In case you missed it, United Methodist News Service has been putting out a series of stories about The United Methodist Church in Germany. While entries in this series go back a couple of years, many of the stories have been published in the last couple of months. Not only are these stories a chance to learn more about United Methodism in another part of the world, most also deal directly with the church as it is in mission.
Among the stories are several about United Methodists seeking revitalized congregations and new ministries in the community.
Also included are several about the history of deaconesses in the German UMC.
Quite a number of the stories address immigration within society and within the church.
The General Board of Church and Society also met recently in Berlin, Germany. Board members were given another glimpse into the German church and German society. GBCS, UM News Service #1, UM News Service #2, the Germany Episcopal Area #1, and the Germany Episcopal Area #2 all wrote articles on this meeting.