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Northeastern Jurisdiction creates urban ministry award

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Date 17 Apr 2000 14:18:52

April 17, 2000	News media contact: Linda Bloom·(212) 870-3803·New York

By United Methodist News Service

A new award for urban ministry, honoring a longtime United Methodist
executive, is being established in the denomination's Northeastern

Created by the jurisdiction's urban steering committee, the award will be
presented to a selected urban ministry in each annual conference, according
to the Rev. Richard Bowyer, committee secretary.

The Jefferson Award honors the Rev. Kinmoth "Kim" Jefferson, who served for
25 years in the office of urban ministry at the United Methodist Board of
Global Ministries. A member of the Northern New Jersey Conference, Jefferson
also has served as a pastor in urban settings and is widely known in both
denominational and ecumenical circles for his commitment to urban ministry
and justice.

To qualify for the award, the ministry must receive its principal financial
support from the United Methodist Church and be recognized in one or more of
the following ways: as a Holy Boldness partner, an approved Shalom site, a
participant in the Episcopal Initiative on Children and Poverty, an
implementer of the nurture/outreach/witness (NOW) model of ministry or a
provider of justice ministries that address systemic issues.

More information is available by writing Bowyer at 1105 Locust Ave.,
Fairmont, WV 26554, calling (304) 363-8210 or sending an e-mail to

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