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Wesley Ministry Network Courses Available Online

December 08, 2009
Do you wish you could deepen your faith, but you’re just too busy to attend a class or join a small group? Get connected with Wesley Ministry Network ONLINE! Wesley Ministry Network’s acclaimed adult education courses bring the...

Wesley Manor Receives $77,700 Good Samaritan Grant

December 04, 2009
Wesley Manor Receives $77,700 Good Samaritan Grant   Wesley Manor was delighted to receive a $77,700 grant this summer from the Good Samaritan Foundation.  This generous gift, coupled with the $150,000 grant from the Good ...

Seminaries and KAC to Form New Partnership

November 25, 2009
Annual Conference 2009, United Theological Seminary in Dayton Ohio made a generous gesture. United offered to match the $220 per credit hour Ministerial Education Fund (MEF) Scholarship that the Kentucky Annual Conference provides...

African American Methodist Heritage Center Local Church Event

November 20, 2009
This year’s Heritage Center event began on Friday, October 2 at  Gammon Theological Seminary campus and concluded with worship at Central UMC Sunday, October 4, 2009. Gammon, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is the only Historic ...

An Autumn Journey

November 20, 2009
On Thursday, October 29, five people from the Saratoga United Methodist Church in Lyon County (Madisonville District) delivered a vanload of newly purchased personal and gift items to Red Bird Mission for its annual Christmas ...

Festival of Stars a Shining Opportunity for Giving

November 20, 2009
When the stars come out in November, they impact people from Kentucky and around the world. The stars are paper cut-outs hung on trees in the fellowship hall at Christ Church United Methodist (Louisville District) and a focal ...

"Health and Wholeness for all of God's People"

November 18, 2009
President Barack Obama has chosen to make reforming the health care system one of the main tasks of his first year in office. Now the nation is caught up in an often contentious debate about how to do it. Forty-six million people ...

Feb. 12 Deadline to Apply for Peace with Justice Day Grants

November 13, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — February 12 is the deadline to apply for a Peace with Justice grant from the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). Funding for this program is generated through the Peace with Justice ...

Glendale Breaks Ground on New Fellowship Hall

November 13, 2009
On November 8, Glendale United Methodist Church (Elizabethtown District) broke ground on a new fellowship hall. This project has been a dream of the congregation for the past 15 years or so. It has always been talked about in the ...

Jan. 10 Deadline to Apply for Ethnic Local Church Grant

November 13, 2009
To strengthen ethnic minority churches as they engage in social justice. WASHINGTON, D.C. — January 10 is the deadline to apply for an Ethnic Local Church Grant from the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). ...

Lindsey Wilson Celebrates UM Heritage

November 13, 2009
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College was founded at the dawn of the 20th century. In October LWC students, faculty, and staff gathered in V.P. Henry Auditorium – one of the college’s oldest spaces – to pledge that the college ...

‘Scholarships have been a blessing’: United Methodist Student Day

October 29, 2009
“Scholarships have been a blessing for me,” says Elyssa Sanner, a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Evans, Ga. “I would have pursued a college education without the help of scholarships, but having the scholarships made ...

GO-GO-GO with Senior Adult Ministries at Hopkinsville First UMC

October 29, 2009
First United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville (Madisonville District) has been very busy this year with a variety of programs for our senior adults. Our largest and perhaps most successful event was held in March 2009. With ...

Golden Disciples - Food for Thought

October 29, 2009
Scripture of the Month Be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. – Romans 12:2 Prayer of the Month Lord, you are...

Small Rural Fire & Rescue Service Blessed by Kentucky Conference Generosity

October 29, 2009
Red Bird Vol. Fire & Rescue, Beverly, KY, recently took delivery of a 2009 4X4 F-450 ambulance. The primary source of funding for the purchase of this unit was made possible by the Kentucky Annual Conference through the Eastern ...

The Impact of a Rural Church on a Young Pastor from India

October 29, 2009
As a young boy growing up in India, I never thought that one day I would be serving as a pastor in the United States. Just this year, Bishop Davis appointed me to Level Woods UMC, along with my present charge at Wesley Meadows UMC...

Wesley Village Honors Heroes, Saints, Legends

October 29, 2009
A record crowd of 550 friends and supporters of Wesley Village Senior Living Community of Wilmore, KY, attended its 13th Annual Heroes, Saints and Legends Awards Banquet held at Lexington’s Embassy Suites on October 6, 2009.  ...

