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Figures performing services around a cross adorn a quilt.September 2009 'Discernment event' Planned to Assist Laity in Finding God's Will for Their Lives

The word "discern" means to recognize or identify. United Methodist laity--women and men--seeking to discern God's will for their futures will have that opportunity in mid September, 2009.


This stained glass dove embodies the principles of peace"Living Justice" Event on Health Planned to Develop Young Adult Leaders

Global Ministries News
3/12/09: This June '09 seminar in New York will allow young adults to explore faith, global health, and social justice.


Living Justice Seminars: An Annual Event

Find out more about past and future seminar from the leaders and participants.

Regional Conferences and Assemblies

Learn more about Diakonia and DOTAC (DIAKONIA Of The Americas & Caribbean.)



Circle of HandsDiscerning God's Will for Life is Objective of January Event

10/01/08: A discernment event sponsored by two general agencies in January offers United Methodists a chance to explore lay and clergy Christian vocations.

Figures performing services around a cross adorn a quilt.October 2008 'Discernment Event' Planned to Assist
Young Adult Laity in Finding God's Will for Their Lives

A Young Adult Discernment Event, open to United Methodist persons ages 20-30 years old living in the United States, will take place in New York City, October 31-November 2, 2008.

Rachel Harvey is a Mission Specialist with The Advance.Potential Deaconesses Gather in New York for Discernment Event

by Mary Beth Coudal
"If only I had known about this earlier..." is a common phrase heard at these exploration events.

Figures performing services around a cross adorn a quilt.April 2008 Discernment Event Planned to Assist Laity in Finding God's Will for Their Lives

Lay women and men living in the United States are invited to apply for this event; costs are covered by the event sponsor -- Global Ministries' Office of Deaconess and Home Missioner.

Bishop Solito K. Toquero of ManillaAs a Young Deaconess Is Mourned, United Methodists Support Human Rights in the Philippines

by Rebecca C. Asedillo
5/1/08: General Conference calls for an immediate stop to killings and all forms of human rights violations.

UMCOR trafficking graphic shows a blindfolded woman.Recharging Social Action Batteries

by Courtney Jones; United Methodist Women News
The most recent Living Justice Seminar (December '07) focused on the issue of human trafficking. Jones realized that "human trafficking is modern-day slavery."