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Gay United Methodist choir director fired

United Methodist News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:02pm
After three years as children’s choir director, Ryan Mould was fired and told homosexuals cannot be “spiritual leaders.”
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New life for church’s 1943 Christmas film

United Methodist News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:41pm
Two women at First United Methodist in Alexandria, Louisiana, spark revival of movie the church made with the Army’s help.
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How an immigrant family found room at the inn

United Methodist News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:27pm
Las Posadas is the Mexican tradition of re-enacting Joseph and Mary’s search for safe lodging for Christ’s birth. For one family, the tradition has special resonance.
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Church helped ease the pain in Filipino siege

United Methodist News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:10pm
Church assisted Filipinos caught in the battle between government forces and Islamic State militants on the island of Mindanao.
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Congo United Methodists decry deadly attack on UN peacekeepers

United Methodist News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:33pm
Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda calls for peace after deadliest attack in recent memory
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Wesley Nurses offer care, prayer

United Methodist News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:04am
Church program puts registered nurses in United Methodist churches across south Texas, with focus on helping the uninsured. Sam Hodges reports from Edinburg, Texas, for United Methodist News Service.
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Pastor shares experience of California fire

United Methodist News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:57am
Fast-moving Southern California fires continue to spread. The best way to help at this time is to give to the UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response Advance #901670.
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Protests for Dreamers lead to arrests

United Methodist News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 5:07pm
United Methodists joined with people across the country rallying for Congress to protect immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.
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Migrant churches provide piece of home

United Methodist News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:21pm
Immigrants want their own churches with familiar language and worship, but the second generation may not speak the language and likely identifies more with German society.
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Journey to pulpit began in peril

United Methodist News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:19pm
The only Vietnamese United Methodist pastor in Germany was a boat person who now leads a church of about 40 immigrants in Frankfurt.
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Zimbabwean women train in organic farming

United Methodist News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:07am
With global demand for organic food on the rise, United Methodists are training Zimbabwean farmers to go without synthetic substances in crop and animal production.
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Deaconesses observe anti-violence against women day

United Methodist News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:14pm
United Methodist deaconesses in the Philippines took part in an ecumenical gathering calling for an end to violence against women.
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Refugee U.S. mayor-elect is United Methodist

United Methodist News - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 4:58pm
Wilmot Collins, mayor-elect of Helena, Montana, is a Liberian refugee and a United Methodist.
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Celebrating Native American outreach, advocacy

United Methodist News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 9:26am
Northeastern Jurisdiction annual gathering spotlights successes, offers opportunities to learn from the past.
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Prayers for peace lifting Zimbabwe

United Methodist News - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:32am
United Methodists see hope in a new president in African country that has suffered years of tyranny.
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Commentary: Sharing the stories of refugees

United Methodist News - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 9:45am
United Methodist teenager creates monologues, photo exhibit to educate others about the plight of displaced people.
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Mobilizing the physically challenged in Liberia

United Methodist News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:03am
Hand-cranked transportation devices are invaluable in areas where the terrain is too uneven for traditional wheelchairs. Liberia’s UMW distributed $54K worth of them.
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Baptism for imprisoned Sierra Leone women

United Methodist News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:20am
The seven women also were confirmed as United Methodists at the Freetown Female Correctional Center.
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Liberian leper colony a lifetime commitment to care

United Methodist News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:08am
Fears of leprosy cause many families to shun those with the disease. A United Methodist rehab center shows them compassion and love.
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Agency employees to see changes in pay scales

United Methodist News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:13pm
The General Council on Finance and Administration board unanimously approved new pay ranges for agency staff, despite objections of agency top executives.
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