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Another GC2020 delay brings relief, chagrin

Methodist News - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 15:25
While not disputing COVID-19’s ongoing threat, some delegates expressed frustration that so many big decisions about The United Methodist Church’s future remain on hold.

A vision of new United Methodism

Methodist News - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 11:24
Just as the world will face a new normal due to ways that COVID-19 has changed us, the new United Methodism will definitely be different, writes a Dallas pastor.

The content of our character

Methodist News - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 09:42
Leading into Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Religion and Race top executive calls for the church to address its institutional racism.

Planned denomination gets name

Methodist News - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 07:48
‘Global Methodist Church’ is choice of traditionalists planning to separate from The United Methodist Church.

Church responds to chaplain's call to help soldiers

Methodist News - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 11:48
A National Guard chaplain got Bibles, games and 150 copies of a new book about courage when he turned to Wesley Theological Seminary for help keeping soldiers occupied in Washington in the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection.

Can a divided church serve a divided society?

Methodist News - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:20
As The United Methodist Church heads toward possible separation, a pastor reflects on what history can teach us.

Discipleship's top executive dies of cancer

Methodist News - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 15:58
United Methodists of varying views remember the Rev. Junius B. Dotson as a leader committed to Christ and a protocol negotiator hopeful about the church’s future.

General Conference postponed until 2022

Methodist News - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 14:18
Organizers have postponed the full General Conference, including proposals for a church split, until 2022 when delegates can meet in person. A special one-day, virtual General Conference is planned for May 8.

Church’s future again a hot topic

Methodist News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 14:05
Despite pandemic-related uncertainties, there’s been a surge of commentary on whether The United Methodist Church should split.

Cyclone survivors receive new houses

Methodist News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 11:17
Longtime partnership with Baltimore-Washington Conference provides hope to families in Zimbabwe left homeless by the March 2019 disaster.

Delegates map out vision for church future

Methodist News - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 12:27
An international group of General Conference delegates asked United Methodists around the globe to help imagine a better way to be the church.

Church grapples with resurgence of Ebola

Methodist News - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 10:52
As Ebola, COVID-19, malaria and other diseases threaten lives and livelihoods, church leaders in Congo offer assistance.

Church helps displaced in Central African Republic

Methodist News - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 10:14
Following a volatile presidential election, United Methodists offer shelter and other humanitarian aid to people seeking refuge from armed rebels.

Book revisits pastor’s reticence on civil rights

Methodist News - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 08:00
A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and United Methodist has written a book about how his minister father failed to speak out boldly during the civil rights movement.

Churches serve as warming centers, shelters

Methodist News - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 15:27
With nearly 3 million homes without electricity in subfreezing temperatures, United Methodists come together to provide shelter, food, charging stations and other help.

Scrutinizing the proposed hold on new bishops

Methodist News - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 13:01
United Methodist bishops explained why they recommend delaying U.S. bishop elections until 2024. However, their proposal already faces some pushback.

Schools, students struggle with COVID-19 closures

Methodist News - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 09:23
From preschool through college, students and staff at United Methodist schools in Zimbabwe face challenges and find innovative ways to cope.

Bishop Skeete, ‘pastor to people,’ dies at 90

Methodist News - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 14:28
As United Methodist bishop, he led conferences in the U.S. Northeast, including carrying out a long-sought merger. He also helped establish Africa University.

Amid political unrest, cyclones plague Mozambique

Methodist News - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 11:41
As families struggle to survive, UMCOR joins Mozambique churches in responding to food, shelter and other humanitarian needs.

‘Black Church’ film taps United Methodist sources

Methodist News - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 09:55
New PBS documentary draws on United Methodist photo archives and shows host Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his boyhood church.
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