United Methodist News Service

Little church looms large in black history

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 16:20
Chubb Chapel United Methodist’s remarkable story gains attention thanks to Nick Chubb, college football star.

Bringing back peace in Congo

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:10
Bishop Mande Muyombo lauds progress in Bantu-pygmy conflict and limiting violence against women. He looks to peacebuilding efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ruling on a gay bishop could be far reaching

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 09:12
The Judicial Council ruled that a same-gender marriage license creates a presumption of homosexual practice. That’s a big deal, church legal analysts say.

Commentary: Lawyer on meaning of bishop ruling - REDIRECT

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:14
Lawyer who argued the request for a declaratory decision on election, consecration and nomination of a gay bishop offers his interpretation of the Judicial Council’s ruling.

United Methodists share story of daughter’s murder

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:34
A United Methodist couple took part in a national summit on gun violence and shared the story of their daughter’s life and murder.

Bishops back special Sunday for migration crisis

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:53
At Dallas meeting, bishops also received an update on United Methodist-Episcopal Church dialogue.

Keeping focused on Four Areas of Focus

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 14:46
United Methodist mission emphases are key topic for Council of Bishops, agency leaders.

Commentary: Attorney on confusion over Oliveto’s status-REDIRECT

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 13:41
Attorney for Western Jurisdiction contends Bishop Oliveto’s election, consecration proper under church law.

Church in Zimbabwe donates food for female prisoners

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 11:56
In addition to helping with the food shortage at Chikurubi Prison, church members plan to start a horticultural training program for inmates.

Bishop Ough: ‘The entire church is rightly watching’

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 15:57
Council of Bishops’ president speaks candidly to colleagues of leadership challenges amid divisions over homosexuality.

Evangelical group plans for what’s next

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 15:37
Leaders of the Wesleyan Covenant Association leave open the possibility of a church split. But no matter what happens, group leaders say they’ll be prepared.

Reactions vary to ruling on clergy qualifications

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 13:51
Judicial Council’s decision says that conference boards of ordained ministry must consider sexuality when assessing candidates.

Church emphasizes literacy training

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 17:12
Church-operated school in Nigeria helps adults learn both native Hausa language and English.

Ruling greeted with confusion, hope

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 16:45
The only openly gay bishop in The United Methodist Church is still a bishop, despite a ruling that confused many in the church.

Review all clergy qualifications, court says

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 16:52
United Methodist boards of ordained ministry cannot ignore the issue of homosexuality when evaluating clergy candidates, the Judicial Council has ruled.

Consecration of gay bishop against church law

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 16:50
Judicial Council, top court for The United Methodist Church, says bishop “in good standing” until due process completed.

2 United Methodists among 10 mysterious deaths

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:23
Two United Methodists are among 10 who died after eating food at a funeral and a third remains in critical condition. Health officials have ruled out Ebola.

What does it mean to be evangelical?

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:17
Plenty of United Methodists of varied theological perspectives claim the name evangelical. Just don’t call them fundamentalists. Here is why.

From brothel madam to Methodist mission founder

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 09:33
United Methodist's research sheds light on Mary `Madam' Volino, whose conversion yielded a Texas ministry now in its 122nd year.

Spectators pray, sing at Judicial Council

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:11
About 200 people prayed, sang and celebrated Holy Communion before and after a Judicial Council hearing on whether a gay bishop can be elected and consecrated in The United Methodist Church.