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1 - Black father prepares sons for racial injustice
2 - Nurse leads Korean church’s vaccine ministry
3 - Connecting with people through prayer
4 - Groups help alleviate hunger in Zimbabwe
5 - Cicadas show up for church, testing clergy
6 - 2021 Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference
7 - Churches have role in overcoming vaccine hesitancy
8 - Former bishop known for 'reconciling spirit'
9 - Church must tackle its real estate crisis
10 - 2021 Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference
11 - Church takes on xenophobia in South Africa
12 - Hanke looks back at UM Men tenure
13 - 2021 South Georgia Annual Conference
14 - Asking United Methodist questions
15 - 2021 Michigan Annual Conference
16 - 2021 North Alabama Annual Conference
17 - North Georgia Annual Conference
18 - Systems that nurtured me had opposite effect on others
19 - UMCOR aids displaced people in Congo
20 - ‘I wasn’t breathing’: Tragedy leads to trauma ministry, book
21 - Bishop Arichea, Bible scholar, dies at 87
22 - 2021 Texas Annual Conference
23 - Looking to neighbors to fix neighborhoods
24 - United Methodism's crisis of authority
25 - Korean churches must nurture younger generations
26 - Filipinos join massive pantry movement
27 - 2021 Greater New Jersey Annual Conference
28 - ‘Only love can drive out hate’
29 - Volcano eruption in Congo hits church, homes
30 - Trove of Methodist treasures comes to SMU
31 - Alert: Bishop calls for prayers as volcano erupts in DRC
32 - 2021 Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference
33 - 2021 Louisiana Annual Conference
34 - Protests mount against Cal-Pac bishop
35 - United Methodists support cleanup in Angola
36 - Claremont pivots to two-campus strategy
37 - ‘Build the church that we are sent to serve’
38 - Annual conferences plan online, hybrid events
39 - Woman in sanctuary relishes new freedom
40 - Finance board gets update on giving, reserves
41 - United Methodists promote COVID-19 vaccines in Congo
42 - 2020 Zimbabwe West Annual Conference
43 - Is church separation a good or bad idea?
44 - Churches get COVID-19 vaccines to thousands
45 - Bishops’ election plans draw mixed reaction
46 - Europeans make plans for separation
47 - Georgia group questions bishop in full-page ad
48 - Publishing House rebounds
49 - Ethnic churches collaborate to feed New York neighbors
1 - Black father prepares sons for racial injustice

“I have no positive to give you,” one son says. In a commentary, the Rev. Byron Thomas calls on white fathers to teach their sons about racial injustice, too.

6/17/2021 3:52:00 PM

2 - Nurse leads Korean church’s vaccine ministry

Thanks to its Healthy Church Team, Emmaus United Methodist Church in Richmond, Virginia, attains 100% vaccination rate.

6/17/2021 11:19:05 AM

3 - Connecting with people through prayer

The Rev. Jacqui King, a longtime United Methodist leader, found a new ministry praying with strangers. Her experience can help people reconnect with God and each other as pandemic restrictions lift.

6/16/2021 12:33:05 PM

4 - Groups help alleviate hunger in Zimbabwe

UMW, The Nyadire Connection and Harare East District combine efforts to assist vulnerable families, older adults and theology students.

6/15/2021 12:11:45 PM

5 - Cicadas show up for church, testing clergy

This year’s massive ‘Brood X’ population of the flying, droning insects has in-spired sermons but also caused pastors to alter outdoor church services.

6/14/2021 1:17:58 PM

6 - 2021 Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference

June 11-12, online.

6/12/2021 12:44:00 PM

7 - Churches have role in overcoming vaccine hesitancy

People mistrustful of other institutions may still trust their faith leaders to address their concerns about getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

6/11/2021 11:33:59 AM

8 - Former bishop known for 'reconciling spirit'

United Methodists remember James E. Dorff for his role in the formation of what is now the Rio Texas Conference, his leadership in a variety of ministries and ability to bring people together. He died June 7.

6/10/2021 3:58:19 PM

9 - Church must tackle its real estate crisis

The United Methodist Church has significant property holdings, but lack of a strategy for handling them poses a financial threat to the denomination.

6/10/2021 11:01:11 AM

10 - 2021 Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference

June 6-9, virtual.

6/9/2021 1:40:00 PM

11 - Church takes on xenophobia in South Africa

In collaboration with the Council of Churches of South Africa, United Methodists are educating young people about xenophobic attacks and the meaning of being “foreign.”

6/9/2021 1:35:53 PM

12 - Hanke looks back at UM Men tenure

As he prepares for retirement, the longtime United Methodist Men leader reflects on his accomplishments, including helping thousands of men take part in weekly virtual class meetings.

6/8/2021 12:21:32 PM

13 - 2021 South Georgia Annual Conference

June 7, online.

6/7/2021 2:59:00 PM

14 - Asking United Methodist questions

Discussions over a split in the denomination raise complicated questions related to United Methodist polity.

6/7/2021 12:12:30 PM

15 - 2021 Michigan Annual Conference

June 3-6, Lansing Public Media Center and online.

