Virtual Homecoming Celebrates United Methodist Higher Education & Scholars
The public is invited to follow UMHEF on Facebook, Instagram, and at https://umhef.org beginning at 10:00 AM CST on Tuesday, October 27. Festivities will include messages from United Methodist students, spotlights of UM-related institutions of higher education, interactive activities, messages from prominent leaders, and more.
Tune in at 12:00 PM CST for a special keynote from Dr. Jeffrey Kuan, President and Professor of Hebrew Bible at Claremont School of Theology. Higher education is a sector under stress, compounded even more by the COVID-19 pandemic. Methodist-related institutions are not exempt from such stresses. In such a challenging climate, Kuan will speak to the legacy of Methodist higher education, looking backward and forward, and what the role the church needs to play to continue to support higher education and nurture future leaders for the church and the world.
This is a FREE event. Visit https://umhef.org/homecoming to register for event updates, view the event schedule, and to learn how you can join the large UMHEF community that supports UM students.
Every year, UMHEF awards more than $2 million in scholarships to UM students attending 112 United Methodist-related colleges, universities, and seminaries.
The grand vision of UMHEF is to make it economically feasible for qualified United Methodist students to attend UM-related institutions of higher education. UMHEF is a private non-profit 501-3(c) organization funded by the generosity of donors and receives no apportionment funds from The United Methodist Church. Learn more at https://www.umhef.org/.
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.