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Violence against women, girls in Africa spikes amid COVID-19

Methodist News - Thu, 09/10/2020 - 07:18
United Methodists speak up for abuse survivors and encourage others to do the same through various church campaigns and training.

Church exits denomination for LGBTQ equality

Methodist News - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 13:40
The United Methodist Church has seen multiple disaffiliations lately, but a Georgia church is the first in recent years to leave expressly in support of its LGBTQ members.

Embracing whole truth about Methodism and race

Methodist News - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 10:01
While John Wesley and early American Methodists denounced slavery, the church’s history is marked by compromises and contention over race.

Fundraising, church assessments on tap for SBC21

Methodist News - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 09:45
The new top executive of Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century has got big plans and wants to move quickly.

Bishop Yambasu remembered as bridge builder

Methodist News - Tue, 09/08/2020 - 14:38
The Sierra Leone Area bishop was remembered as a natural bridge builder who brought people together in the church and in the world.

Rev. Gil Caldwell, civil rights pioneer, dies

Methodist News - Tue, 09/08/2020 - 08:56
The United Methodist pastor joined in the landmark events of the U.S. civil rights movement. He also pushed for LGBTQ equality.

Church leads storm recovery in Iowa

Methodist News - Thu, 09/03/2020 - 09:45
United Methodist volunteers are coming from all over Iowa and other states to help following an Aug. 10 derecho windstorm that left a 700-mile path of destruction.

A new reformation? Look to the NGOs

Methodist News - Thu, 09/03/2020 - 08:41
Why is the church struggling while non-governmental organizations are thriving? The answers could be important for the church’s future.

Pandemic leads more girls to early marriages

Methodist News - Thu, 09/03/2020 - 08:01
United Methodist schools in Zimbabwe see more early marriages, other risky behavior as schools remain closed amid COVID-19.

Churches see census as part of their mission

Methodist News - Wed, 09/02/2020 - 10:12
United Methodists across the U.S. are helping hard-to-count people ‘come to their census.’ In doing so, they hope to strengthen their communities.

What of agencies in post-separation church?

Methodist News - Wed, 09/02/2020 - 09:09
Two reserve delegates to General Conference 2021 argue that the current church agency structure isn’t sustainable after The United Methodist Church splits.

Community project births new congregation

Methodist News - Wed, 09/02/2020 - 08:30
Development work helps United Methodism grow in rural Sierra Leone village and now members are setting their sights on a new church building.

Bishop Hearn, force for missions, dies at 89

Methodist News - Tue, 09/01/2020 - 12:42
Episcopal leader oversaw conferences in Nebraska, Texas, and had key role with Global Ministries.

Church agencies cope with new realities

Methodist News - Tue, 09/01/2020 - 11:49
The changing landscape caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty over the denomination’s future has created challenges for United Methodist agencies.

Board gets update on giving, online worship

Methodist News - Mon, 08/31/2020 - 10:24
The board of the United Methodist finance agency reviewed the pandemic’s financial fallout and advice on counting online worship attendance.

2020 North Georgia Annual Conference

Methodist News - Sat, 08/29/2020 - 11:56
Aug. 29, virtual.

2020 Minnesota Annual Conference

Methodist News - Sat, 08/29/2020 - 11:13
Aug. 29, online.

Louisiana churches hit by Hurricane Laura

Methodist News - Fri, 08/28/2020 - 12:19
Though flooding was less than feared, ‘the wind was not our friend,’ bishop says.

Supporting the church amid pandemic disruptions

Methodist News - Thu, 08/27/2020 - 11:58
The United Methodist general agencies find new ways to support the church’s mission and its members despite challenges imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

2020 Texas Annual Conference

Methodist News - Thu, 08/27/2020 - 08:47
Aug. 27, virtual.
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