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Disability Awareness Day - “Yes, We Can” Conference

December 03, 2019

Disability Awareness Day - “Yes, We Can” Conference

Join us on Saturday, March 14th for an impactful event! We will be at Wyoming UMC, 216 Wyoming Mill Rd, Dover, DE 19904 From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the keynote Speaker: The Rev. Rebecca Holland, author of the recently released book,” The United Methodist Church and Disability: Essays and Practical Tips for Churches, Clergy, and People with Disabilities”. Rev. Holland is a visually impaired writer and half-Filipino clergywoman. A Wesley Theological Seminary graduate, she is chair of the Disability ...

Time is running out to register for the Youth Rally!

December 03, 2019

Time is running out to register for the Youth Rally!

This is your last chance to join 3,500 plus young people and their leaders that will converge on Ocean City in 2020! The 33rd Annual Youth Rally lasts for three worship-filled days, starting Friday, January 10th and concluding on Sunday, January 12th. A massive celebration is on the schedule for this year's rally as we rejoice in the freedom we have in Christ! The stage has been set for music that will inspire your crew to shout and scream. Guest speakers will share words of inspiration and ...

Connectional Canoeing on the Dover District

November 25, 2019

Connectional Canoeing on the Dover District

In honor of the connectionalism of the United Methodist Church, Dover District has formed nine Mission Connector Groups according to geographical proximity to build collegiality in ministry and engage with deep conversation for the best practices of Jesus’ ministries together. Pastors in nine Mission Connector Groups have been reading the book Canoeing the Mountains by Tod Bolsinger to learn, reflect, and relate to each other with the question, “What does it mean to be an adaptive leader who can...

‘Tear down this wall!’ Bishop urges unity, rejects trials amid conflict over LGBT rights

November 16, 2019

‘Tear down this wall!’ Bishop urges unity, rejects trials amid conflict over LGBT rights

  Bishop Peggy Johnson used the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany to lament the walls she sees dividing United Methodists over the perceived rights and wrongs of marriage and ordained ministry for lesbian and gay members. She also announced that she would not refer any complaints for trials against clergy related to homosexuality. “Humanity is well-acquainted with walls, not only physical walls but the walls of difference that are found in hearts and minds,” the bishop ...