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connectNmission Enewletter connectNmission: December 2011

Thank you for sharing God's love and light throughout the world. Through our work, together we are building a path that Isaiah prophesized--a path to liberation, peace, and justice. A path that is possible because of the birth of a small and helpless child. 


UMCOR Responds to Typhoon SendongUMCOR Responds to Typhoon Sendong

Typhoon Sendong struck last weekend in the Philippines sweeping away entire villages  and leaving tens of thousands of people homeless.
Read a student volunteer's reflection in the UMCOR Notebook.


Young adult Missionaries The Amity Young Adults Program (YAP): The Story So Far

In August 2011, Amity welcomed 12 new YAP volunteers to China: nine from Germany, one from Switzerland, one from Holland, and one from the United States. 


Youth in Cambodia Learn to Become Leaders in the Fight against HIV/AIDSYouth in Cambodia Learn to Become Leaders in the Fight against HIV/AIDS

by Melissa Hinnen
Methodist Cambodian youth gathered last week in Phnom Penh for their 2012 strategic planning at the Wesley Bible Center.


World AIDS Day; December 1  1. United Methodist Youth Respond to HIV and AIDS

  2. Living Positively Poster (PDF)

  3. Addressing HIV in Rural Guatemala (UMCOR)


The Amazing Message of ChristmasAdvent Wreath Lighting Liturgy 2011

by Rev. Debra Tyree
One of the primary symbols of the season is the Advent Wreath, a symbol of life without end. The lighting of a candle each week marks our journey through the four weeks of Advent.


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