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United Methodists gear up for Michael relief

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 8:00pm
For now, the best way for United Methodists to help is to donate money and pray. But teams are standing by to offer long-term aid.
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Top court plays decision-making role

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 8:00pm
As The United Methodist Church moves toward a February legislative meeting, the Judicial Council has been asked to look at constitutionality of proposed plans.
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Big crowds for meetings on denomination’s future

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 8:00pm
United Methodists coming with questions and opinions to conference gatherings before special General Conference to address divisions over homosexuality.
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Upper Room celebrates 80 years in Asia

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 8:00pm
Asia Upper Room gathering held in Korea celebrates anniversary and provides training for today’s devotional editors
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God’s grace flows freely over wall between nations

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 8:00pm
The Methodist Church of Mexico and The United Methodist Church in the U.S. share communion each Sunday on beach divided by a border wall.
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Upper Room celebrates 80 years in Asia

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:30pm
Asia Upper Room gathering held in Korea celebrates anniversary and provides training for today’s devotional editors.
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United Methodists fight illiteracy in Angola

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 10:00am
Working with the government, the church plans to teach reading and writing classes in chapels in the Western Angola Conference.
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Bishop re-elected as head of Sierra Leone Council of Churches

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 8:00pm
Ecumenical group remains committed to advocacy, addressing social ills in the country, Yambasu said.
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Church offers sanctuary to woman facing deportation

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 8:00pm
Guatemalan woman takes refuge in Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Commentary: Should be hard to leave denomination

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 8:00pm
A church leadership scholar argues making it too easy for churches leaving the denomination removes the impetus to stay with the struggle and undermines the historical goal of unity among Christians.
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40 United Methodists in new U.S. Congress

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 3:30pm
Overall number of United Methodists dips since last Congress. Republicans still outnumber Democrats.
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Plan approved for GC2019 decision-making

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 8:00pm
The Commission on General Conference has decided on a process to help delegates do the legislative work together.
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Cuban missionaries work on reviving Angola mission

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 8:00pm
Hispanic missionaries and mission groups are repairing and reviving a United Methodist mission in Angola.
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Pianist, violist seek out ‘Novel Voices’

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 8:00pm
United Methodist connections help musical duo realize a project that helps refugees and highlight human rights at U.N.-related concert.
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Scholarship program lifts up Zimbabwe orphans

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 8:00pm
Under the theme “Send a child to school with just a dollar,” each church member is asked to contribute $1 on Neherera (Almsgiving) Sunday.
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Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Yambasu

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 8:00pm
As the denomination approaches the 2019 special General Conference, Sierra Leone Bishop John Yambasu feels that despite the anxiety over the church’s future, God is still in control.
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United Methodist hospitals feed malnourished children

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:00am
Thanks to the church’s focus on improving health globally and its specific outreach in Congo, children are being fed every day.
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NCC calls for withdrawal of Kavanaugh nomination

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 8:00pm
A national faith group whose membership includes The United Methodist Church has called for the withdrawal of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Commentary: Officially or unofficially, church will separate

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:00pm
No matter how much we value our shared heritage, the Rev. Thomas E. Bowsher believes The United Methodist Church is already divided and cannot be reconciled.
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Widows pay it forward in Nigeria

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:00pm
Training program helps United Methodist women become more self-reliant and equips them to share what they’ve learned with other widows when they return home.
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