United Methodist News Service

Crossing borders without leaving a country

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:16
United Methodist mission fund aids European ministries, including a Roma church in Hungary.

Refugees find community with United Methodists

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:52
Churches in Germany are providing sanctuary, classes and programs — outreach benefiting the churches, not just refugees and migrants.

Bishop: Puerto Rico rises with church’s help

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:30
Bishop Ortiz told the Council of Bishops about the ways United Methodists are already helping the people of the U.S. territory.

Liberians asked to pray for peaceful election

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 13:46
Bishop Samuel J. Quire Jr., urges voter participation and a commitment to nonviolence in country with history of civil war.

Methodism in Central America: Challenges, Faith and Hope

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:38
Video takes you into Honduras and Guatemala where the Methodist church provides much-needed support amidst violence and poverty.

Pastors become chaplains after church massacre

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 14:14
United Methodist clergy offer counsel and organize special services after 26 are killed at small-town Texas Baptist church.

Call for ‘bold action’ at Bonn climate summit

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:58
As delegation arrives at U.N. conference, four United Methodist leaders ask nations to strengthen their commitments on climate goals.

Bishops called to navigate ‘off the map’

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:46
Bishop Ough, Council of Bishops president, spoke as his colleagues were about to begin discussing a report by the Commission on a Way Forward.

Liberian seniors get medical help and honor

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 09:46
The Liberia Conference observes Senior Citizen Sunday every October. This year, they provided a free health clinic for hundreds.

Big grant for missional internships

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:27
Foundation provides $2.6 million to expand `transforming’ United Methodist program for young people.

United Methodist University in Sierra Leone opens

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:46
School of Theology students, faculty have high praise for the new institution, but there are some logistical challenges as classes begin.

Appalachian Trail chaplain nears end of ‘2,200 miles of ministry’

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:48
From Maine to Georgia, the Rev. Matt Hall shares faith, offers encouragement, provides hospitality — even wedding vows — to fellow hikers.

5 years later, Sandy cleanup continues

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:04
Churches in areas hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy celebrate what’s done — but see much still to do.

Praying, singing as white supremacists rally

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:11
As the same hate groups that descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, came to Tennessee, United Methodists bore witness to a different message.

Court maintains stand on ministerial candidates

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 16:55
United Methodist Judicial Council issues decisions from October 2017 session.

Santa Rosa residents return to ashes

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 12:41
More than 20 families in one United Methodist congregation have lost their homes to the wildfires that roared through California.

United Methodist education leaders in Africa meet in Côte d’Ivoire

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 09:52
Leaders from United Methodist educational institutions take action to ensure consistency, quality in higher and theological education.

Up to bishops to shape Way Forward ideas

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 16:17
In a conference call, Bishop Ken Carter stressed that the Commission on a Way Forward serves the bishops, as it seeks to find a way through the denomination’s impasse.

Liberian Mission Station growing rice to fight food insecurity

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:22
Food ministry heeds Bishop Samuel Quire’s call for the church to go 'back to the soil.'

United Methodist chaplain played in NFL

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:04
After football, the Rev. Caesar Rentie found a vocation in pastoral care, and now is top chaplain at Dallas’ Methodist Medical Center.