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Mississippi church property dispute settled

Methodist News - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 14:19
The Mississippi Conference and a Louisville, Mississippi, congregation settled a 2-year lawsuit filed after most of the congregation voted to leave The United Methodist Church.

Caldwell still on staff, preaching after guilty plea

Methodist News - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 13:44
Former Houston megachurch pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell awaits sentencing but remains a lay preacher and staff member at Windsor Village United Methodist.

Filipino pastors fear for safety

Methodist News - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 10:17
Church leaders condemn attempts to intimidate pastors involved in social justice work.

Churches improvise as different Holy Week looms

Methodist News - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 13:55
With COVID-19 restrictions in place, United Methodists will gather online for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter, keeping the faith in ways old and new.

AU shifts to online classes, some students stay on campus

Methodist News - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:18
The United Methodist university is practicing social distancing to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Enforced COVID-19 isolation recalls days in prison

Methodist News - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:07
The Rev. Thomas Kim reflects on how the enforced isolation recalls his time in prison. While that isolation is hard to take, he writes that it is nearly impossible to take the racism and xenophobia aimed at Asian Americans.

Pandemic presents challenge to church giving

Methodist News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 11:09
Churches still must collect an offering even when social distancing means they can’t pass the plate. But church leaders also want to be sensitive to the faithful’s own economic needs.

Voice of Hope radio extends reach in Côte d’Ivoire

Methodist News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:04
Bishop Boni announced the news of a new frequency in Abengourou during a celebration of the radio station’s 10th anniversary.

God’s role in times of crisis

Methodist News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 09:09
Humanity has never found a good explanation for why there is suffering in the world. Why do so many seem to accept that bad answers are better than no answers?

Rev. Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader, dead at 98

Methodist News - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 12:55
The Rev. Joseph Lowery, a United Methodist pastor who walked with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died at his home in Atlanta on March 27.

Lowery celebrates 90 years of blessings

Methodist News - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 08:36
A Q&A with United Methodist pastor and civil rights icon, the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, from 2011. The Rev. Lowery passed away March 27, 2020.

Wrestling with budget after GC2020 postponed

Methodist News - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 14:11
Finance leaders decided they had no choice but to extend the 2016 General Conference’s budget directives. But they also recognize the financial challenges caused by COVID-19.

Podcasts give churches ‘germ-free’ way to minister

Methodist News - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 10:56
Podcasts have grown in popularity for years, and some United Methodists find them an ideal way to minister when meeting in person isn’t an option.

Weddings, funerals altered by virus restrictions

Methodist News - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 09:17
United Methodist funerals, memorial services, weddings are getting postponed or downsized in emergency period.

Helping children during the COVID-19 crisis

Methodist News - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 08:52
Sheltering in place is confusing for children accustomed to daily contact with friends and teachers. Church leaders offer advice on how to help them cope.

Possible steps after General Conference delay

Methodist News - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:22
A global pandemic has postponed General Conference, but the former Judicial Council president argues there is still work that cannot wait a year.

No travel? Not a problem for mission board

Methodist News - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 11:54
Across time zones, directors of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries made a virtual trip to Atlanta for their spring meeting.

Zimbabwe church keeps diaspora connected

Methodist News - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 08:23
The Zimbabwe Episcopal Area has planted churches in Australia, Scotland, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and the United Arab Emirates.

BMCR focuses on separation plans, leadership views

Methodist News - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 10:56
The African American caucus of The United Methodist Church endorsed the protocol plan for amicable separation of the denomination.

Scientists discover pathway to skin regeneration

Senior Medical News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 04:00
A new study in human volunteers and mice identifies which danger signaling molecules lie at the heart of skin rejuvenation pathways.
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