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Bishop is first AU grad to chair university’s board

United Methodist News - 3 hours 1 min ago
Bishop Mande Muyombo is the first Africa University graduate to chair the board of directors of the United Methodist university.
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Empowering Nigerian women through microloans

United Methodist News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 8:00pm
The United Methodist Church in Nigeria's "Empower Her" project is helping women start small businesses to provide for their families.
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United Methodists respond to displaced in Nigeria

United Methodist News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 4:26pm
Church addresses needs of Nigerian people displaced by violence.
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Building momentum for peace in Korea

United Methodist News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:12am
Global Methodist family represented at Atlanta event that will include input from former U.S. president and a United Methodist who served as U.S. ambassador to Korea.
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Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Bruce Ough

United Methodist News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 8:00am
Dakotas-Minnesota Area Bishop Bruce Ough was president of the Council of Bishops during the 2016 General Conference that authorized the Commission on a Way Forward. He discusses the commission’s work and his hopes for the upcoming special 2019 General Conference.
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Discipleship Ministries restructures

United Methodist News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 8:00pm
The new organization will combine the work now housed under new church starts, leadership ministries and young people’s ministries into a single area.
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Love of Christ extends to immigrants living on street

United Methodist News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 9:57am
Christians offering food for body and soul to immigrants living in deplorable conditions.
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Church in Nigeria sees membership boom

United Methodist News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 8:00pm
As the country’s population approaches 200 million, church leaders focus on evangelism; envision 18 percent annual growth in next 12 years.
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McLaren urges churches to get in alignment

United Methodist News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 8:00pm
Churches face major challenges and must rethink everything from scratch, author says.
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Embracing curiosity can help church, educators say

United Methodist News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 8:00pm
As General Conference approaches, asking questions and listening can lower anxiety level.
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Timing right for sexual ethics summit

United Methodist News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:00am
With #MeToo movement as backdrop, The United Methodist Church's Do No Harm conference draws engaged crowd.
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First patients treated at drug rehabilitation center in Liberia

United Methodist News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 8:00pm
The New Life Recovery Center is offering hope to addicts who wish to turn their lives around
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New UMCOR grants target crisis areas, basic needs

United Methodist News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 8:00pm
United Methodist relief and development agency assists vulnerable populations with emergency needs but also focuses on preparedness and sustainability projects.
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Church launches campaign against early childhood marriages

United Methodist News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 8:00pm
The United Methodist Church’s Ministry with Women, Children and Youth in Zimbabwe recently embarked on a 15-day outreach campaign against violence and childhood marriages.
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Nigerian United Methodists plant 20,000 trees

United Methodist News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:30am
The trees, including acacia, eucalyptus, orange and papaya, are expected to protect degraded environments, safeguard habitats and enhance rural livelihoods.
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'Long road' for recovery from Hurricane Michael

United Methodist News - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 8:00pm
In response to Hurricane Michael, South Georgia bishop says church’s mission work “really builds up compassion and strength over time.”
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Expanding partnerships with Native Americans

United Methodist News - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 8:00pm
The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries uses its fall meeting to remember history and renew commitments with Native peoples.
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Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Steiner Ball

United Methodist News - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 8:00pm
West Virginia Conference’s Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball talks about the Way Forward process and offers brief overviews of the three plans being considered by the 2019 special General Conference.
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Commentary: Evaluating the GC2019 organizational plan

United Methodist News - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 8:00pm
A reserve lay delegate praises some of the organizational plan for the special General Conference 2019, but raises concerns about other points, including selection of committee officers.
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Church in Liberia renovates public school in rural village

United Methodist News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 8:00pm
The $130,000 school is the 11th rehabilitated or constructed by the church through its partnership with Norway’s ecumenical Mission Alliance.
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