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Native American clergywoman took justice to heart

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 6:17pm
The Rev. Cynthia Abrams is being remembered as a committed, compassionate leader who found her voice through The United Methodist Church.
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Youth joyfully lead at Tongan United Methodist church

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 1:09pm
Young people have great influence over the life of a Tongan congregation in Utah.
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Deciding what budget cuts mean for ministry

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 11:25am
United Methodist general agencies are looking at how they can tighten their belts as they face plans to cut the general church budget by more than 20 percent.
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Panel clarifies options for special General Conference

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 4:28pm
Reference committee meets to decide which petitions are ‘in harmony’ for legislative gathering to address unity amid conflict over homosexuality.
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Prayer at Virginia legislature written by woman in sanctuary

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 1:00pm
Guatemalan woman takes refuge in Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Cattle dip tank revitalizes village

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:44pm
Funded by the Chabadza partnership between The United Methodist Church in Norway and Zimbabwe, the dip tank has brought hope to villagers whose cattle were previously wiped out by tick-borne diseases.
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Commentary: Pastor urges GC2019 delegates to 'be open'

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:32pm
The Rev. Sean C. Turner, pastor of Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, near Charlotte, North Carolina, urges delegates who will attend the special General Conference in February to keep their hearts and minds open and tuned into the spirit of Christ.
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Commentary: The best scenario for the Korean church

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 2:10pm
Adding a graceful exit clause to the Book of Discipline would be the best way to keep the denomination together, one of the leaders of a Korean American pastors' group writes.
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Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Jones

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 12:03pm
As we head toward special General Conference 2019, UM News is highlighting church leaders’ perspectives on where we are as a denomination. This series continues with Texas Conference Bishop Scott Jones.
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Commentary: Taking a fresh look at the Connectional Conference Plan

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 3:55pm
A plan that offers rich, robust and challenging ideas should not be simply dismissed as too complicated, one bishop writes.
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Church helps with prison food shortage

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 1:00pm
The United Methodist Church’s St. John’s Circuit in Zimbabwe donates $14,000 worth of food and other supplies as prisons struggle to feed inmates amid country’s economic crisis.
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Seeing a Way Forward: The Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:05pm
There is great anxiety as the special 2019 General Conference approaches, but the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, chief connectional ministries officer for the Connectional Table, wants to remind all United Methodists that once the conference ends, God will still be calling them to mission in the world.
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Utah church welcomes homeless, loves diversity

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 12:08pm
Small church with big heart supports missions at home and around the world.
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Historic organ sets tone for Utah church

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 11:30am
Pipe organ restored with pennies, large cash donations and love from community
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Utah church welcomes homeless, loves diversity

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 2:00am
Small church with big heart supports missions at home and around the world.
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Mon, 01/07/2019 - 2:36pm
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Bo hospital reaches out to Sierra Leone's poorest

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 1:44pm
United Methodist Mercy Hospital's outreach program targets remote communities where health care availability and ability to pay are a challenge.
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Commentary: 'Cooperation without compromise' in a conflicted church

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:55pm
A retired Naval chaplain argues that just as military chaplains must know their ethical boundaries, so must United Methodists.
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Pacific Islanders focus on divide over sexuality

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 2:02pm
A December gathering at Claremont School of Theology featured a serious conversation on the church's division over human sexuality issues.
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Unity struggle is major story of 2018

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 1:33pm
Commission on a Way Forward wraps up and The United Methodist Church prepares for momentous special meeting.
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