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Help sought to save historic church, cemeteries

7 hours 46 min ago
The border wall would cut off two cemeteries and a historic United Methodist church.

United Methodists decry 'red-tagging' of church council

8 hours 35 min ago
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines was labeled as a “front organization of local communist terrorist groups” by the Department of National Defense of the Philippines Government.

Group of bishops calling for ‘deeper conversations’

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 10:21
Eight active and retired United Methodist bishops released a statement calling for the church to be open to new expressions of Methodist witness.

Struggling Ghana church seeks support

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 09:00
United Methodist pastor says the, “extinction of this church would mean the end of United Methodism in Ghana.”

Response to wildfires deepens with experience

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:03
Some people dig in while others leave or work to help fire survivors. Responses are evolving as Californians get more experience dealing with wildfires.

Bishops encouraged to break down barriers

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 13:09
Bishops both celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall and agreed to work toward helping refugees overcome roadblocks to settling in the U.S.

Funeral chaplain puts faith to work

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:58
United Methodist Elison Kamupira is a ‘pillar of strength’ for grieving families, an evangelist and a lively master of ceremonies.

WCA looks toward new, traditionalist church

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 14:47
Leaders at latest global gathering of Wesleyan Covenant Association say The United Methodist Church is certain to split.

Bishops warned their funding imperiled

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 14:15
Church financial leaders sounded the alarm that if current trends persist, the Episcopal Fund will run out of money in five years.

Trending Local: The Growing Role of Local Pastors

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:32
Special report on the rapid growth of part-time local pastors, the use of local pastors in Hispanic outreach and the challenges faced by local pastors in in the Central Conferences.

Deacon opens school for vulnerable children in Uganda

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 09:22
United Methodist Magooli Academy brings quality education closer to home for young orphans, other needy kids in eastern Uganda.

Help for Haitians stymied by political unrest

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:33
United Methodists have helped the Haitian people through an earthquake, hurricane and cholera epidemic in the past decade, but political turmoil is sidelining efforts for now.

5 bishops pledge LGBTQ ‘safe harbor’

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 16:19
With the Traditional Plan about to take effect, the Western Jurisdiction’s five active bishops promise to protect the full participation of LGBTQ individuals.

Church ratifies women's equality amendment

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 14:10
The amendment received a revote because what was originally sent to annual conference voters contained incorrect wording.

Daily Digest interruptions

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:59
Technical issues stopped delivery of the Nov. 5 Daily Digest for most subscribers. Read Tuesday’s digest on our online archive.

Nigerian church puts focus on apportionments

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 15:34
The Nigeria Episcopal Area maps out ways to pay its nearly $75,000 in apportionments for 2020, including training and a special Apportionment Giving Sunday.

Church continues to aid Cyclone Idai survivors

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 14:41
Eight months after deadly storm, conference support helps survivors rebuild in Zimbabwe.

Bishops urged to act with convicted humility

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 15:35
At a time when the United Methodist connection is strained, the Council of Bishops president talked about ways to seek unity.

United Methodists comfort earthquake survivors

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 12:12
Church in the Philippines amps up relief efforts after third earthquake strikes Mindanao in less than a month.

Church exit plan already in effect, court says

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 06:08
But the United Methodist Judicial Council has no ruling on Traditional Plan questions from bishops.