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GBHEM recoginizes Golden Triangle high school graduates

From left to right: Lar May Maung, Mu Dah, Cha Eh Pwo, Mu Shee.

The United Methodist Church’s General Board of Higher Education and Ministry recently recognized Golden Triangle Fellowship high school graduates who participated in the Scholar Extended Education program. The SEE program was a recipient of a GBHEM grant. For the full article, click here.


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Footprints in the Sand, a poem in which the author tells about a dream of his/her life journey, describes seeing two sets of footprints during most of the journey when God had

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Reflections for August 10, 2014

According to the Board of Pensions of the United Methodist Church, I have served as a pastor for 4 decades. Where did the time go? From the beginning of this ministry with the church, meeting with the District Committee on Ministry, through the time as a candidate for ministry in my 20s, the United Methodist Church has supported me and the work I do, and much of that support has come from your generous gifts to the church. When I was in seminary, I received Ministerial Education Funds. These funds, along with scholarships, meant that I left seminary without school debt.

I now serve on the Board of Ordained Ministry and as the co-chair of the Order of Elders for the Tennessee Conference. I serve on the Residents in Ministry Team of the Board and I know how much time and energy goes into preparing candidates for ministry for ordination. Heather Harriss, Adam Kelchner and Chris Allen are all in this residency process. Your gifts to the church make much of what we are doing possible.

At some point in the future I’ll be looking toward retirement and your generosity has helped provide an adequate retirement fund for our United Methodist clergy. I offer this brief Reflections to say thank you for your support and for all you have done and all you have given to undergird the work of my ministry over these 40 years.


Update from Lookin' Up Farm

For the past three years, Mary Ruth Lane and her husband, Bill, have engaged the youth from Belmont UMC in planting, growing, and harvesting vegetables for The Nashville Food Project.

The past three years have produced many memories. My favorite one is watching the youth pick the vegetables and taste them freshly picked, not cooked. The fact that they are willing and curious is great! This year, we entered their tomatoes in the organic category at the Williamson County Fair and they placed 2nd! And their green beans placed 3rd!

We are nearing 1,000 pounds of food donated to The Nashville Food Project thanks to the enthusiasm of the youth.  They work hard and get the job done much more quickly than we anticipate. We really have to be prepared for when they are here. They are a terrific group of young people, and we enjoy working with them. And they keep us young!

by Mary Ruth Lane


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