United Methodist News

Church gives doctors in DRC technology tools

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:26pm
With a donation from Global Ministries’ Global Health unit, the North Katanga Conference delivers computers, mobile phones, modems and motorbikes to doctors.
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Commentary: Church separation calmly considered

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:28pm
Practicalities of denominational division up could have `deeply adverse’ effects, writes the Rev. Ted A. Campbell in a commentary about possible schism of The United Methodist Church.
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Graham influenced many United Methodists

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 5:18pm
Evangelist famed for televised revivals also took ecumenical approach in spreading the gospel.
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British church stays alive through service

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:37pm
In northern England, a dying church starts a men’s health group and joins forces with another small congregation to become a real presence in the community.
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Cleggs Lane as a case study

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:38pm
Can the church positively engage with the community on mental health issues? An engineer turned Methodist lay minister made it the focus of his masters dissertation.
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British Methodists open doors to stay relevant

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:35pm
Like their U.S. counterparts, British Methodist churches face both challenges and opportunities in an increasingly secular society.
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New training center for women opens in Sierra Leone

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:35pm
The United Methodist Church in Germany provided funds to build the new United Methodist Women’s Training Center for disadvantaged women and girls.
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United Methodist University opens new nursing school campus

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:06pm
The school is the first College of Health Sciences department to relocate to Ganta, a move funded by Global Ministries’ Global Health unit.
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Africa University’s top fundraiser endows scholarship

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:39am
James H. Salley, the top fundraiser for Africa University, has donated more than $130,000 for an endowed scholarship to honor his parents and to help educate students from across Africa.
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Pastors, churches respond to Florida massacre

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:18pm
As pastors and churches near a mass school shooting respond, one church leader says United Methodists must do more than pray about gun violence.
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United Methodists preach peaceful Sierra Leone elections

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:25pm
A team of young adults hit the road to promote an anti-violence message ahead of March 7 elections.
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Administrative agencies support ministry in myriad ways

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:58pm
Administrative agencies of The United Methodist Church support the denomination’s ministry in myriad ways. This is the final story in a series assessing the work of United Methodist agencies.
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Evangelists aim to bring Bible to life

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 1:34pm
Evangelists who proclaim the good news for a living have found new ways to lead revival. Still, it’s a challenging career path.
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Membership agencies focus on advocacy, connections

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 1:29pm
United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men are advocates on issues such as maternal health and domestic violence. Both are working to strengthen local and conference connections. Third in a four-part series about church agencies.
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United Methodists in DRC get farming help

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:06am
The Global Health unit of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries is helping farmers in the East Congo Conference improve agricultural production and fight malnutrition.
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United Methodists in Sierra Leone celebrate launch of university

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 1:46pm
Bishops John Yambasu, Rosemarie Wenner and others look forward to a brighter future at the dedication of United Methodist University.
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Evangelists seek to revitalize churches

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:46am
Their ministries can look different from that of their sawdust-trail forebears. However, some United Methodists still answer the call to full-time evangelism.
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Advocacy agency issues make headlines

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:40am
Three United Methodist agencies that advocate for social justice and equality have seen their issues rocket into international headlines in the past year. This is the second in a series of four articles about denominational agencies.
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Immigrant supported by church deported

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 1:22pm
A Mexican immigrant who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. to care for his family was deported last week — despite the efforts of a United Methodist church and an immigration coalition on Luis Blanco’s behalf.
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Church leaders hear Way Forward update

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 1:09pm
Members of four international church leadership bodies, including many General Conference delegates, offered thoughts about possible church futures.
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