United Methodist News Service

6 ways the Reformation affects our world

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:15
United Methodists and other Christians are still living with the changes Martin Luther unleashed 500 years ago.

Filipinos plant 3,044 trees to aid Mother Earth

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:03
"The global warming-climate change phenomenon has worsened." — Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan.

Using biblical texts to guide climate action

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:16
Stephen Jurovics, author of "Hospitable Planet," thinks the faith community could have a significant impact on climate policy.

Commentary: Shaped by Methodism, Jackie Robinson continues to inspire

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:10
On the 45th anniversary of the baseball and civil rights legend’s death, author reflects on how biography project affected his own faith.

Going deeper with theology, and in Spanish

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:07
Perkins’ Spanish language Th.M. degree program is a first for a United Methodist Seminary.

African schools look to value-based training

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:29
A training at the United Methodist University in Freetown, Sierra Leone, focuses on an awareness of Christian leadership skills.

Ohio pastor charged with disobedience

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:28
The Rev. David Meredith is openly gay and married. This step could lead to a church trial, but that is not a foregone conclusion.

African bishops recommend 7 central conferences

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:12
Africa’s bishops also discusses how to maintain church unity amid divisions around how the church should minister with LGBTQ individuals.

Church partners with ex-offenders

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:25
Tennessee Take One program matches faith-based groups with returning citizens.

UMCOR grants to boost hurricane relief efforts

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:29
United Methodist Board of Global Ministries approves $7 million for 2017 hurricanes and other U.S. disasters.

Evangelical group in `place of waiting’

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:30
Latest gathering of Wesleyan Covenant Association features lots of preaching, little strategizing.

Digital/TV ministry to serve Filipinos in Australia

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:03
Partnership among Filipino United Methodists with Australian churches opens new door to worshippers.

Responding to court ruling on clergy housing

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:21
A federal judge’s ruling striking down the law that provides tax exemption on clergy housing allowances is not the final word.

United Methodists help, struggle amid wildfires

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:14
United Methodists were there to help amid the deadly wildfires, which destroyed the homes of some church members.

Strengthening mission in the Americas

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:51
Methodist and United Methodist leaders meet to discuss how to bolster the church in Latin America and the Caribbean and heard an update on Puerto Rico.

Philippines United Methodists decry government killings

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:35
Philippines Board of Church and Society issues statement as the government’s violent war on drugs continues.

European denominations agree to closer ties

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:49
Agreement is first step for Methodist, Wesleyan and Uniting churches to find “ways for further co-operation.”

GC2020 delegate count holds steady

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:38
The Commission on the General Conference also is looking at how to make the lawmaking body’s proceedings more accessible digitally.

Churches have much to offer in health care

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:57
Local congregations can provide needed spiritual and practical support for sick, say speakers at United Methodist forum in Germany.

Planning the special General Conference

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:53
As church heads into ‘uncharted waters,’ the Commission on General Conference offers an overview of what to expect in 2019.