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2019 Czechia-Slovakia Annual Conference
May 17-19, 2019, in Prague, the Czech Republic
Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:59:50 AM

Outreach ministry for addiction is simple, effective
For the cost of a ream of paper and some printer ink, a United Methodist layperson in West Virginia is confronting his state’s opioid epidemic one door at a time.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Honoring WWI code talker, Native veterans
One of the most decorated war heroes from Oklahoma served as a code talker in World War I and is buried at Yasho United Methodist Church cemetery.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:10:04 AM

Planning new directions for the church
What united those at UMCNext was a desire for inclusion of LGBTQ Christians in all aspects of life in the church.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 6:17:09 PM

United Methodists offer lifeline to reservation
Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, UMCOR step in to help Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after devastating snowstorms.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:54:50 AM

Summit plans inclusive Methodist movement
Some 350 U.S. United Methodists gathered May 17-18 to discuss what a new Methodist expression centered on the marginalized might look like.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:22:03 AM

Church continues grappling with GC2019 vote
The decision of the 2019 General Conference is being met with both resistance and reinforcement.
Monday, May 20, 2019 1:40:13 PM

Dealing with AIDS in West Africa
May 19-21 summit in Côte d’Ivoire will encourage United Methodists in the region to create their own plans of action for this continuing health crisis.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:12:30 PM

Cyclone relief efforts continue in Mozambique
United Methodists offer supplies, spiritual support to survivors of Cylone Kenneth in the northern part of the country and Cyclone Idai in central Mozambique.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:12:14 AM

Church awaits decision on sanctuary guest appeal
After hearing, Connecticut United Methodists are praying that federal court will reopen immigration case of Nelson Pinos.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:48:08 PM

Church future focus of annual conferences
Ministry with LGBTQ people could be the No. 1 topic at United Methodist annual conferences, judging from resolutions filed about this issue.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:58:01 AM

Hearing set for church's sanctuary guest
Nelson Pinos found support from United Methodists in Connecticut after facing immediate deportation from his U.S. family, despite a clean record and long relationship with immigration authorities.
Monday, May 13, 2019 4:12:56 PM

Church aims to empower Zimbabwe’s poorest
Business expo, local markets provide opportunities to people living in poverty in rural communities.
Monday, May 13, 2019 3:18:54 PM

Bishops seek special offering for migrants
The Council of Bishops wants to do more to help the record number of people around the world who have been forced from their homes.
Monday, May 13, 2019 3:08:29 PM

Bishops move toward Episcopal Church accord
Bishops are asking the 2020 General Conference to approve a full-communion agreement with The Episcopal Church.
Friday, May 10, 2019 1:40:15 PM

Bishops plan to explore 'new forms of unity'
During the May 4-9 meeting, bishops talked about the fallout of GC2019 and how they can walk alongside conversations about the church’s future.
Thursday, May 09, 2019 6:01:32 PM

United Methodist churches offer aid after shootings
Two United Methodist churches located close to the STEM School Highlands Ranch opened their doors to grieving community.
Thursday, May 09, 2019 2:44:59 PM

Traditionalists, bishops talk church future
Leaders of traditionalist advocacy groups held a listening session with bishops from Africa, Europe and the Philippines. Church separation was on the table.
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 4:10:42 PM

US church transformed by Sierra Leone community
Camp Hill United Methodist Church in Pennsylvania helps support education and other community projects in remote village.
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 3:27:21 PM

Remembering Rachel Held Evans
A United Methodist clergywoman writes about how the work of the Christian writer — who challenged traditional views on the roles of LGBTQ people and women in the church — influenced her and many others.
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 11:15:15 AM

Church provides scholarships for rape survivors
Through the Congo Women Arise partnership, East Congo Episcopal Area empowers young women and girls by helping them continue their education.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 11:30:40 AM

Bishops begin meeting in 'chaotic' moment
As church leaders discuss dividing the church, Council of Bishops president urges colleagues to walk together.
Monday, May 06, 2019 1:00:53 PM

Commentary: Two decisions, one a danger
The former president of the United Methodist Judicial Council analyzes the court’s rulings on the Traditional Plan legislation and the disaffiliation legislation.
Monday, May 06, 2019 12:09:44 PM

Radio can help unite divided church, bishop says
Speaking at the United Methodist Radio Network annual meeting, Bishop Daniel Wandabula called on communicators to “unite the church (rather) than perpetuate divisions.”
Monday, May 06, 2019 11:44:05 AM

2019 Bulgaria-Romania Provisional Conference
April 4-7, 2019, in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.
Friday, May 03, 2019 2:04:10 PM

