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As Hong Kong protests continue, so do prayers

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 2:13pm
Methodist resident says Christians reach out to both protesters and the government in a spirit of prayer.
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Sierra Leone church expands eye care services

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 10:52am
A new state-of-the art surgical facility will allow a United Methodist eye clinic to provide treatment for retinal tears and other eye problems that couldn’t previously be treated in Sierra Leone.
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Churches step up to help unemployed miners

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 2:25pm
After the sudden bankruptcy of the Blackjewel mining company last month, United Methodists are helping with food, utility bills, school supplies and information.
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Gay daughter sent bishop back to Scriptures

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 10:53am
The co-author of the popular Disciple Bible study writes about how learning his daughter is gay led him to examine Scriptures about homosexuality more closely.
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Ebola spreads to area with strong United Methodist ties

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 10:00am
Bishop Unda urges church members in East Congo not to panic, vows to continue church’s awareness campaign.
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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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