United Methodist News Service

Native Americans share stories, songs at conference

2 hours 49 min ago
Gathering included a ‘Cherokee Immersion,’ with visits to a Native American museum and village in Cherokee, North Carolina.

Church leaders visit Sierra Leone disaster area

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:13
United Methodist bishop prays for God to have mercy on Sierra Leone as he leads clergy group to visit two communities devastated by flooding and a mudslide.

Hundreds dead, missing in Sierra Leone mudslides, flooding

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:36
The numbers of dead and missing after torrential rains led to deadly mudslides is expected to rise as recovery efforts continue.

Native Americans share stories, songs at conference

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 18:40
Gathering included a ‘Cherokee Immersion,’ with visits to a Native American museum and village in Cherokee, North Carolina.

Guam church prays for restraint on nuclear threat

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:55
Although many on island are “unfazed” by nuclear threat, a “greater danger” arising from U.S.-North Korea confrontation is acknowledged.

At Sunday worship, pastors decry racism

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 16:19
After witnessing the white supremacy that led to deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, United Methodists across the U.S. spent Sunday proclaiming a different way in Christ.

Prophetic speaking a given at MARCHA

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:02
The church’s Hispanic/Latino caucus discusses Trump effect and celebrates 25th anniversary of the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry.

Church shelters protesters amid deadly turmoil

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 15:50
First United Methodist Church provides safe space for anti-racism protesters after turmoil around a white nationalist rally turns deadly.

Louisiana needs flood-recovery volunteers

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:55
A year after Louisiana's “1,000-year rain,” United Methodists are helping residents with home repairs and other support services.

Commission’s closed meetings find support, criticism

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 09:39
Some endorse Commission on a Way Forward’s approach. Others say it violates the church’s stance on transparency.

Native American Family Camp returns

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 11:01
Gathering focuses on strengthening health and vitality among Native people and communities.

Sierra Leone hospital brings needed relief

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:11
Twenty-two years after the country’s civil war, Hatfield Archer Hospital has started long-needed surgeries for men.

Bishop grapples with great needs and growth

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:48
Bishop Kasap Owan leads more than 1 million United Methodists in Congo and Zambia. He aspires for them to become self-sustaining but needs help.

Deaf ministry moves toward empowerment

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:34
Global Methodist Missions Conference of the Deaf offers makes history with certified lay servant course.

Filipinos to come home for a mission

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 08:49
BalikBayanihan2018, a convocation set for Jan. 3-6 in Manila, Philippines, is being organized by Filipino-American United Methodists and a local committee.

Rallying against Texas ‘bathroom bill’

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 14:46
About 200 United Methodists are among 500 at interfaith advocacy event in Austin, Texas, encouraging a vote against bill affecting transgender people.

‘Agriculture is life’ for Liberian United Methodists

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 09:43
The United Methodist Rural and Agricultural Development Program aims to feed fellow Liberians and teach them to feed themselves.

Conferences take on immigration, sexuality

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 15:31
The denomination’s long-running debate about LGBTQ people was on display, as was many conferences’ commitment to the sojourner.

Protesting a ‘culture of silence’ in Sierra Leone

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 09:43
United Methodist Women march in Freetown streets to draw attention to growing violence against women and girls.

Liberian bishop seeks to go ‘back to the soil’

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 09:30
Bishop Samuel Quire Jr. believes the path to sustainability for the Liberian church is in rural development.