United Methodist News Service

Bishop’s new book focuses on turning fear to love

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:19
In ‘Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love,’ United Methodist Bishop William H. Willimon explores the role of Christians in welcoming the ‘Others’ among us.

Bishop Hardt remembered as having ‘the heart of a pastor’

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 16:13
Church leader was known for amazing memory and pastor's heart.

718 graduate at Africa University

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 09:38
The graduating class at the United Methodist university in Zimbabwe heard from an alumnus, a health sector executive.

North Korea releases comatose Otto Warmbier

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 09:18
West Ohio Area Bishop Gregory Palmer expressed gratitude for the “long overdue release” of the young man who was arrested in 2016.

Growing impact of new churches

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 16:01
In all the news of shrinking U.S. church attendance, it’s worth noting that starting new churches is an area where The United Methodist Church shows strength.

Reconsideration of gay bishop ruling sought

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 13:59
The Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops filed a motion to reconsider a United Methodist Judicial Council ruling from its April meeting.

Africa University Special Coverage

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 10:16
A South American plant is taking root in the driest region of Zimbabwe. And in the hands of Africa University's Margaret Tagwira, it is saving lives.

Commentary: Christian ethics in volatile times

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 09:47
What should a United Methodist do when there is a conflict between church law and moral conscience? The Rev. Darryl W. Stephens looks at past answers to that question.

Sierra Leone hospital celebrates turnaround

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 09:49
Certificate from the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries recognizes Kissy hospital’s transformation to a renewed, self-sustaining facility.

Claremont facing financial difficulties

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 10:31
With its largest enrollment in 35 years, the United Methodists seminary is considering relocation to remain in operation.

Teen pregnancy problem after Ebola

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 10:19
Sierra Leone schools are now dealing with how to educate girls who got pregnant while the schools were closed during the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Spiritual pilgrimage to Wesley’s grave

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 15:35
Walking journey will take United Methodist pastor from his Swiss home through at least four European countries before arriving in London.

Spiritual pilgrimage to Wesley’s grave

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:04
Walking journey will take United Methodist pastor from his Swiss home through at least four European countries before arriving in London.

Connecting faith and culture

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 16:22
Oklahoma couple works to bring balance to young Native people’s lives.

Growing church blends cultures, worship

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:01
What does church vitality look like in Norway? One example is a United Methodist church that combines hip-hop, K-Pop, and multiple nationalities.

Transgender person commissioned as deacon

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 08:41
The United Methodist Church has no official position on transgender clergy. M Barclay is believed to be the church’s first non-binary trans person to be commissioned.

Climate accord pullout dismays church leaders

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 14:46
Bishops call on President Trump to rejoin the efforts of nearly 200 countries to reduce carbon emissions.

Pastor donates 500 trees for reforestation

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 09:58
The United Methodist Church’s reforestation efforts in East Congo aim to protect the environment.

Conference sees passion on immigration, environment

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 08:52
Bishop Minerva Carcaño and other speakers spark discussions at conference of International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities.

Church and Society launches new website

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 08:37
New web design for The United Methodist Church’s social justice agency includes user-friendly search options and action-focused content.