Newberg First United Methodist Church will be holding a confirmation class in the fall, using the Colaborate Methodist Confirmation: Methodist History & Doctrine curriculum, which has 15 lessons, a leader guide, student workbook, and DVD.
Newberg FUMC will do the first 10 lessons in the local church, but the final 5 lessons will be held at Camp Magruder November 11-13 (Friday evening through Sunday morning).
Would your youth group like to do the Colaborate confirmation curriculum, too, and join Newberg FUMC at Camp Magruder to share the final five lessons, meals, and camp activities?
One lodge is already reserved, but depending on interest, additional lodges may need to be reserved soon. Cost is $120 per youth, $141.50 per adult which covers 2 nights and 5 meals (special diet available for additional fee).
If interested, please contact Rev. Casey Banks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offering Hope in a Hurting World
The work of UMCOR and GBGM
A team from United Methodist News, UMCOR and Global Ministries recently visited partners and ministries in Eastern Europe, hearing stories of how the church is present, persistent and making a difference in the lives of many people as the war in Ukraine continues.
Click here to look at a powerful photo essay that documents how The United Methodist Church is offering hope.
The work continues to support internally displaced persons in Afghanistan following the collapse of the US-supported government there. UMCOR is able to work with the International Blue Crescent to get aid to people in the country who are in dire need. Read more here . . .
UMCOR is providing aid to those who are being effected by the civil unrest in Ethiopia. A recent clash between separatists and government forces last month lasted for three days, killing 37 people. At least three of the deceased were members of Ethiopia United Methodist Church. Read what UMCOR is doing in Ethiopia by clicking here.
Disaster Kits in Short Supply
As wildfire season ramps up across the western United States, Oregon-Idaho Conference interim disaster response coordinator Louise Kienzle is sounding the alarm on a low supply of disaster kits across the Conference.
The hope is that churches and ministry settings can either a) make more kits (there are various types that can be made) or b) contribute to the Disaster Response Fund to help out. | Read more of this story on the Conference website to help.