United Methodist News Service

Church partners with ex-offenders

7 hours 43 min ago
Tennessee Take One program matches faith-based groups with returning citizens.

UMCOR grants to boost hurricane relief efforts

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:29
United Methodist Board of Global Ministries approves $7 million for 2017 hurricanes and other U.S. disasters.

Evangelical group in `place of waiting’

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:30
Latest gathering of Wesleyan Covenant Association features lots of preaching, little strategizing.

Digital/TV ministry to serve Filipinos in Australia

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:03
Partnership among Filipino United Methodists with Australian churches opens new door to worshippers.

Responding to court ruling on clergy housing

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:21
A federal judge’s ruling striking down the law that provides tax exemption on clergy housing allowances is not the final word.

United Methodists help, struggle amid wildfires

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:14
United Methodists were there to help amid the deadly wildfires, which destroyed the homes of some church members.

Strengthening mission in the Americas

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:51
Methodist and United Methodist leaders meet to discuss how to bolster the church in Latin America and the Caribbean and heard an update on Puerto Rico.

Philippines United Methodists decry government killings

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:35
Philippines Board of Church and Society issues statement as the government’s violent war on drugs continues.

European denominations agree to closer ties

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:49
Agreement is first step for Methodist, Wesleyan and Uniting churches to find “ways for further co-operation.”

GC2020 delegate count holds steady

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:38
The Commission on the General Conference also is looking at how to make the lawmaking body’s proceedings more accessible digitally.

Churches have much to offer in health care

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:57
Local congregations can provide needed spiritual and practical support for sick, say speakers at United Methodist forum in Germany.

Planning the special General Conference

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:53
As church heads into ‘uncharted waters,’ the Commission on General Conference offers an overview of what to expect in 2019.

Church networks reach remote corners for health care

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:34
Church has important role to play in global health care, say speakers at international United Methodist forum.

Commentary: JFON helps immigrants get the welcome they deserve

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:56
Justice for Our Neighbors, a ministry of The United Methodist Church, helps low-income immigrants and refugees navigate the complex U.S. legal system.

Puerto Rican bishop: ‘This is a catastrophe’

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:35
The Methodist Church in Puerto Rico is distributing food packages and trying to reach the more isolated communities affected by Hurricane Maria.

New group aims for LGBTQ full inclusion

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:18
Retired United Methodist clergy are organizing a meeting that comes as other groups are also weighing in on the homosexuality debate.

United Methodist Men takes on domestic violence

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 09:55
The agency has collaborated with the YWCA on an eight-week group series that will help men learn to recognize, respond to and prevent violence against women.

United Methodist Forum

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:02
“Many Voices, One Faith” brings together perspectives on topics and issues related to what it means to be a church member. Read commentaries on "Why I am United Methodist."

Global Migration Sunday shines light on a crisis

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 08:40
On Dec. 3, United Methodist churches are encouraged to participate in a day of prayer and special offering to support displaced people around the world.

Maria’s wreckage slows relief to Puerto Rico

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:32
As Puerto Rican Methodists try to assess needs, United Methodists gear up to help.