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A virtual General Conference faces hurdles

Methodist News - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 12:40
The chair of the General Conference commission recently outlined the challenges facing organizers of the United Methodist legislative assembly.

Commissions, UMW adapt to new budget realities

Methodist News - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 09:27
The 13 agencies that serve The United Methodist Church continue to look for creative ways to adapt to denominational budget cuts made worse by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

General agencies cutting back

Methodist News - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 09:13
Faced with an ongoing pandemic and denominational uncertainty, United Methodist general agencies are reducing staff while trying to stay true to their missions.

Clergy record free music videos for Lenten season

Methodist News - Fri, 02/05/2021 - 10:28
Two Korean United Methodist clergy shared free hymns and special music that can be used during the Lenten season and on Easter Sunday.

Churches increase access to COVID-19 vaccines

Methodist News - Thu, 02/04/2021 - 11:20
While supplies are still limited, United Methodists are doing what they can to expand access to vaccines, especially among underserved communities.

COVID-19 deaths complicate pastors’ calling

Methodist News - Wed, 02/03/2021 - 11:22
Need for social distancing and lack of personal protective equipment challenge pastors in Zimbabwe to find safe ways to be in ministry with grieving church members.

Blind man’s memoir sparks Advent sermons

Methodist News - Tue, 02/02/2021 - 10:08
The Rev. Bob Long drew on Sanford Greenberg’s “Hello Darkness, My Old Friend” for a pre-Christmas sermon series, inspiring a congregation and making the pastor a friend.

Church sees surge in giving at year's end

Methodist News - Mon, 02/01/2021 - 11:43
While United Methodist collections overcame the worst of the pandemic’s projections, the denomination still faces financial strains.

Discipleship’s top executive battles cancer

Methodist News - Fri, 01/29/2021 - 12:16
The Rev. Junius B. Dotson told staff that he would continue to work as he fights the disease. Dotson has been a leader in negotiations about The United Methodist Church’s future.

2020 Florida Annual Conference

Methodist News - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 10:30
Sept. 19, virtual.

Wheelchairs provide freedom for 50 Liberians

Methodist News - Wed, 01/27/2021 - 10:36
The donation was part of Asbury United Methodist Church’s Barrels of Love ministry, in partnership with Healthy Women, Healthy Liberia and Through These Hands medical mission.

Virtual worship is here for good

Methodist News - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 10:53
If there’s a positive side to the coronavirus for churches, it’s that many of them have dramatically upped their game online.

What would Jesus tell the US Capitol rioters?

Methodist News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 10:35
The Rev. William B. Lawrence examines the claims of Scriptural authority by violent protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Retired pastor starts online ‘Doubter’s Parish’

Methodist News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 10:28
After setting United Methodist church work aside, the Rev. Martin Thielen reaches out to skeptics and struggling Christians, offering help and solidarity.

North Macedonia ministry provides hope during pandemic

Methodist News - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 09:34
Though COVID-19 changed the lives of many, leaders of a United Methodist diaconal facility in North Macedonia, have been able to provide care without interruption.

A less welcoming place for refugees

Methodist News - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 09:16
As the migration crisis continues, Europe “is becoming a fortress” where desperate people are being turned away, says a United Methodist pastor in Germany.

A birthday letter to Martin Luther King Jr.

Methodist News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 12:48
On the occasion of the 92nd birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. Reginald Lee, pastor of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, penned a birthday letter to the civil rights icon.

Antiracism starts for white Christians: Do's and Don'ts

Methodist News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 11:07
Deaconess M. Garlinda Burton, interim top executive of the denomination’s Commission on Religion and Race, offers tips for addressing racism.

31 United Methodists serve in 117th Congress

Methodist News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:54
United Methodists serve on both sides of the aisle in a Congress faced with repairing a highly polarized country and responding to violence at the Capitol.

Africa University vice chancellor Furusa dies

Methodist News - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 13:42
Professor Munashe Furusa, 59, is being remembered as a champion for educational access for underprivileged students and an important voice for United Methodist-related higher education. He died Jan. 13.
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