Lutheran-United Methodist Group Meets
CHICAGO (ELCA) - A joint commission of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The United Methodist Church developed a three-year plan at its inaugural meeting July 15. The commission is charged with assisting the two denominations in fostering their new full communion relationship. The commission appointed two co-chairs: the Rev. Jonathan W. Linman, assistant to the bishop for formation, ELCA Metropolitan New York Synod, and the Rev. Edgardo Colon-Emerie, professor and director of Hispanic studies, Duke Divinity School, Durham, N.C.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - A retreat is scheduled for United Methodists exploring the possibility of full-time professional ministry. The 2010 Ministry Discernment & Formation Retreat is planned for Sept. 9-11 at the Scarritt-Bennett Conference and Retreat Center in Nashville. The United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry as well as the Board of Global Ministries are sponsoring the event for those who are discerning a call to be an ordained deacon, elder, local pastor, chaplain, deaconess or home missioner. Registration costs $100. More information is available here.
Retreat Set for Exploring Ministerial Call
UMCOR Assists Rehab Efforts in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (UMNS) - The United Methodist Committee on Relief, the church's relief agency, is helping Grace Children's Hospital build a rehabilitation infrastructure that will provide both immediate care and the foundation for a long-term program to meet the rehabilitation needs of adults and children, including earthquake survivors, in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas. The agency also will assist the hospital as it develops a professional force of rehabilitation specialists trained in physical and occupational therapies. Donations to support UMCOR's work in Haiti can be made online here.