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Merry Christmas

December 15, 2018

Merry Christmas from UMA.

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UMA Welcomes New EAGLE Accreditation Commissioners

February 21, 2019

Doug Marshall is the President and CEO of Presbyterian Home for Children located in Talladega now in its 150 years of serving at risk and homeless children. In a state with age 6 being the average age of a homeless person, he is now leading efforts to helping put both homeless children and their mothers…

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Riverwoods Grande Illumination Event Raises Over $22,000

January 21, 2019

LEWISBURG – The 20th Annual Grande Illumination event recently held at RiverWoods Senior Living Community raised more than $22,000 for benevolent care, which is used to cover the essentials of room costs, meals, medication and transportation to and from medical appointments for those who have outlived their resources. This event provides the opportunity for donors…

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A Message from Afghanistan Results in Joyful Giving Moment

December 17, 2018

A Joy Story from United Methodist CommunitiesBy Janet M. Carrato, Communications and Public Relations Director On September 4, 2017 United Methodist Communities’ Home Office received a message from Deputy Commander Major Rick Moreno, United States Marine Corps, stationed at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. “We received your care package for Mark Kistler here…

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UMA Seeks Recognition of EAGLE under Families First Prevention Services Act

August 28, 2018

UMA and EAGLE-accredited organization The Methodist Home of Children and Youth in Macon, GA submitted written testimonies on August 3rd in advance of the August 7th Congressional deadline, requesting EAGLE be recognized as an accrediting body in the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). The House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee held a hearing…

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UMA Board Establishes a Way Forward Task Force

August 28, 2018

The UMA Board of Directors at its July meeting established a task force to explore how best to prepare for changes that may impact UMA ministries as a result of the scheduled 2019 Special Session of the UMC General Conference on a Way Forward. Two issues of a Way Forward identified by the board as…

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