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Help sought to save historic church, cemeteries
The border wall would cut off two cemeteries and a historic United Methodist church.
Friday, November 15, 2019 10:49:00 AM

United Methodists decry 'red-tagging' of church council
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines was labeled as a “front organization of local communist terrorist groups” by the Department of National Defense of the Philippines Government.
Friday, November 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Group of bishops calling for ‘deeper conversations’
Eight active and retired United Methodist bishops released a statement calling for the church to be open to new expressions of Methodist witness.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:21:40 AM

Struggling Ghana church seeks support
United Methodist pastor says the, “extinction of this church would mean the end of United Methodism in Ghana.”
Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Response to wildfires deepens with experience
Some people dig in while others leave or work to help fire survivors. Responses are evolving as Californians get more experience dealing with wildfires.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:03:39 AM

Bishops encouraged to break down barriers
Bishops both celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall and agreed to work toward helping refugees overcome roadblocks to settling in the U.S.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:09:05 PM

Funeral chaplain puts faith to work
United Methodist Elison Kamupira is a ‘pillar of strength’ for grieving families, an evangelist and a lively master of ceremonies.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:58:32 AM

WCA looks toward new, traditionalist church
Leaders at latest global gathering of Wesleyan Covenant Association say The United Methodist Church is certain to split.
Monday, November 11, 2019 3:47:42 PM

Bishops warned their funding imperiled
Church financial leaders sounded the alarm that if current trends persist, the Episcopal Fund will run out of money in five years.
Friday, November 08, 2019 3:15:37 PM

Trending Local: The Growing Role of Local Pastors
Special report on the rapid growth of part-time local pastors, the use of local pastors in Hispanic outreach and the challenges faced by local pastors in in the Central Conferences.
Friday, November 08, 2019 12:32:00 PM

Deacon opens school for vulnerable children in Uganda
United Methodist Magooli Academy brings quality education closer to home for young orphans, other needy kids in eastern Uganda.
Friday, November 08, 2019 10:22:10 AM

Help for Haitians stymied by political unrest
United Methodists have helped the Haitian people through an earthquake, hurricane and cholera epidemic in the past decade, but political turmoil is sidelining efforts for now.
Thursday, November 07, 2019 11:33:02 AM

5 bishops pledge LGBTQ ‘safe harbor’
With the Traditional Plan about to take effect, the Western Jurisdiction’s five active bishops promise to protect the full participation of LGBTQ individuals.
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 5:19:51 PM

Church ratifies women's equality amendment
The amendment received a revote because what was originally sent to annual conference voters contained incorrect wording.
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 3:10:00 PM

Daily Digest interruptions
Technical issues stopped delivery of the Nov. 5 Daily Digest for most subscribers. Read Tuesday’s digest on our online archive.
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 11:59:47 AM

Nigerian church puts focus on apportionments
The Nigeria Episcopal Area maps out ways to pay its nearly $75,000 in apportionments for 2020, including training and a special Apportionment Giving Sunday.
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 4:34:00 PM

Church continues to aid Cyclone Idai survivors
Eight months after deadly storm, conference support helps survivors rebuild in Zimbabwe.
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 3:41:31 PM

Bishops urged to act with convicted humility
At a time when the United Methodist connection is strained, the Council of Bishops president talked about ways to seek unity.
Monday, November 04, 2019 4:35:29 PM

United Methodists comfort earthquake survivors
Church in the Philippines amps up relief efforts after third earthquake strikes Mindanao in less than a month.
Monday, November 04, 2019 1:12:35 PM

Church exit plan already in effect, court says
But the United Methodist Judicial Council has no ruling on Traditional Plan questions from bishops.
Saturday, November 02, 2019 8:08:56 AM

Bishop suggests hold on trials, trust clause
The Council of Bishops president proposes coupling a pause in church trials related to LGBTQ restrictions and a relaxation of the denomination’s trust clause.
Friday, November 01, 2019 10:26:08 AM

Donation helps rural girls stay in school
United Methodist youth group in South Africa donates sanitary pads, underwear to disadvantaged families in Eastern Cape village.
Friday, November 01, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Bishops seek court’s guidance on Traditional Plan
The United Methodist Council of Bishops explains its concerns over how to implement several of the plan’s provisions during Judicial Council oral hearing.
Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:24:41 PM

