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Empowering Nigerian women through microloans
The United Methodist Church in Nigeria's "Empower Her" project is helping women start small businesses to provide for their families.
Friday, October 19, 2018 8:00:00 PM

United Methodists respond to displaced in Nigeria
Church addresses needs of Nigerian people displaced by violence.
Friday, October 19, 2018 4:26:00 PM

Building momentum for peace in Korea
Global Methodist family represented at Atlanta event that will include input from former U.S. president and a United Methodist who served as U.S. ambassador to Korea.
Friday, October 19, 2018 11:12:00 AM

Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Bruce Ough
Dakotas-Minnesota Area Bishop Bruce Ough was president of the Council of Bishops during the 2016 General Conference that authorized the Commission on a Way Forward. He discusses the commission’s work and his hopes for the upcoming special 2019 General Conference.
Friday, October 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Discipleship Ministries restructures
The new organization will combine the work now housed under new church starts, leadership ministries and young people’s ministries into a single area.
Thursday, October 18, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Love of Christ extends to immigrants living on street
Christians offering food for body and soul to immigrants living in deplorable conditions.
Thursday, October 18, 2018 9:57:00 AM

Embracing curiosity can help church, educators say
As General Conference approaches, asking questions and listening can lower anxiety level.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:00:00 PM

McLaren urges churches to get in alignment
Churches face major challenges and must rethink everything from scratch, author says.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Church in Nigeria sees membership boom
As the country’s population approaches 200 million, church leaders focus on evangelism; envision 18 percent annual growth in next 12 years.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Timing right for sexual ethics summit
With #MeToo movement as backdrop, The United Methodist Church's Do No Harm conference draws engaged crowd.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:00:00 AM

New UMCOR grants target crisis areas, basic needs
United Methodist relief and development agency assists vulnerable populations with emergency needs but also focuses on preparedness and sustainability projects.
Monday, October 15, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Church launches campaign against early childhood marriages
The United Methodist Church’s Ministry with Women, Children and Youth in Zimbabwe recently embarked on a 15-day outreach campaign against violence and childhood marriages.
Monday, October 15, 2018 8:00:00 PM

First patients treated at drug rehabilitation center in Liberia
The New Life Recovery Center is offering hope to addicts who wish to turn their lives around
Monday, October 15, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Nigerian United Methodists plant 20,000 trees
The trees, including acacia, eucalyptus, orange and papaya, are expected to protect degraded environments, safeguard habitats and enhance rural livelihoods.
Monday, October 15, 2018 11:30:00 AM

'Long road' for recovery from Hurricane Michael
In response to Hurricane Michael, South Georgia bishop says church’s mission work “really builds up compassion and strength over time.”
Sunday, October 14, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Expanding partnerships with Native Americans
The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries uses its fall meeting to remember history and renew commitments with Native peoples.
Sunday, October 14, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Steiner Ball
West Virginia Conference’s Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball talks about the Way Forward process and offers brief overviews of the three plans being considered by the 2019 special General Conference.
Friday, October 12, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Commentary: Evaluating the GC2019 organizational plan
A reserve lay delegate praises some of the organizational plan for the special General Conference 2019, but raises concerns about other points, including selection of committee officers.
Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:00:00 PM

United Methodists gear up for Michael relief
For now, the best way for United Methodists to help is to donate money and pray. But teams are standing by to offer long-term aid.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Top court plays decision-making role
As The United Methodist Church moves toward a February legislative meeting, the Judicial Council has been asked to look at constitutionality of proposed plans.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Big crowds for meetings on denomination’s future
United Methodists coming with questions and opinions to conference gatherings before special General Conference to address divisions over homosexuality.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Church in Liberia renovates public school in rural village
The $130,000 school is the 11th rehabilitated or constructed by the church through its partnership with Norway’s ecumenical Mission Alliance.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:00:00 PM

God’s grace flows freely over wall between nations
The Methodist Church of Mexico and The United Methodist Church in the U.S. share communion each Sunday on beach divided by a border wall.
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Upper Room celebrates 80 years in Asia
Asia Upper Room gathering held in Korea celebrates anniversary and provides training for today’s devotional editors.
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 4:30:00 PM

