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Former bishop Hae-Jong Kim dies at 85

Methodist News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 12:48
A pioneer of the Korean United Methodist Church, former bishop Hae-Jong Kim passed away on Nov. 3.

Council urges no new US bishops for 4 years

Methodist News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 13:00
Under financial strain, United Methodist bishops recommend postponement of U.S. episcopal elections and slowdown on adding new bishops in Africa.

Legal settlement means Glide leaves denomination

Methodist News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 10:59
The United Methodist California-Nevada Conference will retain control of a $4.5 million trust fund established by Lizzie Glide in 1929.

Church aids displaced Lumad families

Methodist News - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 10:51
Members of Beho Omor United Methodist Church in the Philippines shelter at a local elementary school after being caught in the crossfire between government and rebel forces.

Churches, individuals working for racial progress

Methodist News - Thu, 11/05/2020 - 11:18
United Methodist churches are seizing the initiative to make progress on racial issues in the wake of the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others.

Churches must adapt to historic disruption

Methodist News - Thu, 11/05/2020 - 11:14
Amid the upheavals of 2020, churches have an opportunity to embody God’s Kingdom in new ways.

Pitching tents to fight coronavirus

Methodist News - Thu, 11/05/2020 - 09:53
Amid a global pandemic, tents are being used to fight the coronavirus at the church’s mission hospitals and to provide shelter after disasters.

My soul cries for a peaceable family of God

Methodist News - Wed, 11/04/2020 - 09:00
Does the church as a whole really care about dismantling racism? Doing so requires us to truly love God and neighbor.

On US Election Day, United Methodists seek God

Methodist News - Tue, 11/03/2020 - 11:43
Across the U.S., United Methodist churches sought to heal political divisions and keep people focused on God.

Poll chaplains hope to ease anxiety

Methodist News - Tue, 11/03/2020 - 11:33
Seminarians, graduates hope poll service can provide helpful presence on Election Day.

Bishops called to bring stability in chaos

Methodist News - Mon, 11/02/2020 - 14:12
United Methodist bishops reminded that God’s compassion remains steadfast in this time of pandemic and political divisions.

2020 Virginia Annual Conference

Methodist News - Sat, 10/31/2020 - 12:44
Oct. 31, Glen Allen, Virginia.

Leaning on faith as storms rage

Methodist News - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 13:19
Zeta marks the 11th named storm to make landfall in the U.S. this year and the hurricane season won’t end until Nov. 30, but United Methodists are finding strength in their faith and each other.

What goes into funding the bishops?

Methodist News - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 08:02
United Methodist leaders are looking to shore up bishops’ funding, which is in danger of going into the red in the next four years.

Pastors reveal emotional toll of COVID-19

Methodist News - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 10:30
Church leaders in Zimbabwe help counsel traumatized families, while also dealing with their own fears and anxiety amid pandemic.

Churches urged to file legal document in Boy Scouts lawsuit

Methodist News - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 10:22
A Nov. 16 deadline approaches for churches to file paperwork intended to shield them from any potential liability stemming from a class action lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America over past sexual abuse claims.

Panel: Racial and sexual parity linked

Methodist News - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 12:36
A new online forum about racism focuses on intersectionality, or how nobody can truly be free until all are free.

New group explores General Conference options

Methodist News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 13:44
Organizers of The United Methodist Church’s top lawmaking assembly have named a technology study team to look at ways to accommodate full participation in this time of COVID-19.

Faith calms fears for Filipino COVID-19 survivors

Methodist News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 21:48
United Methodist front-line workers and church leaders in the Philippines share survival stories after contracting the coronavirus, with most relying on faith to overcome fear and isolation.

Church school's library restocked after fire

Methodist News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 09:32
Alumni of United Methodist Hartzell High School in Zimbabwe have been raising money to replace some of the 40,000 books lost in a 2019 fire.
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