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New video calls out harassment of clergywomen
North Carolina Conference effort yields news coverage, large viewership.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:06:05 PM

Church in Congo walks alongside Ebola survivors
As Ebola death toll tops 1,500, United Methodists continue to raise awareness and support those affected by the outbreak.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:54:26 AM

The Book of Discipline unites us as a church
As a new United Methodist, the Rev. Stephen Mannion is amazed by the current level of discord and advises adhering to the laws that define the denomination.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:42:27 AM

Wesley would call modern Methodists to return to their roots
Wesley knew that the people called Methodists were themselves liable to spiritual slumber. Seminary professor David F. Watson thinks Wesley would direct today’s church back to the intentional practices of the Methodist societies.
Monday, June 24, 2019 4:43:28 PM

Wesley would urge modern Methodists to stay Christ-centered
Wesley’s advice on how to live and serve with fellow Methodists with varying opinions on doctrine and practice applies to United Methodists today, one pastor writes.
Monday, June 24, 2019 3:54:52 PM

John Wesley reminds us that grace is available to all
Seminary professor Laceye C. Warner writes that Wesley’s instructions to modern Methodists would be the same as Methodists of his day: Extend God’s love and grace to others.
Monday, June 24, 2019 2:36:17 PM

Prison ministry delivers gifts, hope
Members of the Sierra Leone Conference, UMW missionaries visit young detainees at Kingtom Remand Home to celebrate Day of the African Child.
Monday, June 24, 2019 11:49:24 AM

2019 Poland Annual Conference
June 21-23, in Ostóda, Poland.
Sunday, June 23, 2019 1:02:00 PM

Clergyman apologizes for filing complaint
The Rev. Heecheon Jeon has apologized for filing a complaint against the Rev. Anna Blaedel after she stated during an annual conference session that she was a “self-avowed practicing homosexual.”
Friday, June 21, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Church provides aid to Nigerians displaced by violence
Ten camps for internally displaced persons around Jalingo are sheltering people who have fled violence perpetrated by Boko Haram or conflicts involving groups such as the Fulani herdsmen.
Friday, June 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Bishop Hicks, striver for peace, dies at 96
The bishop, who led conferences in Arkansas and Kansas, was known for his kindness and wry humor.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:52:30 PM

Gay deacon ordained in Desert Southwest
Ordination is another step in a long life of service for a man who has faced many challenges because of his sexual orientation.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:07:27 PM

Mission’s schools see drop in girls’ enrollment
Despite a higher birth rate at United Methodist Arnoldine Mission, fewer girls attend the primary and secondary schools.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:21:03 AM

Church helps those displaced by violence
United Methodist Church in Congo partners with Discipleship Ministries to provide relief for displaced people.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:26:37 AM

Young women's program revived in Sierra Leone
Six years after shutting down in Sierra Leone, the Young Women’s Network is active again thanks to a donation by Discipleship Ministries.
Monday, June 17, 2019 11:02:45 AM

2019 Indiana Annual Conference
June 12-15, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Saturday, June 15, 2019 1:56:00 PM

2019 North Carolina Annual Conference
June 12-15, in Greenville, North Carolina.
Saturday, June 15, 2019 11:10:00 AM

2019 Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Report
June 12-15 in Eugene, Oregon.
Friday, June 14, 2019 3:39:00 PM

526 Africa University graduates in 2019 class
New graduates of the United Methodist university come from 22 African countries, but share a passion for change.
Friday, June 14, 2019 10:20:32 AM

Achieving inclusion: Break barriers, build bridges
It’s time to meet and accept people where they are, not where we think they ought to be, writes a Korean clergywoman.
Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:02:00 PM

Exiting congregations face hefty price tag
U.S. conferences are calculating how much a church must pay if it leaves under legislation approved by General Conference 2019. The big cost will be pensions.
Thursday, June 13, 2019 2:07:04 PM

2019 East Ohio Annual Conference
June 10-13, in Lakeside, Ohio.
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:55:00 PM

