United Methodist News Feed
Death toll more than 200 in Congo landslide
The East Congo bishop has called on the entire community to help after a landslide in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo left more than 200 dead.
Monday, August 21, 2017 5:22:00 PM

Board raises bishops’ pay, starts budget work
Finance and Administration board decides bishops’ compensation and helps develop general church budget.
Monday, August 21, 2017 1:12:00 PM

Native Americans share stories, songs at conference
Gathering included a ‘Cherokee Immersion,’ with visits to a Native American museum and village in Cherokee, North Carolina.
Monday, August 21, 2017 12:56:00 PM

Church leaders visit Sierra Leone disaster area
United Methodist bishop prays for God to have mercy on Sierra Leone as he leads clergy group to visit two communities devastated by flooding and a mudslide.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:13:00 PM

Hundreds dead, missing in Sierra Leone mudslides, flooding
The numbers of dead and missing after torrential rains led to deadly mudslides is expected to rise as recovery efforts continue.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:36:00 PM

Guam church prays for restraint on nuclear threat
Although many on island are “unfazed” by nuclear threat, a “greater danger” arising from U.S.-North Korea confrontation is acknowledged.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 3:55:00 PM

At Sunday worship, pastors decry racism
After witnessing the white supremacy that led to deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, United Methodists across the U.S. spent Sunday proclaiming a different way in Christ.
Monday, August 14, 2017 5:19:00 PM

Prophetic speaking a given at MARCHA
The church’s Hispanic/Latino caucus discusses Trump effect and celebrates 25th anniversary of the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry.
Monday, August 14, 2017 1:02:00 PM

Church shelters protesters amid deadly turmoil
First United Methodist Church provides safe space for anti-racism protesters after turmoil around a white nationalist rally turns deadly.
Sunday, August 13, 2017 4:50:00 PM

Louisiana needs flood-recovery volunteers
A year after Louisiana's “1,000-year rain,” United Methodists are helping residents with home repairs and other support services.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:55:00 AM

Commission’s closed meetings find support, criticism
Some endorse Commission on a Way Forward’s approach. Others say it violates the church’s stance on transparency.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:39:00 AM

Native American Family Camp returns
Gathering focuses on strengthening health and vitality among Native people and communities.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 12:01:00 PM

Sierra Leone hospital brings needed relief
Twenty-two years after the country’s civil war, Hatfield Archer Hospital has started long-needed surgeries for men.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 11:11:00 AM

Bishop grapples with great needs and growth
Bishop Kasap Owan leads more than 1 million United Methodists in Congo and Zambia. He aspires for them to become self-sustaining but needs help.
Friday, August 04, 2017 1:48:00 PM

Deaf ministry moves toward empowerment
Global Methodist Missions Conference of the Deaf offers makes history with certified lay servant course.
Thursday, August 03, 2017 12:34:00 PM

Filipinos to come home for a mission
BalikBayanihan2018, a convocation set for Jan. 3-6 in Manila, Philippines, is being organized by Filipino-American United Methodists and a local committee.
Thursday, August 03, 2017 9:49:00 AM

Rallying against Texas ‘bathroom bill’
About 200 United Methodists are among 500 at interfaith advocacy event in Austin, Texas, encouraging a vote against bill affecting transgender people.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 3:46:00 PM

‘Agriculture is life’ for Liberian United Methodists
The United Methodist Rural and Agricultural Development Program aims to feed fellow Liberians and teach them to feed themselves.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 10:43:00 AM

Conferences take on immigration, sexuality
The denomination’s long-running debate about LGBTQ people was on display, as was many conferences’ commitment to the sojourner.
Monday, July 31, 2017 4:31:00 PM

Protesting a ‘culture of silence’ in Sierra Leone
United Methodist Women march in Freetown streets to draw attention to growing violence against women and girls.
Monday, July 31, 2017 10:43:00 AM

Liberian bishop seeks to go ‘back to the soil’
Bishop Samuel Quire Jr. believes the path to sustainability for the Liberian church is in rural development.
Monday, July 31, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Science Mike brings religion, science together
United Methodist answers questions on science, faith and life in popular “Ask Science Mike” podcast.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:46:00 AM

United Methodists decry Mindanao martial law
United Methodists condemned the extension of martial law in Mindanao, joining in demonstrations and other protests.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:17:00 AM

United Methodists embrace TED Talks
Pastors, churches find idea-sharing talks on Internet to be good models for communication.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:19:00 AM

Bikes boost church growth in Sierra Leone
Churches have been planted and attendance is up in areas where pastors received motorbikes and bicycles from the Bikes & Bibles program.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10:49:00 AM

 

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