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Commentary: The best scenario for the Korean church

United Methodist News - 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

United Methodist News - 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

United Methodist News - 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

United Methodist News - 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

United Methodist News - 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

United Methodist News - 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

United Methodist News - 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

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

United Methodist News - 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

United Methodist News - 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

United Methodist News - 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

United Methodist News - 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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Church helps fight ageism in Zimbabwe

United Methodist News - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 1:23pm
The United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe is making senior citizens a priority through several health initiatives across the country.
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LGBTQ churchgoers wary of bishops' letter

United Methodist News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 4:50pm
The Council of Bishops addressed the global LGBTQ community. But the letter disappointed a number of its intended readers.
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Bishop Oden, ecumenical leader, dies at 83

United Methodist News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 2:44pm
He led two annual conferences, served as Council of Bishops president and helped strengthen United Methodist ties with the Episcopal Church.
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Water for Life project expands to Guinea

United Methodist News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:57pm
The United Methodist Church in Liberia plans to build at least five water wells in the country in areas where the church has a growing presence.
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Bishop Chamness, calm leader, dead at 78

United Methodist News - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 5:02pm
The rare United Methodist bishop to serve in two U.S. jurisdictions, he also helped guide the denomination’s pension agency through some big decisions.
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United Methodists fight human trafficking

United Methodist News - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 1:34pm
Zimbabwe East Conference leaders ask congregations to raise awareness and offer counseling and rehabilitation for survivors.
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