“Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt.” (Exodus 23:9)
Our bishop, Bishop Bill McAlilly, has posted the article, “Do not oppress a foreigner,” a guest post by Morgan Stafford, Cross-Cultural Strategist and Ministry Intern for the Nashville Episcopal Area.
Along with Holy Scripture, our Social Principles provide a clear response for us. The United Methodist Church “recognizes, embraces, and affirms all persons, regardless of country of origin, as members of the family of God. We urge society to recognize the gifts, contributions, and struggles of those who are immigrants and to advocate for justice for all.”
Free, ongoing, self-paced online course from UM Communications. Certificate of Completion and .5 ALLLM CEU awarded. Facilitated by Bill Lawson
This online course is designed for new United Methodists and anyone wanting to know more about the denomination. Are you a lifelong or long-term Methodist? You may be surprised at what you can learn about our denomination. The course includes 4 modules that contain many interactive features. Each module takes about 1 hour to complete. You can move through the modules at your own pace.
What will I learn?
This course is divided into 4 parts. In the course, you’ll explore the following areas of interest:
What We Believe
Also known as Marshall County United Methodist Cooperative Ministry, Inc., 3rd Place Ministries is shared by the 13 UM churches of the county under the direction of the Purchase District of The United Methodist Church. Services include