Black colleges and universities face challenges, too
While there have been no recent closures of United Methodist-affiliated black colleges and universities, schools such as Bennett College still face a challenging landscape.
Friday, May 03, 2019 9:48:08 AM

Closures raise survival questions for small colleges
United Methodist-related colleges and universities are looking toward collaborations and mergers as they work to survive in challenging times for small liberal arts institutions.
Thursday, May 02, 2019 12:01:43 PM

Cameroon UMW group aims to empower displaced women
Members get skills training at annual conference to generate income and teach other women and girls to become self-sufficient in their communities.
Thursday, May 02, 2019 11:01:14 AM

2019 Serbia-Macedonia Provisional Conference
April 11-14 in Macedonia.

Wednesday, May 01, 2019 4:26:12 PM

Faith laid foundation for Lugar's public service
Former U.S. senator from Indiana, who died April 28, was a committed United Methodist.
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 2:03:18 PM

Chart of top court's rulings on GC2019 legislation
Read a summary of decisions by the Judicial Council on petitions passed during the special called General Conference. Downloadable PDF.
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 1:08:42 PM

Commentary: Pastor details pain of false arrest
A United Methodist pastor finds God’s grace in his false arrest, which he says gave him the chance to shine a light on what others suffer in a flawed criminal justice system.
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 11:33:00 AM

Pastors provide emotional support to cyclone survivors
Pastors in Zimbabwe are helping survivors of Cyclone Idai pick up the pieces physically and spiritually.
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 10:33:00 AM

Pastors cope with sons’ overdose deaths
Pastors are expected to care for their congregations. When two United Methodist clergy lost sons to overdoses, their congregations helped care for them.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:23:00 AM

Church aids 2,000 cyclone survivors in Zimbabwe
The United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe handed out more than $25,000 in aid to Cyclone Idai survivors in the Ngangu and Copper communities.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:15:00 AM

Court rulings escalate talk of church split
The Judicial Council upheld much of the Traditional Plan and cleared the way for congregations to leave with their property.
Monday, April 29, 2019 4:52:21 PM

Ohio college severs formal ties with denomination
Baldwin Wallace University names GC2019 actions and its own commitment to LGBTQ inclusion as reasons for disaffiliation.
Monday, April 29, 2019 4:48:52 PM

Court OKs part of Traditional Plan, exit plan
However, United Methodist Judicial Council rules that some key parts of denomination-wide plan are still unconstitutional.
Friday, April 26, 2019 11:43:37 AM

Citrus farming to help clergy retirements
Some clergy in Zimbabwe are planting citrus trees to boost their retirement funds.
Friday, April 26, 2019 10:08:00 AM

Deadly earthquake damages Filipino churches
United Methodists are picking up the pieces after a powerful earthquake struck the island of Luzon, killing at least 16 people and damaging homes and churches.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:21:05 PM

Conference urges apportionment support
While some plan to withhold church giving, the Desert Southwest Conference asks its churches to continue funding ministry at the conference and global level.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:39:15 PM

United Methodists decry killings of farmers
United Methodists join other human rights groups in condemning the killings of 14 farmers.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:45:17 AM

The Church Responds to the Opioid Crisis
While statistics of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. paint a bleak picture, United Methodist churches in West Virginia are offering hope and a chance at recovery mainly through ministries of connection.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:55:00 AM

Churches walk with addicts on recovery journey
West Virginia United Methodist churches find numerous ways to support people in recovery from addiction. Just being there may be most important.
Monday, April 22, 2019 4:22:19 PM

Top court meets in aftermath of GC2019
In spring meeting, United Methodist Judicial Council to review Traditional Plan and disaffiliation legislation adopted by special General Conference.
Monday, April 22, 2019 11:36:17 AM

East Congo women reach out to widows, orphans
Unrest and Ebola in East Congo have left many women without husbands, and children without fathers. United Methodist women from the Kivu Conference are stepping in to help.
Monday, April 22, 2019 9:17:18 AM

New shelter helps expectant mothers
A new 60-bed shelter and outpatient department at Old Mutare Hospital means safety and comfort for expectant mothers.
Monday, April 22, 2019 8:49:39 AM

Centrists, progressives to discuss church's future
Unhappiness with General Conference 2019 prompts plan for big meeting, with dissolution and ‘gracious exit’ among the options.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:56:30 PM

Creative spirit lifts Philippines’ churches
A United Methodist team looked at whether the Philippines should have more bishops. The group’s report highlighted church strengths and needs.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:34:45 AM

 

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