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Bishops, agency respond to GC2019 vote probe
Both bishops and the finance agency have agreed to take action following findings of voting irregularities.
Monday, August 19, 2019 3:16:48 PM

UMCNext plan would end LGBTQ restrictions
Coalition of centrists and progressives favors removing restrictions on LGBTQ ordination and same-sex weddings, allowing exit plan for churches that disagree.
Monday, August 19, 2019 2:47:22 PM

Energy crisis takes toll on Zimbabwe church
Daily power outages are affecting The United Methodist Church and its related ministries, including hospitals and schools.
Monday, August 19, 2019 11:33:51 AM

What to expect at General Conference 2020
Organizers are making some changes they hope will address issues arising from the 2019 General Conference.
Friday, August 16, 2019 3:16:54 PM

MARCHA: Hispanic-Latino voice needed at GC2020
Hispanics and Latinos must make sure their concerns are heard at the 2020 General Conference, say leaders of the Hispanic-Latino United Methodist caucus.
Friday, August 16, 2019 12:29:49 PM

Filipino church connects with indigenous peoples
United Methodist outreach team brings critical medical attention, supplies to more than 100 Aetas.
Friday, August 16, 2019 11:04:16 AM

Seeing ‘new face’ of Christian church in China
A joint United Methodist volunteer team from the North Central and Northeastern jurisdictions makes a journey of peace and goodwill to China.
Friday, August 16, 2019 10:25:13 AM

Iowa clergyperson to face trial
The Rev. Anna Blaedel is charged with violating The United Methodist Book of Discipline as a “self-avowed practicing homosexual.”
Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:23:18 PM

Commission on General Conference added to confusion
Closed meeting and referral decision were mistakes, writes a former president of the United Methodist Judicial Council.
Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:23:00 PM

Biblical comparison shapes GC2020 theme
General Conference organizers chose “…and know that I am God” as the theme but not before discovering the Psalm’s words and even its verse numbers vary by translation.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:56:04 AM

Church helps bring dental care to remote villages in Nigeria
The United Methodist Church in Nigeria is training community health workers to perform urgent-care dentistry.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:06:06 AM

Group drafts separation plan for denomination
Citing irreconcilable differences over homosexuality, a theologically diverse team of 12 envisions ʻnew expressions’ of United Methodism in a plan for the church’s future.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:03:33 PM

Zimbabwe lay leader dies at 63
Betty Spiwe Katiyo, who died suddenly Aug. 10, is being remembered as “amazing woman of God.”
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:28:31 PM

Pittsburgh preschoolers help orphans in Zimbabwe
Bicycle donation is just latest good news for kids at Home of Hope, who have spacious new quarters thanks to support from Finnish government and Nyadire Connection.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:07:15 AM

Plans canceled for GC2024 in Philippines
The 2024 gathering was expected to be the first time The United Methodist Church’s lawmaking assembly met outside the United States.
Monday, August 12, 2019 4:22:00 PM

Improper voting at GC2019 voids key vote
An investigation into General Conference has determined that the number of ineligible voters was sufficient to affect a vote regarding how churches can leave the denomination.
Saturday, August 10, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Rebuilding straw churches in eastern Congo
So far, more than 12 churches have been renovated or rebuilt with stronger materials, so worshippers no longer have to worry about weather.
Friday, August 09, 2019 10:02:23 AM

Pastors push to help addict offenders rejoin society
Some say religion should stay separate from politics. Others feel the church is called to advocate for mercy and justice.
Thursday, August 08, 2019 11:21:00 AM

Evangelism crusades enrich spiritual lives in Zimbabwe
Thirty-nine years after southern African country gains independence, United Methodists continue to share the Gospel, especially in remote, impoverished areas.
Thursday, August 08, 2019 10:38:19 AM

Sewing center nurtures girls, women in Congo
In North Katanga Conference, students learn to sew while building confidence and competence.
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 10:35:00 AM

Seminary professors are ideological adversaries, unlikely friends
You wouldn’t expect Susanne Scholz and William J. “Billy” Abraham to be good friends. On many issues, the two Perkins faculty members couldn’t be further apart. Yet their friendship has endured.
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 9:30:00 AM

United Methodists are question-mark people
A pastor writes that church is for question-mark people who know they do not have all the answers. Even Jesus was comfortable with mystery.
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 11:56:04 AM

Wespath using financial clout for climate change
The United Methodist Church’s efforts to address climate concerns extends to the church agency that supervises and administers its pension and benefits programs, plans and funds.
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 10:43:00 AM

Mass shootings prompt prayer, action
United Methodists across the U.S. lamented, prayed and planned for action in the wake of two mass shootings.
Monday, August 05, 2019 5:27:10 PM

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Monday, August 05, 2019 5:05:53 PM

