June 2022 First Friday Letter

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First Friday Letter The World Methodist Council

June 2022

Greetings from the General Secretary Dear Friends, It seems like only yesterday that we were welcoming the new year. Now we are at the mid-point of 2022 with the advent of summer in the northern hemisphere and winter in the southern hemisphere. Seasonal changes remind us that time is moving on and that we need to make the best of every precious moment. On 24 May, Methodists celebrated Aldersgate Day. It was this day that John Wesley, the father of the Methodist Movement, experienced his “heart strangely warmed” and had assurance of salvation. He writes in his journal, “I felt I did trust Christ, Christ alone for salvation; and an assurance was given me that He had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.” Africans across the World celebrated Africa Day on 25 May, which marks the founding of the Organization for African Unity (OAU) in 1963. The goal of the OAU is to “defend the sovereignty of African countries, uphold human rights and restore the dignity of African people.” This year the theme was “Building resilience in nutrition on the African continent: Accelerate the human capital, social and economic development.” Covid-19 exposed the economic vulnerability of many of the African countries and the risk of eroding the human capital and nutritional gains made over the last decade. Sub-Saharan Africa ranks the highest in the world when it comes to illicit financial outflows and has been left behind with accessibility to coronavirus vaccines, with only 15.9% of the population of 1.2 billion on the continent fully vaccinated. Covid-19 has exposed the deep fault lines in global healthcare. As we begin to contemplate a new “normal” in a Post-Covid world, great care must be given to building a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable world. If one person in the north or south sneezes, everyone can potentially catch a cold. We live in an interconnected world, where no recovery will be possible if we don’t care for the most vulnerable in society. Later this month, our focus shifts to the plight of refugees around the world. I am reminded of a Sunday School teacher who asked her class to draw a picture of a Bible story. When examining the drawings, she was surprised to see one of an airplane and some people in it. She called the little girl who drew the picture to explain which Biblical story it was. She replied that in the cockpit was Pontius the pilot and at the back was Jesus and his family taking a flight to Egypt. It is important to remember that our Lord and Savior “became human in every way so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God.” It is a reality that Jesus and his family were refugees in Africa. The European Methodist Council prepared some resources for World Refugee Day, Sunday 19 June 2022, which speaks particularly on persons who lost their lives in attempting to cross the Mediterranean, but it can be adapted to your situation. See: https://www.methodist.eu/resources This edition of the FFL contains prayer requests for violence in Nigeria, the US, and Ukraine. Shalom, Ivan

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Reflections for Refugee Week The Revd. Dr. Inderjit Bhogal, recipient of the 2018 World Methodist Peace Award, has co-authored, with Dr. Jayme R. Reaves, a valuable resource on the theme of Christian hospitality. Titled ‘Sanctuary: The Hospitality of Host, Guest and Stranger’, this offers a week of reflections on what it means to offer costly hospitality to those who need it most. It can be downloaded from the website of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI). In the Foreword, Dr. Nicola Brady, General Secretary of CTBI, writes, ‘It is an ancient tradition across the world that holy places are considered places of sanctuary for those at risk of persecution. In the Christian faith this principle is enshrined in Scripture and given powerful expression in the ministry of Christ and the disciples of the early Church, who sought hospitality as they journeyed to share Good News in dangerous times.’ The authors suggest a variety of readings from Scripture, questions to stimulate reflection, and challengingly, points for action. This comes in good time for Refugee Week, which runs from June 20th – 26th , 2022, and which concludes with Sanctuary Sunday, for which worship material is offered. https://ctbi.org. uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Sanctuary-Bible- Study_FINAL_LOWRES.pdf Dr. Bhogal received the Peace Award for his inspirational work in establishing the Sanctuary movement. The citation notes ‘Always committed to building cultures of welcome, hospitality and safety for asylum seekers, refugees and other vulnerable people, his work is far reaching. Bhogal’s ministry included arranging pilgrimages to Ireland, Croatia and Punjab, India to promote a deeper understanding of peace and reconciliation.’ Dr. Jayme R. Reaves is originally from the American South, she has worked in post-conflict former Yugoslavia and Northern Ireland and focuses on bridging the gap between theology, peacemaking, and reconciliation. She describes herself as ‘a public theologian: a theologian for the public and helping religious communities understand and consider the public consequences of their theology’. Submitted by Vice President, Gillian Kingston

