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Centrists, progressives to discuss church's future

United Methodist News - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 2:56pm
Unhappiness with General Conference 2019 prompts plan for big meeting, with dissolution and ‘gracious exit’ among the options.
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Creative spirit lifts Philippines’ churches

United Methodist News - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:34am
A United Methodist team looked at whether the Philippines should have more bishops. The group’s report highlighted church strengths and needs.
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Bishops discuss GC2019 outcomes with black caucus

United Methodist News - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:35am
African American bishops and members of the church’s black caucus consider the actions of General Conference 2019.
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BMCR explores ‘reset’ from past to future

United Methodist News - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:55am
Speakers challenge The United Methodist Church’s African American caucus and church leaders to work to become more relevant to younger members.
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UMCOR assists with 2018 hurricane recovery

United Methodist News - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:43am
Grants for two big U.S. programs are part of $27.6 million approved by relief agency for disaster response, sustainable development, global migration and Global Health support.
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How will denominational divide affect mission?

United Methodist News - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 1:35pm
Directors of Global Ministries express pain and concern over how the deep divide since General Conference 2019 will affect United Methodist mission work and mission giving.
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Conference offers guidance on apportionment alternatives

United Methodist News - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 3:03pm
California-Pacific Conference leaders advise churches on giving options including withholding or redirecting apportionment contributions in protest of 2019 General Conference.
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200 years of answering the call to mission

United Methodist News - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 11:39am
From a salute to a pioneer among the Wyandotte to a call to engage global youth, a United Methodist event re-considers the nature of mission.
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Outcome of General Conference bittersweet

United Methodist News - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 2:24pm
United Methodist traditionalists say General Conference vote was best way forward for denomination, but it probably means a split is coming.
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Leaders pursue plan for new US structure

United Methodist News - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:08pm
Despite concerns the homosexuality debate will engulf the plan, the Connectional Table is submitting legislation to create a decision-making body on U.S. matters.
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Church takes reins at Hanwa Mission School

United Methodist News - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 11:29am
Now that the school is United Methodist, students can take exams there rather than being forced to travel long distances.
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Global church wrestles with post-GC2019 pain

United Methodist News - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 3:39pm
United Methodists took time out of a joint international meeting to discuss GC2019 fallout that some say casts doubt on the future of a global church.
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Fire destroys part of United Methodist school

United Methodist News - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 2:02pm
The junior block at Hartzell High School, a United Methodist school at Old Mutare Mission in Zimbabwe, housed classrooms for hundreds of students.
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United Methodist News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 5:56pm
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Groups approve plan to divvy up slashed budget

United Methodist News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:30am
Two leadership bodies have approved allocations of the general church budget. However, debate arose about the budget process.
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Zimbabwe farming project empowers women, girls

United Methodist News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:19am
UMCOR-funded program provides chicks to help women and girls generate income in an area struggling with drought, dying crops.
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Relationships key for churches to help addicts

United Methodist News - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 1:14pm
It’s said the opposite of addiction is connection, and making connections is helping West Virginia churches be in ministry with substance abuse sufferers.
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Grant challenge leads to new ministry with Native students

United Methodist News - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 1:13pm
Red Shawl Project connects Oregon-Idaho Conference churches with students at Chemawa Indian Boarding School.
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Connectional Table ponders role post-GC2019

United Methodist News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 4:54pm
As conversations happen across The United Methodist Church about possible denominational splits, Connectional Table members say they can be a conversation partner.
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Feedback sought on global Discipline effort

United Methodist News - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 2:39pm
After the tumultuous GC2019, United Methodist leaders have delayed asking General Conference to vote on what is adaptable in the Book of Discipline.
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