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8 bishops join in planning new denomination

Methodist News - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 14:55
Recent meeting brought together a range of traditionalist leaders to clarify what a separating church should look like.

‘Sacred Trust’ report touts local church leadership

Methodist News - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 12:29
United Methodism should consider returning to its roots by relying more on lay people and ordained local ministers, deacons and elders, according to a church report.

Houston megachurch pastor pleads guilty

Methodist News - Wed, 03/11/2020 - 16:06
The Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell, leader of largest United Methodist congregation, admits to role in investment scheme.

Potential split leads to deep budget cuts

Methodist News - Wed, 03/11/2020 - 13:45
The United Methodist finance agency’s board narrowly approved reductions to an already slashed denominational budget. The result would be the smallest budget since 1988.

Preaching the Gospel in busy marketplace

Methodist News - Wed, 03/11/2020 - 09:13
Zimbabwean urban church starts lunch-hour services to bring Jesus to market traders, shoppers and others.

Adjusting to coronavirus threat

Methodist News - Tue, 03/10/2020 - 14:00
United Methodist churches, conferences take precautions as exposure to the virus becomes a reality.

In a time of crisis, reassurance without fear

Methodist News - Tue, 03/10/2020 - 13:00
Pastors and other congregational leaders can play a major role in helping older adults adjust to the coronavirus crisis.

‘Liberation Methodist Church’ idea gets hearing

Methodist News - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 14:48
UM-Forward meeting in Dallas works on two tracks, including one for those ready to form a new, liberationist denomination.

Church members worship together after tornadoes

Methodist News - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 13:36
Church members in Tennessee gathered to find comfort and inspiration in worship after tornadoes killed dozens and caused extensive property damage in Middle Tennessee.

Sierra Leone Conference approves protocol

Methodist News - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 15:20
At the 2020 United Methodist Sierra Leone Conference, members voted to approve the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation.

Fostering healthy smiles in Zimbabwe

Methodist News - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 10:56
United Methodists collaborate with Swedish dentists to screen, treat and teach rural children about proper dental care.

Retired pastor’s home lost to tornado

Methodist News - Thu, 03/05/2020 - 15:33
United Methodists in and around Cookeville, Tennessee, among those suffering from March 3 tornadoes.

The difficult process of church restarts

Methodist News - Wed, 03/04/2020 - 10:37
Church restarts are hard, painful and sometimes the only way to reach out to a community no longer responding to traditional ways of doing church.

United Methodist caregivers reflect on Ebola

Methodist News - Wed, 03/04/2020 - 10:18
Doctors and nurses at United Methodist hospitals gathered to look for ways to make prevention efforts more effective as the outbreak showed signs of slowing.

Tennessee tornadoes take lives, damage churches

Methodist News - Tue, 03/03/2020 - 16:29
At least 24 deaths were reported after tornadoes swept through Nashville and other parts of the state and the storms heavily damaged at least three United Methodist churches.

LGBTQ advocates see hope for church future

Methodist News - Mon, 03/02/2020 - 15:43
United Methodists at the Reconciling Ministries Network convocation expect a proposed denominational separation will reduce harm to LGBTQ members and their allies.

United Methodists respond to Zimbabwe hunger crisis

Methodist News - Mon, 03/02/2020 - 09:06
The United Nations estimates that half the population in Zimbabwe is food insecure due to persistent droughts and economic turmoil.

Local church options under separation plans

Methodist News - Fri, 02/28/2020 - 10:36
Depending on the outcome of 2020 General Conference, local churches could have painful decisions to make.

Sierra Leone prison ministry advocates for inmates

Methodist News - Fri, 02/28/2020 - 10:17
Church group supports female prisoners with counseling, training while they are incarcerated and after they’ve been released.

Key African group supports protocol plan

Methodist News - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 16:26
The UMC Africa Initiative is urging some amendments that are less far-reaching than those offered in a Liberian resolution earlier this month.
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