Primary Task Meeting October 26, 2009

October 27, 2009
On Monday, October 26, 2009 the Primary Task Team of the Kentucky Annual Conference met at the Holloway Center at the Kavanaugh Life Enrichment Center. The Primary Task Team is a representative body whose purpose is to implement ...

Advocacy Grants Available

October 02, 2009
The Kentucky United Methodist Conference Advocacy Team has some grant money available for churches that are beginning Advocacy ministries. Some of the types of ministries that would fall under the advocacy ministries are Special ...

Golden Disciples: Food for Thought October 2009

October 02, 2009
Scripture of the Month The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. – Galatians 5:22-23 Prayer of the Month Heavenly Father, it is easy to stand firm in my faith ...

Pray With Africa Builds Community for Continent

October 02, 2009
(UMNS) Two teams of young people will visit 30 U.S. cities this fall to build a worldwide community in support of African Christians working daily with the poor, sick and hungry. Pray With Africa, a new Upper Room Ministries ...

Golden Disciples - Food for Thought for September

September 04, 2009
Scripture of the Month Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power in its effects. – James 5:16 Prayer of the Month “We thank you,...

Golden Disciples - Food for Thought for August

July 30, 2009
Scripture of the Month “This I command you, to love one another.”  - John 15:17 Table Grace of the Month Thank you, God, for friends that care. Thank you for the food we share. Thank you for the warm summer time of year And for ...

Lighthouse Expanding to Help More Youth and Adults

July 08, 2009
The Lighthouse United Methodist Community Center, now 10 years old, has helped hundreds of “at-risk” youth, but for every one helped, five were missed because of a lack of space. Lighthouse started working with children only but ...

A Special Valentine for Our Neighbors

July 08, 2009
What started as an idea to serve a free Thanksgiving dinner to the needy in the community turned into an outreach mission that touched nearly 350 guests in one day. Driven by our desire to help our neighbors in need of a little ...

Buechel Celebrates Pentecost

July 08, 2009
Buechel Church (Louisville District) has four Sundays each year when there is one combined worship service and a fellowship meal. Pentecost Sunday is one of those special days for this diverse congregation, as several languages ...

Co-op a “Fresh Stop” for Downtown Church

July 08, 2009
In the Gospel of Mark, when the people had gathered to hear what Jesus had to say, and it had grown late in the day, the disciples suggested to Jesus that he send the people away. The disciples wanted the people to go off on their...

Report on 2009 Kentucky Annual Conference

July 08, 2009
The Kentucky Annual Conference was held in Covington, Kentucky on June 3-6.  The theme of this year’s Annual Conference was “Called by Christ, Sent by The Spirit: Effective Leaders.” Bishop Lindsey Davis, Resident Bishop of the ...

Gambling Expansion on Legislative Agenda: A Letter from KCC

June 12, 2009
A Letter from the Kentucky Council of Churches Monday will bring the beginning of a new Special Session for the KY State Legislature.  I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to contact your KY Legislators about an ...

Pleasant View Receives Hunger & Poverty Grant

June 10, 2009
Linda Gayheart presents a check to Carol Ball from the Pleasant View UMC (Corbin District) in Whitley County.  Rev. Mike Albertson is the pastor there. The check is for the Children and Hunger grants given by the United Methodist ...

"Called by Christ, Sent by the Spirit": The 2009 Kentucky Annual Conference

June 10, 2009
by Beth Dixon (Note: This article focuses on some highlights of our recent Annual Conference session. To view more pictures from the 2009 Conference, click here.) This was a year of firsts for the Kentucky Annual Conference: the ...

Lighthouse News

June 10, 2009
              UPS Volunteers Shine Up Lighthouse UPS volunteers put their time and talents to work at Lighthouse Community Center (Louisville District) October 16-23, 2008 as part of UPS’s global volunteer month. UPS employees ...

Lexington, Prestonsburg District Clergy and Laity Make Mission Trip to Guatemala

June 08, 2009
Rev. Kim Rose and Rev. Don Hatton recently co-hosted a mission trip to Guatemala. Rev. Rose pastors Clay City, Jackson’s Chapel, and Hazel Green. Rev. Hatton is the pastor of Irvine UMC. Participants on this trip included United ...

Lindsey Wilson Prepares for ‘Tsunami of Students’

April 30, 2009
COLUMBIA, Ky. – A “tsunami of students” is headed to Lindsey Wilson College. That was the message LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. told more than 300 college supporters at the annual Founders’ Day Dinner, held April 23 in ...

