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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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Water project empowers rural community in Zambia

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:56am
United Methodist missionary leads effort to provide clean water and proper toilets in the Mwaiseni Community, home to more than 20,000 people.
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Bishops propose plan for Way Forward

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 5:07pm
Bishops are recommending a plan allowing more freedom around LGBTQ ordination and marriage, but submitting three plans to General Conference.
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Liberian radio station unifies, crosses religious divide

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 3:19pm
ELUM 98.7 shared valuable health information during the Ebola crisis. These days, it broadcasts hope and spirituality.
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United Methodist radio operators focus on ethics

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 2:59pm
Avoid conflicts and communicate the word of God was the message at fourth annual United Methodist Radio Network meeting in Angola.
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Church brings grace to former Ebola epicenter

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 4:32pm
A growing United Methodist congregation in Sierra Leone that was worshipping in a makeshift structure has dedicated a new $90,000 church building.
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Missionaries help growth in west Africa

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 4:19pm
A married couple shows how United Methodists wed evangelism and development in missionary work. They rely on support from a diverse church.
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Christians find hope in Korean summit

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 5:20pm
As denominations, organizations and individuals, the world religious community looks at north-south talks with optimism and caution.
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Messaging system connects United Methodists in Africa

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 3:33pm
Communicators use text alerts to share news of the church, as a tool for evangelism and to promote better health in the community.
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Bishops begin high-stakes deliberations

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:35am
Council of Bishops president said the church is watching as bishops finalize recommendations aimed at fending off church splits over homosexuality.
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United Methodist’s election as governor overturned

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:19am
Congo’s top court rules it’s unlawful for a traditional chief to be governor.
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