Anja Rozen, a 13-year old elementary school student from Slovenia is the winner of the international contest Plakat MIRU. She was chosen among 600,000 children from all over the world. “My poster represents the earth that connects and unites us. People stick to each other. If one person lets go, the rest will fall. We are all connected to our planet and to each other, but unfortunately we are little aware of it,” said the young creator. Posted by Suzanne Rock

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Be Brave. Make Change.

The nation will mark two important occasions for First and Second Peoples in Australia: Sorry Day on 26 May, and National Reconciliation Week from 27 May - 3 June. As the Uniting Church we hold our recently renewed Covenant relationship with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress at the heart of our identity. We are committed to truth-telling about our shared history, and acknowledge the trauma and grief that endures as a result of deeply unjust, colonial policies such as the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their culture and communities. We walk together as First and Second Peoples on the continuing road to justice and healing. Sorry Day takes place annually one day before the beginning of National Reconciliation Week from 27 May - 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey, the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. The

theme for #NRW2022 is ‘Be Brave. Make Change.’ Proud Palawa woman and Advocate of the Assembly’s Walking Together as First and Second Peoples Circle. Alison Overeem has generously shared two poems to mark these two events with original artwork by Grace Williams. Uniting Church members and communities are encouraged to mark these important events and consider concrete actions they might take to live out our covenant commitment as First and Second Peoples and to tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation. Soon, one of the ways you will be able to do this is through Living the Covenant Locally, a new Uniting Church grassroots movement of people learning, growing in relationships and taking action for reconciliation locally. It will be formally launched by the Assembly during National Reconciliation Week – stay tuned! Story by Uniting Church in Australia

Wesley House Seeks Editor for Holiness Journal We are now looking for our next editor for this international journal of Wesleyan theology and practice that promotes scholarly intercultural conversation amongst the global Wesleyan/Methodist family. It is published twice a year online, offering free access to its readership and contains peer-reviewed articles, shorter articles of a theological and devotional nature, poetry and book reviews. You can read the journal at www.sciendo.com/journal/holiness. This is a freelance position, working remotely. Issues are expected to take 100-150 hours of editorial time and a fee of £3,000 per published issue is offered. For further details, including how to apply, please visit www.wesley.cam.ac.uk/holiness/editor Applications close at the end of 12th June 2022. Interviews will be held on 7th July. World Methodist Council

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Bishop McKenzie named Interim President and General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ of the USA female elected to episcopal office in the more than two-century-old AME Church and is the first female to serve as President of the Council of Bishops and President of the General Board. She has served as presiding bishop in Southern Africa – Botswana, Swaziland, Mozambique and Lesotho and in the United States in Tennessee, Kentucky and Texas. She is no stranger to ecumenical ministry. She has been a delegate, preacher and/or presenter to ecumenical bodies including the World Methodist Council and the World Council of Churches.

