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A Joyous and Peaceful Christmas

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The World Methodist Council Wishes You a Joyous and Peaceful Christmas At this time of year and always, we wish you God’s Peace as we welcome the Prince of Peace. May God’s blessings surround you and your loved ones at Christmas. Merry Christmas – Feliz Navidad – Joyeux Noël – Feliz Natal Fröhliche Weihnachten – 메리 크리스마스 – God Jul 圣诞节快乐 – Buon Natale The World Methodist Council Staff

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Dr. Joseph Rice Hale Dies at 81

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  The World Methodist Council is grieved to announce that Dr. Joseph Rice Hale, who was the General Secretary of the World Methodist Council for 25 years, died today, 14 November, 2016. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, 17 November, at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church of Waynesville, North Carolina. Current World Methodist Council General Secretary, Rev. Ivan Abrahams, will bring the eulogy, and Rev. Sandy Giles will officiate at the service. Dr. Hale leaves behind his wife, Mary Hale, resident of Silver Bluff Village in Canton, N.C., and his son, Jeffrey Hale, a resident of

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon Recipient of the 2015 Peace Award

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The World Methodist Council announces that Rev. Dr. Jo Anne Lyon is the recipient of the 2015 World Methodist Council Peace Award. The award will be presented to Dr. Lyon at the closing worship of the 21st World Methodist Conference in Houston, Texas USA, on September 3, 2016. As the founder and former CEO (1996-2008) of World Hope International, Alexandria,Va., Dr. Lyon began that ministry in her home and, in twelve years, grew the organization to a $17 million global Christian relief and development agency serving in 30 countries and dedicated to alleviate suffering and injustice. In her time with World Hope International,