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In trying times, churches extend their reach

Methodist News - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:23
Grants from the United Methodist Committee on Relief allow churches to expand programs, increase capacity during pandemic.

Donations pour in for church hospitals, missions

Methodist News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:19
United Methodist hospitals in Zimbabwe receive protective gear for front-line workers, while mission families get food relief from Nyadire Connection.

Church parking lots fill for COVID-19 testing

Methodist News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 09:31
More United Methodist congregations are offering space for screenings, hoping to reach groups at special risk.

Unsnarling US and church racial history

Methodist News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:33
Town hall explored Methodism’s complicated and sometimes suppressed record on race to help United Methodists turn away from past sins.

Native ministry fills need in Tulsa food desert

Methodist News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 08:37
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people seeking help at Tulsa Indian United Methodist Church has doubled.

Series: Food insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic

Methodist News - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 15:07
United Methodist food-related ministries are providing a way for the church to respond to the rise in the number of people facing acute food insecurity, even when other programs were shuttered.

Churches adapt to ‘new normal’ in Philippines

Methodist News - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 08:30
United Methodists set up hand-washing stations, checked temperatures and required masks as churches welcomed back members after months of quarantine.

Surviving tribulations part of school’s history

Methodist News - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 11:31
Lydia Patterson is struggling with COVID-19 and a closed border, but the president of the United Methodist school said, “We have seen worse.”

Food relief helps in Liberia’s COVID-19 fight

Methodist News - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:47
UMCOR and other church partners provide support to church’s Anti COVID-19 Taskforce as country sees spike in cases.

When pandemic ends, confusion in church will remain

Methodist News - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:13
A former Judicial Council president examines constitutional issues presented by plans for the future of The United Methodist Church.

Pastors ‘make friends with the soil’ during lockdown

Methodist News - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 10:40
Church leaders in Africa turn to farming during the pandemic to supplement income and help members and others struggling with food insecurity.

Q&A: What delay means for General Conference

Methodist News - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:39
Organizers answer questions about what the postponement to 2021 means for The United Methodist Church’s lawmaking assembly.

New drilling machine boosts clean water efforts

Methodist News - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 08:42
The United Methodist Church in Nigeria’s purchase of a new borehole-drilling rig offers the hope of clean water for more people in rural villages.

ʽService of Lament’ challenges church on racism

Methodist News - Wed, 06/24/2020 - 12:53
United Methodist bishops, agencies collaborate on unflinching video as latest step in anti-racism initiative.

AU, Yale students aim to fill health care gaps

Methodist News - Wed, 06/24/2020 - 09:23
An Africa University student and a Yale student have co-founded a company they hope can provide small clinics in African communities that have no health care.

Prisoners facing crisis during COVID-19

Methodist News - Tue, 06/23/2020 - 08:51
United Methodists are urged to advocate for early release of vulnerable people in prisons or detention centers to stop spread of pandemic.

DACA decision brings joy, but battle not over

Methodist News - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 13:09
About 650,000 young people have gained temporary relief from deportation with U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Bishops pledge more effective anti-racism campaign

Methodist News - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 10:56
Bishops and other United Methodists supporting a new anti-racism campaign are determined to get solid results from their efforts.

Food insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic

Methodist News - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 09:43
Food-related ministries have provided a way for the church to respond to the pandemic, even when pews remained empty and other programs were shuttered.

AU students condemn US racism, ethnic tribalism

Methodist News - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 07:08
International students at Africa University have condemned racism in the U.S., which they likened to the tribalism that is rife on the African continent.
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