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie Recently, the Governing Board of the National Council of Churches of Christ (NCC) in the USA welcomed Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie to her first business meeting of the NCC Governing Board as Interim President and General Secretary. Bishop McKenzie started in the position on April 1, 2022, and has immersed herself in the work of the organization. This initial period of exploration culminated in a Board retreat held last week in Montgomery, Alabama with programming that built upon NCC’s current priority, the “A.C.T. NOW to End Racism” initiative that was started in 2018. Bishop McKenzie has been appointed to a two-year term as Interim President and General Secretary. In this role, she will provide executive leadership to a diverse covenant community of 37-member communions with 30 million Christians and 100,000 congregations from Protestant, Anglican, historic African American, Orthodox, Evangelical and Living Peace traditions which have a common commitment to advocate and represent God’s love and unity in the public square. Since 1950, the National Council of Churches has worked in a common expression of God’s love and promise of unity. She is the third woman and the first African American woman to serve as General Secretary and the first woman to serve in the combined role of President and General Secretary. “I am honored to have been invited to serve the National Council of Churches. I look forward to the opportunity to enhance the great work that the NCC has already done and look for strategic ways to amplify its voice. It is critical in this season of divisiveness in our country that we remain vigilant and visible advocates and bridge builders,” said Bishop McKenzie. Prior to this assignment Bishop McKenzie served as the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She was the first World Methodist Council

Bishop McKenzie is a native of Baltimore and a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Howard University, School of Religion and has an earned doctorate from United Theological Seminary. The great granddaughter of AFRO Newspaper founder, John H. Murphy, Sr., Bishop McKenzie also serves as the National Chaplain of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The National Council of Churches has announced that Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie will lead the organization as Interim President and General Secretary. (Photo by Willie & Kim Photography/www.willieandkim.com) Bishop McKenzie has been active in social justice issues for more than three decades. She was appointed in 2009 by President Barack Obama to be on the inaugural White House Commission of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnership. This group worked on behalf of Americans committed to improving their communities, no matter their religious or political beliefs. She was named by Huffington Post in 2014 as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women Around the World. She is the author of six books including Not Without a Struggle and Journey to the Well. Her newest book is The Big Deal of Taking Small Steps to Move Closer to God. The book shows how to develop a stronger relationship with God with a more effective Christian lifestyle by taking small steps that lead to big changes. “We welcome the experience of Bishop McKenzie to the NCC,” said Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, NCC Governing Board Chair and Presiding Bishop of the Fifth Episcopal District, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. “The entire Board is excited to have Bishop McKenzie”, added Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, NCC Governing Board Vice Chair. From the Baltimore Afro-American and the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA First Friday Letter page 4

UMCOR partners to relieve distress inside Ukraine The Batiovo refugee shelter is one of more than 120 centers supplied with food, water, hygiene products and household appliances by HIA. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a partner in this work through its support of ACT Alliance relief work in Ukraine as well as in countries receiving refugees outside the country. UMCOR has so far contributed $1 million to ACT Alliance relief efforts. In addition to the HIA outreach, Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER) conduct similar ACT missions in other parts of Ukraine.

Irina and her two children in the playground at the shelter in Batiovo, Ukraine. PHOTO: Dániel Fakete/ Okumenikus Segélyszervezet Irina and her two children, Mathou (age 5) and Tapolina (age 8), evacuated from the eastern part of Ukraine as invading Russian forces began a bombing campaign on their village in the Donetsk region. As in many Ukrainian families, her husband, a history teacher, stayed behind to join the Ukrainian defense forces. At first, they told the children the sound of bombs was just distant thunder, but as the Russian missiles got closer, the children began screaming.

Several other relief organizations have been able to increase their work in Ukraine with UMCOR support. In the southwestern part of Ukraine, a long-time UMCOR partner, International Blue Crescent (IBC), reaches people in the Odessa region with food, water and medical supplies. Odessa has been a target of Russian forces attempting to capture territory along the Black Sea. As Odessans evacuate, IBC distributes emergency food rations at the Moldovan/Romanian border in the city of Izmail. UMCOR support provides 75,000 meals as well as a 2-month supply of food staples for 1000 households in this besieged region. IBC also provides medical supplies to Bolgrad and Artsyz state hospitals based on their urgent needs. UMCOR has released two emergency grants to the United Methodist Church in Ukraine. According to the district superintendent for the Ukraine/Moldova Provisional Annual Conference, the Rev. Oleg Starodubets, Ukrainian Methodists continue to serve refugees and people struggling in areas under siege.

