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2008 Fall GBGM

Board of Directors, October 2008


Mission funds assist people in crisis in the US and around the worldUMCOR Directors Approve More than $4 Million for Disaster Response

United Methodist Committee on Relief
10/29/08: Approximately half of the approved funds will go to ongoing Katrina and Rita recovery programs in the Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas Annual Conferences.

Bishop Ough and Rev. PaupGrace and Self-Understanding: Bible Study Theme

Global Ministries News Release
United Methodism's new mission executive led directors of his agency in three reflective study sessions on the images and challenges in a powerful chapter of II Corinthians, a letter of the Apostle Paul, the first great Christian missionary.


This potter adds Christian details to a piece of her artwork.Why Did You Shape Me Like This?

General Board of Global Ministries Board Meeting, October 15, 2008
Bishop Bruce Ough's Bible study explores what it means to be molded by God, the master potter, to fulfil Christian mission opportunities and challenges today.

Rev. Ed Paup addressing Board of DirectorsNew Mission Head Makes Poverty Fight a Priority

United Methodist News Service
10/20/08: The Rev. Edward Paup, new top executive of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, is convinced poverty can be eliminated.

4 areas of focus; healthGlobal Ministries Annual Meeting Highlights Four Areas of Focus

Global Ministries Board Meeting News
10/16/08: Bishop Bruce Ough says they put into perspective the Christian mandates to love God and neighbor.


Sunday School at Bishkek UMC.United Methodist Church Now Legal in Central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan

Global Ministries News
10/15/08: A report to directors states that The United Methodist Church is officially registered in this Central Asian Republic.

The 400 Fund: Global MinistriesMission Agency Launches Effort To Start 400 New Churches

Global Ministries News Release
Stamford, CT, Oct. 13, 2008--United Methodists can become evangelists and new church planters around the world through a fund launched with an initial gift from a businesswoman in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bishop Felton E. May received a special pin of recognition from the Women's Division.Mission Agency Thanks Bishop For Service as Interim Executive

Global Ministries Board Meeting News
10/14/08: Directors applauded retired Bishop Felton May on the opening day of their annual meeting in Stamford, CT.

Bishop Bruce R. Ough: president of the General Board of Global Ministries.Bishop Bruce Ough Is New President of Mission Agency

Global Ministries Board Meeting News
10/13/08: Bishop Ough was elected by the board's directors to organize their work for the next four years.