United Methodists fight illiteracy in Angola
Working with the government, the church plans to teach reading and writing classes in chapels in the Western Angola Conference.
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Commentary: Should be hard to leave denomination
A church leadership scholar argues making it too easy for churches leaving the denomination removes the impetus to stay with the struggle and undermines the historical goal of unity among Christians.
Monday, October 08, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Bishop re-elected as head of Sierra Leone Council of Churches
Ecumenical group remains committed to advocacy, addressing social ills in the country, Yambasu said.
Monday, October 08, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Church offers sanctuary to woman facing deportation
Guatemalan woman takes refuge in Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Monday, October 08, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Plan approved for GC2019 decision-making
The Commission on General Conference has decided on a process to help delegates do the legislative work together.
Sunday, October 07, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Cuban missionaries work on reviving Angola mission
Hispanic missionaries and mission groups are repairing and reviving a United Methodist mission in Angola.
Friday, October 05, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Scholarship program lifts up Zimbabwe orphans
Under the theme “Send a child to school with just a dollar,” each church member is asked to contribute $1 on Neherera (Almsgiving) Sunday.
Thursday, October 04, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Yambasu
As the denomination approaches the 2019 special General Conference, Sierra Leone Bishop John Yambasu feels that despite the anxiety over the church’s future, God is still in control.
Thursday, October 04, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Pianist, violist seek out ‘Novel Voices’
United Methodist connections help musical duo realize a project that helps refugees and highlight human rights at U.N.-related concert.
Thursday, October 04, 2018 8:00:00 PM

United Methodist hospitals feed malnourished children
Thanks to the church’s focus on improving health globally and its specific outreach in Congo, children are being fed every day.
Thursday, October 04, 2018 11:00:00 AM

NCC calls for withdrawal of Kavanaugh nomination
A national faith group whose membership includes The United Methodist Church has called for the withdrawal of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Widows pay it forward in Nigeria
Training program helps United Methodist women become more self-reliant and equips them to share what they’ve learned with other widows when they return home.
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Oklahoma ministry helps prisoners re-enter society
One United Methodist ministry aims to help prisoners re-enter society and stay out of jail in Oklahoma, which has the highest incarceration rate in the U.S.
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Commentary: Officially or unofficially, church will separate
No matter how much we value our shared heritage, the Rev. Thomas E. Bowsher believes The United Methodist Church is already divided and cannot be reconciled.
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Church finds new life as immigrant welcoming center
Christ Ministry Center has offered shelter to more than 6,000 immigrants from around the world since 2016.
Monday, October 01, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Pension staff plans for possible ways forward
Accrued benefits are safe. But whatever happens in 2019, Wespath wants exiting churches to pay their fair share of pension liabilities.
Monday, October 01, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Second United Methodist school in Hungary
United Methodists in Hungary have taken leadership of a second high school in Budapest.
Friday, September 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Video: Puerto Rican bishop gives thanks to UMCOR
In the year since Hurricane Maria swept across Puerto Rico, UMCOR has contributed more than $20 million to help “Renew, Rebuild and Reconstruct.”
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Filipino United Methodists respond after storms
Offering assistance in communities affected by Super Typhoon Mangkhut and an earlier tropical storm.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Young clergy still in short supply
Clergy age trends study shows three-year drop in number of United Methodist women elders under age 35.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Commentary: African delegates informed, ready for GC2019
A conference lay leader takes issue with the idea that African delegates need more information before GC2019.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Connecting with God in Zimbabwe's mountains
United Methodists regularly climb mountains to pray, and church leaders say the practice is positively affecting church growth and giving.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Alsted
As the denomination approaches the 2019 special General Conference, Bishop Christian Alsted says the way to maintain relationships in the church is to continue talking to one another.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Struggling families find temporary shelter in small tents
Stories of pain and fear are common for immigrants landing on streets of Tijuana.
Monday, September 24, 2018 8:00:00 PM

 

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