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First school opens in bishop’s home village

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 9:42am
Sierra Leone Area Bishop John K. Yambasu celebrates new opportunities for the children in this remote community who once had to travel long distances for an education.
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United Methodist Women urged to boldly change world

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 2:10pm
More than 6,000 women gathered for three days of listening, learning and social action geared toward giving them the “power of bold.”
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Bicycles, motorbikes help spread gospel in Liberia

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:25am
Local pastors continue to benefit from church’s Bikes and Bibles ministry as they travel long distances to lead worship, evangelize.
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Church helps while grieving mass shooting victim

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 5:00pm
Aldersgate United Methodist in Santa Fe, Texas, opens doors to agencies providing counseling and other support.
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United Methodists, bishop respond to school shooting

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:31pm
United Methodists in the Santa Fe, Texas, area and Bishop Scott Jones have responded to a deadly school shooting.
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Bishops clarify statement on Way Forward recommendation

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:39pm
One Church Plan is headed for the special General Conference as legislation with ʽsupplementary materials’ provided on two other plans.
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Women act on faith, ‘pass out grace’

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:01pm
United Methodist women from around the world kick off 2018 Assembly with day of work and advocacy.
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Florida United Methodists help Puerto Rican refugees

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 1:28pm
United Methodists in Kissimmee, Florida, have helped more than 600 Puerto Rican families who arrived in the Orlando area after hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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Church court asked to set scope of petitions

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 1:26pm
The United Methodist Church's top court, the Judicial Council, will hear arguments related to what legislation can be submitted to the special General Conference in 2019.
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Training transforms lives in Congo

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:45pm
While their husbands study theology, women learn vocational skills that improve self-esteem and benefit families.
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Paying for the special General Conference

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:08pm
The Commission on General Conference approved registration fees for visitors to GC2019. A big concern is helping delegates do their work.
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Commentary: Open for (church) business

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:59am
The Rev. Chappell Temple writes about closed meetings in The United Methodist Church and the need for transparency in conducting church business.
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African partnership spurs ideas, understanding

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 9:02am
South Congo visitors to Zimbabwe discover “seeing is believing” as they witness classroom lessons put into practice.
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Bishops’ action leads to questions

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 3:02pm
Some bishops expect three plans will be submitted as legislation to the special General Conference. Other bishops emphasize only one plan has their recommendation.
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United Methodists among dead in Congo flooding

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:48am
Five United Methodist schools, two local churches and pastoral homes also were destroyed by heavy rains and flooding in the Uvira District of Kivu.
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Women grieve amendment failures, vow to work harder

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:26pm
United Methodists react to failure of two amendments aimed at equality for women.
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Facing the Future 2018 envisions multicultural church

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:47pm
As the number of pastors serving congregations who don’t look like them grows, conference aims to equip both clergy and congregants to overcome cultural obstacles.
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United Methodists who fled insecurity in Congo return home

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:41pm
East Congo bishop urges assisting the displaced and welcoming the militia who are laying down arms in Maniema.
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Judicial Council to hold oral hearing on bishops’ request

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:56pm
The United Methodist Church’s top court has scheduled an oral hearing on a request about what legislation can come before the special General Conference.
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First death reported in DRC Ebola outbreak

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:59am
United Methodist leaders vow to raise awareness to help stop the spread of the deadly virus.
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