Dispatches from Korea: 2016 NEUMC pilgrimage

The first Methodist Church in Korea. See more photos in gallery at right.

September 21, 2016

Twenty-seven clergy and laity from New England are accompanying Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar on a pilgrimage to Incheon, South Korea, hosted by Bupyeong Methodist Church from Sept. 19-27, 2016.

They are: Bishop and Prema Devadhar, Seok Hwan Hong, Bob Packard, David and Lisa Abbott, John and Rita Blackadar, Cheryl Meachen and Josh Meachen, Abiot Moyo, Richard McSherry, Kathy Macedo, Lourey Savick, Jackie Brannen, Karen Munson, Kathryn and Joseph Saunders, Paul and Omana Maliel, Rebecca Hewett, Beth DiCocco, Janet Powell, Marie MacDougall, Rene Wilbur, Ardelle Gile, Suranjan Maben, and Erica Robinson-Johnson.
Rev. Hong

Wednesday, Sept. 21: 

Bupyeong Methodist Church senior pastor Rev. Eun-pa Hong. Rev. Hong talks about what he thinks makes Korean Methodism so strong.
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5 a.m. prayer at Bupyeong Methodist Church



Thursday, Sept. 22: 

Praying aloud in Korea. See and hear the 5 a.m. daily prayer service at Bupyeong Methodist Church.
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Thursday, Sept. 22: 

Honoring the founders of Korean Methodism, seeing the fruit: In the 19th century, missionaries to Korea lay the foundations for thriving 21st-century churches. Read the story

Korea's largest Methodist church