United Methodist News Service

Waiting to assess impact of Hurricane Irma

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 16:52
As Hurricane Irma continued its meandering path from the Caribbean to the Southeastern U.S., United Methodists provided shelter and prepared for relief work.

Harvey survivors mindful of those in Irma’s path

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 08:19
United Methodists in southeast Texas continue to face big challenges from ruinous floods.

United Methodists prepare for Irma to hit U.S.

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:32
From Florida to the Carolinas, conferences and churches in the hurricane’s projected path are taking precautions.

Church commits to long-term help for mudslide, flood survivors

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 09:10
The United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone has committed to a long-term presence to help mudslide and flood survivors.

‘God moments’ spur pastor’s Harvey relief efforts

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:52
The Rev. Scott Moore of the Texas Conference recounts how obstacles that seemed insurmountable vanished in a series of events he says were beyond coincidence.

Task force considers placement for new bishops

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:24
The task force charged with determining how to carry out a General Conference 2016 plan for five new United Methodist bishops in Africa began considering ways to proceed.

Indian dentist dies in fire at church mission station

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 17:09
The 25-year-old killed in a fire worked at Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Liberia and served as an instructor at the nursing college of United Methodist University.

Abingdon pulls Clinton devotional book

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 15:06
United Methodist author apologizes when publisher’s review after earlier plagiarism concern shows other unattributed content.

Guatemala church works in shadow of gangs

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:14
Pastors joyful and committed to bringing Gospel to all parts of Guatemala, despite day-to-day struggles.

Coalition fights for labor issues in Liberia

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:11
The United Methodist leader of the Civil Society and Trade Union Institutions of Liberia says it will only endorse labor-friendly presidential candidates.

Guatemala church works in shadow of gangs

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:44
Pastors joyful and committed to bringing Gospel to all parts of Guatemala, despite day-to-day struggles.

Churchgoers stand with immigrant Dreamers

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 16:56
United Methodists are calling for Congress to act on behalf of immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

Bishop with East German, Moscow ties dead at 78

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:45
Bishop Rüdiger (Ruediger) R. Minor of Dresden, an episcopal leader before and after Germany’s reunification, also oversaw congregations in Russia and Eurasia.

Pastors preach comfort to Harvey survivors

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:33
United Methodists gathered to worship after Harvey, and bishops from the Rio Texas and Texas conferences visited churches and communities that were damaged.

Texas bishop assures church after hurricane

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 12:33
Bishop Scott Jones greeted worshipers with thanks and a strong message of support after Harvey devastated the area. "We're committed to being the hands and feet of Christ."

Coalition fights for labor issues in Liberia

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:00
The United Methodist leader of the Civil Society and Trade Union Institutions of Liberia says it will only endorse labor-friendly presidential candidates.

Trans Christians: Gathering ‘like a drink of cool water’

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:01
Rooted was an ecumenical trans and gender-expanded retreat for participants to talk about their faith and share their experiences in church.

Enlisting tech, boats for Houston rescue efforts

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:58
Members of Chapelwood United Methodist Church created an app to help dispatch boats, including the “Chapelwood Navy,” to those stranded by Harvey flooding.

Floods force pastor, flock to higher ground

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 17:47
Drama unfolds at small-town United Methodist church as southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana grapple with effects of Harvey

United Methodists provide relief to mudslide, flood survivors

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 15:11
The United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone is providing food, emergency health care and even counseling to survivors of the landslide and flooding that killed hundreds.

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