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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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Error forces revote on failed constitutional amendment

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:25am
United Methodist conferences must revote on an amendment to the church’s constitution because the wrong version was sent to conference secretaries.
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Filipino-Americans return home for meeting, mission

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 9:49am
Ministries with street children are among the highlights of the 16th National Association of Filipino-American United Methodists Convocation, held for the first time in the Philippines.
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Wesley’s Chapel makes history relevant today

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:18am
The Methodist congregation at Bermondsey offers practical assistance and the spirit of Jesus to a diverse community.
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Methodist-Anglican connection remains strong

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:16am
British Methodism’s close ties to Church of England prompt consideration of new covenant agreement.
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Commentary: Addiction, Mother’s Day and God’s grace

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 9:56am
Children are born, grow up and then have babies of their own — one grandmother reflects on blessings for Mother’s Day.
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Church helps flooded village

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 5:59pm
Pastor and family shelter in church after flooding, United Methodists partner with government to provide relief.
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Making a statement about missions

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:49am
Conference stresses empowerment, sustainability in United Methodist mission work.
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Bishops’ proposal garners range of responses

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 5:34pm
Bishops themselves are choosing to emphasize different parts of their motion for a Way Forward. Advocacy groups are also making their thoughts known.
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Church ready to welcome asylum seekers

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:07pm
Christ United Methodist Ministry Center in San Diego, California, is preparing to accept some of the hundreds of migrants seeking asylum who are gathered at border.
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Church ratifies 3 constitutional amendments

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 11:31am
Two other possible amendments — both promoting women’s equality and inclusion in the church — fell short of the required votes.
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