“The children didn’t want to leave the shelter of the furniture. They ate under there. They were really very, very scared. That was when I realized that it was time to evacuate somewhere,” Irina said.

“Since the beginning of the war, our church has organized four gathering points to receive refugees (Onokivtsi, Lviv, Kamianitsia, Uzhgorod) and in total, they are giving shelter to about 200 people daily.”

She didn’t even know where to go, other than west to Lviv. On foot they tried to get to the evacuation point, but when Russian forces started shelling, they had to hide. It took multiple tries and getting into a car with Ukrainians they didn’t even know, but they made it to a railway station and out to Lviv. From there, they continued west.

Internally displaced people within Ukraine continue to travel, depending on where the invading forces attack and when they retreat.

They finally reached Batiovo, Ukraine, in Transcarpathia, not far from the Hungarian border. There they found a refugee shelter supplied by ACT Alliance partner Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA), an ecumenical humanitarian agency of Protestant and Orthodox churches. They took shelter with about 90 other displaced Ukrainians and received beds, water, shower facilities and three meals a day. The playground outside allows Irina’s children to play with other Ukrainian children, away from the sounds and devastation of the missiles. World Methodist Council

“Some of the leaders and members of Methodist churches didn’t leave dangerous locations,” Starodubets wrote in a recent newsletter to supporters. “In the very first days of the war, we sent money to them, so they could buy food and some necessary items in the nearest shops, as they couldn’t move far under the fire and shelling. Our Methodist pastor in Kharkiv city, which is (frequently) under fire, the Rev. Igor Park, hasn’t left the city and he continues to support his parish. We transfer money when postal offices have been working and we are able to send products and medicine to certain places and people.” continued... First Friday Letter page 5

UMCOR partners to relieve distress in Ukraine


What’s left of Borodyanka, a suburb of Kyiv in Ukraine. PHOTO: HIA The Starodubets family has remained in Lviv, serving the needs of the church and of displaced people arriving there. Another ACT partner, HEKS-EPERS, reaches people in the Kharkiv region with emergency food, water, hygiene and medical services, even as Russian assaults continue.

The ebbs and flows of war UMCOR partners working in Ukraine and across Europe have all described the refugee and internally displaced populations as “fluid.” Stations and shelters set up in one place may have to be quickly broken down and moved to another. Refugee operations across the borders of Ukraine describe ebbs and flows of activity, depending on where military aggression advances and where it retreats. Some Ukrainians have decided to return, even if it means they return to destroyed villages with little infrastructure left. Others receive word from relatives in Ukraine that the Russians have moved out. Irina, in Botiovo, worries every day about her husband and her parents, who refused to leave their home. She is a nurse, and she knows her skills will be needed. She wants to return home. After Russian forces retreated from the suburbs of World Methodist Council

Kyiv, in places like Bucha, HIA workers visited at the end of April, bringing with them much needed food and water and other basic supplies, but also with their presence. The horrors endured by the people trapped in Bucha and other communities surrounding Kyiv during occupation are still being discovered, yet, even there, people of faith find a way to survive and way to serve. One young woman who came for food and water thanked the Hungarians for their presence. She said that she and her mother hid during days of occupation in the cellar of their house with their dog, who kept them warm. They had only canned food and potatoes. “Thank you for coming to us,” the young woman exclaimed. When she picked up her food box, she invited them to come meet her mother. And then, in typical Ukrainian warmth, she said, “Come see us also when this is all over. We will wait for you with a table fully set, you’ll see what Ukrainian hospitality looks like.” Christie R. House is a consultant writer and editor with Global Ministries and UMCOR. Individual accounts in this article come from HIA, ACT Alliance and the Rev. Oleg Starodubets.

