 p.m., to publicize the denominational changes to be proposed at this year's General Conference session. The event will take place in San Antonio (at Windcrest United Methodist Church) and will be streamed live on the Web at http://www.umcswtx.org/debate-general-conference.
Email questions or concerns to email@example.com, either in advance or during the debate, for possible...
Early Bird Special Ends July 17 for the Great Northern District Annual Men's Retreat!
Take advantage of an early bird special by registering to attend the Great Northern District Annual Men's Retreat, August 19-21, 2011 at the Shasta District Camp near Mt. Shasta by July 17, 2011.
The retreat provides a wonderful opportunity to build comradeship through prayer and fellowship. There will be hiking, fishing, boating, and of course, exceptionally good food! Golf will also be available during free time.
This year's speaker will be the Rev. Rod...
Celebrated Civil Rights Figure to Speak to Cal-Nev UM Women on Oct. 23
By Connie Hunter
President, CA-NV United Methodist Women
On Saturday, October 23, the Conference United Methodist Women will gather for their Annual Celebration at Los Altos United Methodist Church and are welcoming men, as well as women of all ages. The theme is Faith Hope Love in Action.
Nothing embodies that theme better than the Civil Rights Movement, so we are excited to have Rev. James Lawson as our keynote speaker. Rev. Lawson was a leading theoretician and tactician of...
Shasta District Men's Retreat Is August 20-22
The Shasta District Men's Retreat, offered August 20-22 at the district camp near Mt. Shasta, will provide a wonderful opportunity to build comradeship through prayer and fellowship. Pastors Dave Samelson and Neal Neuenburg will expound on this year's theme, "Running with a Confusing God."
Along with "yummy food," hiking, fishing, and boating, there also will be music by John Villani, and others. Golf will be available during free time.
Cost for early registration...
Leader of United Methodist Men Steps Down
By Rich Peck*
September 10, 2009 | NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - The top staff executive of United Methodist Men is returning to his first love - the local church.
In a letter of resignation read September 10, the Rev. David C. Adams told the General Commission on United Methodist Men he was honored to serve as general secretary of the agency for the past three years, but missed serving a local church where God first called him.
"Becoming general secretary was not a...
Sign up Now for Shasta Men's Retreat, August 21-23
The Shasta District Men's Retreat will be Friday-Sunday, August 21-23, at the district camp near Mt. Shasta. Hiking, fishing, and boating together will create a sense of comradeship that will enhance times of prayer and fellowship. Golf will be available during free time, too. And you can count on "exceptionally good food," according to organizers!
This year's speaker will be the Rev. Dave Samelson, pastor of Eureka United Methodist Church. He will speak on "Realizing the...
Specialists To Help Men Mature Spiritually
By Linda Green*
March 12, 2009 | NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS)
Men's ministry specialists are collaborating with pastors to help The United Methodist Church reach more men.
Launched in 2008, the initiative from United Methodist Men provides specialists to serve congregations by supporting clergy and lay leaders in ministry with men. On March 8, seven men were commissioned during the meeting of the denomination's National Association of Annual Conference Presidents to provide information and...
National Gathering of United Methodist Men to Have Tennessee Flavor
Vince Gill and Steve Hornbeak to sing at July event
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—For the past 36 years, United Methodist Men has held its quadrennial gatherings at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana.
When the General Commission on United Methodist Men moved the 10th National Gathering to Nashville, music for the event took on a distinctively Nashville flavor.
Vince Gill and Steve Hornbeak, two Nashville-based recording artists, will perform at the July 10-11, 2009 assembly at...
UM Men Choose Bishop King to Lead, Plan National Gathering
Written by Richard J. Peck, Communications Coordinator for UM Men
Following a year-long celebration of its centennial anniversary, the UM agency responsible for men’s ministry, elected Bishop James King as president of the 25-member board. Meeting August 21–24 in the agency’s Nashville offices, the General Commission on UM Men asked King to lead the agency for the next four years. At the same time King assumes office with UM Men, he will be moving from Kentucky to Georgia....
UM Men celebrate centennial
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - United Methodist Men will mark 100 years of men's ministry in 2008 in a year-long celebration that also aims to grow the organization as it works to move more men into discipleship.
Directors of the Commission on United Methodist Men, which met Sept. 15-16, have proposed 12 months of activities for local churches to celebrate the anniversary.
Approximately 239,000 people are part of United Methodist Men in the United States in a denomination with about 8 million U.S....
United Methodist Men plan centennial celebration
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- United Methodist Men across the United States are planning a yearlong celebration during 2008 in honor of the 100th anniversary of men's ministry in the church.
Men's ministry has been a part of the Methodist heritage since Charles and John Wesley established holy clubs in 1729 at Oxford University. The 1908 General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, meeting in Baltimore, authorized the creation of Methodist Brotherhoods, making men's ministry a part of the...
Free DVD to help churches develop, expand Scouting ministries
A free DVD to help churches develop or expand their Scouting ministries is available from UM Men or through the Boy Scouts of America. “United Methodist Scouting Ministries: Introductory Training for Church and Scouting Professionals and Volunteers” is a 75-minute video covering topics including how to transform a local church Scouting program into a ministry, youth and adult recognition and awards, policies and guidelines for protecting youth, and growing the program through bishop’s dinners....