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Bishops, agency respond to GC2019 vote probe

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 3:16pm
Both bishops and the finance agency have agreed to take action following findings of voting irregularities.
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UMCNext plan would end LGBTQ restrictions

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 2:47pm
Coalition of centrists and progressives favors removing restrictions on LGBTQ ordination and same-sex weddings, allowing exit plan for churches that disagree.
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Energy crisis takes toll on Zimbabwe church

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 11:33am
Daily power outages are affecting The United Methodist Church and its related ministries, including hospitals and schools.
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What to expect at General Conference 2020

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 3:16pm
Organizers are making some changes they hope will address issues arising from the 2019 General Conference.
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MARCHA: Hispanic-Latino voice needed at GC2020

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:29pm
Hispanics and Latinos must make sure their concerns are heard at the 2020 General Conference, say leaders of the Hispanic-Latino United Methodist caucus.
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Filipino church connects with indigenous peoples

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:04am
United Methodist outreach team brings critical medical attention, supplies to more than 100 Aetas.
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Seeing ‘new face’ of Christian church in China

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:25am
A joint United Methodist volunteer team from the North Central and Northeastern jurisdictions makes a journey of peace and goodwill to China.
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Iowa clergyperson to face trial

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 4:23pm
The Rev. Anna Blaedel is charged with violating The United Methodist Book of Discipline as a “self-avowed practicing homosexual.”
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Commission on General Conference added to confusion

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 12:23pm
Closed meeting and referral decision were mistakes, writes a former president of the United Methodist Judicial Council.
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Biblical comparison shapes GC2020 theme

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:56am
General Conference organizers chose “…and know that I am God” as the theme but not before discovering the Psalm’s words and even its verse numbers vary by translation.
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Church helps bring dental care to remote villages in Nigeria

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:06am
The United Methodist Church in Nigeria is training community health workers to perform urgent-care dentistry.
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Group drafts separation plan for denomination

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 3:03pm
Citing irreconcilable differences over homosexuality, a theologically diverse team of 12 envisions ʻnew expressions’ of United Methodism in a plan for the church’s future.
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Zimbabwe lay leader dies at 63

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 2:28pm
Betty Spiwe Katiyo, who died suddenly Aug. 10, is being remembered as “amazing woman of God.”
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Pittsburgh preschoolers help orphans in Zimbabwe

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 11:07am
Bicycle donation is just latest good news for kids at Home of Hope, who have spacious new quarters thanks to support from Finnish government and Nyadire Connection.
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Plans canceled for GC2024 in Philippines

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 4:22pm
The 2024 gathering was expected to be the first time The United Methodist Church’s lawmaking assembly met outside the United States.
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Improper voting at GC2019 voids key vote

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 1:00pm
An investigation into General Conference has determined that the number of ineligible voters was sufficient to affect a vote regarding how churches can leave the denomination.
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Rebuilding straw churches in eastern Congo

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:02am
So far, more than 12 churches have been renovated or rebuilt with stronger materials, so worshippers no longer have to worry about weather.
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Pastors push to help addict offenders rejoin society

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 11:21am
Some say religion should stay separate from politics. Others feel the church is called to advocate for mercy and justice.
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Evangelism crusades enrich spiritual lives in Zimbabwe

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 10:38am
Thirty-nine years after southern African country gains independence, United Methodists continue to share the Gospel, especially in remote, impoverished areas.
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Sewing center nurtures girls, women in Congo

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 10:35am
In North Katanga Conference, students learn to sew while building confidence and competence.
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