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Estimating financial impact of church exits

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:47
United Methodist financial leaders voted on agencies’ 2021 budgets at the same time they looked at the costs of a potential church split and a proposal to reduce bishops.

United Methodists rally to help typhoon survivors

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 12:02
From sheltering evacuees to raising money, gathering supplies and sharing generators, Filipino United Methodists and church partners are embracing those affected by recent storms.

Former missionary to South Korea dies at 91

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 11:02
A well-loved missionary, the Rev. George Ogle, was honored earlier this year by the government of the Republic of Korea.

McClain, theologian and civil rights leader, dies at 82

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 12:44
The Rev. William Bobby McClain, a civil rights leader and one of the founders of The United Methodist Church’s black caucus, died at 82.

The making of Thanksgiving in the US

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 10:33
With this year marking the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival in North America, it’s worth revisiting the good — and the bad — of how the U.S. holiday developed.

Church celebrates end of measles, Ebola outbreaks in Congo

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 10:00
United Methodist health centers in remote areas were key in helping to immunize children and end a measles epidemic that killed more than 7,000.

A manifesto for saving old church buildings

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 10:21
The Rev. Thomas Frank, United Methodist polity expert, is the author of the new book “Historic Houses of Worship in Peril.”

2020 South Carolina Annual Conference

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 08:56
Oct. 17, virtual.

Planning for a more inclusive church

Tue, 11/17/2020 - 11:30
A United Methodist conference focused on church efforts to dismantle racism, welcome LGBTQ people and cross international boundaries.

Liberian pastors preach about drug abuse

Tue, 11/17/2020 - 10:33
United Methodist campaign focuses on helping parents and youth in communities hard hit by addiction.

Church cares for Deaf community amid pandemic

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 12:09
Deaf church members in Zimbabwe and Liberia have adequate resources and information to fight the coronavirus thanks to United Methodist ministries.

Protocol legislation tops agenda of top court

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 15:07
In ongoing virtual meetings, the United Methodist Judicial Council will conduct business for the first time since the pandemic began.

United Methodists in Honduras face tragedy with solidarity

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 10:32
After Hurricane Eta brought devastation to Honduras, United Methodist churches mobilized to provide food, supplies and shelter.

For UMCOR, 2020 is one long emergency

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 10:32
At its annual meeting, the relief agency points to training, support as it deals with natural disasters, global health issues and the pandemic.

United Methodists devastated by trio of typhoons

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 11:25
Many families are homeless and at least one church collapsed as three strong typhoons pummeled the Philippines in less than three weeks.

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Thu, 11/12/2020 - 10:29

Diamond mining often robs children of education

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 10:14
In the diamond-rich Kono District in Sierra Leone, young people are often lured into mining rather than going to school. One United Methodist girl says her generation is changing that story.

UMCOR assists flood survivors in Congo

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 10:03
More than 500 families, many of whom lost their homes in April flooding, received food and other assistance through a $75,200 grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

La Pregunta Metodista: ¿Qué nombres podemos usar al referirnos a Dios?

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 03:13
Los cristianos conocen a Dios por muchos nombres.

Amid post-election crisis, Côte d’Ivoire church calls for peace

Mon, 11/09/2020 - 13:32
The United Methodist Church in Côte d’Ivoire works to ease tensions amid protests and unrest after the country’s presidential election.