United Methodist News Service

Microfinance project enriches women’s lives in Congo

10 hours 21 min ago
Mentoring program empowers women to teach each other to sew and make arts and crafts, with materials donated by United Methodists across the connection.

United Methodists support teens lobbying Florida lawmakers

11 hours 7 min ago
A United Methodist elementary teacher says the survivors of the school shooting will be “change agents.”

Missionaries briefly detained in Philippines

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:51
Two United Methodist missionaries were among a group of five briefly detained at a police checkpoint in Koronadal City, Philippines.

Irma survivors grateful for church’s help

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:21
The news crews are long gone, but The United Methodist Church is still helping Floridians recover from the historic storm.

Church gives doctors in DRC technology tools

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:26
With a donation from Global Ministries’ Global Health unit, the North Katanga Conference delivers computers, mobile phones, modems and motorbikes to doctors.

Commentary: Church separation calmly considered

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:28
Practicalities of denominational division up could have `deeply adverse’ effects, writes the Rev. Ted A. Campbell in a commentary about possible schism of The United Methodist Church.

Graham influenced many United Methodists

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:18
Evangelist famed for televised revivals also took ecumenical approach in spreading the gospel.

British church stays alive through service

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:37
In northern England, a dying church starts a men’s health group and joins forces with another small congregation to become a real presence in the community.

Cleggs Lane as a case study

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:38
Can the church positively engage with the community on mental health issues? An engineer turned Methodist lay minister made it the focus of his masters dissertation.

British Methodists open doors to stay relevant

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:35
A South American plant is taking root in the driest region of Zimbabwe. And in the hands of Africa University's Margaret Tagwira, it is saving lives.

New training center for women opens in Sierra Leone

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:35
The United Methodist Church in Germany provided funds to build the new United Methodist Women’s Training Center for disadvantaged women and girls.

United Methodist University opens new nursing school campus

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:06
The school is the first College of Health Sciences department to relocate to Ganta, a move funded by Global Ministries’ Global Health unit.

Africa University’s top fundraiser endows scholarship

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:39
James H. Salley, the top fundraiser for Africa University, has donated more than $130,000 for an endowed scholarship to honor his parents and to help educate students from across Africa.

Pastors, churches respond to Florida massacre

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:18
As pastors and churches near a mass school shooting respond, one church leader says United Methodists must do more than pray about gun violence.

United Methodists preach peaceful Sierra Leone elections

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:25
A team of young adults hit the road to promote an anti-violence message ahead of March 7 elections.

Administrative agencies support ministry in myriad ways

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:58
Administrative agencies of The United Methodist Church support the denomination’s ministry in myriad ways. This is the final story in a series assessing the work of United Methodist agencies.

Evangelists aim to bring Bible to life

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:34
Evangelists who proclaim the good news for a living have found new ways to lead revival. Still, it’s a challenging career path.

Membership agencies focus on advocacy, connections

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:29
United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men are advocates on issues such as maternal health and domestic violence. Both are working to strengthen local and conference connections. Third in a four-part series about church agencies.

United Methodists in DRC get farming help

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:06
The Global Health unit of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries is helping farmers in the East Congo Conference improve agricultural production and fight malnutrition.

United Methodists in Sierra Leone celebrate launch of university

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:46
Bishops John Yambasu, Rosemarie Wenner and others look forward to a brighter future at the dedication of United Methodist University.