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