Sunday, July 15, 2012

Green Village UMC and Malawi


 Dr. Michael Christensen, Director of Communities of Shalom
for the United Methodist Church, Rev. Clarissa
South Holland, Pastor of Green Village United Methodist Church, Dennis Singini, Guest preacher and Regional Shalom Trainer in Malawi


The United Methodist Church in Green Village was delighted to welcome Dennis Singini, Regional Shalom Trainer For Communities of Shalom International, to her pulpit on July 1, 2012. We were also pleased to have the Director of Communities of Shalom, Dr. Michael Christensen in worship. Communities of Shalom is a ministry of the United Methodist Church, located at Drew University, that focuses on "neighborhood revitalization and community transformation." Dr. Michael Christensen, Director of Communities of Shalom for the United Methodist Church describes shalom as "more than a Jewish way of saying hello, shalom is more than 'peace' as the absence of conflict. Shalom means health, healing, harmony, wholeness, well-being, and shared prosperity in our community."  Pastor Singini shared with the Green Village United Methodist Church that his "job" is to bring shalom to his community by providing basic necessities like food, clean water, and medical care to the people of Malawi. The United Methodist Women of Green Village collected yarn to send home with Dennis for church women to use to help support their families and orphans in Mzuzu. 

Submitted by: Rev. Clarissa South Holland 973-822-2764