Trotter, education champion, dies at 93
The Rev. F. Thomas Trotter, a champion of higher education for all, laid the foundation for the first United Methodist university on the continent of Africa.
Monday, August 05, 2019 12:36:50 PM

Motorbikes ease travel for rural pastors in Zimbabwe
No longer walking many miles to reach parishioners, clergy will have more time to do actual ministry.
Monday, August 05, 2019 12:27:00 PM

Zimbabwe, Western Pennsylvania partnership continues
A new covenant between the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area and Western Pennsylvania Conference continues a long-standing partnership that has improved health care, provided safe water, addressed poverty and built churches and relationships.
Friday, August 02, 2019 11:09:00 AM

Scholars gather to champion LGBTQ inclusion
About 60 United Methodist scholars who support LGBTQ inclusion will gather for a livestreamed discussion of Scripture, Wesleyan values and the denomination’s future.
Thursday, August 01, 2019 12:26:53 PM

Two mission initiatives to join Côte d’Ivoire
With the addition of Senegal and Cameroon, the Côte d'Ivoire Conference will have 27 districts.
Thursday, August 01, 2019 11:47:33 AM

Hospital changes debt-collection policies
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is making the changes to help low-income patients after a report found it was suing its own employees. United Methodist Social Principles played a role.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:57:56 PM

Church leaders affirm Baltimore after tweets
Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling and the Rev. Wanda Bynum Duckett speak of city’s complexity, creativity and resilience.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 12:03:23 PM

Filipino cooperative models faith in action
Since 2002, the Wesley Savings and Multipurpose Cooperative has provided tools for economic self-sufficiency, loving God through serving the community.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:01:00 AM

Cameroon churches affected by military conflict
United Methodists are keeping the flame of faith and brotherly love alive for all those who are in the affected areas.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:43:00 PM

New Charlottesville church draws suspicions
Pastors of nearby churches claim a new church plant is associated with traditionalist United Methodist-connected organizations and is intended to compete with them. Representatives for the organizations deny this, as do church leaders.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:07:00 AM

Church leaders look at options for future of denomination
Central conference bishops call meeting with centrists, progressives and conservatives to find a way forward for denomination.
Monday, July 29, 2019 1:03:19 PM

Liberian United Methodists protest ritualistic killings
The United Methodist Church in Liberia organized a street protest calling on the government to investigate and end ritualistic killings of children.
Monday, July 29, 2019 12:41:16 PM

Court docket reflects busy conference season
Decisions of law by bishops, conference requests for rulings and two decision requests by the Council of Bishops are on the United Methodist Judicial Council’s fall agenda.
Friday, July 26, 2019 4:27:57 PM

Peggy Billings, social justice advocate, dies at 90
The Mississippi native made her mark as a missionary to Korea, civil rights activist and staff executive with United Methodist Women and Global Ministries.
Thursday, July 25, 2019 3:36:10 PM

United Methodists react to Ebola death in Goma
United Methodist leaders are warning of the dangers of Ebola and urging everyone to be diligent about hand-washing and avoiding contact with ill people.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12:23:08 PM

United Methodist women determined to restore peace in Kivu
At consultations in Bukavu and Uvira, women seek solutions to years of conflict in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:37:12 AM

Apportionment collection rates down after GC2019
Denomination’s finance agency reports declines in giving through June across the seven general church funds.
Monday, July 22, 2019 2:51:41 PM

2019 Burundi Annual Conference
July 17-20, at Saint Peter’s Cathedral and Ecole Paramédicale de Gitega in Gitega Province.
Saturday, July 20, 2019 11:12:00 AM

Youth help impoverished peers in Angola
In response to hunger and poverty, the youth of Malanje and Kiwaba Nzoji districts in Eastern Angola take positive action.
Friday, July 19, 2019 11:13:15 AM

Cameroon women assist internally displaced people
As violence forces women and children to seek refuge in the bush, and the United Methodist Women Association Cameroon is reaching out to help internally displaced people.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:21:00 AM

Conferences mull denomination’s future
During summer regional meetings, U.S. United Methodists discussed splitting or sticking with the denomination.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:26:43 AM

Strategizing to fight HIV, AIDS in West Africa
Thirty delegates from Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda and the U.S. attended a United Methodist summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:08:05 AM

Coffin, former Judicial Council member, dies at 95
The Rev. Wayne Coffin, Oklahoma Conference, served on The United Methodist Church’s top court from 1980-96.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:41:39 AM

Urgency needed to combat climate change
United Methodists agreed at a conference on climate change that the church must be more systemic and aggressive to help keep the planet Earth supporting human life.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:54:32 PM

Mozambique young adults save lives by donating blood
Young adults in Mozambique make a lifesaving decision to address a shortage of blood in public hospitals.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:45:00 AM


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