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Grant challenge leads to new ministry with Native students

Methodist News - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:13
Red Shawl Project connects Oregon-Idaho Conference churches with students at Chemawa Indian Boarding School.

Connectional Table ponders role post-GC2019

Methodist News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 14:54
As conversations happen across The United Methodist Church about possible denominational splits, Connectional Table members say they can be a conversation partner.

How does oxidative stress affect the body?

Senior Medical News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:00
Oxidative stress can damage cells and occurs when there is an excess of free radicals. The body produces free radicals during normal metabolic processes but also produces antioxidants to neutralize them. Long-term oxidative stress can contribute to aging and may play a role in a number of conditions. Learn more here.

Feedback sought on global Discipline effort

Methodist News - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 12:39
After the tumultuous GC2019, United Methodist leaders have delayed asking General Conference to vote on what is adaptable in the Book of Discipline.

Church embraces cyclone survivors in Zimbabwe

Methodist News - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 10:31
United Methodist offer physical and emotional support as relief efforts continue in hard-hit areas.

Denomination’s future under discussion — quietly

Methodist News - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 15:15
Conflict over homosexuality, unresolved by GC2019, prompts allies and opponents to talk afresh about options.

Sierra Leone Conference helps kick-start new school

Methodist News - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 10:40
Community-empowerment team hands out backpacks, books, uniforms, shoes and supplies to 100 students ahead of new primary school’s opening in rural village.

How 1 hour of brisk walking can benefit people with osteoarthritis

Senior Medical News - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 08:00
A new study investigates the impact of 1 weekly hour of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on disability in people with knee osteoarthritis.

Updated: Bishop White: Strong convictions, gentle touch

Methodist News - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 15:57
Former bishop of New York and New Jersey conferences remembered for his impact inside and outside The United Methodist Church on peace and social justice issues.

Dark spots on the skin: Causes and how to treat them

Senior Medical News - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 13:00
Dark spots on the skin are usually the result of hyperpigmentation. They are usually harmless. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments for dark spots on the skin.

Hiwassee College closing in May

Methodist News - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 11:52
A 170-year-old United Methodist-related college in the Holston Conference announced it will close in May for financial reasons.

Smoking may not be related to dementia risk after all

Senior Medical News - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 10:00
Study of 531 cognitively healthy older adults over 11.5 years finds no link between smoking and dementia after accounting for 'competing risk' of death.

Seminary leaders stress inclusiveness after GC2019

Methodist News - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 09:08
Leaders of most U.S. United Methodist theological schools say the passing of the Traditional Plan won’t change their policies of inclusion.

Group advises where to add 5 new African bishops

Methodist News - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 09:31
A church leadership body is submitting a plan that would add a central conference to Africa and increase the number of bishops from 13 to 18.

Global Filipino movement focuses on mission

Methodist News - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 09:17
National Association of Filipino-American United Methodists launches global movement to assist churches in diaspora.

Knee osteoarthritis: A low-carb diet may relieve symptoms

Senior Medical News - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 09:00
A new study compares the effects of a low-carb diet with those of a regular diet and a low-fat diet on knee osteoarthritis in older adults.

‘We thank God because we are alive’

Methodist News - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 09:02
United Methodists gather to support cyclone survivors as relief efforts ramp up in hardest-hit areas of Mozambique.

Resistance to GC2019 spreads

Methodist News - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 08:41
United Methodists unhappy about passage of Traditional Plan find various ways to apologize to the LGBTQ community— and to protest.

Future uncertain for Liberians living in US

Methodist News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 10:50
While some fear deportation when their temporary protection status expires March 31, The United Methodist Church in Liberia is preparing to welcome its brothers and sisters back home.

Appeals court backs tax-free clergy housing

Methodist News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 09:50
Ruling is welcome news to thousands of clergy in all faith traditions across America.
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