United Methodist News Service

Liberian leper colony a lifetime commitment to care

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 09:08
Fears of leprosy cause many families to shun those with the disease. A United Methodist rehab center shows them compassion and love.

Agency employees to see changes in pay scales

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:13
The General Council on Finance and Administration board unanimously approved new pay ranges for agency staff, despite objections of agency top executives.

‘Missio Dei’ proves challenging colloquy topic

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 09:41
Board of Higher Education and Ministry gathers United Methodist bishops, seminary scholars for discussion of God’s mission for the church

Uniting participants call for unity, bravery

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:17
More than 400 people participated in a conference that emphasized The United Methodist Church’s strengths despite its differences over LGBTQ issues.

Joining the call for peace on Korean Peninsula

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:48
United Methodists need to educate themselves, others to become faithful advocates for peacebuilding.

AU campus, students safe amid Zimbabwe unrest

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:08
Classes were held as usual at Africa University on Nov. 15 while United Methodists prayed for their country as the military took control in Zimbabwe.

‘Poldark’ on PBS features Methodist story line

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:57
Popular MASTERPIECE drama set in 18th century Cornwall, England, shows how Methodism renewed heartfelt faith.

Mudslide survivors worried over future

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 18:30
Camps for survivors of August mudslides, flooding in Sierra Leone will close Nov. 15.

Native American creates an oasis for troubled teens

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:39
“Bugsy” Barnoski sees himself in the young people at Oklahoma’s Rougher Alternative Academy. He’s made it his mission to help them find their purpose and embrace their Native heritage.

Bishops: Be respectful in difficult times

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:47
As the church’s debate about its future intensifies, bishops say they are hearing of increased animosity leading in some cases to disrupted worship.

Commentary: The church’s news and why it matters

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:40
Today more than ever, The United Methodist Church and society in general need professional news reporting.

Churches bear down on safety after Texas attack

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:02
Massacre at Baptist church prompts United Methodist churches to seek active shooter training.

Bishops consider 3 models for church future

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:44
The bishops are looking at three possibilities of LGBTQ inclusion sketched by the Commission on Way Forward.

Methodism in Central America: Challenges, Faith and Hope

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:41
Video takes you into Honduras and Guatemala where the Methodist church provides much-needed support amidst violence and poverty.

Bremen church embraces refugees, migrants

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:06
A United Methodist church in Bremen, Germany, that welcomed refugees and migrants has found blessing and new life through the work.

Commentary: Migration — a personal reflection

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:57
In advance of Global Migration Sunday Dec. 3, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño of the California-Nevada Conference shares her experiences with migrants.

Building bridges with Methodist Church in India

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:44
The Upper Room and the Wisconsin Conference host Indian bishops at Academy for Spiritual Formation.

Norway Church lights Liberia children’s village

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:40
Bishop Judith Craig Children’s Village, a church-supported home for orphans, now has $35,000 worth of solar-powered electricity.

African bishops: Support Way Forward work

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 15:39
The bishops shared their faith that God can make it possible for the church to stay together despite deep divisions over homosexuality.

A United Methodist balm for Sutherland Springs

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 15:11
Churches reach out in various ways to Texas Baptist church after mass shooting.