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Child care center at Jamestown First provides ministry to the community

“It is such a great way for the church to minister to the community,” Lindsey Voeltz, Director of Solid Foundations Growing Center. Jamestown First United Methodist Church in North Dakota has found a new way to minister to the community. The church has remodeled and opened their space for a child care center—Solid Foundations Growing Center (SFGC). “We are bringing new life into the church and serving our community,” said Lindsey Voeltz, director of SFGC and member at Jamestown First UMC.
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Family members and supporters enjoy dedication of Voas cabin

The Voas Cabin was dedicated on Saturday, October 7, at Lake Poinsett camp. More than 65 guests celebrated with music, food, pumpkin painting and fellowship. Barbara Voas, 91, and all seven children of Rev. Ken and Barbara Voas were present for the celebration. “It was a tremendous joy to have many special guests present, including Scott and Julia Jones and several members of the Voas family,” said Christy Heflin, director of Lake Poinsett Camp.
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Connecting across the globe: Rebecca's Random Thoughts

A few weeks ago, Steve and I had the opportunity to journey to the other side of the globe. I (Rebecca) am a member the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and this spring we held our board meeting in conjunction with the 25th anniversary celebration of Africa University (AU). Africa University was founded by the United Methodist Church 25 years ago in the country of Zimbabwe. It is a Pan-African Institution designed to reach students from across the continent, provide them with quality education as well as strong United Methodist values and ethics, in order to positively impact the continent of Africa and the entire world. The experience was phenomenal and we learned and observed many things.
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A Message from the Bishop

The shocking news of the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s history has left us struggling to understand and express the depth of our emotions. We are overwhelmed by feelings of disbelief, fear, anger, powerlessness, and grief. We long for God to come close and grace our lives, the Las Vegas community, and our nation with God’s healing and comforting presence.
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