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Centenarian stirs up faith in Zimbabwe

Methodist News - Thu, 08/27/2020 - 08:46
A Methodist for over 85 years, Joel Makombe shares his faith journey and experience living during flu, COVID-19 pandemics.

Church has the tools to dismantle racism today

Methodist News - Wed, 08/26/2020 - 14:37
Four young United Methodists discuss the history of racism in the church and ways the denomination can "move the needle."

Water project lightens load for new mothers

Methodist News - Wed, 08/26/2020 - 07:51
With a grant from UMCOR, church installs rainwater collection systems at three health facilities in East Congo Episcopal Area.

Churches begin returning to in-person worship

Methodist News - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 08:24
Progress made with virtual worship will remain a part of the church experience as some sanctuaries reopen for Sunday services.

Colleges, seminaries reopen amid COVID-19

Methodist News - Mon, 08/24/2020 - 10:24
Fall term features mask-wearing and many other adjustments at United Methodist-related schools.

African schools adapt to health requirements

Methodist News - Fri, 08/21/2020 - 08:30
Others roll out e-learning programs as churches offer support to children, parents and teachers amid COVID-19 disruptions.

Churches embrace outdoor worship during pandemic

Methodist News - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 08:37
During the coronavirus pandemic, churches have had to weigh whether to continue only worshipping online or to reopen buildings in limited capacities. Others have begun to move outside.

Panelists urge action on race issues

Methodist News - Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:56
Four veteran United Methodist activists compared Black Lives Matter to the 1960s civil rights movement and urged more action against racism during a virtual discussion.

Methodists crucial in fight for women’s vote

Methodist News - Tue, 08/18/2020 - 13:57
The U.S. is celebrating the centennial of 19th Amendment’s ratification, securing women’s suffrage. Methodists were part of the struggle.

Bishop John Yambasu of Sierra Leone dies at 63

Methodist News - Mon, 08/17/2020 - 12:13
Bishop John K. Yambasu, who died in a car accident Aug. 16, is being remembered for his courage, leadership and love of The United Methodist Church.

Churches step up to help salvage school year

Methodist News - Mon, 08/17/2020 - 08:24
United Methodist congregations use creativity and faith to help students, parents and teachers when there are no clear solutions to the dangers of COVID-19.

2020 South Georgia Annual Conference

Methodist News - Sat, 08/15/2020 - 12:08
Aug. 15, virtual.

2020 Northwest Texas Annual Conference

Methodist News - Sat, 08/15/2020 - 10:19
August 15, Lubbock, Texas.

2020 Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference

Methodist News - Sat, 08/15/2020 - 09:54
Aug. 15, online.

Motorbikes keep pastors moving during COVID-19

Methodist News - Fri, 08/14/2020 - 09:00
Donations help rural pastors in Zimbabwe stay safe as they conduct vital ministries during the coronavirus pandemic.

Slavery and the founders of Methodism

Methodist News - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 11:35
The founder of Methodism was a staunch abolitionist and the early church was antislavery, but that dedication later faded.

Coronavirus exacerbates economic, racial disparities

Methodist News - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 09:24
The ongoing economic effects from the coronavirus are disastrous for people who were already struggling, particularly racial and ethnic communities. Churches are trying to fill the need, even while many struggle themselves.

AU health care grads on COVID-19 front lines

Methodist News - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 09:30
Despite physical and psychological risks, three Africa University graduates remain committed to saving lives.

Women clergy extend hand to patients, prisoners

Methodist News - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:05
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, female pastors in Nigeria bring gifts, messages of hope to two clinics and a prison in Karim Lamido.
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