United Methodist News Service

Way Forward sketches ideas to present bishops

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:55
Some members express cautious optimism for church unity. Another member has written about why he sees a need for a church split.

The church is still with West Virginia in flood recovery

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:35
A year later, United Methodists continue to help rebuild homes and lives in West Virginia.

Pastor: ‘God wanted me to go through tribulations’

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:03
The Rev. Félix Medina, his family and community, celebrate beginning of new church.

New group to church: Let’s stay together

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:57
The Uniting Methodists Movement seeks to give voice to those who think differences around homosexuality should not divide church.

Connecting across regional lines

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:21
The United Methodist New York and Northern Illinois bishops and their cabinets find solidarity, support and helpful ideas at a first joint session together.

Kenyan church promotes peaceful voting

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:56
United Methodists hope to bridge divisions ahead of second presidential election.

Support for young African-American leaders

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:44
New network aims to provide mentoring for future African-American leaders in the denomination.

Church becomes emergency shelter after Harvey

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:37
The Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell explains why Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston opened its doors to displaced residents. “There was no doubt in our minds.”

Filipino United Methodists help refugees fleeing violence

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:09
Filipino United Methodists provided relief to wounded soldiers and people displaced because of violent conflicts.

Church reserve funds under a microscope

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:18
How much should church agencies save for a rainy day? A new task force is looking at that question.

United Methodists helping those devastated by Irma

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 15:10
Bishop Kenneth H. Carter visited and prayed with people who were in the path of Hurricane Irma.

Survey seeks feedback on sexual harassment issues

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:00
United Methodist Commission on Status and Role of Women needs responses from clergy, laity to update data from 2005.

Houston churches go flat out with flood relief

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:31
Bishop expresses pride but also tells volunteers to pace themselves and ʽfind time for Sabbath.’

Chaplain brings word of God to cigar factory workers

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:53
The Rev. José Roberto Peña, a United Methodist pastor, has been preaching every Friday through an intercom for the past three years.

Honduras pastor serves as ‘tobacco chaplain’

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:28
“When I don’t come, (workers) ask me, ‘Why? We need you to bring the Christian message.’”

United Methodist orphanage in Nigeria a beacon of hope

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:40
Founded in 1999, the home has cared for, educated and given love to Nigerian children with no parents.

Chaplain brings word of God to cigar factory workers

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:00
The Rev. José Roberto Peña, a United Methodist pastor, has been preaching every Friday through an intercom for the past three years.

Churches outside Florida feel effects of Irma

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 16:17
From Georgia and the Carolinas to islands in the Caribbean, United Methodists and Methodists are among those dealing with the hurricane and tropical storm.

Churches helping one bucket at a time

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:26
United Methodists rally to help survivors of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma cleanup.

United Methodist bishop to lead Congo ecumenical organization

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:47
Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda has been elected moderator of Eglise du Christ au Congo, a Protestant ecumenical group of 95 denominations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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