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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

Mourners surprised by cut of estate
Dennis Valstad was a quiet, dedicated Ripon Immanuel United Methodist Church volunteer who arranged one more good deed six weeks after his death.
Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:44:12 AM

2019 Rwanda Provisional Special Annual Conference
Oct. 9, in Kigali, Rwanda.
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 2:32:00 PM

Peace as a lifelong vocation
The two most recent recipients of the World Methodist Peace Award have very different backgrounds but share a commitment to peacemaking.
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 12:06:15 PM

Empowering women through entrepreneurship
United Methodist Women in Sierra Leone roll out unusual microfinance program and entrepreneurship training for women.
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 10:53:29 AM

Scholar who focused on Bible's diversity dies
The Rev. Cain Hope Felder, a longtime professor at Howard University and groundbreaking scholar on race in the Bible, has died.
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 10:00:00 AM

United Methodists behind closed doors
The United Methodist Church can be messy, but church law requires that nearly all meetings be open.
Monday, October 07, 2019 11:19:14 AM

Curriculum is key in Sunday schools
Reaching children with the word of God begins with parents, but Sunday schools using United Methodist Publishing House curriculums can also play an important role.
Monday, October 07, 2019 10:34:59 AM

From making garments to making disciples
The Rev. Andrew Mhondoro, a Zimbabwe pastor and tailor, has died at age 82.
Friday, October 04, 2019 11:23:59 AM

Edgier movies for mainstream Christians
The Rev. Kenny Dickson wants to promote films with biblical themes to moderate and progressive Christians, even if those films are too violent or sexual for evangelicals.
Thursday, October 03, 2019 11:04:00 AM

Filipino legislation calls for church unity
The plan, the first to emerge from outside the U.S., calls for reimagining church structures to allow for contextual differences.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 2:54:14 PM

Maternal care improves at church hospitals in Congo
Rehabilitated hospital, health clinic in North Katanga Conference receive ultrasound machines, incubators, new beds and wheelchairs.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 10:04:20 AM

Church shines spotlight on violence against women
South African United Methodists march for change, urge church to take action to protect female members and all women.
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 2:25:34 PM

Preventing a United Methodist Berlin Wall
A bishop finds lessons for The United Methodist Church in remembering the fall of the Berlin Wall nearly 30 years ago.
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 11:39:24 AM

Breaking up would be hard to do
The 2020 United Methodist General Conference will continue the denomination’s 47-year debate on homosexuality.
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 11:13:00 AM

Methodists in Bahamas cope with Dorian’s trauma
Two Methodist denominations in the Bahamas respond to immediate needs and worry about the hurricane’s psychological impact.
Monday, September 30, 2019 12:53:14 PM

Congo church connects with ‘street children’
United Methodist pastors, church groups reach out to some of the thousands of children and youth living on the streets in South Kivu.
Monday, September 30, 2019 12:08:31 PM

Annual event becomes forum on church’s future
Centrists and progressives turn Leadership Institute into discussion and strategizing session.
Friday, September 27, 2019 1:03:32 PM

Multicultural ministries in the midst of migration
As Methodist congregations across Europe open their doors to migrants, leaders see the need to adapt their ministry to include new and different cultures.
Friday, September 27, 2019 11:50:14 AM

9 New England churches consider disaffiliation
Congregations express dismay that The United Methodist Church’s policies on LGBTQ issues have not changed.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:51:54 PM

Audit reveals Zimbabwe church's farming potential
The report is the first step toward utilizing church land for large-scale farming projects to make agriculture more profitable in the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:37:21 AM

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:32:31 AM

N.E.W. Plan would create 4 denominations
UM-Forward is proposing legislation that would dissolve The United Methodist Church and form different global churches in its wake.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:01:15 PM

Bishop plays peacekeeping role in Central Congo
Amid growing insecurity, the bishop organized a reception for government authorities to look for ways to work together to bring peace to the region.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 11:52:46 AM

Border woes test, unite immigration ministries
Rio Texas Conference’s second Border Convocation draws crowd to share ideas about relief work and advocacy.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:21:36 PM

Zimbabwe church embraces Deaf community
To welcome and retain Deaf members, churches offer sign language training, interpreted services and other ministries.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 11:10:00 AM

2030 targeted for end of world hunger
World hunger can be wiped out by 2030 and has already decreased for seven straight years in the U.S., according to the Bread for the World Institute.
Monday, September 23, 2019 10:43:20 AM

Group learns about causes, solutions for human trafficking
A group of United Methodists visited Cambodia to explore what the church might do to fight human trafficking.
Friday, September 20, 2019 4:21:12 PM

Rediscovering Native American-Methodist heritage
Historic and contemporary connections will come together during a Sept. 21 land transfer in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Friday, September 20, 2019 2:09:00 PM

What comes after GC2020 petitions deadline
The denomination’s top lawmaking body will see multiple options for the church’s future. But preparing takes months.
Friday, September 20, 2019 1:18:09 PM

Church in Liberia gets malaria medication
An Imagine No Malaria grant also will help United Methodists with the capacity building of health facility staff and better monitoring.
Friday, September 20, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Number of elders under 35 dropping
New report on United Methodist clergy age trends in U.S. shows three years of decline for elders in this demographic.
Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:13:56 PM

Botswana boarding school sees historic enrollment
The United Methodist Church’s Maun Senior Secondary School began in 1970 with 70 students and now has 2,400.
Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:00:00 PM

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:00:06 PM

Hospital garden sows healthy care for expectant mothers
Old Mutare Mission Hospital now has a garden tended to by expectant mothers. The garden provides nutrition, exercise and an opportunity to learn skills they can use when they return home.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:00:37 PM

UMW starts anti-cheating campaign at church schools
Cheating on high school exit exams is a national problem that has plagued Sierra Leone for decades.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:11:11 PM

To fight racism, 3 churches reckon with past
Discrimination at a prominent D.C. church led two African American congregations to break away in the 1800s. Now the three are reconnecting.
Monday, September 16, 2019 1:21:59 PM

2019 Uganda-South Sudan Annual Conference
Sept. 12-15, in Jinja, Uganda.
Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:20:00 PM

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Friday, September 13, 2019 4:47:58 PM

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

 

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