A Leap of Faith

April 01, 2009
Last May, the Hindman United Methodist Church (Prestonsburg District) had the privilege of hosting and supporting the Hope For Africa Children’s Choir from Uganda. During that time, many people felt God stirring their hearts ...

Bowling Green District Youth Event: Valentine, Be Mine

April 01, 2009
On Sunday, February 15, one day after Valentines Day, about 90 youth and youth pastors came together from nine different churches in the Bowling Green District for worship and fellowship at Christ UMC. The JAWS of life! from ...

Cultural Focus on Latino Traditions Brings Growth to the Buechel Community

April 01, 2009
For three years, Buechel UMC (Louisville District) has offered English classes to our area Latino residents. Currently we have 22 adults and 11 children registered for classes each week. This enrichment program has been well ...

Clergy Get Guidance for Addiction Ministry at Prestonsburg District Event

March 31, 2009
Louisa United Methodist Church (Prestonsburg District) hosted the “Core Competency Training: Addiction Survival Kit for Clergy” in their new family life center on March 9-10, 2009. Forty persons from around the Kentucky Annual ...

To Lunch or Not to Lunch?

March 31, 2009
   NASHVILLE: The people of The United Methodist Church are marking the lead up to April 25, World Malaria Day, with a renewed call to members and friends to support Nothing But Nets, a grassroots anti-malaria effort which allows ...

Kentucky, Red Bird among 17 Conferences Paying 100 Percent

February 24, 2009
Connectional Giving Results for 2008 Nashville, TN – The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) reports that for 2008, 17 of the denomination’s 63 US conferences contributed to the Church’s seven apportioned global ...

Governor Cuts $200,000 in Funding to Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth

February 09, 2009
A letter from the Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth, the Kentucky Conference Advocacy Team, the Bishop, and the Cabinet Private children’s homes in Kentucky receive an average of 75% of their funding from the ...

More Reports of UM Outreach after the Ice Storm

February 04, 2009
Island UMC pastor Jeff Graham writes, “Island UMC fed about 350 meals during the power outage without electricity. Our Ministry Center has a commercial gas range we were able to use, and I carried a small portable generator ...

Ice Storm Unable to Stop United Methodist Outreach

February 02, 2009
Read additional stories here.   It has been a difficult week for many Kentuckians. Power outages, no phone service, damaged houses, downed trees, cancelled worship services have been the norm for many people. Throughout the ...

Union’s Spring Convocation Honors Martin Luther King Jr.

February 02, 2009
Speaker Wayne Meisel urges service and praises Lend-A-Hand Center Barbourville, KY – Just two days after President Barack Obama challenged the nation with a reminder of “the price and promise of citizenship,” Wayne Meisel called ...

Words by Bishop Davis

February 02, 2009
Words are so powerful. Words can heal or destroy. Words can build up or tear down. Words can bring wholeness or fragmentation. Words can produce forgiveness or hate. Words can prolong darkness or usher in the light. Strong words ...

Leitchfield Celebrates Christmas as over 300 Shop at the Church’s Special Store

January 06, 2009
The Fellowship Thrift Shop is operated as an outreach of the Leitchfield United Methodist Church (Elizabethtown District) and is located in the house next door to the church. Church members and others in the community donate ...

Bowling Green District Churches Take Food Race Challenge

December 04, 2008
This was the first year for the Great Food Race Challenge in the Bowling Green District. The idea behind this came from a story in the Interpreter magazine a few months back where some United Methodist churches in Colorado did ...

Christ Church Serves 13 Agencies in Work Day

December 03, 2008
Christ Church Cares Day is an annual event when members from Christ Church (Louisville District) go out into the community in the name of Christ to serve a number of organizations at the same time. This year more than 600 Christ ...

UMC Clergy Spouse and Family Survey

November 04, 2008
UMC Clergy Spouse and Family Survey November 1-30, 2008 Attention Spouses of  United Methodist clergy persons, You are invited to complete a survey that will shape the future responses the UMC will make to our clergy spouses and ...

Anthony Everett to Serve in African American Ministries Position

November 04, 2008
At the 2007 Kentucky Annual Conference, a motion was passed to create a conference-wide task force to study recruitment and retention of African American pastoral leadership. This task force, under the leadership of Dr. Kenneth ...

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