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Celebrating women’s movement at historic prayer hill
Monument reignites the flames of revival started by Lydia Chimonyo, a United Methodist pastor’s wife, in the 1920s.
Friday, September 13, 2019 10:59:00 AM

Women theologians: Following in the footsteps
United Methodist theologians from Africa and Asia gathered to discuss their interpretations of the Bible and find common ground.
Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:35:19 AM

Education equals hope for Kenyan orphans
Students learn vocational, business skills through Inua Partners in Hope program, an initiative of Kenya and Florida churches.
Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:03:17 AM

Filipino bishops back church unity
The Philippines Central Conference College of Bishops signed a resolution opposing dissolution and recommending restructuring to allow regional autonomy on divisive issues.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:15:57 AM

Switzerland pastors launch ‘Save our food’
Two pastors in Davos turned a dream of stopping food waste into reality.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:08:43 AM

Young people march for change in Angola
United Methodist youth group celebrates 67th anniversary with series of events focused on social justice issues.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:56:20 AM

Creation care gets traction as priority
United Methodist efforts to be environmentally friendly are on the rise. EarthKeepers training through Global Ministries is a popular way to get started.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:40:06 AM

African bishops oppose separation plans
In a statement at the close of the Africa College of Bishops retreat, the bishops said the church would continue in Africa after GC2020.
Monday, September 09, 2019 3:06:01 PM

First church in Africa becomes reconciling
A United Methodist congregation in southwestern Kenya voted to work toward full equality of LGBTQ people in the life of the church.
Monday, September 09, 2019 12:35:21 PM

Wheelchair opens new doors for girl in rural Zimbabwe
Moved by 11-year-old’s spirit, Bishop Nhiwatiwa, local pastors make plea to help her obtain an education.
Friday, September 06, 2019 11:15:06 AM

UMCOR starts efforts for Bahamas relief
The relief agency will partner with Methodists in the Bahamas to meet basic needs for survivors after Hurricane Dorian decimated Grand Bahama and Abaco islands.
Thursday, September 05, 2019 5:12:21 PM

Native young people speak up at national gathering
Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference youth raise their voices about Native-themed mascots and other issues important to their communities.
Thursday, September 05, 2019 9:00:00 AM

United Methodism grows in Madagascar
Though only officially a church for a year, evangelizing via education spurs church growth in island nation.
Wednesday, September 04, 2019 11:22:03 AM

Texas group crosses border to meet asylum seekers
United Methodists major part of ecumenical contingent seeking end to ʽremain in Mexico’ policy.
Tuesday, September 03, 2019 2:11:29 PM

Young United Methodists connect in Kenya
Africa Central Conference youth and young adults gather to look for ways to shine in leadership roles in the church and their communities.
Friday, August 30, 2019 12:15:24 PM

Cholera concerns grow in East Congo
Amid the Ebola outbreak, church adds cholera education to public awareness campaign as cases increase in North and South Kivu.
Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:09:10 AM

Sierra Leone Conference settles land dispute
Church agrees to give 60 acres of Pa Loko land to neighboring community to resolve a property battle that had turned violent.
Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:50:49 AM

Successful evangelism includes trusting the call
2019 Denman Award winners the Revs. Casey Turner and Thacker Haynes talk about ministries to people addicted to drugs and alcohol and a rodeo team at a Texas college.
Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Youth camp bridges divide in tense region
From the outside, this camp may look like any other, but it has brought together youth from three countries fraught with political tension and hostility.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:21:57 AM

Native ministry provides three decades of food security
The women of Billy Hooton United Methodist Church refuse to give up on a food pantry that serves 60-80 families each month.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:57:48 PM

Denman Award winners stand out as evangelists
A unique man, the late Harry Denman still inspires others pursuing their own paths to the goal of converting people to Jesus Christ, some of whom are presented with The Harry Denman Evangelism Award. Part one of a two-part series.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:19:32 AM

Filipino United Methodists condemn latest violence
State terrorism prevails on Negros Island, the Philippines Board of Church and Society said in condemning the latest killings.
Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:59:16 PM

As Hong Kong protests continue, so do prayers
Methodist resident says Christians reach out to both protesters and the government in a spirit of prayer.
Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:13:54 PM

Sierra Leone church expands eye care services
A new state-of-the art surgical facility will allow a United Methodist eye clinic to provide treatment for retinal tears and other eye problems that couldn’t previously be treated in Sierra Leone.
Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:52:31 AM

Churches step up to help unemployed miners
After the sudden bankruptcy of the Blackjewel mining company last month, United Methodists are helping with food, utility bills, school supplies and information.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:25:07 PM

Gay daughter sent bishop back to Scriptures
The co-author of the popular Disciple Bible study writes about how learning his daughter is gay led him to examine Scriptures about homosexuality more closely.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:53:35 AM

Ebola spreads to area with strong United Methodist ties
Bishop Unda urges church members in East Congo not to panic, vows to continue church’s awareness campaign.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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

 

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