United Methodist News Service

Opposing death penalty in the Philippines

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:19
United Methodist bishops and a youth organization have spoken out against legalizing the death penalty in the Philippines.

Commentary: Who ‘counts’ in ministry any more? REDIRECT

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 09:43
As the denomination struggles with declining U.S. membership, a chaplain at a United Methodist-related college wonders who counts in his campus ministry.

Pastor does the cooking for Taco Service

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:47
The Rev. Liliana Padilla draws new people to historic Hispanic church for free breakfast and Bible study.

United Methodists create new conference in Nigeria

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:20
North East Nigeria Conference has 12 districts and 6 mission areas.

Jimmy Carr, ‘champion of deacons,’ dies at 72

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:36
From the local church to Lake Junaluska to Africa University, Carr modeled bringing the church into the world.

Active legacy: United Methodists at the UN

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 14:42
Directors of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society visit the base of United Methodist, interfaith work at the United Nations.

New Orleans church offers sanctuary

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:25
A diverse New Orleans church is willing to shelter undocumented immigrants in danger of being separated from family or returned to countries they fled.

Bishop celebrates God’s promise to Africa University

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:42
Bishop Minerva Carcaño urges denomination to believe that greater days are ahead for the pan-African university.

Africa University celebrates 25 years

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 17:12
Gifts, tears and cheers punctuated the 25th anniversary celebration of United Methodist-related Africa University in Zimbabwe.

Global Ministries dedicates Asia office

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:36
Being physically in Asia makes a statement that “we are actually here, not from afar,” says mission staff member.

Bishop reflects as Africa University turns 25

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 15:19
Zimbabwean Bishop Eben Nhiwatiwa was a pioneering faculty member and takes pride in the school’s progress.

Churches, ministries see fear over immigration policy

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 15:57
Trump’s tougher policy felt at churches, ministries in San Antonio.

Transforming young adults into Christian leaders

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:18
When United Methodists join an ecumenical leadership-training program this week, they will be part of a 122-year-old denominational connection to the World Student Christian Federation.

Liberian Bishop calls for women’s inclusion

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 09:32
In an episcopal message for International Women’s Month, Bishop Samuel Quire Jr. encouraged congregations to show women ‘they are partners in everything we do.’

Offering solidarity to Cubans stuck at border

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:23
Methodists in both countries offer food, water and other supplies to Cubans who find themselves in an immigration limbo on Mexico-U.S. border.

Schism threat has some churches caught in middle

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 09:02
Pastors of United Methodist congregations with diverse views on homosexuality worry that a painful choice looms.

Muyombo elected bishop in Congo

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:33
The executive director for the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries was the fourth and final bishop elected at the Central Congo Conference.

Owan elected as bishop in Congo

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:25
University president is third pastor elected as bishop by Congo Central Conference delegates.

Lunge elected bishop in Congo

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 09:44
The Rev. Daniel Onashuyaka Lunge was elected bishop on third ballot by delegates of the Congo Central Conference.

Unda re-elected bishop of East Congo Area

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 13:48
Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda has been re-elected United Methodist bishop and will continue to lead the East Congo Episcopal Area.