United Methodist News Service

United Methodists to reconcile in Burundi

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:17
Healing comes after divisions that affected the church’s witness in East Africa.

Guatemala church works in shadow of gangs

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 17:39
Pastors joyful and committed to bringing Gospel to all parts of Guatemala, despite day-to-day struggles.

Churches shelter many as Harvey damage spreads

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 16:21
Beyond Houston, communities and United Methodist churches cope with flooding and displacement from lingering tropical storm.

Commentary: 5 Harvey things you don’t expect

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:11
The Rev. Eric Huffman, who is leading a new United Methodist church in Houston, reflects on what he’s learning from his first hurricane.

Filipino Methodists protest teen’s death

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:44
Filipino United Methodists joined recent protests of Filipino president’s war on drugs that killed 17-year-old.

Soccer leads to Roma ministry in Romania

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:22
United Methodist lay pastor connects with youth, and then their families, in outreach to an ethnic group still discriminated against in Europe.

Churches pitch in as Harvey crisis continues

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 16:09
Relief officials prepare for long-term response in Houston and other parts of south Texas.

Service provides chance to mourn mudslide victims

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 13:51
As the death toll continues to rise, United Methodist Bishop John Yambasu helped organize a service of remembrance that allowed survivors to mourn the dead.

Honduras, Guatemala pastors rely on power of prayer

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:25
Violence and poverty threatens to drown communities and consume families. Pastors fight back with faith.

United Methodists participate in Ministers March for Justice

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 09:49
Clergy march designed to send message that marchers believe the current administration and Department of Justice are undermining democracy.

Pastor serves church in Honduras gang neighborhood

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:37
“If someone refuses to join the maras, they are given 48 hours to get out of the country or they will be killed. But really, they usually don’t get 48 hours.”

Harvey floods hit Houston churches

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 16:01
Bishop calls damage ʽcatastrophic’ as the hurricane that became a lingering tropical storm continues to wreak havoc.

Texas floods force rescue of many

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 18:19
United Methodist churches prepare for long-haul recovery as catastrophe continues.

Refugees revitalize country church

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 12:09
The movie “All Saints” shows how Karen refugees saved a church. Rhems United Methodist Church has a similar story and a personal connection to the film.

Typhoon Hato victims flee to Macau Filipino Methodist Mission

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 09:53
Filipino United Methodist members take shelter as biggest storm in five years pounds area.

Church providing emergency health services after mudslide

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 14:30
The United Methodist Church is providing emergency health services for survivors of the flood and mudslide that has killed nearly 500 people.

Sanctuary as more than shelter

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 10:00
United Methodist advocates say there are many ways to help those at risk of deportation.

Safe water for 2 more Sierra Leone villages

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:08
Two Sierra Leone villages plagued by disease get water, sanitation help from the United Methodist Global Health Initiative.

Death toll more than 200 in Congo landslide

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 16:22
The East Congo bishop has called on the entire community to help after a landslide in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo left more than 200 dead.

Board raises bishops’ pay, starts budget work

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:12
Finance and Administration board decides bishops’ compensation and helps develop general church budget.