United Methodist News Service

Science Mike brings religion, science together

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:46
United Methodist answers questions on science, faith and life in popular “Ask Science Mike” podcast.

United Methodists decry Mindanao martial law

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:17
United Methodists condemned the extension of martial law in Mindanao, joining in demonstrations and other protests.

United Methodists embrace TED Talks

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:19
Pastors, churches find idea-sharing talks on Internet to be good models for communication.

Bikes boost church growth in Sierra Leone

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 09:49
Churches have been planted and attendance is up in areas where pastors received motorbikes and bicycles from the Bikes & Bibles program.

Use of ‘incompatible’ language on court agenda

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:07
The fall docket for the United Methodist Judicial Council includes two petitions asking whether reference to homosexuality violates the church’s constitution.

United Methodist facing deportation

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:15
A 19-year-old who lives at a New Orleans United Methodist church is facing deportation as an undocumented immigrant.

Church’s big presence at Boy Scout Jamboree

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:53
Chaplains, volunteers and 3,500 United Methodist Scouts make the denomination the second-largest faith group at the quadrennial event.

Way Forward keeps mum on plans for church

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:02
The commission is looking at new ways to embody unity amid deep divisions around homosexuality. But it’s not ready to share those plans.

Conferences promote sports for health

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 17:20
The two United Methodist conferences in Zimbabwe competed in a sports event aimed at promoting exercise for health.

Small business loans empower Malawi women

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:12
Through small business loans, Mercy Chikhosi believes in empowering women to support their families and communities.

Small business loans empower Malawi women

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:43
Through small business loans, Mercy Chikhosi believes in empowering women to support their families and communities.

Way Forward gets input on church future

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:42
The commission asked various United Methodists to describe their preferences regarding the extent of the inclusion of LGBTQ people within the church.

Yellowstone Conference facing financial crisis

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:37
Yellowstone’s financial problems are similar to those facing the rest of the church and having a “gay bishop is only one of many factors,” officials said.

Roots of Faith in Korea: A United Methodist Bishop’s Journey

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:28
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung grew up on a small island with a view of North Korea. He credits U.S. missionaries and a kind neighbor for his conversion to Christianity.

Albanian church holds national convention

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:14
The United Methodist Church in Albania holds national convention and first worship at the first United Methodist church in Durrës.

Assisting those fleeing siege in Philippines

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:27
United Methodists are reaching out to civilians caught in battle with Islamic State militants in Marawi City, Philippines.

Duke Divinity School striving for diversity

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 07:47
Dean says diversity and equity are top priorities for faculty and student body.

Profiles of student diversity at Duke

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 07:34
Forty-seven denominations are represented at United Methodist Duke Divinity School. Total enrollment in all degree programs is 631.

Becoming fishers of young men

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 14:24
United Methodist Men during their national gathering heard ideas on where to cast their nets to draw in millennial disciples.

Inmates learn to grow food

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 09:09
Seventeen inmates from a prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, graduated from a one-year horticultural course offered with United Methodist help.