United Methodist News Service

Church in Liberia donating school toilets

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 06:08
The United Methodist Church in Liberia is helping to keep students healthy by donating toilets to schools.

2017: Remembering notable church members

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 05:00
In the past year, United Methodists marked the passing of a champion of deacons, a Mississippian born of conviction and a bishop who survived an attempt on his life.

Gay United Methodist choir director fired

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:02
After three years as children’s choir director, Ryan Mould was fired and told homosexuals cannot be “spiritual leaders.”

New life for church’s 1943 Christmas film

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:41
Two women at First United Methodist in Alexandria, Louisiana, spark revival of movie the church made with the Army’s help.

How an immigrant family found room at the inn

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:27
Las Posadas is the Mexican tradition of re-enacting Joseph and Mary’s search for safe lodging for Christ’s birth. For one family, the tradition has special resonance.

Church helped ease the pain in Filipino siege

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:10
Church assisted Filipinos caught in the battle between government forces and Islamic State militants on the island of Mindanao.

Congo United Methodists decry deadly attack on UN peacekeepers

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:33
Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda calls for peace after deadliest attack in recent memory

Wesley Nurses offer care, prayer

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:04
Church program puts registered nurses in United Methodist churches across south Texas, with focus on helping the uninsured. Sam Hodges reports from Edinburg, Texas, for United Methodist News Service.

Pastor shares experience of California fire

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:57
Fast-moving Southern California fires continue to spread. The best way to help at this time is to give to the UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response Advance #901670.

Protests for Dreamers lead to arrests

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:07
United Methodists joined with people across the country rallying for Congress to protect immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

Migrant churches provide piece of home

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:21
Immigrants want their own churches with familiar language and worship, but the second generation may not speak the language and likely identifies more with German society.

Journey to pulpit began in peril

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:19
The only Vietnamese United Methodist pastor in Germany was a boat person who now leads a church of about 40 immigrants in Frankfurt.

Zimbabwean women train in organic farming

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:07
With global demand for organic food on the rise, United Methodists are training Zimbabwean farmers to go without synthetic substances in crop and animal production.

Deaconesses observe anti-violence against women day

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:14
United Methodist deaconesses in the Philippines took part in an ecumenical gathering calling for an end to violence against women.

Refugee U.S. mayor-elect is United Methodist

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 15:58
Wilmot Collins, mayor-elect of Helena, Montana, is a Liberian refugee and a United Methodist.

Celebrating Native American outreach, advocacy

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 08:26
Northeastern Jurisdiction annual gathering spotlights successes, offers opportunities to learn from the past.

Prayers for peace lifting Zimbabwe

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:32
United Methodists see hope in a new president in African country that has suffered years of tyranny.

Commentary: Sharing the stories of refugees

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 08:45
United Methodist teenager creates monologues, photo exhibit to educate others about the plight of displaced people.

Mobilizing the physically challenged in Liberia

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 09:03
Hand-cranked transportation devices are invaluable in areas where the terrain is too uneven for traditional wheelchairs. Liberia’s UMW distributed $54K worth of them.

Baptism for imprisoned Sierra Leone women

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 09:20
The seven women also were confirmed as United Methodists at the Freetown Female Correctional Center.

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