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New Charlottesville church draws suspicions

United Methodist News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 11:07am
Pastors of nearby churches claim a new church plant is associated with traditionalist United Methodist-connected organizations and is intended to compete with them. Representatives for the organizations deny this, as do church leaders.
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Church leaders look at options for future of denomination

United Methodist News - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 1:03pm
Central conference bishops call meeting with centrists, progressives and conservatives to find a way forward for denomination.
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Liberian United Methodists protest ritualistic killings

United Methodist News - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:41pm
The United Methodist Church in Liberia organized a street protest calling on the government to investigate and end ritualistic killings of children.
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Court docket reflects busy conference season

United Methodist News - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 4:27pm
Decisions of law by bishops, conference requests for rulings and two decision requests by the Council of Bishops are on the United Methodist Judicial Council’s fall agenda.
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Peggy Billings, social justice advocate, dies at 90

United Methodist News - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 3:36pm
The Mississippi native made her mark as a missionary to Korea, civil rights activist and staff executive with United Methodist Women and Global Ministries.
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United Methodists react to Ebola death in Goma

United Methodist News - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 12:23pm
United Methodist leaders are warning of the dangers of Ebola and urging everyone to be diligent about hand-washing and avoiding contact with ill people.
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United Methodist schools, churches damaged in Congo

United Methodist News - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 12:00pm
Storms, flooding disrupt education and worship in eastern part of the Congo.
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United Methodist women determined to restore peace in Kivu

United Methodist News - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 10:37am
At consultations in Bukavu and Uvira, women seek solutions to years of conflict in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Apportionment collection rates down after GC2019

United Methodist News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 2:51pm
Denomination’s finance agency reports declines in giving through June across the seven general church funds.
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2019 Burundi Annual Conference

United Methodist News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 11:12am
July 17-20, at Saint Peter’s Cathedral and Ecole Paramédicale de Gitega in Gitega Province.
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Youth help impoverished peers in Angola

United Methodist News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:13am
In response to hunger and poverty, the youth of Malanje and Kiwaba Nzoji districts in Eastern Angola take positive action.
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Cameroon women assist internally displaced people

United Methodist News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:21am
As violence forces women and children to seek refuge in the bush, and the United Methodist Women Association Cameroon is reaching out to help internally displaced people.
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Conferences mull denomination’s future

United Methodist News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:26am
During summer regional meetings, U.S. United Methodists discussed splitting or sticking with the denomination.
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Strategizing to fight HIV, AIDS in West Africa

United Methodist News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:08am
Thirty delegates from Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda and the U.S. attended a United Methodist summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
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Coffin, former Judicial Council member, dies at 95

United Methodist News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:41am
The Rev. Wayne Coffin, Oklahoma Conference, served on The United Methodist Church’s top court from 1980-96.
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Urgency needed to combat climate change

United Methodist News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 1:54pm
United Methodists agreed at a conference on climate change that the church must be more systemic and aggressive to help keep the planet Earth supporting human life.
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Mozambique young adults save lives by donating blood

United Methodist News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:45am
Young adults in Mozambique make a lifesaving decision to address a shortage of blood in public hospitals.
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Deacon went from superheroes to God

United Methodist News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:30pm
The Rev. Mike Friedrich is a United Methodist deacon with a Marvel-ous past. These days, the former comic book writer works to redevelop church properties in the California-Nevada Conference.
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