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Mission’s schools see drop in girls’ enrollment
Despite a higher birth rate at United Methodist Arnoldine Mission, fewer girls attend the primary and secondary schools.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:21:03 AM

Church helps those displaced by violence
United Methodist Church in Congo partners with Discipleship Ministries to provide relief for displaced people.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:26:37 AM

Young women's program revived in Sierra Leone
Six years after shutting down in Sierra Leone, the Young Women’s Network is active again thanks to a donation by Discipleship Ministries.
Monday, June 17, 2019 11:02:45 AM

2019 Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Report
June 12-15 in Eugene, Oregon.
Friday, June 14, 2019 3:39:00 PM

526 Africa University graduates in 2019 class
New graduates of the United Methodist university come from 22 African countries, but share a passion for change.
Friday, June 14, 2019 10:20:32 AM

Achieving inclusion: Break barriers, build bridges
It’s time to meet and accept people where they are, not where we think they ought to be, writes a Korean clergywoman.
Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:02:00 PM

Exiting congregations face hefty price tag
U.S. conferences are calculating how much a church must pay if it leaves under legislation approved by General Conference 2019. The big cost will be pensions.
Thursday, June 13, 2019 2:07:04 PM

2019 East Ohio Annual Conference
June 10-13, in Lakeside, Ohio.
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:55:00 PM

Son's vote for peace set his father's killers free
Those who remember “the troubles,” fear the effect of Brexit on more than two decades of still-fragile peace in Ireland.
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:15:53 PM

New communication center aids learning in Nigeria
More effective global and local communication for United Methodist in Nigeria is the goal of new communications center.
Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Rural girls face challenges at city universities
Rural girls seeking education in cities in Zimbabwe are at risk if they take emotional or financial support from older men.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:05:41 PM

Brexit threatens longtime peace in Northern Ireland
Methodist peacebuilders, others raise concerns about re-imposing hard borders on the island of Ireland.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:52:41 AM

Nigerian church faces fine, possible demolition
Abuja 1 United Methodist Church is the church’s major presence in the Nigerian capital, but it continues to struggle financially.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:13:00 AM

Theologian Ogden pushed himself and his students
Longtime Perkins professor offered challenging ideas about Christian faith and was a taskmaster for students, leaning on them to think deeply and clearly.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:23:54 PM

2019 Iowa Annual Conference
June 8-11, in Des Moines, Iowa
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:01:00 PM

LGBTQ deacon ordained by New York Conference
The Rev. Lea Matthews says her ordination was a day of joy, but not without difficulty. She is the latest LGBTQ person to be ordained in The United Methodist Church.
Monday, June 10, 2019 5:01:38 PM

United Methodist credit union opens in East Africa
Co-operative society in Kenya aims to promote a savings culture and provide affordable credit to members and stakeholders.
Monday, June 10, 2019 3:20:50 PM

Relief distribution in Malawi
The church in Malawi hopes to provide additional relief to cyclone survivors.
Monday, June 10, 2019 11:17:42 AM

2019 Pacific Northwest Annual Conference
June 7-9, in Puyallup, Washington.
Sunday, June 09, 2019 12:26:00 PM

2019 Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference
June 6-8, in Peoria, Illinois.
Saturday, June 08, 2019 3:37:00 PM

2019 Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference
June 6-8, in Grove City, Pennsylvania.
Saturday, June 08, 2019 1:30:00 PM

2019 Dakotas Annual Conference
June 6-8 in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Saturday, June 08, 2019 11:56:00 AM

2019 Upper New York Conference
June 5-8, in Syracuse, New York.
Saturday, June 08, 2019 11:14:00 AM

Ramping up response to US spring disasters
From the local to conference level, floods and tornadoes have kept United Methodists busy in a record-setting season.
Friday, June 07, 2019 12:16:52 PM

Episcopal areas unite to grow church in Africa
Zimbabwe lay and clergy members travel to South Congo to exchange ministry ideas and strategies for church growth.
Friday, June 07, 2019 9:41:18 AM

2019 West Ohio Annual Conference
June 2-6, in Lakeside, Ohio.
Thursday, June 06, 2019 2:35:00 PM

2019 South Carolina Annual Conference
June 2-6, in Greenville, South Carolina.
Thursday, June 06, 2019 1:25:00 PM

Zimbabwe churches keep faith in tough economic times
Financial turmoil affects United Methodist congregations, but churches continue mission and ministries.
Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:34:34 AM

2019 South Georgia Annual Conference
June 2-5, in Columbus, Georgia.
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 3:31:00 PM

2019 Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference
June 2-5, in Montgomery, Alabama.
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 2:50:00 PM

Ugandan church partnership offers free health care
United Methodist, African Methodist Episcopal churches team up to assist some 2,000 patients.
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:33:39 AM

2019 North Alabama Conference
June 2-4, in Huntsville, Alabama.
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:28:00 PM

North Texas Conference ordains openly gay pastor
The Rev. Jane Graner, 57, and a lesbian but not ‘practicing,’ achieves dream she’s had since high school.
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 11:47:45 AM

Two US conferences ordain, commission LGBTQ clergy
Defying the 2019 General Conference votes, at least two U.S. conferences featured the ordination or commissioning of openly transgender and LBGTQ candidates.
Monday, June 03, 2019 5:07:48 PM

Liberia pushes to recruit young people into ministry
As young people continue to shy away from the church, The United Methodist Church in Liberia is frantically trying to recruit them to the ministries of the church — especially as clergy.
Monday, June 03, 2019 11:32:12 AM

2019 Michigan Annual Conference
May 30-June 2, in Acme, Michigan.
Sunday, June 02, 2019 10:29:00 AM

2019 Alaska Annual Conference
May 31-June 1 in Wasilla, Alaska.
Saturday, June 01, 2019 3:35:00 PM

2019 Great Plains Annual Conference
May 29-June 1, in Topeka, Kansas.
Saturday, June 01, 2019 2:25:00 PM

Ministries help children affected by addiction
Children in addicted households are in danger of falling into the same cycle without support. One devoted mentor can make a world of difference.
Saturday, June 01, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Fire season advances as California rebuilds
United Methodists continue to help with recovery efforts in the state that faces an ever-expanding wildfire season.
Friday, May 31, 2019 4:07:40 PM

Philippines earthquake: 'From fear to faith'
Prayers and support help lift United Methodists recovering from a deadly earthquake in April on the island of Luzon.
Friday, May 31, 2019 11:50:36 AM

No resolution yet in same-sex wedding complaint
Efforts to reach a resolution in the complaint against a Florida pastor who performed the ceremony in March are continuing.
Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:57:11 PM

2019 Oklahoma Annual Conference
May 27-30 in Oklahoma City.
Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:38:00 PM

Jane Marshall, revered composer, dies at 94
Her anthem ʽMy Eternal Kingʼ became a staple for United Methodist choirs and others.
Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:23:22 PM

Caretaker, family attacked on church property
Three United Methodists were badly injured when a mob attacked them and demanded they vacate a 533-acre plot owned by the Sierra Leone Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:47:44 PM

Live tomorrow's life today
The Rev. Christopher Momany, who is leaving his post as chaplain at Adrian College after more than 23 years, delivered this baccalaureate sermon about the importance of vision in the church and academia.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:04:54 AM

Chabadza partnership revives ailing school
The Chabadza Community Development Program, a partnership between The United Methodist Church in Norway and Zimbabwe, saves village school from closing.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 11:53:30 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

 

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