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Filipino United Methodists condemn latest violence

Methodist News - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 14:59
State terrorism prevails on Negros Island, the Philippines Board of Church and Society said in condemning the latest killings.

As Hong Kong protests continue, so do prayers

Methodist News - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 12:13
Methodist resident says Christians reach out to both protesters and the government in a spirit of prayer.

Sierra Leone church expands eye care services

Methodist News - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 08:52
A new state-of-the art surgical facility will allow a United Methodist eye clinic to provide treatment for retinal tears and other eye problems that couldn’t previously be treated in Sierra Leone.

Churches step up to help unemployed miners

Methodist News - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 12:25
After the sudden bankruptcy of the Blackjewel mining company last month, United Methodists are helping with food, utility bills, school supplies and information.

Gay daughter sent bishop back to Scriptures

Methodist News - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 08:53
The co-author of the popular Disciple Bible study writes about how learning his daughter is gay led him to examine Scriptures about homosexuality more closely.

Ebola spreads to area with strong United Methodist ties

Methodist News - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 08:00
Bishop Unda urges church members in East Congo not to panic, vows to continue church’s awareness campaign.

Bishops, agency respond to GC2019 vote probe

Methodist News - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 13:16
Both bishops and the finance agency have agreed to take action following findings of voting irregularities.

UMCNext plan would end LGBTQ restrictions

Methodist News - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:47
Coalition of centrists and progressives favors removing restrictions on LGBTQ ordination and same-sex weddings, allowing exit plan for churches that disagree.

Energy crisis takes toll on Zimbabwe church

Methodist News - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 09:33
Daily power outages are affecting The United Methodist Church and its related ministries, including hospitals and schools.

What to expect at General Conference 2020

Methodist News - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 13:16
Organizers are making some changes they hope will address issues arising from the 2019 General Conference.

MARCHA: Hispanic-Latino voice needed at GC2020

Methodist News - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:29
Hispanics and Latinos must make sure their concerns are heard at the 2020 General Conference, say leaders of the Hispanic-Latino United Methodist caucus.

Filipino church connects with indigenous peoples

Methodist News - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:04
United Methodist outreach team brings critical medical attention, supplies to more than 100 Aetas.

Seeing ‘new face’ of Christian church in China

Methodist News - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:25
A joint United Methodist volunteer team from the North Central and Northeastern jurisdictions makes a journey of peace and goodwill to China.

Iowa clergyperson to face trial

Methodist News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:23
The Rev. Anna Blaedel is charged with violating The United Methodist Book of Discipline as a “self-avowed practicing homosexual.”

Commission on General Conference added to confusion

Methodist News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:23
Closed meeting and referral decision were mistakes, writes a former president of the United Methodist Judicial Council.

Biblical comparison shapes GC2020 theme

Methodist News - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 09:56
General Conference organizers chose “…and know that I am God” as the theme but not before discovering the Psalm’s words and even its verse numbers vary by translation.

Church helps bring dental care to remote villages in Nigeria

Methodist News - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 09:06
The United Methodist Church in Nigeria is training community health workers to perform urgent-care dentistry.

Group drafts separation plan for denomination

Methodist News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 13:03
Citing irreconcilable differences over homosexuality, a theologically diverse team of 12 envisions ʻnew expressions’ of United Methodism in a plan for the church’s future.

Zimbabwe lay leader dies at 63

Methodist News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:28
Betty Spiwe Katiyo, who died suddenly Aug. 10, is being remembered as “amazing woman of God.”

Pittsburgh preschoolers help orphans in Zimbabwe

Methodist News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 09:07
Bicycle donation is just latest good news for kids at Home of Hope, who have spacious new quarters thanks to support from Finnish government and Nyadire Connection.
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