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Church in Liberia donating school toilets
The United Methodist Church in Liberia is helping to keep students healthy by donating toilets to schools.
Friday, December 15, 2017 7:08:00 AM

2017: Remembering notable church members
In the past year, United Methodists marked the passing of a champion of deacons, a Mississippian born of conviction and a bishop who survived an attempt on his life.
Friday, December 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Gay United Methodist choir director fired
After three years as children’s choir director, Ryan Mould was fired and told homosexuals cannot be “spiritual leaders.”
Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:02:00 PM

New life for church’s 1943 Christmas film
Two women at First United Methodist in Alexandria, Louisiana, spark revival of movie the church made with the Army’s help.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 4:41:00 PM

How an immigrant family found room at the inn
Las Posadas is the Mexican tradition of re-enacting Joseph and Mary’s search for safe lodging for Christ’s birth. For one family, the tradition has special resonance.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 2:27:00 PM

Church helped ease the pain in Filipino siege
Church assisted Filipinos caught in the battle between government forces and Islamic State militants on the island of Mindanao.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:10:00 PM

Congo United Methodists decry deadly attack on UN peacekeepers
Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda calls for peace after deadliest attack in recent memory
Monday, December 11, 2017 12:33:00 PM

Wesley Nurses offer care, prayer
Church program puts registered nurses in United Methodist churches across south Texas, with focus on helping the uninsured. Sam Hodges reports from Edinburg, Texas, for United Methodist News Service.
Monday, December 11, 2017 11:04:00 AM

Pastor shares experience of California fire
Fast-moving Southern California fires continue to spread. The best way to help at this time is to give to the UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response Advance #901670.
Friday, December 08, 2017 10:57:00 AM

Protests for Dreamers lead to arrests
United Methodists joined with people across the country rallying for Congress to protect immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.
Thursday, December 07, 2017 5:07:00 PM

Migrant churches provide piece of home
Immigrants want their own churches with familiar language and worship, but the second generation may not speak the language and likely identifies more with German society.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:21:00 PM

Journey to pulpit began in peril
The only Vietnamese United Methodist pastor in Germany was a boat person who now leads a church of about 40 immigrants in Frankfurt.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:19:00 PM

Zimbabwean women train in organic farming
With global demand for organic food on the rise, United Methodists are training Zimbabwean farmers to go without synthetic substances in crop and animal production.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:07:00 AM

Deaconesses observe anti-violence against women day
United Methodist deaconesses in the Philippines took part in an ecumenical gathering calling for an end to violence against women.
Monday, December 04, 2017 12:14:00 PM

Refugee U.S. mayor-elect is United Methodist
Wilmot Collins, mayor-elect of Helena, Montana, is a Liberian refugee and a United Methodist.
Sunday, December 03, 2017 4:58:00 PM

Celebrating Native American outreach, advocacy
Northeastern Jurisdiction annual gathering spotlights successes, offers opportunities to learn from the past.
Friday, December 01, 2017 9:26:00 AM

Prayers for peace lifting Zimbabwe
United Methodists see hope in a new president in African country that has suffered years of tyranny.
Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:32:00 AM

Commentary: Sharing the stories of refugees
United Methodist teenager creates monologues, photo exhibit to educate others about the plight of displaced people.
Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:45:00 AM

Mobilizing the physically challenged in Liberia
Hand-cranked transportation devices are invaluable in areas where the terrain is too uneven for traditional wheelchairs. Liberia’s UMW distributed $54K worth of them.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:03:00 AM

Baptism for imprisoned Sierra Leone women
The seven women also were confirmed as United Methodists at the Freetown Female Correctional Center.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:20:00 AM

Liberian leper colony a lifetime commitment to care
Fears of leprosy cause many families to shun those with the disease. A United Methodist rehab center shows them compassion and love.
Monday, November 27, 2017 10:08:00 AM

Agency employees to see changes in pay scales
The General Council on Finance and Administration board unanimously approved new pay ranges for agency staff, despite objections of agency top executives.
Monday, November 20, 2017 2:13:00 PM

‘Missio Dei’ proves challenging colloquy topic
Board of Higher Education and Ministry gathers United Methodist bishops, seminary scholars for discussion of God’s mission for the church
Monday, November 20, 2017 10:41:00 AM

Uniting participants call for unity, bravery
More than 400 people participated in a conference that emphasized The United Methodist Church’s strengths despite its differences over LGBTQ issues.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:17:00 PM

Joining the call for peace on Korean Peninsula
United Methodists need to educate themselves, others to become faithful advocates for peacebuilding.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:48:00 PM


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