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Survey seeks feedback on sexual harassment issues

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:00
United Methodist Commission on Status and Role of Women needs responses from clergy, laity to update data from 2005.

Houston churches go flat out with flood relief

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:31
Bishop expresses pride but also tells volunteers to pace themselves and ʽfind time for Sabbath.’

Chaplain brings word of God to cigar factory workers

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:53
The Rev. José Roberto Peña, a United Methodist pastor, has been preaching every Friday through an intercom for the past three years.

Honduras pastor serves as ‘tobacco chaplain’

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:28
“When I don’t come, (workers) ask me, ‘Why? We need you to bring the Christian message.’”

United Methodist orphanage in Nigeria a beacon of hope

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 07:40
Founded in 1999, the home has cared for, educated and given love to Nigerian children with no parents.

Chaplain brings word of God to cigar factory workers

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 07:00
The Rev. José Roberto Peña, a United Methodist pastor, has been preaching every Friday through an intercom for the past three years.

Churches outside Florida feel effects of Irma

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:17
From Georgia and the Carolinas to islands in the Caribbean, United Methodists and Methodists are among those dealing with the hurricane and tropical storm.

Churches helping one bucket at a time

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 14:26
United Methodists rally to help survivors of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma cleanup.

United Methodist bishop to lead Congo ecumenical organization

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 09:47
Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda has been elected moderator of Eglise du Christ au Congo, a Protestant ecumenical group of 95 denominations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Waiting to assess impact of Hurricane Irma

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 15:52
As Hurricane Irma continued its meandering path from the Caribbean to the Southeastern U.S., United Methodists provided shelter and prepared for relief work.

Harvey survivors mindful of those in Irma’s path

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 07:19
United Methodists in southeast Texas continue to face big challenges from ruinous floods.

United Methodists prepare for Irma to hit U.S.

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:32
From Florida to the Carolinas, conferences and churches in the hurricane’s projected path are taking precautions.

Church commits to long-term help for mudslide, flood survivors

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 08:10
The United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone has committed to a long-term presence to help mudslide and flood survivors.

‘God moments’ spur pastor’s Harvey relief efforts

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 08:52
The Rev. Scott Moore of the Texas Conference recounts how obstacles that seemed insurmountable vanished in a series of events he says were beyond coincidence.

Task force considers placement for new bishops

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 08:24
The task force charged with determining how to carry out a General Conference 2016 plan for five new United Methodist bishops in Africa began considering ways to proceed.

Indian dentist dies in fire at church mission station

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 16:09
The 25-year-old killed in a fire worked at Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Liberia and served as an instructor at the nursing college of United Methodist University.

Abingdon pulls Clinton devotional book

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 14:06
United Methodist author apologizes when publisher’s review after earlier plagiarism concern shows other unattributed content.

Guatemala church works in shadow of gangs

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:14
Pastors joyful and committed to bringing Gospel to all parts of Guatemala, despite day-to-day struggles.

Coalition fights for labor issues in Liberia

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:11
The United Methodist leader of the Civil Society and Trade Union Institutions of Liberia says it will only endorse labor-friendly presidential candidates.

Churchgoers stand with immigrant Dreamers

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:56
United Methodists are calling for Congress to act on behalf of immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

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