Training center transforms lives in Sierra Leone
Women put tailoring skills to work after graduating from new Bo center, helping them to provide for their families.
Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Women fight hunger with agriculture in Congo
Bishop Unda and spouse offer support as local churchwomen till the soil to improve conditions for all.
Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:35:00 AM

Top court raises questions at lively oral hearing
Judicial Council members wonder about authority, lack of documentation over ruling request on improper voting.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:06:39 PM

Faithful Giving in a Time of Change
This roundtable discussion of connectional giving in The United Methodist Church is a video resource designed to help local congregations explain the role of giving in the church.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 3:38:00 PM

United Methodists adapt to Zimbabwe’s economic turmoil
Many in the church, including pastors, are turning to entrepreneurship as the job market worsens and prices skyrocket.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:49:41 PM

Africa University ‘prunes and grows’ to stay afloat

United Methodist university looks for ways to save money as economic challenges continue to plague the country.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:30:34 PM

Bishop reflects on journey to GC2020
The Council of Bishops president talks about the road from the Commission on a Way Forward to yet another General Conference.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:24:20 PM

Bishop Carter: Unity can’t be at someone’s expense
In a video conversation with UM News, Bishop Kenneth H. Carter reflects on the Way Forward commission, the special 2019 General Conference and General Conference 2020.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:18:00 PM

Conference charts 'way forward' with LGBTQ people
Greater New Jersey Conference approves plan to allow churches to create covenants to be in ministry with LGBTQ people, including same-sex marriage and ordination of gay clergy.
Monday, October 28, 2019 3:16:40 PM

Christians should defend journalists
Those who love Christ should speak for those who strive to report the truth, writes a retired clergyman.
Monday, October 28, 2019 12:17:32 PM

Young people in Liberia raise money for scholarships
The scholarships will target young people in rural communities and will help with the group’s efforts to recruit more youth to the ministry of the church.
Monday, October 28, 2019 11:29:13 AM

Top court to look at church disaffiliation rules
United Methodist bishops ask Judicial Council to consider improper voting in ruling on legislation adopted at General Conference 2019.
Friday, October 25, 2019 12:05:47 PM

United Methodists building church in Dolný Kubín
Clergy couple answers a call to start a congregation in a town two hours away with no United Methodist church.
Friday, October 25, 2019 11:06:00 AM

Indictment in scam that snagged church agency
The church’s finance agency says insurance covered the loss of nearly $50,000 and that it is taking steps to improve security.
Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:05:40 PM

Church-trained African chief leads AIDS fight
Efforts to combat the HIV virus in Zimbabwe now have on their side the chief of the Chiwara dynasty, who has received training from The United Methodist Church.
Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:24:59 PM

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:03:01 PM

Sierra Leone Conference opens first entrepreneur school
United Methodist Taiama Enterprise Academy offers hands-on vocational and entrepreneurship training to high-performing students.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:16:31 PM

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:29:43 AM

Celebrating the first complete Bible in Spanish
“The Bible of the Bear,” the first complete Bible translation to Spanish, will be celebrated at a ceremony in San Antonio.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM

South African churches take stand against xenophobia
United Methodist congregations united for a day of prayer in the wake of attacks on foreign nationals.
Monday, October 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Boreholes bring ‘sigh of relief’ in Uganda
Churches in Georgia, Florida work with local United Methodists in East Africa Episcopal Area to provide clean water near United Methodist churches.
Friday, October 18, 2019 11:23:25 AM

United Methodist works on amphibious rescue vehicle
The new vehicle could speed up rescue and relief efforts since it will move seamlessly from land to water and back again.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:00:52 AM

Clergyman accused of sexual misconduct, abuse
The West Ohio Conference confirmed that the Rev. Donald “Bud” Heckman faces the strong likelihood of a church trial.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:35:10 AM

Ebola training well received in Congo
Megan Klingler with the United Methodist Board Global Ministries’ Global Health unit said she is pleased with the progress made during her three-week visit.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

UMCOR, partners start asylum seekers project
The three-year, $2 million pilot project also will engage local church members on a community level as they embrace the biblical mandate of welcoming the stranger.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 3:05:01 PM

Challenges stack up for United Methodist school
Zimbabwe’s Chapanduka Secondary School faces water crisis, malfunctioning solar system, poor academic scores and poverty in the community.
Friday, October 11, 2019 10:09:00 AM

 

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