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God Welcomes the Stranger

October 07, 2008
Donna and Jorge Aros represented the Kentucky Conference September 10-11 at the Midwest Interfaith Immigration Summit in Columbus, Ohio. The purpose of the event was to mobilize faith advocates in the Midwest to be fully prepared ...

Wesley Manor Staff Members and Volunteer Honored by KAHSA

October 07, 2008
The Kentucky Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Announces 2008 Award Winners LOUISVILLE, KY – The Kentucky Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, Inc. (KAHSA) announced its statewide award winners for 2008 ...

Hurricane Ike Response

September 18, 2008
Hurricane Ike made its devastating landfall in Galveston, Tex., and along the Gulf Coast on Sept. 12, forcing many people into temporary shelters and leaving about 1.5 million people without power. Hurricane Ike caused severe ...

Bishop Palmer Urges Prayer for Storm Victims in Cuba

September 16, 2008
Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, President of the Council of Bishops, is urging United Methodists to pray for the people of Cuba who are suffering from the devastation of Hurricanes Ike and Gustav.   U.S. government policies are ...

Hurricane Gustav Response

September 05, 2008
Hurricane Gustav Damage and Response   After contacting conference coordinators and other contacts on the ground, UMVIM, SEJ has learned that the areas affected by Hurricane Gustav are still assessing their needs at this point, as...

Kentucky Faith Communities Immigration Coalition

September 05, 2008
Petitions are being collected on behalf of the Kentucky Faith Communities Immigration Coalition, a statewide coalition of religious and community organizations committed to welcoming immigrants.  Members of the Kentucky Conference...

Bishop King Dedicates Circuit Rider Statue

September 02, 2008
In his last official act as the Episcopal leader of the Kentucky Annual Conference, Bishop James R. King, Jr. dedicated a statue of a circuit rider in honor of all clergy who have served in the past, who are currently serving, and...

New Song 2008: Mission Accomplished

September 02, 2008
New Song Music Festival 2008 was quite a way to celebrate the start of a new school year in Kentucky.  On Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9 the campgrounds at Loucon Training and Retreat Center were transformed into an open ...

VIM: Kentucky United Methodists in Mission Around the World

September 02, 2008
UMVIM (United Methodist Volunteers in Mission) provides short-term mission opportunities for everyday Christians. These local, national, and international opportunities include disaster relief, medical missions, and building ...

SEJANAM and Leaders Receive Recognition in Bolivia

August 27, 2008
SEJANAM, the Southeastern Jurisdictional Agency for Native American Ministries, received special acknowledgement and honor as part of a celebration of the Red Cross Center in Montero, Bolivia.  Other leaders also receiving special...

A Dangerous Opportunity in North Korea

July 31, 2008
Dr. Bill Moore, the pastor of Southern Hills United Methodist Church in Lexington, was in North Korea May 14-29.  The son of United Methodist missionaries, he is a member of a humanitarian aid group called Christian Friends of ...

Corona de Vida Celebrates VBS

July 30, 2008
Corona de Vida Mission Congregation in Hopkinsville, Ky. celebrated its first Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11, 2008. Directors Juan Gamboa and María Álvarez trained four teachers—Noraima Cruz, ...

Lindsey Wilson Hosts United Methodist Women’s School of Mission

July 30, 2008
COLUMBIA, Ky. – More than 200 guests were at Lindsey Wilson College in late July to attend the annual School of Christian Mission for the Women’s Division of The United Methodist Church.   The annual four-day training school, ...

Bishop Davis Assigned to Louisville Area

July 19, 2008
Bishop G. Lindsey Davis has been assigned to serve as bishop of the Louisville Area, which includes the Kentucky Annual Conference and the Red Bird Missionary Conference. Bishop Davis spent most of his life and ministry in ...

Purdom Named Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations at Kentucky Wesleyan College

July 03, 2008
Owensboro, Ky. – Kirk Purdom became the new Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations at Kentucky Wesleyan College on July 1.  Purdom was Director of Development at Middle Tennessee State University and has also served as...

"Trading Places" at Lebanon UMC

June 30, 2008
 Those who worship at Lebanon United Methodist Church (Elizabethtown District) received a surprise on Sunday, April 13. The senior pastor, Rev. Darren Gillespie, and the music minister, Dr. Don Hutchinson, were present as usual, ...

Lindsey Wilson College Hosts School for Methodist Ministers

June 30, 2008
COLUMBIA, Ky. – Elizabeth Smith of Augusta, Ky., spent a long time reflecting on whether she was called be a pastor in The United Methodist Church. “For several years I felt like there was a calling in my life,” said Smith, who is...

