United Methodist News Service

Officials: Africa University’s ‘painful changes’

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:48
Enrollment in Faculty of Theology dropped to 40 and Zimbabwe’s immigration change is delaying return of some international students to campus.

UMCOR is there for the long haul after disasters

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:43
The United Methodist Church’s relief agency walks alongside conferences to make sure survivors get what they need at every stage of a disaster.

Faith family supports woman convicted of killing baby

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:36
Calvary United Methodist Church rejoiced when Tina Brosius received commutation, praying for clemency from Pennsylvania governor.

After mudslide: Need for environmental education

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:07
The Sierra Leone Council of Churches, led by United Methodist Bishop John Yambasu, hopes environmental education can help avert future disasters.

Filipinos protest on martial law anniversary

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:25
“Only antidote to the power of tyranny is the power of organized people.”

Special Report: Honduras and Guatemala 2017

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:23
From a chaplain who preaches over the intercom in a factory to pastors who cope with the violence of gangs, series takes you inside the church in Latin America.

Standing with Puerto Rican church after hurricanes

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:08
United Methodists pray for safety “and stand in solidarity as one Methodist family.”

Earthquake hits Methodist churches, ministry

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:00
Methodists in Mexico assess damage while joining relief efforts after their country’s second major temblor this month.

Way Forward sketches ideas to present bishops

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:55
Some members express cautious optimism for church unity. Another member has written about why he sees a need for a church split.

The church is still with West Virginia in flood recovery

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:35
A year later, United Methodists continue to help rebuild homes and lives in West Virginia.

Pastor: ‘God wanted me to go through tribulations’

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:03
The Rev. Félix Medina, his family and community, celebrate beginning of new church.

New group to church: Let’s stay together

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:57
The Uniting Methodists Movement seeks to give voice to those who think differences around homosexuality should not divide church.

Connecting across regional lines

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:21
The United Methodist New York and Northern Illinois bishops and their cabinets find solidarity, support and helpful ideas at a first joint session together.

Kenyan church promotes peaceful voting

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:56
United Methodists hope to bridge divisions ahead of second presidential election.

Support for young African-American leaders

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:44
New network aims to provide mentoring for future African-American leaders in the denomination.

Church becomes emergency shelter after Harvey

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:37
The Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell explains why Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston opened its doors to displaced residents. “There was no doubt in our minds.”

Filipino United Methodists help refugees fleeing violence

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:09
Filipino United Methodists provided relief to wounded soldiers and people displaced because of violent conflicts.

Church reserve funds under a microscope

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:18
How much should church agencies save for a rainy day? A new task force is looking at that question.

United Methodists helping those devastated by Irma

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 15:10
Bishop Kenneth H. Carter visited and prayed with people who were in the path of Hurricane Irma.

Survey seeks feedback on sexual harassment issues

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:00
United Methodist Commission on Status and Role of Women needs responses from clergy, laity to update data from 2005.