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Nominate a 2022 Peace Award Recipient If you have been planning to nominate someone who exemplifies Courage, Creativity, and Consistency for the World Methodist Peace Award, you must act now. Applications submitted by July 15 will be considered for this year. Any application received after July 15 will be reviewed later for 2023. Note, all supporting documents must be included. The nominee should show courage in regard to physical danger or putting personal interest at risk. Creativity should include opening new initiatives and attracting others in working for the cause of peace. Consistency is judged by effort over a period of time and intensity, despite setbacks.

2021 Award Winner Rev. Olav Parnamets

Here is the link to read the full criteria: http://worldmethodistcouncil.org/whatwedo/world-methodist-peace-award/ The recipient receives a medallion, citation and US $1000 which is symbolic of the larger recognition achieved in working for peace, justice and reconciliation. The recipient is included in the World Methodist Council Peace award booklet and their photo is hung on the wall of the World Methodist Council Headquarters with other recipients of this prestigious award. Go to www.worldmethodistcouncil.org and click on the “About the WM Peace Award” tab on the left side of the homepage and complete the online application. Please send all nomination forms to Bishop Ivan Abrahams at info@worldmethodistcouncil.org.

Prayers answered, abducted Nigerian Methodists released Bishop Michael Stephen of the World Methodist Council Steering Committee and former Archbishop of the Methodist Church Nigeria shares the following from the latest news of the kidnapping of the Prelate alongside the Bishop of Owerri Diocese Dennis Mark and the Prelate’s Chaplain, The Very Rev. Shittu, which was received with great shock and sadness when it happened.

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“We are thankful that God heard the prayers of the people that went out across the country. After about 24 hours, the news of their release rent the airwaves. We all are thankful to God for his intervention. This incident points to the state of insecurity that has enveloped our country and the need to request the prayers of the people of God all over the world for divine intervention in the affairs of Nigeria. We are grateful for the prompt statements and concerns from the World Methodist Council, Africa Methodist Council and other Ecumenical partners.”

President of the World Methodist Council, the Rev. Dr. JC Park, added, “Let’s praise God who rescued the beloved Prelate just as King David praised God when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies. ‘I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, so I shall be saved from my enemies.’ (Psalm 18:3) We want to join the joyful praise of our Nigerian people called Methodists: Worthy is the Lamb!” This area of Nigeria has a recent history of kidnapping and beheading, so this was very much a concern. Read more on this story at https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-61632802 World Methodist Council

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Wave of Prayer on 26 June On the 26th day of each month, women of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women create a ‘wave of prayer’ around the globe to mark the signing of our original charter on 26th October 1939. Recently, our prayers have been about the preparations of our 14th World Assembly, taking place totally online 9th -14th August 2022. Our Assembly theme will be ‘Go and bear fruit – fruit that will last’ (John 15:16) Because the 26th June falls on a Sunday, we are inviting church leaders to pray alongside us in their congregations and offer this prayer for your use. Creator God, We thank you for the courage of women who speak out for justice and truth, and work for the well-being of women and girls. We thank you for the creativity of women who stand up for the needs of the world and make Christ known by their loving actions. We thank you for the commitment of women to bring together sisters from nine Areas for our first ever online World Assembly. Bless their endeavours, we pray, with your wisdom, your grace and your peace. May all be inspired to go and bear lasting fruit for your sake. In the name of Christ, Amen

The World Federation prayer may also be used: Creator God, rooted in your loving care, nurtured through your Son Jesus, challenged by your Holy Spirit, we are in the world to bring peace with justice, reconciliation in love, and hope for all people. May our lives extend as the branches of our Tree of Life, bearing fruit of Unity and Love. We offer praise and thanksgiving through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. Written by WFMW Executive members, 1986-91

Condolences to families of Texas shooting rampage The General Secretary of the World Methodist Council called on Methodists to join prayers with the community of Uvalde, Texas. He expressed his deepest condolences with the bereaved families and those injured in the shooting rampage at Robb Elementary School. According to the Washington Post more than 311,00 students experienced gun violence at school since the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School. The shooting on Tuesday comes only 10 days after 10 people were killed in a hate crime in Buffalo, New York. Abrahams called for “decisive action to protect the innocent and curb gun-violence”. The World Methodist Council join with all people of goodwill calling for an end to violence, especially against children. Put away violence and destruction, and practice justice and righteousness.

