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Conference asks ‘What If’ the church confronted the opioid crisis

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:03am
Constant media coverage of opioid epidemic makes it seem hopeless, but churches in West Virginia are offering hope instead.
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Flood victims savor 'God moments'

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 4:47pm
Disaster response teams are making progress with flood relief in the northern central U.S., but some areas may still get more water if snow melts too fast.
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UMCOR grants aid initial cyclone response

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 5:32pm
United Methodist Committee on Relief provides short-term grants, but reaching the affected areas remains difficult.
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Questions about task force ricocheting around church

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 4:04pm
Group investigating possible voting improprieties during 2019 General Conference are all members of Commission on General Conference.
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Attacks hamper Ebola efforts in Congo

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:48am
The United Methodist Church continues to raise awareness, as worship, evangelism drop in affected areas.
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Church mobilizes to help cyclone survivors

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:10am
Cyclone Idai left a path of destruction in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, killing at least 180 people and damaging United Methodist schools, churches, hospitals and homes.
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New York, New Jersey conferences confer on GC2019

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 6:02pm
Inaugural conference special sessions address concerns over pain, distrust caused by denomination-wide vote.
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Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:14pm
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Task force to investigate GC2019 voting

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 5:28pm
General Conference organizers have named a 12-member task force to look into potential voting irregularities at the special session.
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Denials, charges fly in GC2019 voting credentials review

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 4:04pm
One delegate named as a possible ineligible voter contends he was a duly elected reserve, but he is not listed on General Conference attendance records.
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Turning to God in the middle of a disaster

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 1:40pm
United Methodist executive’s near drowning in Brazil was not his worst brush with mortality.
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GC2019 voting credentials under review

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 6:30pm
After an in-depth review, it’s possible “a very limited number” of ineligible people obtained credentials to vote.
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Better report cards for 2 UM seminaries

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 4:49pm
Accrediting agencies lift sanctions after finding improvements at Saint Paul and Claremont.
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Improving vision and lives in Zimbabwe

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 3:40pm
Nyadire Connection program provides glasses to more than 4,000 people in rural communities.
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Study asks: Are 13 seminaries sustainable?

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:15am
A new study examines what the 13 United Methodist seminaries contribute and how they fit in the ecosystem of U.S. theological education.
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A pastor’s legacy: Roadmap for all churches

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:10pm
Before he died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash, the Rev. Norman Tendis completed a practical congregational guide to creation care, a project of the World Council of Churches.
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Resources, prayers offered for LGBTQ youth

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:10pm
Church leaders who fear the recent 2019 General Conference votes on homosexuality might harm LGBTQ youth are offering resources to help.
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Opinion: ‘What’s next for our United Methodist Church?’

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:31am
With a little more than a year before the regular General Conference 2020, retired Bishop Michael J. Coyner looks at what The United Methodist Church might consider for the future.
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2019 Sierra Leone Annual Conference

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 4:37pm
Jan. 23-27, Freetown, Sierra Leone
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German church won’t impose Traditional Plan bans

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:17pm
Stipulations in the Traditional Plan approved by General Conference are unacceptable, said the executive committee of The United Methodist Church in Germany.
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