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Challenges stack up for United Methodist school

United Methodist News - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:09am
Zimbabwe’s Chapanduka Secondary School faces water crisis, malfunctioning solar system, poor academic scores and poverty in the community.
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Mourners surprised by cut of estate

United Methodist News - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 11:44am
Dennis Valstad was a quiet, dedicated Ripon Immanuel United Methodist Church volunteer who arranged one more good deed six weeks after his death.
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Peace as a lifelong vocation

United Methodist News - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 12:06pm
The two most recent recipients of the World Methodist Peace Award have very different backgrounds but share a commitment to peacemaking.
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Empowering women through entrepreneurship

United Methodist News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 10:53am
United Methodist Women in Sierra Leone roll out unusual microfinance program and entrepreneurship training for women.
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Scholar who focused on Bible's diversity dies

United Methodist News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 10:00am
The Rev. Cain Hope Felder, a longtime professor at Howard University and groundbreaking scholar on race in the Bible, has died.
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United Methodists behind closed doors

United Methodist News - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 11:19am
The United Methodist Church can be messy, but church law requires that nearly all meetings be open.
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Curriculum is key in Sunday schools

United Methodist News - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 10:34am
Reaching children with the word of God begins with parents, but Sunday schools using United Methodist Publishing House curriculums can also play an important role.
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From making garments to making disciples

United Methodist News - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 11:23am
The Rev. Andrew Mhondoro, a Zimbabwe pastor and tailor, has died at age 82.
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Edgier movies for mainstream Christians

United Methodist News - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 11:04am
The Rev. Kenny Dickson wants to promote films with biblical themes to moderate and progressive Christians, even if those films are too violent or sexual for evangelicals.
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Filipino legislation calls for church unity

United Methodist News - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 2:54pm
The plan, the first to emerge from outside the U.S., calls for reimagining church structures to allow for contextual differences.
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Maternal care improves at church hospitals in Congo

United Methodist News - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 10:04am
Rehabilitated hospital, health clinic in North Katanga Conference receive ultrasound machines, incubators, new beds and wheelchairs.
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Church shines spotlight on violence against women

United Methodist News - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 2:25pm
South African United Methodists march for change, urge church to take action to protect female members and all women.
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Preventing a United Methodist Berlin Wall

United Methodist News - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 11:39am
A bishop finds lessons for The United Methodist Church in remembering the fall of the Berlin Wall nearly 30 years ago.
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Breaking up would be hard to do

United Methodist News - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 11:13am
The 2020 United Methodist General Conference will continue the denomination’s 47-year debate on homosexuality.
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Methodists in Bahamas cope with Dorian’s trauma

United Methodist News - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 12:53pm
Two Methodist denominations in the Bahamas respond to immediate needs and worry about the hurricane’s psychological impact.
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Congo church connects with ‘street children’

United Methodist News - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 12:08pm
United Methodist pastors, church groups reach out to some of the thousands of children and youth living on the streets in South Kivu.
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Annual event becomes forum on church’s future

United Methodist News - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 1:03pm
Centrists and progressives turn Leadership Institute into discussion and strategizing session.
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Multicultural ministries in the midst of migration

United Methodist News - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 11:50am
As Methodist congregations across Europe open their doors to migrants, leaders see the need to adapt their ministry to include new and different cultures.
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9 New England churches consider disaffiliation

United Methodist News - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 5:51pm
Congregations express dismay that The United Methodist Church’s policies on LGBTQ issues have not changed.
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Audit reveals Zimbabwe church's farming potential

United Methodist News - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 9:37am
The report is the first step toward utilizing church land for large-scale farming projects to make agriculture more profitable in the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area.
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