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Full communion with Episcopalians delayed

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:26
Citing COVID-19, the United Methodist and Episcopal dialogue committee urges putting its proposed agreement on hold until after 2021.

Empowering women in Liberia amid COVID-19

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 09:56
UMW project teaches women to make soaps and sanitary pads to generate income and provide needed products in rural villages.

Churches pick up after Sally

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 13:06
Hurricane brought strong winds, torrential rain to west Florida and south Alabama.

Grappling with how racism coexists with faith

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 15:07
Three theologians wrestled with how Christianity can overcome racism at a time when polls show that many white Christians don’t see racial injustice as a problem.

Racism and Latinos: The wall of separation and fear

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 09:56
The U.S.-Mexico border wall speaks volumes about attitudes toward Latinos, and the church must do more to respond.

Missions’ doctors, nurses serve despite struggles

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 09:00
More patients turn to United Methodist hospitals, as Zimbabwe’s health sector remains paralyzed by labor strikes and a lack of supplies amid COVID-19.

Debrecen church has new home

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 20:30
New church building in Debrecen, Hungary, has already been used for Pentecost and vacation Bible school.

Clergy: Racial justice is church’s responsibility

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 09:29
United Methodists say there is potential for positive things to emerge from the racial unrest after two shootings in Wisconsin.

2020 Alaska Annual Conference

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 09:04
Sept. 15, virtual.

Fires, coronavirus complicate Western disaster relief

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 10:19
After a hurricane or tornado, church disaster relief teams and volunteers typically spring into action. Such a response isn’t possible in wildfires.

2020 Red Bird Missionary Annual Conference

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 08:46
Sept. 12, virtual.

Driver arrested in crash that killed bishop

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 08:53
The driver of the SUV that crashed into and killed Sierra Leone Area Bishop John K. Yambasu has been charged with seven counts, including speeding.

Martin Methodist in talks to join UT system

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 07:46
Although there are several hurdles to clear, the University of Tennessee System and United Methodist-related Martin Methodist College are moving toward joining forces.

Finding strength in the worldwide church family

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 09:16
After a decade of service, Thomas Kemper leaves the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries with stronger international ties.

Violence against women, girls in Africa spikes amid COVID-19

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 07:18
United Methodists speak up for abuse survivors and encourage others to do the same through various church campaigns and training.

Church exits denomination for LGBTQ equality

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 13:40
The United Methodist Church has seen multiple disaffiliations lately, but a Georgia church is the first in recent years to leave expressly in support of its LGBTQ members.

Embracing whole truth about Methodism and race

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 10:01
While John Wesley and early American Methodists denounced slavery, the church’s history is marked by compromises and contention over race.

Fundraising, church assessments on tap for SBC21

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 09:45
The new top executive of Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century has got big plans and wants to move quickly.

Bishop Yambasu remembered as bridge builder

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 14:38
The Sierra Leone Area bishop was remembered as a natural bridge builder who brought people together in the church and in the world.

Rev. Gil Caldwell, civil rights pioneer, dies

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 08:56
The United Methodist pastor joined in the landmark events of the U.S. civil rights movement. He also pushed for LGBTQ equality.