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COVID-19 testing czar gets home church support

Methodist News - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 10:39
As a top federal official in the fight against the coronavirus, Admiral Brett Giroir appreciates emails, texts from Dallas’ Lovers Lane United Methodist Church.

Bishops look at financial sustainability

Methodist News - Wed, 05/06/2020 - 09:21
The fund that supports bishops’ work is at risk of depletion in four years. The bishops plan to form a strategy to prevent that.

Bishops urge attention to GC2021 date request

Methodist News - Tue, 05/05/2020 - 12:05
The Council of Bishops pushes consideration of a petition drafted by young adult General Conference delegates. The Commission on General Conference sets the dates for the lawmaking assembly.

Pandemic tests church’s justice commitments

Methodist News - Tue, 05/05/2020 - 10:40
Bishops discussed how COVID-19 is exacerbating already existing injustices and offered ways the church can help.

Helping out creatively during the pandemic

Methodist News - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 11:36
United Methodists are finding unusual ways to serve while waiting out the coronavirus.

Native caucus sounds alarm over tribal land dispute

Methodist News - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 09:56
Native American International Caucus releases letter in support of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, calls on United Methodists to raise awareness of the issue.

Publishing house laying off about 70 workers

Methodist News - Fri, 05/01/2020 - 12:59
The United Methodist Publishing House predicts a loss of up to 50% in sales partly due to congregations suspending regular activities during the coronavirus.

Church clinic offers lifeline to impoverished community

Methodist News - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 15:43
Many women travel long distances to access maternity care at United Methodist health center, which also has been designated as an anti-retroviral clinic for HIV patients.

Both green light, red light for online communion

Methodist News - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 15:42
COVID-19-related meeting restrictions have prompted debate about and experimentation with online communion in The United Methodist Church. Bishops have offered varying instructions.

Both green light, red light for online communion

Methodist News - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 09:16
COVID-19-related meeting restrictions have prompted debate about and experimentation with online communion in The United Methodist Church. Bishops have offered varying instructions.

Church clinic offers lifeline to impoverished community

Methodist News - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 08:46
Many women travel long distances to access maternity care at United Methodist health center, which also has been designated as an anti-retroviral clinic for HIV patients.

Bishops told connection key in pandemic fight

Methodist News - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 15:19
COVID-19 has put proposals to split the church on hold. The Council of Bishops president urged leaders use this time to claim the church’s strengths.

In Europe, closing church can mean opening to others

Methodist News - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 10:16
The coronavirus crisis brings far-flung United Methodists in Eurasia together for worship; stimulates community contact in Norway; allows for new ways to carry on old traditions in Germany and propels a home-bound mask-making venture in Slovakia.

Church members among dead in Congo flooding

Methodist News - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 09:09
Thousands of families have been displaced and United Methodist homes, schools and other buildings have been destroyed by flooding in the East Congo Episcopal Area.

Pandemic threatening ministry with migrants

Methodist News - Mon, 04/27/2020 - 11:05
United Methodists are helping but are hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic, which separates them from face-to-face interaction with migrants.

Church university in Angola to be used in COVID-19 fight

Methodist News - Fri, 04/24/2020 - 11:12
The United Methodist Church of Western Angola has turned over its Cacuaco campus of the Methodist University of Angola for use as a coronavirus testing and treatment center.

Helping Native communities amid COVID-19 crisis

Methodist News - Thu, 04/23/2020 - 09:18
United Methodists provide protective gear, money for food ministries as Native Americans struggle during pandemic.

Keeping church property safe amid closures

Methodist News - Thu, 04/23/2020 - 08:46
United Methodist Insurance offers five tips to help keep people and property safe at a time church buildings are largely unoccupied.

Tentative General Conference dates publicized

Methodist News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:35
The potential dates, shared by the Council of Bishops, would be more than a year after the lawmaking assembly was originally scheduled.

Church hospitals race to prepare for the coronavirus

Methodist News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 08:06
United Methodist hospitals in Africa and the Philippines gear up to treat patients with COVID-19, including setting up isolation areas and gathering protective gear.
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