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Planning new directions for the church

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 6:17pm
What united those at UMCNext was a desire for inclusion of LGBTQ Christians in all aspects of life in the church.
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Cape proud of work at leadership agency

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 2:51pm
The Rev. Kim Cape will retire as top executive of The United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry on June 1.
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United Methodists offer lifeline to reservation

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 9:54am
Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, UMCOR step in to help Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after devastating snowstorms.
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2019 Greater New Jersey Annual Conference

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 1:57pm
May 19-21, in Wildwood, New Jersey.
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Summit plans inclusive Methodist movement

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:22am
Some 350 U.S. United Methodists gathered May 17-18 to discuss what a new Methodist expression centered on the marginalized might look like.
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Church continues grappling with GC2019 vote

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 1:40pm
The decision of the 2019 General Conference is being met with both resistance and reinforcement.
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2019 Czechia-Slovakia Annual Conference

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 10:59am
May 17-19, in Prague, the Czech Republic.
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Dealing with AIDS in West Africa

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 2:12pm
May 19-21 summit in Côte d’Ivoire will encourage United Methodists in the region to create their own plans of action for this continuing health crisis.
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Cyclone relief efforts continue in Mozambique

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:12am
United Methodists offer supplies, spiritual support to survivors of Cylone Kenneth in the northern part of the country and Cyclone Idai in central Mozambique.
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Church awaits decision on sanctuary guest appeal

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 2:48pm
After hearing, Connecticut United Methodists are praying that federal court will reopen immigration case of Nelson Pinos.
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Church future focus of annual conferences

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:58am
Ministry with LGBTQ people could be the No. 1 topic at United Methodist annual conferences, judging from resolutions filed about this issue.
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Hearing set for church's sanctuary guest

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 4:12pm
Nelson Pinos found support from United Methodists in Connecticut after facing immediate deportation from his U.S. family, despite a clean record and long relationship with immigration authorities.
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Church aims to empower Zimbabwe’s poorest

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 3:18pm
Business expo, local markets provide opportunities to people living in poverty in rural communities.
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Bishops seek special offering for migrants

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 3:08pm
The Council of Bishops wants to do more to help the record number of people around the world who have been forced from their homes.
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Bishops move toward Episcopal Church accord

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 1:40pm
Bishops are asking the 2020 General Conference to approve a full-communion agreement with The Episcopal Church.
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Bishops plan to explore 'new forms of unity'

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 6:01pm
During the May 4-9 meeting, bishops talked about the fallout of GC2019 and how they can walk alongside conversations about the church’s future.
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United Methodist churches offer aid after shootings

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 2:44pm
Two United Methodist churches located close to the STEM School Highlands Ranch opened their doors to grieving community.
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Traditionalists, bishops talk church future

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 4:10pm
Leaders of traditionalist advocacy groups held a listening session with bishops from Africa, Europe and the Philippines. Church separation was on the table.
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US church transformed by Sierra Leone community

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 3:27pm
Camp Hill United Methodist Church in Pennsylvania helps support education and other community projects in remote village.
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Remembering Rachel Held Evans

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 11:15am
A United Methodist clergywoman writes about how the work of the Christian writer — who challenged traditional views on the roles of LGBTQ people and women in the church — influenced her and many others.
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