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Filipino pastor aims to bring stranded workers home

Methodist News - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 11:38
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rev. Mariesol Villalon has sustained an online ministry with Filipino workers stranded overseas, including a man who is United Methodist.

‘Triple whammy’ of issues challenges pastors

Methodist News - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 10:48
Pastors are trying to mix a little self-care into their busy schedules dealing with the coronavirus, economic hard times and racial issues.

Lewis, Vivian proved faith can change a nation

Methodist News - Tue, 07/21/2020 - 11:11
The Revs. John Lewis and C.T. Vivian were models of authentic religion, said United Methodists who are still inspired by their lives of faith.

Pandemic challenges music ministers, choirs

Methodist News - Mon, 07/20/2020 - 09:52
With singing identified as a spreader of COVID-19, there’s a scramble to keep church music going and choir members engaged.

Kenyan pastors take worship door to door

Methodist News - Mon, 07/20/2020 - 08:36
Rather than livestreaming services, rural church leaders are hitting the road to equip members with the tools they need to fellowship at home during the pandemic.

Millions in federal dollars boost ministries

Methodist News - Fri, 07/17/2020 - 11:09
The U.S. Paycheck Protection Program threw a lifeline to hundreds of United Methodist ministries, but finances remain a concern.

NFL team name change victory for Native people

Methodist News - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 11:08
Washington NFL team dropping the name Redskins marks beginning of era of understanding the negative impact the names have for Native people, United Methodists said.

Pandemic creates new opportunities for some

Methodist News - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 10:02
Lockdowns lead United Methodists in Zimbabwe and Congo to start new businesses, adapt old ones.

2020 Desert Southwest Annual Conference

Methodist News - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 14:45
Online, June 12-13, 2020.

Providing food for internally displaced families

Methodist News - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 10:20
The United Methodist Church in Cameroon, with help from Global Ministries and the United Methodist Committee on Relief, distributes food relief and other aid.

Native Americans joyful about SCOTUS decision

Methodist News - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 10:08
United Methodist Native Americans expressed elation over a U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming their jurisdiction over criminal prosecutions of tribe members on reservations in Oklahoma.

Growing up with institutional racism

Methodist News - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 09:33
Society shielded writer from understanding the plight of people of color.

Indiana megachurch leaves denomination

Methodist News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 10:39
Granger Community Church, wanting to choose its own pastor, agrees to pay about $2.6 million to Indiana Conference.

Church helps victims of flood and COVID-19

Methodist News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 09:00
United Methodists in Côte d'Ivoire, with UMCOR support, respond after flooding triggers a deadly landslide near Abidjan.

Churches celebrate end of 2018-2020 Ebola outbreak

Methodist News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 08:19
United Methodist churches played a part in helping to share health and prevention information, as well as work to prevent the stigma Ebola survivors often face.

Smaller communities affected by protests

Methodist News - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 09:34
United Methodists have been involved in Black Lives Matter rallies in small towns and midsize cities.

Close ties challenge rural Africa COVID-19 fight

Methodist News - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 08:53
Close relationships in rural Africa make social and physical distancing to avoid COVID-19 culturally difficult.

Court ruling temporarily halts Dakota pipeline

Methodist News - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 15:02
United Methodists have supported the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its efforts to protect both water quality and its spiritual home.

Delegates: Use GC2020 delay for new vision

Methodist News - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:41
An informal group of General Conference delegates is inviting church members to make use of the postponement to cast a new vision for the church.

Time for Cross and Flame to go

Methodist News - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 09:05
Symbol of The United Methodist Church is unwelcoming and even painful for many Black Americans, evoking memories of cross burnings.
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