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Commentary: 3 realities facing GC2019

United Methodist News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 3:25pm
Families’ love for one another helps transcend disagreements. Andrew Ponder Williams feels our United Methodist family needs some work.
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Furloughed government workers turn to the church

United Methodist News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 1:26pm
United Methodists are stepping up to assist furloughed government workers with hot meals, groceries and counseling.
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Agriculture a ‘game changer’ for church in Africa

United Methodist News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:36am
The church has the potential of becoming self-sustaining if it develops its vast land into viable commercial enterprises, said Sierra Leone Bishop John K. Yambasu.
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Church urges civility after Congo election

United Methodist News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:03am
The United Methodist Church continues its efforts to promote peace as the Congo awaits a final decision in the presidential election.
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Young underprivileged women gain hope in Malawi

United Methodist News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:52am
Malawi Conference training focuses on education, gender-based violence, dating and courtship, and spirituality.
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Seeing a Way Forward: The Rev. Maxie Dunnam

United Methodist News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:05am
The Rev. Maxie Dunnam, president emeritus of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, submitted the Modified Traditional Plan to be considered by the 2019 special General Conference.
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SPM-Test

United Methodist News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 3:53pm
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Updated: Zimbabwe faces violence, record fuel prices

United Methodist News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 2:58pm
United Methodists are calling for prayers for peace after protests, sparked by soaring fuel prices, led to a government crackdown and blocked internet.
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Simple Plan supporters talk strategy

United Methodist News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:52pm
Supporters discuss how legislation that would eliminate all restrictions related to homosexuality could be part of General Conference consideration.
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Native American clergywoman took justice to heart

United Methodist News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 5:17pm
The Rev. Cynthia Abrams is being remembered as a committed, compassionate leader who found her voice through The United Methodist Church.
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Youth joyfully lead at Tongan United Methodist church

United Methodist News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:09pm
Young people have great influence over the life of a Tongan congregation in Utah.
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Deciding what budget cuts mean for ministry

United Methodist News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 10:25am
United Methodist general agencies are looking at how they can tighten their belts as they face plans to cut the general church budget by more than 20 percent.
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Panel clarifies options for special General Conference

United Methodist News - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 3:28pm
Reference committee meets to decide which petitions are ‘in harmony’ for legislative gathering to address unity amid conflict over homosexuality.
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Prayer at Virginia legislature written by woman in sanctuary

United Methodist News - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:00pm
Guatemalan woman takes refuge in Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Cattle dip tank revitalizes village

United Methodist News - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 11:44am
Funded by the Chabadza partnership between The United Methodist Church in Norway and Zimbabwe, the dip tank has brought hope to villagers whose cattle were previously wiped out by tick-borne diseases.
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Commentary: Pastor urges GC2019 delegates to 'be open'

United Methodist News - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 11:32am
The Rev. Sean C. Turner, pastor of Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, near Charlotte, North Carolina, urges delegates who will attend the special General Conference in February to keep their hearts and minds open and tuned into the spirit of Christ.
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Commentary: The best scenario for the Korean church

United Methodist News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 1:10pm
Adding a graceful exit clause to the Book of Discipline would be the best way to keep the denomination together, one of the leaders of a Korean American pastors' group writes.
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Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Jones

United Methodist News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 11:03am
As we head toward special General Conference 2019, UM News is highlighting church leaders’ perspectives on where we are as a denomination. This series continues with Texas Conference Bishop Scott Jones.
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Commentary: Taking a fresh look at the Connectional Conference Plan

United Methodist News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 2:55pm
A plan that offers rich, robust and challenging ideas should not be simply dismissed as too complicated, one bishop writes.
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Church helps with prison food shortage

United Methodist News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:00pm
The United Methodist Church’s St. John’s Circuit in Zimbabwe donates $14,000 worth of food and other supplies as prisons struggle to feed inmates amid country’s economic crisis.
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