UMC News

Oklahoma ministry helps prisoners re-enter society

United Methodist News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:00pm
One United Methodist ministry aims to help prisoners re-enter society and stay out of jail in Oklahoma, which has the highest incarceration rate in the U.S.
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Church finds new life as immigrant welcoming center

United Methodist News - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 8:00pm
Christ Ministry Center has offered shelter to more than 6,000 immigrants from around the world since 2016.
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Pension staff plans for possible ways forward

United Methodist News - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 8:00pm
Accrued benefits are safe. But whatever happens in 2019, Wespath wants exiting churches to pay their fair share of pension liabilities.
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Second United Methodist school in Hungary

United Methodist News - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 10:00am
United Methodists in Hungary have taken leadership of a second high school in Budapest.
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Filipino United Methodists respond after storms

United Methodist News - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 8:00pm
Offering assistance in communities affected by Super Typhoon Mangkhut and an earlier tropical storm.
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Video: Puerto Rican bishop gives thanks to UMCOR

United Methodist News - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 8:00pm
In the year since Hurricane Maria swept across Puerto Rico, UMCOR has contributed more than $20 million to help “Renew, Rebuild and Reconstruct.”
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Young clergy still in short supply

United Methodist News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 8:00pm
Clergy age trends study shows three-year drop in number of United Methodist women elders under age 35.
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Commentary: African delegates informed, ready for GC2019

United Methodist News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 8:00pm
A conference lay leader takes issue with the idea that African delegates need more information before GC2019.
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Connecting with God in Zimbabwe's mountains

United Methodist News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 8:00pm
United Methodists regularly climb mountains to pray, and church leaders say the practice is positively affecting church growth and giving.
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Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Alsted

United Methodist News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 8:00pm
As the denomination approaches the 2019 special General Conference, Bishop Christian Alsted says the way to maintain relationships in the church is to continue talking to one another.
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Struggling families find temporary shelter in small tents

United Methodist News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 8:00pm
Stories of pain and fear are common for immigrants landing on streets of Tijuana.
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Norwegian partnership benefits rural Zimbabwe education

United Methodist News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 8:00pm
United Methodist Norway-Zimbabwe partnership now working on non-United Methodist rural education projects.
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African bishops hear call to cross divides, unite Methodists

United Methodist News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 8:00pm
Church must be a reconciler in Africa, ecumenical leader says.
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Accident puts family on 'sacred road of suffering'

United Methodist News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 8:00pm
After a pastor’s son was seriously injured during Hurricane Florence, the United Methodist connection surrounded the family with caring.
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Giving thanks in New Bern

United Methodist News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 8:00pm
Bishop visits on special Sunday at Clarks United Methodist Church, in an area of North Carolina hard hit by Hurricane Florence.
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African bishops reaffirm stance on marriage, vow to maintain unity

United Methodist News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 8:00pm
African bishops have reaffirmed their traditionalist view of marriage and their commitment to the unity of The United Methodist Church.
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Church leaders study placement of new African bishops

United Methodist News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 8:00pm
Church leaders consider data on church growth, clergy and geographic area in debating where to put five new African bishops.
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Camp in Congo helps kids grow in their faith

United Methodist News - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 8:00pm
Young United Methodists of Kivu teach children about the Bible, The United Methodist Church and African culture during two-week summer camp.
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Commentary: After General Conference, people will still need the church

United Methodist News - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 8:00pm
In an open letter to The United Methodist Church, the head of United Methodist Men points out one certainty leading up to the special 2019 General Conference: The church will continue its mission to bring others to Christ.
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Learning how to 'Do No Harm'

United Methodist News - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 8:00pm
San Antonio conference will guide United Methodists on support, healing related to complaints of sexual misconduct.
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