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Ugandan church partnership offers free health care

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:33am
United Methodist, African Methodist Episcopal churches team up to assist some 2,000 patients.
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2019 North Alabama Conference

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:28pm
June 2-4, in Huntsville, Alabama.
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North Texas Conference ordains openly gay pastor

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 11:47am
The Rev. Jane Graner, 57, and a lesbian but not ‘practicing,’ achieves dream she’s had since high school.
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Two US conferences ordain, commission LGBTQ clergy

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 5:07pm
Defying the 2019 General Conference votes, at least two U.S. conferences featured the ordination or commissioning of openly transgender and LBGTQ candidates.
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Liberia pushes to recruit young people into ministry

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 11:32am
As young people continue to shy away from the church, The United Methodist Church in Liberia is frantically trying to recruit them to the ministries of the church — especially as clergy.
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2019 Austria Provisional Annual Conference

Sun, 06/02/2019 - 1:13pm
May 30-June 2, in Graz, Austria.
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2019 Michigan Annual Conference

Sun, 06/02/2019 - 10:29am
May 30-June 2, in Acme, Michigan.
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2019 Alaska Annual Conference

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 3:35pm
May 31-June 1 in Wasilla, Alaska.
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2019 Great Plains Annual Conference

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 2:25pm
May 29-June 1, in Topeka, Kansas.
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Ministries help children affected by addiction

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 9:00am
Children in addicted households are in danger of falling into the same cycle without support. One devoted mentor can make a world of difference.
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Fire season advances as California rebuilds

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 4:07pm
United Methodists continue to help with recovery efforts in the state that faces an ever-expanding wildfire season.
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Philippines earthquake: 'From fear to faith'

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:50am
Prayers and support help lift United Methodists recovering from a deadly earthquake in April on the island of Luzon.
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No resolution yet in same-sex wedding complaint

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 1:57pm
Efforts to reach a resolution in the complaint against a Florida pastor who performed the ceremony in March are continuing.
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2019 Oklahoma Annual Conference

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 1:38pm
May 27-30 in Oklahoma City.
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Jane Marshall, revered composer, dies at 94

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 1:23pm
Her anthem ʽMy Eternal Kingʼ became a staple for United Methodist choirs and others.
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Caretaker, family attacked on church property

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 3:47pm
Three United Methodists were badly injured when a mob attacked them and demanded they vacate a 533-acre plot owned by the Sierra Leone Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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Live tomorrow's life today

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 11:04am
The Rev. Christopher Momany, who is leaving his post as chaplain at Adrian College after more than 23 years, delivered this baccalaureate sermon about the importance of vision in the church and academia.
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Chabadza partnership revives ailing school

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 11:53am
The Chabadza Community Development Program, a partnership between The United Methodist Church in Norway and Zimbabwe, saves village school from closing.
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Outreach ministry for addiction is simple, effective

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:00am
For the cost of a ream of paper and some printer ink, a United Methodist layperson in West Virginia is confronting his state’s opioid epidemic one door at a time.
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Honoring WWI code talker, Native veterans

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 9:10am
One of the most decorated war heroes from Oklahoma served as a code talker in World War I and is buried at Yasho United Methodist Church cemetery.
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