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Filipinos on the margins hurt by COVID-19

Methodist News - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 11:14
United Methodists from the three episcopal areas have come together to provide food and other assistance during the pandemic.

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month during pandemic

Methodist News - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 09:50
Blaming and harassment of Asian Americans recalls the World War II internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans, writes the Rev. John Oda.

New General Conference dates announced

Methodist News - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 15:33
General Conference, postponed by pandemic, is scheduled for late summer 2021, despite requests those dates be changed.

Celebrating Asian/Pacific American heritage

Methodist News - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 09:43
This month offers a chance to counter rising violence and affirm Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders belong in the U.S. and the church.

Churches extend helping hands to homeless

Methodist News - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 09:27
United Methodists keeping in touch with homeless, vulnerable while staying safe during pandemic.

United Methodist ministry aids Navajo Nation

Methodist News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 10:45
The Four Corners Native American Ministry is among those helping tribal members and front-line workers as COVID-19 cases continue to rise on the reservation.

Share your audio to help preserve United Methodist history

Methodist News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 10:08
A wealth of church history is contained in audio files in local churches, seminaries and annual conferences. We must act now to save those treasures.

Reclaiming more food to fill pandemic gaps

Methodist News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 09:49
The Society of St. Andrew, which has always tackled food waste, is trying to help with increased demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

African churches ease pandemic’s hunger blow

Methodist News - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 09:43
United Methodist congregations continue to support church members and communities struggling with hunger amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Tackling food insecurity caused by pandemic

Methodist News - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 10:58
Food-related ministries are a mainstay for United Methodists. Now churches are ramping up efforts in response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 shines spotlight on racial health care disparities

Methodist News - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 08:10
Health care disparites make childbirth a dangerous experience for many and COVID-19 is bringing that and other inequities to light.

Clergywoman also is nurse on COVID-19 front line

Methodist News - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 08:56
The Rev. Diane Dyson, a United Methodist deacon, experiences fear and fulfillment as health care worker in the pandemic.

2020 annual conference meeting list

Methodist News - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:30
United Methodist Communications has compiled a list of 2020 annual conference postponements and plans. The list is incomplete and additions will be made as further details are finalized.

Plans vary to get annual conference business done

Methodist News - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 09:57
Some annual conferences are going virtual. Others are determined to meet in person, and some are doing a bit of both.

Pastors guide members through pandemic

Methodist News - Thu, 05/14/2020 - 09:22
Although churches are closed, United Methodist pastors in Africa and the Philippines are reaching out to members with devotional guides for at-home worship and daily words of encouragement.

Talented 10-year-old inspires others during pandemic

Methodist News - Wed, 05/13/2020 - 08:35
Young United Methodist leader Britney Sadete, who released her first album just days before Zimbabwe’s lockdown, connects with the isolated through her music.

Methodists led response in earlier epidemic

Methodist News - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 12:04
When yellow fever sickened thousands in 18th century Philadelphia, a U.S. founding father turned to two pioneering African American church leaders for help.

Georgia shooting sparks call to end racism

Methodist News - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 12:38
United Methodist church leaders are calling for the eradication of racism after the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man who was killed in Georgia.

Churches have much to consider before reopening

Methodist News - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 11:15
As many states’ shelter-in-place orders are being lifted, churches contemplate how — or whether — to return to in-person worship.

Coronavirus hampers malaria efforts in Africa

Methodist News - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 11:24
The United Methodist Church’s mission hospitals in Zimbabwe all report sharp increases in malaria cases over the past few months.
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