Conference to build connections for health ministries

June 26, 2008
“Empowering Ministries of Health: Connecting Around the World” will be the focus of the fourth annual National Congregational Health Ministries Conference Sept. 21-24 at Lake Junaluska, N.C. The conference is designed for health ...

VBS: Jesus Gives Us the Power

June 13, 2008
Seventy-four youth and children ranging from ages 3-12 gathered the week of June 9-13 for the Pleasure Ridge Park United Methodist Church (Louisville District) Vacation Bible School.  The theme for VBS Summer 2008 was “The Power ...

Caring for Creation & Community: The Sugar Grove Garden

June 09, 2008
Kevin Mays, pastor of Sugar Grove UMC (Bowling Green District), tells about several new projects started by the church’s youth. Our youth have planted a garden, the purpose of which is to grow food for our new food pantry to feed ...

Jackson First United Methodist Church

June 09, 2008
Jackson First is located in historical downtown Jackson, KY. Its physical location is 1022 College Avenue, though this is not its first location. The history of the church dates back to 1834, when an itinerant Methodist minister ...

Thailand Mission Initiative - United Methodism’s Newest Frontier

June 09, 2008
THANK YOU! We thank you for the wonderful support we have received from our sisters and brothers of the Kentucky Annual Conference.  We have been humbled by your generosity which has strongly supported our Mission Personnel ...

UMCOR Responds to Myanmar Disaster

May 09, 2008
Cyclone Nargis tore through Myanmar (Burma) May 2, 2008, with unexpected fury, causing a tidal surge that swept inland and devastated Myanmar's most populated regions.  The storm left homes and businesses flattened and families ...

Hope for Africa Children's Choir Comes to Kentucky

May 05, 2008
The Hope for Africa Children's Choir arrived in Texas in mid-April and now is traveling in Kentucky on their four-month tour of the United States. The choir will perform at various sites throughout the Kentucky Conference. They ...

College Heights & Dios Siempre Presente Provide Training Opportunity

May 02, 2008
College Heights UMC (Elizabethtown District) in collaboration with Dios Siempre Presente conducted a certification course for teaching Bible Based English as a Second Language (BBESL) at College Heights UMC. The ground work for ...

United Methodists Meet in Fort Worth for Worldwide Conference

April 22, 2008
FORT WORTH:  More than 3,000 United Methodists from around the globe are expected to converge on Fort Worth, Texas this week for General Conference 2008. The General Conference is the top legislative body of The United Methodist ...

Historic Southeast Asia Mission Conference in Thailand

April 17, 2008
Friday night, February 1, 2008, was a historic event in the life of The United Methodist Church.  It was the first Conference of the Southeast Asia Mission of the United Methodist Church in Thailand.  At this conference, Bishop ...

Church offers shelter to VIM Gulf Coast Teams

April 09, 2008
VIM Gulf Coast Teams Christ United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, KY is again offering shelter (showers included), food, and sleeping quarters for church groups traveling to and from the Gulf Coast to assist with disaster ...

Mission Possible 2008 Summer Work Camp at Bennett Center

April 09, 2008
The Bennett Center of London will be hosting Mission Possible Summer Work Camps again this year.  And there is still space available for these weeks of Summer Home Repair: July 20-26; July 27-August 2.  If you or your church is ...

New UM Social Creed Proposed

April 09, 2008
A proposed new Social Creed will be presented to The United Methodist Church General Conference, the denomination's top law-making body, during its meeting April 23-May 2 in Fort Worth, Texas. The new creed has been developed by ...

Online Game Offers New Opportunity to Send Nets, Save Lives

April 09, 2008
NASHVILLE – World Malaria Day is April 25.  Now and throughout April, there's an easy new way to help eliminate malaria deaths in Africa and raise more money for nets through the Nothing But Nets malaria prevention campaign. ...

JAM Gardens "Help" Stretch Out Household Food Supply

April 04, 2008
Congregations and/or individuals from the Kentucky Annual Conference donated seeds or financial contributions to the Jam Gardening Project (Green Thumb Gardening Project).  Thanks to the generosity of churches and individuals last...

Volunteers Needed for Mountain T.O.P. 'Adults In Ministry' Program

April 04, 2008
ALTAMONT, Tenn. -- Last fall, Mountain T.O.P. (Tennessee Outreach Project), an interdenominational ministry to the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee affiliated with the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church, got some...

