United Methodist News Service

After mass shooting, churchgoers offer help

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 16:38
Even as they pray for Las Vegas, United Methodists are preparing to respond to the long-term trauma.

Church votes no weddings until all can wed

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 14:07
The Austin, Texas, church sees its vote as a way of showing solidarity with LGBTQ people even as the denomination does not allow same-gender marriage.

Clergy network stands strong in Charlottesville

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:33
The interfaith Charlottesville Clergy Collective, including United Methodists, finds a united front the best way to deal with white supremacists.

United Methodist Forum

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:28
“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."

Florida churches commit to long post-Irma recovery

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:07
Estimates are that it will take five years for Florida to recover from Hurricane Irma’s damage. The United Methodist Church plans to be there for all of it.

Unique school project for Macedonia’s Roma

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 13:06
United Methodists in Macedonia offer education, practical help and hope to children whose families often face discrimination.

Liberian radio broadcasts hope

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:33
Community radio is one of the most important information outlets in Africa.

Same-sex wedding complaint reaches resolution

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 14:59
Two North Texas clergy faced a complaint under church law — a retired pastor for officiating at the wedding and another for hosting it.

Quick disaster response to partners in need

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:59
United Methodists in Norway raise money to help church in Sierra Leone assist those displaced by mudslide, flooding.

United Methodist Forum

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:10
“Many Voices, One Faith” brings together perspectives on topics and issues related to what it means to be United Methodist. Read commentaries on "Why I am United Methodist."

Young elder numbers slip in 2017

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 09:46
Lewis Center report shows The United Methodist Church depending more than ever on clergy age 55 and older.

New Room: Banding together for great awakening

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:56
The New Room Conference is trying to recover the Wesleyan method of band meetings. It’s just one way the event seeks to promote revival.

Officials: Africa University’s ‘painful changes’

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:48
Enrollment in Faculty of Theology dropped to 40 and Zimbabwe’s immigration change is delaying return of some international students to campus.

UMCOR is there for the long haul after disasters

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:43
The United Methodist Church’s relief agency walks alongside conferences to make sure survivors get what they need at every stage of a disaster.

Faith family supports woman convicted of killing baby

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:36
Calvary United Methodist Church rejoiced when Tina Brosius received commutation, praying for clemency from Pennsylvania governor.

After mudslide: Need for environmental education

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:07
The Sierra Leone Council of Churches, led by United Methodist Bishop John Yambasu, hopes environmental education can help avert future disasters.

Filipinos protest on martial law anniversary

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:25
“Only antidote to the power of tyranny is the power of organized people.”

Special Report: Honduras and Guatemala 2017

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:23
From a chaplain who preaches over the intercom in a factory to pastors who cope with the violence of gangs, series takes you inside the church in Latin America.

Standing with Puerto Rican church after hurricanes

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:08
United Methodists pray for safety “and stand in solidarity as one Methodist family.”

Earthquake hits Methodist churches, ministry

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:00
Methodists in Mexico assess damage while joining relief efforts after their country’s second major temblor this month.