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COVID-19 could push the church toward change

Methodist News - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 09:28
Church leaders guiding their flocks through the coronavirus pandemic say some of the responses to the emergency might help point the way to the future.

Desert Southwest's claim to property upheld

Methodist News - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 09:00
A judge’s order compelled the relocation of a congregation that withdrew from The United Methodist Church.

Ohio church alters produce giveaway due to COVID-19

Methodist News - Fri, 04/17/2020 - 10:09
Social distancing measures due to the coronavirus pandemic have not prevented The United Methodist Church for All People in Columbus from continuing to provide support and hope to its community.

Mission hospital sends pregnant women home to wait

Methodist News - Thu, 04/16/2020 - 09:42
Amid coronavirus concerns, United Methodist Mutambara Mission Hospital is allowing fewer pregnant women to stay at its waiting mothers’ shelter.

Faith community must support those experiencing abuse

Methodist News - Thu, 04/16/2020 - 08:54
Clergy must be ready, as some research shows domestic violence victims are five times more likely to seek the aid of clergy than any other professional.

Modeling non-anxious leadership during pandemic

Methodist News - Wed, 04/15/2020 - 12:08
As the U.S. coronavirus death count mounts and the economy suffers, United Methodists bishops, pastors and chaplains keep reminding the faithful that God is with us.

Church leaders urge African Americans to stay healthy, survive

Methodist News - Wed, 04/15/2020 - 08:25
Black leaders in The United Methodist Church issue call to action for their communities to take COVID-19 guidelines seriously.

Collaboration can help eradicate COVID-19

Methodist News - Wed, 04/15/2020 - 08:11
Global and local collaboration, or multilateralism, is indispensable in a time of pandemic.

Military chaplains deployed in pandemic

Methodist News - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 12:44
United Methodist clergy in Navy, National Guard hold Holy Week services and offer general support to military personnel involved in coronavirus response.

Covenant groups unite isolated Moscow seminary students

Methodist News - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 08:58
When the coronavirus forced self-isolation and social distancing, United Methodist seminary students in Moscow used their online covenant groups to maintain contact and fellowship.

Easter celebrated amid storms, pandemic

Methodist News - Mon, 04/13/2020 - 16:19
United Methodists weathered deadly storms while keeping the spirit of Easter.

Church agencies get go-ahead to seek US loans

Methodist News - Mon, 04/13/2020 - 11:29
The General Council on Finance and Administration board gave approval for the finance agency and others to apply for small-business loans under the U.S. CARES Act.

United Methodists fight COVID-19 around the globe

Methodist News - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 08:57
Communicators for The United Methodist Church in Africa and the Philippines share what the church is doing in their regions to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

How a new law helps churches amid COVID-19

Methodist News - Tue, 04/07/2020 - 13:25
Under the U.S. CARES Act, churches are eligible to apply for small business loans to keep staff on the payroll and utilities functioning. Here is how the program works.

Chaplains comfort and share grief during COVID-19

Methodist News - Tue, 04/07/2020 - 09:36
As infections and deaths from the coronavirus mount, chaplains are challenged to do their jobs in a world where physical contact is forbidden.

COVID-19 challenges programs in North Macedonia

Methodist News - Tue, 04/07/2020 - 09:12
A United Methodist-run social center in North Macedonia that operates several food programs is struggling to find food, supplies and funds to pay for them.

Prayers, donations help in aftermath of storms

Methodist News - Mon, 04/06/2020 - 10:21
March storms left behind lots of damage, but because of COVID-19, church leaders are urging safety first, cleanup later.

Solar power improves care at United Methodist hospital

Methodist News - Mon, 04/06/2020 - 09:26
Doctors in Kabongo, Congo, had to perform surgeries and treat emergency patients by candlelight before a new solar panel station was installed.

On West Coast, a glimmer of hope

Methodist News - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:41
United Methodists impacted by early coronavirus outbreaks hope the curve is flattening.

Being the church at epicenter of US pandemic

Methodist News - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:22
United Methodist leaders paint a sobering picture of the coronavirus impact on New York and New Jersey but also show the church is still at work.
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