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1 - Churches advised to oppose BSA bankruptcy plan
2 - AU theology graduate returns to serve in East Congo
3 - Kenyan orphans find hope in vocational education
4 - Spanish-language hymnal turns 25
5 - Inspiration, expertise for Black churches
6 - Storms destroy two church institutions in Zimbabwe
7 - Programs support, develop Native American youth
8 - Group gets immersion in Native history, concerns
9 - 5 theses for The United Methodist Church
10 - Judicial Council to review church-exit rules
11 - COVID sparks interest in BeADisciple courses
12 - Setting criteria for a 2022 General Conference
13 - Encountering racism but extending love
14 - Church joins fight against river pollution
15 - Connectional Table aims to restructure
16 - Video of church incident goes viral, causes fallout
17 - Helping people ‘from womb to tomb’
18 - 2021 Mozambique North Annual Conference
19 - German pastor sentenced for providing asylum
20 - Pastor found 'treasures' in depression battle
21 - Big day for United Methodist school, guesthouse
22 - Bishops take on climate, finances, vaccines
23 - What I have learned from Harry
24 - Haitian migrants bring vitality to declining church
25 - 'It was very hard': Haitians risk lives to migrate
26 - Bishops offer framework for inclusive church
27 - Zimbabwe churches reopen to vaccinated, unvaccinated
28 - Group seeks bishops' grace in church exits
29 - 2021 Oklahoma Annual Conference
30 - McClain’s ashes nourish tree at Wesley Theological Seminary
31 - Why does Wespath care about sustainable investing?
32 - Boise church pushes for global COVID shots
33 - Bishops urged to embrace ‘more loving way’
34 - Global Ministries, UMCOR approve $10M in grants
35 - 2021 Poland Annual Conference
36 - Hartzell school embraces new technology
37 - Women clergy still paid less
38 - Asbury's travels
39 - Bishop Asbury still shapes church today
40 - Center helps rape survivors restart lives
41 - Conference takes on 'child care deserts'
42 - Sermons revived 25 years after pastor’s death
43 - Ministry connects seniors with today’s tech
44 - ‘Church for nerds’ builds community without a building
45 - Guidance for sexual harassment survivors
1 - Churches advised to oppose BSA bankruptcy plan

A United Methodist legal team is still negotiating but says the current Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy plan doesn’t adequately protect churches that sponsored Scouting troops and could be liable in sex-abuse claims.

12/2/2021 1:37:25 PM

2 - AU theology graduate returns to serve in East Congo

The United Methodist Church in the East Congo Conference recently welcomed home the first student from the conference sent to Africa University for theological studies.

12/2/2021 11:31:00 AM

3 - Kenyan orphans find hope in vocational education

Participants, ages 17 to 22, learn life skills to support themselves financially and overcome poverty and insecurity.

12/1/2021 11:44:00 AM

4 - Spanish-language hymnal turns 25

Mil Voces Para Celebrar was no mere imitation of the United Methodist Hymnal, offering new tunes, texts and rhythms for worship.

11/30/2021 2:53:29 PM

5 - Inspiration, expertise for Black churches

Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century will offer tips on innovative ministries and better use of technology at its 2021 conference in Houston, which will be a hybrid live and virtual event.

11/29/2021 10:40:00 AM

6 - Storms destroy two church institutions in Zimbabwe

Heavy rains and strong winds wipe out classrooms, offices, a clinic and teachers’ residences in both East and West annual conferences.

11/24/2021 12:11:27 PM

7 - Programs support, develop Native American youth

An Oklahoma church and a public charter school are focused on teaching Native youth about their culture and equipping them to thrive.

11/23/2021 1:44:18 PM

8 - Group gets immersion in Native history, concerns

Invisibility is a problem for indigenous communities today, and United Methodists from nine states resolved to help raise awareness and support Native American ministries.

11/23/2021 12:59:28 PM

9 - 5 theses for The United Methodist Church

Deeply rooted problems plaguing the denomination will not be solved by legislation but by repentance and a return to radical obedience to Scripture, says one United Methodist pastor.

11/23/2021 11:31:00 AM

10 - Judicial Council to review church-exit rules

The United Methodist Church’s top court faces multiple questions related to the deadline for General Conference legislation and a new law allowing congregations to exit with property.

11/22/2021 1:44:20 PM

11 - COVID sparks interest in BeADisciple courses

BeADisciple, which offers online courses and certification in many ministry specialties, reports an increase in students and courses that coincided with the coronavirus pandemic

11/22/2021 11:05:00 AM

12 - Setting criteria for a 2022 General Conference

Organizers named the values that will guide their decision on whether the denomination’s legislative assembly goes forward as scheduled.

11/19/2021 1:49:05 PM

13 - Encountering racism but extending love

Whether in school or the workplace, the Rev. Margret Powell experienced hostility and ridicule as a person of color, but she persevered.

11/19/2021 11:36:00 AM

14 - Church joins fight against river pollution

The Council of Churches in Sierra Leone urges government to reduce health risks to 150,000 to 200,000 people who live along rivers where diamond and gold mining occur.

11/19/2021 10:52:00 AM

15 - Connectional Table aims to restructure

The United Methodist leadership body that coordinates denomination-wide ministries is looking to shrink its size and become more global in membership.

11/18/2021 2:18:09 PM

16 - Video of church incident goes viral, causes fallout

An Oklahoma City United Methodist church focused on prison and addiction recovery ministry faces criticism for telling a visitor to leave after volunteers suspected she might be bringing in drugs.

11/17/2021 5:32:49 PM

17 - Helping people ‘from womb to tomb’

A ministry of United Methodist Women, Bethlehem Centers offer programs to people of all ages, from child care to senior clubs.

