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Evangelists seek to revitalize churches

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:46
Their ministries can look different from that of their sawdust-trail forebears. However, some United Methodists still answer the call to full-time evangelism.

Advocacy agency issues make headlines

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:40
Three United Methodist agencies that advocate for social justice and equality have seen their issues rocket into international headlines in the past year. This is the second in a series of four articles about denominational agencies.

Immigrant supported by church deported

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:22
A Mexican immigrant who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. to care for his family was deported last week — despite the efforts of a United Methodist church and an immigration coalition on Luis Blanco’s behalf.

Church leaders hear Way Forward update

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:09
Members of four international church leadership bodies, including many General Conference delegates, offered thoughts about possible church futures.

Church agencies stress results, partnerships

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 09:24
The three largest program agencies of The United Methodist Church are stressing results and partnerships. This is the first in a series of four stories about the agencies of the denomination.

United Methodists help displaced in DRC

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:27
United Methodists distribute aid to people displaced by violence in the East Congo Episcopal Area.

Texas volunteers offer free haircuts to Native families

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:48
Nearly 20 children in Oklahoma kicked off the new year with new looks, and their parents were grateful for the money-saving service.

Commentary: Church should do more to fight racism

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 09:39
The Rev. Gilbert Caldwell writes that fairness should motivate The United Methodist Church to do more to fight racism in the church and the world.

Chaplains reunited on PBS special ‘We’ll Meet Again’

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 08:22
United Methodist Navy Chaplain Doug Waite and Army Chaplain Timothy Mallard talk about meeting during a crucial time after the Pentagon attack on 9/11.

New scholarships to help children in rural Liberia

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 09:51
The pilot program is funded by the United Methodist Women and was endorsed at the group’s 71st annual gathering.

‘A Methodist Requiem’ offers history, analysis, hope

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 09:03
New book by the Rev. William Lawrence, former Judicial Council president and Perkins dean, deals with schism threat.

Church in Zimbabwe helps women start their own businesses

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:12
Women learn to draft proposals and secure loans at five-day entrepreneurship training.

Commentary: Mascot change first step in right direction

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 09:23
The Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference applauds the Cleveland Indians’ decision to stop using the Chief Wahoo logo and urges The United Methodist Church to consider its own ‘firm action.’

Faithful giving puts Yellowstone back on solid footing

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 08:37
More than $100,000 was raised, and for the first time in a long while, the conference is paying 100 percent of general church giving.

Commentary: Mascot change first step in right direction

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 16:54
Today more than ever, The United Methodist Church and society in general need professional news reporting.

Bishop Judith Craig Children’s Village gets bus, mattresses

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 14:22
Gifts from Ohio church and Detroit Conference help Liberian facility with field trips and accommodations.

United Methodists among dead in Nigeria attack

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:49
The attack, which left more than 55 dead, occurred as clashes over land intensified between mostly Muslim herdsmen and Christian farmers.

For 4th year, church sees record giving

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:31
This year also marks the first time the denomination’s finance agency is also reporting apportionments from outside the U.S.

Zambia church helps with cholera prevention

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:08
A United Methodist church in Zambia has drilled a borehole and added a water tank to help slow the spread of cholera.

Church survey finds drop in sexual harassment

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 09:43
While reported incidents against clergy, laity and employees are down, seminary students experienced an increase, the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women reports.

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