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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 ...

Five Years Later, UMC Phone Cards Still Popular

November 03, 2008
The people of The United Methodist Church have donated more than 13 million minutes of conversations with loved ones to U.S. servicemen and servicewomen serving overseas. The Phone Card Project, 5 years old this November, was ...

Ashland District Laity Complete Training

October 27, 2008
The Ashland District completed its first Lay Academy of Church Excellence (LACE) training. LACE was developed through the cooperation of the Kentucky Conference Board of Laity and the Kentucky Conference Board of Lay Speaking ...

Wesley Manor Presents 2008 Cross & Flame Awards

October 27, 2008
On October 2 at its 2008 Celebration Dinner, Wesley Manor publicly recognized and thanked its Golf Committee Co-Chairs, Allen Snively and Mike Simpson, by awarding them the “2008 Cross and Flame Award.”  Each of these recipients, ...

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 ...

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