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Commentary: One Church Plan is extraordinary legislation

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 3:04pm
The United Methodist Church cannot go down the divisive legislative path of the past several decades and the One Church Plan avoids that, writes the executive director of Mainstream UMC.
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Seeing a Way Forward: Dave Nuckols

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 2:09pm
Dave Nuckols is a 2019 General Conference delegate who also served on the Commission on a Way Forward. He spoke with UM News as part of “Seeing a Way Forward,” a video series featuring different perspectives of church leaders on the work of the Commission on a Way Forward.
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Missionaries share joys of serving in Africa

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:17am
Gathering brings together more than 50 missionaries to share their experiences and learn from counterparts serving in different countries.
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Group urges GC2019 to defer exit plans

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 4:24pm
The Uniting Methodists, an unofficial advocacy group, is urging delegates to refer all exit plan petitions to the 2020 General Conference.
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United Methodists respond to migrants at the border

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 1:28pm
The United Methodist Immigration Task Force saw United Methodists in action caring for migrants from around the world seeking asylum at border towns in Texas.
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Commentary: Covering the church in time of change

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 1:13pm
Goal of church’s news ministry is providing information and clarity for the special General Conference.
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Filipino United Methodists issue call to prayer

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 12:45pm
Laity and clergy members gather around the Philippines as part of denomination-wide Praying Our Way Forward initiative ahead of special General Conference.
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Commentary: Gender and effective church leadership

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:18am
Three United Methodist clergy write that separating out leadership roles by gender harms all of us.
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Commentary: Ubuntu values of relationship, dignity, grace, justice

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 1:02pm
Albert Otshudi Longe writes about Ubuntu as a cultural practice of living together in community as a goal for GC2019 and The United Methodist Church.
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Commentary: The Body of Christ can disagree

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 12:19pm
In moving from a homogeneous cultural tradition in Korea to multicultural faith communities in the U.S., the Rev. Hannah Ka came to appreciate that people of different views can still be in worship together.
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Premium hikes have churches scrambling

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 11:33am
Churches and conferences are unhappy about higher premium notices from United Methodist Insurance that arrived just before Christmas.
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New concerns over human rights in Philippines

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 6:16pm
United Methodists, concerned about the escalation of threats and violent incidents, are seeking God’s wisdom and strength through prayer.
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Tue, 02/05/2019 - 3:20pm
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Court ruling prompts GC2019 plan revisions

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 2:04pm
Proponents of the Traditional Plan, the Modified Traditional Plan and the One Church Plan are recommending changes to address constitutional concerns.
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Kivu Peace Club offers hope to former street children

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:49pm
Along with lessons in peaceful living, youth learn a trade and, more importantly, that others care.
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Commentary: 'Be careful using the Bible'

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:18pm
A retired pastor feels it’s hard to cite scripture to oppose modern views on homosexuality when the Bible has been used to condone practices we now consider immoral.
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Commentary: One Church Plan destroys connectionalism

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:06pm
The United Methodist Church is headed toward congregationalism and rapid decline if each church can decide sexual ethics.
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UMW in Liberia focuses on ending violence against women

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:04am
As part of its five-year strategic plan, United Methodist Women aims to help women and girls by providing safe homes, counseling, legal and medical services, education and other aid.
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Perspectives on a Way Forward

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 11:58am
A panel discussion, streamed on February 6, featured speakers for each of the major plans proposed to the 2019 General Conference.
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Solar lights increase security at Nyadire Mission

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 11:54am
Pittsburgh students assist Zimbabweans through The Nyadire Connection and Engineers Without Borders.
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