11/16/2021 3:43:00 PM

18 - 2021 Mozambique North Annual Conference

Oct. 30-31, 2021

11/16/2021 3:11:35 PM

19 - German pastor sentenced for providing asylum

A United Methodist pastor faces a penalty of 1,500 Euros (more than $1,700 U.S.) for “aiding and abetting unauthorized residence,” a sentence upheld in a Nov. 8 court hearing.

11/16/2021 1:18:00 PM

20 - Pastor found 'treasures' in depression battle

The Rev. Juanita Rasmus of Houston will offer a five-hour “Learning to Be: Immersive” workshop, drawing on insights she gained in coming back from major depression.

11/15/2021 11:26:00 AM

21 - Big day for United Methodist school, guesthouse

Northern Nigeria Conference celebrates graduation at school named for late Ron Wilmot, missionary, and dedicates new guesthouse for visiting volunteers.

11/12/2021 11:09:00 AM

22 - Bishops take on climate, finances, vaccines

In an eventful final day of their fall meeting, United Methodist bishops took multiple actions related to church life and global challenges.

11/10/2021 12:20:17 PM

23 - What I have learned from Harry

Taking in a homeless Haitian child taught Pastor Bill Jenkins three lessons about life.

11/9/2021 12:38:00 PM

24 - Haitian migrants bring vitality to declining church

Congregation changes from being a traditional church to a ministry center and opens its doors wide to those in need.

11/9/2021 12:37:00 PM

25 - 'It was very hard': Haitians risk lives to migrate

Violence, insecurity and poverty drive Haitians across Latin America and into the U.S., in search of safe living conditions.

11/9/2021 12:37:00 PM

26 - Bishops offer framework for inclusive church

As the denomination edges toward some form of separation, bishops offer a narrative to describe their hopes for the continuing United Methodist Church.

11/8/2021 1:53:05 PM

27 - Zimbabwe churches reopen to vaccinated, unvaccinated

The decision was met with mixed emotions, but church representatives stress that the church is a welcoming place of God’s grace.

11/5/2021 1:05:00 PM

28 - Group seeks bishops' grace in church exits

As the Council of Bishops begins its fall online meeting, a group of United Methodists is urging the leaders to allow churches that so desire to depart with property.

11/4/2021 3:36:49 PM

29 - 2021 Oklahoma Annual Conference

October 8-9, online

11/4/2021 2:05:42 PM

30 - McClain’s ashes nourish tree at Wesley Theological Seminary

Wesley Theological Seminary is the final resting place for longtime professor and “Songs of Zion” champion the Rev. William Bobby McClain, following a service of the interment of his ashes.

11/4/2021 12:33:05 PM

31 - Why does Wespath care about sustainable investing?

As world leaders discuss climate change, Wespath’s chief investment officer explains how the agency prioritizes socially responsible investing.

11/4/2021 12:11:00 PM

32 - Boise church pushes for global COVID shots

First United Methodist Boise/Cathedral of the Rockies sparks interfaith effort for vaccine equity.

11/3/2021 12:49:00 PM

33 - Bishops urged to embrace ‘more loving way’

As plans for denominational separation ramp up, bishops start their fall meeting focused on the continuing United Methodist Church and anti-racism work.

11/3/2021 12:23:09 PM

34 - Global Ministries, UMCOR approve $10M in grants

Migrants, natural disaster survivors and others around the globe can count on help from The United Methodist Church in 2022, after more than $10 million in grants were approved.

11/1/2021 11:00:00 AM

35 - 2021 Poland Annual Conference

Oct. 28-31, Warsaw.

10/31/2021 3:08:00 PM

36 - Hartzell school embraces new technology

Thanks to a United Methodist Global Ministries grant, 10 desktop computers enhance teaching and learning for 173 young students.

10/28/2021 11:01:00 AM

37 - Women clergy still paid less

A new study commissioned by the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women follows up on a similar study in 2017 and shows that while some progress has been made, women clergy are still underpaid when compared to their male counterparts.

10/27/2021 10:08:29 AM

38 - Asbury's travels

Bishop Francis Asbury played a key role in organizing Methodism in the U.S. What you may not know is that he logged 130,000 miles on horseback to do so.

10/26/2021 12:13:02 PM

39 - Bishop Asbury still shapes church today

Francis Asbury played a key role in developing what is now The United Methodist Church. Fresh discoveries about his life remain reasons to celebrate.

10/25/2021 6:14:42 PM

40 - Center helps rape survivors restart lives

Once-vulnerable women who learned trades at the United Methodist Church of East Congo’s Mama Lynn Center are supporting themselves and becoming indispensable to their families.

10/25/2021 12:21:00 PM

41 - Conference takes on 'child care deserts'

Texas Conference partners with local churches to start child care centers in underserved areas, with a focus on literacy, health and discipleship.

10/22/2021 11:39:00 AM

42 - Sermons revived 25 years after pastor’s death

The Son of a Preacher Podcast refashions vintage sermons by United Methodist pastor the Rev. Wallace A. Stark as bite-size podcasts, with commentary from his son, GW Stark.

10/21/2021 12:05:00 PM

43 - Ministry connects seniors with today’s tech

Seniors are making strides into the computer age at a north Nashville church, thanks to classes made possible by a grant from United Methodist Discipleship Ministries.

10/20/2021 12:51:00 PM

44 - ‘Church for nerds’ builds community without a building

As churches in the pandemic era have gotten creative with virtual worship, Checkpoint Church was designed to be exclusively virtual. They don’t even have a building.

10/18/2021 12:56:00 PM

45 - Guidance for sexual harassment survivors

A new website from the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women is designed to help people navigate the process for addressing sexual misconduct in the church.

10/18/2021 12:28:00 PM

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