Members of the UMC's NEJ College of Bishops (Active and Retired)--Seated (from left): Bishops Peggy Johnson, Latrelle Easterling, Violet Fisher, John Schol and Jane Middleton. Standing (from left): Bishops Jeremiah Park, Ernest Lyght, Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, Mark Webb, Sudarshana Devadhar, Thomas Bickerton, Marcus Matthews, Sandra Steiner-Ball and Peter Weaver. John Coleman photo.
Congratulations to the Rev. Mike Walker, 2014's recipient of the Ed Robb, Jr. United Methodist Renewal Award. Dr. Jim Heidinger presented the award to Mike and his wife Marty at last night's Good News President's Dinner.
Born this week in 1847, the Rev. Dr. Anna Howard Shaw: self taught, entered high school at age 24; at a time when women rarely attended college let alone had professional careers, she became the first female Methodist minister, one of America's first female physicians, and a life-long campaigner for women's suffrage.
Highland Park United Methodist Church’s Carpenters for Christ group is nearing completion of its 100th Habitat for Humanity house, in time for the church’s centennial celebration. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS