United Methodist News

Conferences near goal for Congo rape survivors’ center

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 2:15pm
Three United Methodist conferences are collaborating with the East Congo Conference to build the Mama Lynn Center.
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United Methodists join in Trump rebuke

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 3:02pm
President’s reported characterization of African countries prompts strong response from bishops, others.
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Bishops condemn Trump’s reported remarks on immigrants

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:17pm
The United Methodist Council of Bishops has condemned President Trump’s reported remarks about immigrants from Haiti and Africa.
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Church in Zimbabwe introduces kids to computers

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:33pm
New program aims to have computer laboratories at all church-run schools by 2025.
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‘Black Archives Matter’ campaign catches on

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 7:35pm
Archivist at United Methodist Perkins School of Theology goes all out to collect, process, publicize African-American materials.
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Congo churches react to cholera epidemic

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:18pm
United Methodists in the South Kivu Province help with prevention efforts, including distributing water purification tablets.
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Best news photos of 2017

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 6:48pm
Our News Service staff travels to cover important events for the church. Take a look at some of the images they shot to sum up the year 2017.
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Way Forward Commission tops 2017 news stories

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:14pm
The work of the commission addressing the church’s debate over homosexuality topped news poll for second consecutive year.
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Lay minister writes ‘turnaround story’ of small churches

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:16am
Margie Briggs hopes book will rekindle faith in churches that have fewer than 100 members.
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Church, Congolese government partner on maternal health

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 2:03pm
A new maternity facility will keep expectant mothers from having to walk up to 25 kilometers to the nearest hospital.
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Bishop: Support United Methodist president-elect in Liberia

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 1:11pm
George Manneh Weah, a former soccer star and a United Methodist, will be sworn in Jan. 22 as Liberia’s new president.
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Filipino church provides medicines for jail inmates

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:12pm
Members of a United Methodist church distributed medicines to the overcrowded Camalig Meycauayan City Jail.
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Filipino church offers sanctuary during typhoon

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 1:03pm
Church members and six families took refuge in Light and Life United Methodist Church as thousands were driven from their homes by flooding and landslides.
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Churches unite in support of migrants

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 12:22pm
Global Migration Sunday inspires congregations to give, pray for displaced people around the world.
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Church in Liberia donating school toilets

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 8:08am
The United Methodist Church in Liberia is helping to keep students healthy by donating toilets to schools.
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2017: Remembering notable church members

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:00am
In the past year, United Methodists marked the passing of a champion of deacons, a Mississippian born of conviction and a bishop who survived an attempt on his life.
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Gay United Methodist choir director fired

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 6:02pm
After three years as children’s choir director, Ryan Mould was fired and told homosexuals cannot be “spiritual leaders.”
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New life for church’s 1943 Christmas film

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:41pm
Two women at First United Methodist in Alexandria, Louisiana, spark revival of movie the church made with the Army’s help.
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How an immigrant family found room at the inn

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:27pm
Las Posadas is the Mexican tradition of re-enacting Joseph and Mary’s search for safe lodging for Christ’s birth. For one family, the tradition has special resonance.
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Church helped ease the pain in Filipino siege

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 1:10pm
Church assisted Filipinos caught in the battle between government forces and Islamic State militants on the island of Mindanao.
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