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Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Jones

Methodist News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:03
As we head toward special General Conference 2019, UM News is highlighting church leaders’ perspectives on where we are as a denomination. This series continues with Texas Conference Bishop Scott Jones.

Alzheimer's: 9 new genetic risk factors found

Senior Medical News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 08:00
The largest genetic study of Alzheimer's to date finds nine entirely new genetic locations that contribute to the risk of developing the disease.

Commentary: Taking a fresh look at the Connectional Conference Plan

Methodist News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:55
A plan that offers rich, robust and challenging ideas should not be simply dismissed as too complicated, one bishop writes.

Church helps with prison food shortage

Methodist News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:00
The United Methodist Church’s St. John’s Circuit in Zimbabwe donates $14,000 worth of food and other supplies as prisons struggle to feed inmates amid country’s economic crisis.

Seeing a Way Forward: The Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai

Methodist News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:05
There is great anxiety as the special 2019 General Conference approaches, but the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, chief connectional ministries officer for the Connectional Table, wants to remind all United Methodists that once the conference ends, God will still be calling them to mission in the world.

Utah church welcomes homeless, loves diversity

Methodist News - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 10:08
Small church with big heart supports missions at home and around the world.

Historic organ sets tone for Utah church

Methodist News - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 09:30
Pipe organ restored with pennies, large cash donations and love from community

Utah church welcomes homeless, loves diversity

Methodist News - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 00:00
Small church with big heart supports missions at home and around the world.

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Methodist News - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:36
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Bo hospital reaches out to Sierra Leone's poorest

Methodist News - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 11:44
United Methodist Mercy Hospital's outreach program targets remote communities where health care availability and ability to pay are a challenge.

Commentary: 'Cooperation without compromise' in a conflicted church

Methodist News - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:55
A retired Naval chaplain argues that just as military chaplains must know their ethical boundaries, so must United Methodists.

Pacific Islanders focus on divide over sexuality

Methodist News - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:02
A December gathering at Claremont School of Theology featured a serious conversation on the church's division over human sexuality issues.

Unity struggle is major story of 2018

Methodist News - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 11:33
Commission on a Way Forward wraps up and The United Methodist Church prepares for momentous special meeting.

Church helps fight ageism in Zimbabwe

Methodist News - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 11:23
The United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe is making senior citizens a priority through several health initiatives across the country.

Effect of temperature on lifespan depends on genes

Senior Medical News - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 10:00
Using tiny aquatic animals, scientists tested the idea that colder temperatures extend lifespan and found that it depends on individual genetic makeup.

LGBTQ churchgoers wary of bishops' letter

Methodist News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 14:50
The Council of Bishops addressed the global LGBTQ community. But the letter disappointed a number of its intended readers.

Bishop Oden, ecumenical leader, dies at 83

Methodist News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:44
He led two annual conferences, served as Council of Bishops president and helped strengthen United Methodist ties with the Episcopal Church.

Water for Life project expands to Guinea

Methodist News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 10:57
The United Methodist Church in Liberia plans to build at least five water wells in the country in areas where the church has a growing presence.

Bishop Chamness, calm leader, dead at 78

Methodist News - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 15:02
The rare United Methodist bishop to serve in two U.S. jurisdictions, he also helped guide the denomination’s pension agency through some big decisions.

United Methodists fight human trafficking

Methodist News - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 11:34
Zimbabwe East Conference leaders ask congregations to raise awareness and offer counseling and rehabilitation for survivors.
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