KAC Missionary Support

April 03, 2008
The final report for the calendar year 2007 reveals that 40 of our congregations supported our United Methodist missionaries. Of these, 32 provided gifts for the Morrisseys (Michael and Sherri) in Thailand and 10 helped provide ...

Lighthouse Clean Up Day

April 03, 2008
On Saturday, March 29, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., around 40 students, parents, volunteers, staff, and a special team from Southeast Christian Church joined with our team from the Lighthouse Community Center (A United Methodist ...

Why NCD?

April 03, 2008
A Perspective from Smiths Grove "What is NCD?" you may ask.  NCD is a process properly called Natural Church Development that has been successfully implemented by thousands of churches worldwide.  It involves a self-analysis ...

Kavanaugh's New Adventure

April 02, 2008
Kavanaugh Life Enrichment Center's first annual travel retreat made footprints in the sand January 19-26, 2008 when 29 "retreaters" left Kavanaugh and headed to Puerto Rico, where they boarded a ship for a seven day adventure.  ...

Muhlenberg County Ready for Skilled Teams in Tornado Recovery

March 25, 2008
We are pleased to report that the Muhlenberg County response and recovery efforts in the wake of the "Super Tuesday Tornado" are making steady progress.  We have now entered a "new phase" of those efforts. With the development and...

Frankfort First United Methodist Church Volunteers in Mission trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras

March 18, 2008
  2008 Health Care Mission to Honduras March 8-15, 2008 Daily Updates     UPDATE FROM HONDURAS - SATURDAY ARRIVAL March 8, 2008        All arrived safe in Tegucigalpa today.  Thanks be to God! The medical mission team ...

Visit to Cinderella's Closet Helps Girls Feel like Princesses

February 27, 2008
Cinderella’s Closet is a dream come true for many high school girls who look forward to feeling like a princess at their prom. Part of the youth ministry of Immanuel UMC (Covington District), this program provides formal dresses ...

Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, Jr.

February 05, 2008
Click here for a Podcast of Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, Jr. who was the guest speaker at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in Lexington, KY.

Health Day at Earlington UMC

February 05, 2008
The Earlington United Methodist Church believes in a healthy body as well as a healthy spirit.  This was evident on Sunday, November 18, 2007, as the church conducted its 2nd annual Health Day.  Church members Ferris Larsen, M.D.,...

Ministerial Exploration Team Awards

February 05, 2008
The Ministerial Exploration Team of the Board of Ordained Ministry exists to support and guide those discerning a call into vocational ministry. As a part of that task we visit Kentucky United Methodist students in seminaries, we ...

Taking a "Day On" for MLK Day

February 05, 2008
Home Depot and its employees joined with United Methodists in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day – January 21, 2008 – by taking a “Day On.”Over fifty employees of Home Depot, Wesley House staff, and members of Eben-Ezer ...

One Great Hour of Sharing Offering Helps UMCOR Be in Ministry around the World

February 04, 2008
One Great Hour of Sharing is Sunday, March 2, or another Sunday of your choosing for this special and necessary offering. OGHS makes all of the other United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) programs possible because it funds ...

Restorative Justice: Never Seen This

February 04, 2008
He looked so young!  And vulnerable.  And bewildered.  The impression was magnified by the fact that he came into the room with 51 tough guys.  In Randy’s case, looks are not deceiving.  He is young!  Old enough to be sentenced to...

Wesley Manor Dedicates 1867 Pipe Organ

February 04, 2008
On August 26, 2007, Wesley Manor’s Watkins Memorial Chapel was the site of a Dedication Service for the antique 1867 William Evans pipe organ and other items given to Wesley Manor by Louisville’s Christ Church United Methodist.  ...

Southeastern Jurisdiction's Diversity Celebration Draws Hundreds

December 27, 2007
By Neill CaldwellFor United Methodist News Service LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – Leaders in the Southeastern Jurisdiction took up the challenge of churches that struggle with inclusiveness and welcoming during a conference that tried to ...

Thailand Revival

December 27, 2007
October 19-21 was a very special weekend for Thailand United Methodists. Pradumri Church sponsored a large camp revival meeting with inspirational worship and lots of games and good fellowship. Both Pradumri and Bowin churches ...

UPS Awards Two Grants to Wesley Manor

December 26, 2007
In October 2007, Wesley Manor (Louisville, KY) received two very significant grants from the UPS Foundation: A Community Investment Grant in the amount of $9,139.00 and a Charitable Giving Grant in the amount of $2,007.98.  The ...

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