Ezekiel 45:9

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AME Outraged on Shooting at New York Supermarket The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church stands in solidarity with the families of the Buffalo 10 and the grieving community as we raise your lament and demand justice. We are outraged. We are grieved. As we move out of Easter, into the Ascension, and onward to Pentecost, we will not continue to be snuffed out in silence. Things must change. Once more, the Black community in the United States has been the target of murderous terror. On May 14, 2022, a hate-filled man set out to execute a premeditated white supremacist plot to “shoot all Blacks” at the Tops Friendly Markets grocery store on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo. Before he was apprehended, this man killed ten people: Aaron Salter, Katherine “Kat” Massey, Pearly Young, Heyward Patterson, Celestine Cheyney, Roberta Drury, Margus D. Morrison, Andre Mackneil, Geraldine Talley, and Ruth Whitfield. Ruth Whitfield was a former member of Union AME Church, Warwick, New York before moving to Buffalo, New York. Gunfire and the direct aftermath of this rampage injured three others: Zaire Goodman, Jennifer Warrington, and Christopher Braden. Today, we pray that the families of those killed, the Buffalo community, those ministering directly to the community in this season, and all of us now grieving would be comforted. We thank the members of the Connectional African Methodist Episcopal Church who have supported Bishop Julius McAllister and Presiding Elder Paul Thomas. Since Monday, the Connectional Health Commission, the Bishop Henry McNeil Turner Connectional Chaplains Association, and the Council of Bishops have provided ground support, counseling, medicine, and other provisions for the residents of Buffalo. While we express our heartfelt condolences to the families of those massacred, we also grieve, sharing in the deep sorrow and anger of the families and the Buffalo community that are changed forever through this horrific act of violence. This despicable act causes us to relive our collective pain of the massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Given the killer’s detailed preparation and documentation, we know that all of us who are “Blacks” by his standards would have been suitable targets. We also know that this killer acted according to a virulent form of white supremacy rapidly shapeshifting to remain endemic and meet white Americans’ interests. Consequently, we respond to this violence as those who are under attack. Therefore, today, we pray that God will dismantle every act of antiblackness in whatever form it may come and give us the wisdom and courage to fight and win in this cause. As we gird ourselves for this cause, we highlight the following aspects of the Tops massacre: •

The shooting took place in Buffalo, a city that was a beacon of light for that fleeing enslavement before the Civil War and lynchings and economic exploitation in the 20th Century through the Great Migration.

The internet provided the shooter with a radicalizing white supremacist community; the shooter publicized his hateful beliefs and actions using public platforms. The shooter is one of a growing number of people in the United States who believe in a conspiracy called ‘the great replacement theory.’

Finally, we call on anyone with a moral conscience to respond to this call to acknowledge and dismantle white supremacy. We no longer live in a time when it is considered shameful to be racist. White supremacist fringe groups have risen to the mainstream of the Republican Party, and media outlets have normalized hate. Certain parts of the “Christian” church have been used to promote a so-called Christian Nationalism or Supremacy that promotes hatred in the name of God and suggests that a concern for the least of these is antithetical to the gospel. The time is now and must be used creatively to do right and tear down the cathedrals built for the worship of antiblackness and all forms of hatred. The Council of Bishops Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield, President of the Council of Bishops and Chair of the Social Action Commission Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Senior Bishop Bishop Paul J. M. Kawimbe, President of the General Board Bishop Francine A. Brookins, Chair of the Public Statement Committee Mrs. Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Director/Consultant of Social Action

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