Son's vote for peace set his father's killers free
Those who remember “the troubles,” fear the effect of Brexit on more than two decades of still-fragile peace in Ireland.
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:15:53 PM

New communication center aids learning in Nigeria
More effective global and local communication for United Methodist in Nigeria is the goal of new communications center.
Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Rural girls face challenges at city universities
Rural girls seeking education in cities in Zimbabwe are at risk if they take emotional or financial support from older men.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:05:41 PM

2019 Holston Annual Conference
June 9-12, in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:32:00 PM

2019 Kentucky Annual Conference
June 10-12, in Covington, Kentucky.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:53:00 PM

Brexit threatens longtime peace in Northern Ireland
Methodist peacebuilders, others raise concerns about re-imposing hard borders on the island of Ireland.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:52:41 AM

Nigerian church faces fine, possible demolition
Abuja 1 United Methodist Church is the church’s major presence in the Nigerian capital, but it continues to struggle financially.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:13:00 AM

Theologian Ogden pushed himself and his students
Longtime Perkins professor offered challenging ideas about Christian faith and was a taskmaster for students, leaning on them to think deeply and clearly.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:23:54 PM

2019 Iowa Annual Conference
June 8-11, in Des Moines, Iowa
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:01:00 PM

LGBTQ deacon ordained by New York Conference
The Rev. Lea Matthews says her ordination was a day of joy, but not without difficulty. She is the latest LGBTQ person to be ordained in The United Methodist Church.
Monday, June 10, 2019 5:01:38 PM

United Methodist credit union opens in East Africa
Co-operative society in Kenya aims to promote a savings culture and provide affordable credit to members and stakeholders.
Monday, June 10, 2019 3:20:50 PM

Relief distribution in Malawi
The church in Malawi hopes to provide additional relief to cyclone survivors.
Monday, June 10, 2019 11:17:42 AM

2019 Missouri Annual Conference
June 7-9, in Springfield, Missouri.
Sunday, June 09, 2019 1:22:00 PM

2019 Pacific Northwest Annual Conference
June 7-9, in Puyallup, Washington.
Sunday, June 09, 2019 12:26:00 PM

2019 New York Annual Conference
June 6-9, in Hempstead, New York.
Sunday, June 09, 2019 11:28:00 AM

2019 Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference
June 6-8, in Peoria, Illinois.
Saturday, June 08, 2019 3:37:00 PM

2019 Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference
June 6-8, in Grove City, Pennsylvania.
Saturday, June 08, 2019 1:30:00 PM

2019 Dakotas Annual Conference
June 6-8 in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Saturday, June 08, 2019 11:56:00 AM

2019 Upper New York Conference
June 5-8, in Syracuse, New York.
Saturday, June 08, 2019 11:14:00 AM

2019 Florida Annual Conference
June 5-8, in Lakeland, Florida.
Saturday, June 08, 2019 11:12:00 AM

Ramping up response to US spring disasters
From the local to conference level, floods and tornadoes have kept United Methodists busy in a record-setting season.
Friday, June 07, 2019 12:16:52 PM

Episcopal areas unite to grow church in Africa
Zimbabwe lay and clergy members travel to South Congo to exchange ministry ideas and strategies for church growth.
Friday, June 07, 2019 9:41:18 AM

2019 West Ohio Annual Conference
June 2-6, in Lakeside, Ohio.
Thursday, June 06, 2019 2:35:00 PM

2019 South Carolina Annual Conference
June 2-6, in Greenville, South Carolina.
Thursday, June 06, 2019 1:25:00 PM

Zimbabwe churches keep faith in tough economic times
Financial turmoil affects United Methodist congregations, but churches continue mission and ministries.
Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:34:34 AM

2019 South Georgia Annual Conference
June 2-5, in Columbus, Georgia.
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 3:31:00 PM

2019 Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference
June 2-5, in Montgomery, Alabama.
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 2:50:00 PM

Ugandan church partnership offers free health care
United Methodist, African Methodist Episcopal churches team up to assist some 2,000 patients.
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:33:39 AM

 

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