United Methodist News Service

Hospitality and Methodist history a big part of Puebla gathering

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 09:41
The International Association of Methodist-related Schools, Colleges and Universities finds warm welcome at Mexican Methodist college.

Connecting worldwide as indigenous peoples

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 14:26
A newly formed working group offers a “platform for joint work and collaboration” for United Methodists with native heritages.

Methodist educators gather in Mexico

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 09:56
IAMSCU conference features discussion, networking, worship under the theme, “Tearing Down Walls.”

Church leaders look at possible U.S. structure

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:05
United Methodists long have batted around the idea of adding a church body to take up exclusively U.S. issues. The idea has faced stiff resistance.

Plan approved for agency evaluation

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:07
The Connectional Table’s plan calls for aligning its agency-evaluation work with the development of the denomination’s budget.

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Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:00

Manchester attack: ‘Turn from evil and do good’

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:35
British Methodist, other church leaders express horror over targeting of children, youth at a Manchester concert and call for prayer.

Commentary: What’s next for Standing Rock?

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:16
The Rev. David Wilson says the mood has changed at Standing Rock, but water protectors haven’t given up their fight to protect Mother Earth.

Church response to migration gets boost

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 09:56
Connectional Table allots more funding and sets date for an offering to support United Methodist ministries with today’s migrants.

University gets grant to move College of Health Sciences

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:29
: The College of Health Sciences of the United Methodist University is being moved from Ganta United Methodist Hospital.

Boards reaffirm stand for LGBTQ clergy candidates

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:04
The United Methodist New York and Pacific Northwest conference boards of ordained ministry again publicly declared they would not consider issues of sexuality when evaluating clergy candidates.

Church leaders connect with Norway’s big day

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 08:38
The Connectional Table opened its meeting in Oslo on the nation’s independence day and got to experience a bit of Norwegian Methodism.

‘Methodist middle’ committed to living together

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 14:57
A gathering of church leaders convened to talk about the mostly silent “Methodist middle” amid debates and discussion of division.

United Methodist Radio Network takes shape

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:41
Representatives from eight countries met in Côte d’Ivoire to plan next steps for growing church radio.

Little church looms large in black history

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 16:20
Chubb Chapel United Methodist’s remarkable story gains attention thanks to Nick Chubb, college football star.

Bringing back peace in Congo

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:10
Bishop Mande Muyombo lauds progress in Bantu-pygmy conflict and limiting violence against women. He looks to peacebuilding efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ruling on a gay bishop could be far reaching

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 09:12
The Judicial Council ruled that a same-gender marriage license creates a presumption of homosexual practice. That’s a big deal, church legal analysts say.

Commentary: Lawyer on meaning of bishop ruling - REDIRECT

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:14
Lawyer who argued the request for a declaratory decision on election, consecration and nomination of a gay bishop offers his interpretation of the Judicial Council’s ruling.

United Methodists share story of daughter’s murder

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:34
A United Methodist couple took part in a national summit on gun violence and shared the story of their daughter’s life and murder.

Bishops back special Sunday for migration crisis

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:53
At Dallas meeting, bishops also received an update on United Methodist-Episcopal Church dialogue.