6/6/2021 3:17:00 PM

16 - 2021 North Alabama Annual Conference

June 4-5, online.

6/5/2021 2:07:00 PM

17 - North Georgia Annual Conference

June 3-5, online.

6/5/2021 12:53:00 PM

18 - Systems that nurtured me had opposite effect on others

Understanding white privilege leads to a commitment to changing society’s racist structures.

6/3/2021 11:08:06 AM

19 - UMCOR aids displaced people in Congo

Tensions remain high as rebels target civilians, threatening lives and livelihoods and killing scores of people.

6/3/2021 9:55:48 AM

20 - ‘I wasn’t breathing’: Tragedy leads to trauma ministry, book

George Floyd’s murder prompts questions as well as a drive to bring healing and address mental health challenges.

6/2/2021 12:31:23 PM

21 - Bishop Arichea, Bible scholar, dies at 87

United Methodists remember the bishop for his far-reaching scholarship on the New Testament and his advocacy for LGBTQ inclusion.

6/1/2021 5:06:32 PM

22 - 2021 Texas Annual Conference

May 30-June 1, online and at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, The Woodlands, Texas.

6/1/2021 10:02:00 AM

23 - Looking to neighbors to fix neighborhoods

An organizer who believes residents are the most important key to improving in-danger neighborhoods has won a Tom Locke Innovative Leader Award. DeAmon Harges works to improve northwest Indianapolis and consults all over the world.

5/27/2021 12:06:32 PM

24 - United Methodism's crisis of authority

United Methodists need the stability of established doctrine and the means to uphold it. Emulating the Catholic Church’s magisterium could serve that purpose.

5/27/2021 11:06:40 AM

25 - Korean churches must nurture younger generations

It is crucial for Korean churches to create a safe space for young Korean Americans to develop their faith and their identity, writes seminary professor.

5/26/2021 1:34:30 PM

26 - Filipinos join massive pantry movement

In times of scarcity and crisis, United Methodists and their neighbors find ways to share with the community.

5/26/2021 1:16:48 PM

27 - 2021 Greater New Jersey Annual Conference

May 24-25, Neptune, New Jersey, and virtual.

5/25/2021 12:34:00 PM

28 - ‘Only love can drive out hate’

In the midst of a rise in violence toward the Asian community, one Korean pastor writes that agape love is “the ultimate way for us to overcome hate.”

5/25/2021 11:30:04 AM

29 - Volcano eruption in Congo hits church, homes

United Methodist leaders are assessing the damage following the eruption of the Mount Nyiragongo volcano, which swept away a church and many homes.

5/24/2021 4:50:02 PM

30 - Trove of Methodist treasures comes to SMU

SMU’s Bridwell Library will soon be home to the entire World Methodist Museum collection, including John Wesley’s traveling pulpit and a number of his handwritten letters.

5/24/2021 3:00:46 PM

31 - Alert: Bishop calls for prayers as volcano erupts in DRC

More than 5,000 United Methodists are fleeing Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, in the wake of a volcano. Bishop Gabriel Unda asks for prayers.

5/22/2021 6:32:26 PM

32 - 2021 Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference

May 20-22, online.

5/22/2021 2:55:00 PM

33 - 2021 Louisiana Annual Conference

May 20-22, online.

5/22/2021 12:43:00 PM

34 - Protests mount against Cal-Pac bishop

Bishop Grant Hagiya’s decision to move three Korean American pastors gets pushback in vari-ous forms, including demonstrations.

5/21/2021 3:25:36 PM

35 - United Methodists support cleanup in Angola

With temporary suspension of contracted services, solid-waste accumulation threatens health of thousands.

5/21/2021 11:24:28 AM

36 - Claremont pivots to two-campus strategy

Claremont School of Theology planned to sell its Southern California campus and move to Willamette University in Oregon, but litigation setbacks have forced the United Methodist seminary to try to operate both places.

5/20/2021 3:01:59 PM

37 - ‘Build the church that we are sent to serve’

The Rev. Dr. Hyekyoung Pauline Kang recalls a time when she protested an appointment by her bishop that she felt was a bad fit. It came to be one she considered a great opportunity.

5/19/2021 2:21:50 PM

38 - Annual conferences plan online, hybrid events

Some annual conferences will do a portion of their 2021 meetings in person as the coronavirus threat subsides. Resolutions on issues including sexuality and race will be considered.

5/19/2021 12:02:46 PM

39 - Woman in sanctuary relishes new freedom

Maria Chavalan Sut, who lived in sanctuary at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been granted a Stay of Removal for one year.

5/18/2021 12:27:06 PM

40 - Finance board gets update on giving, reserves

U.S. giving to United Methodist ministries was lower in early 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. However, collection rates varied widely among church funds.

5/17/2021 12:29:39 PM

41 - United Methodists promote COVID-19 vaccines in Congo

Downward trend continues in church attendance, finances and evangelism efforts as faithful opt to stay home rather than risk infection.

5/14/2021 11:22:00 AM

42 - 2020 Zimbabwe West Annual Conference

Dec. 5-6, 2020, Virtual on ZOOM

5/13/2021 3:09:45 PM

43 - Is church separation a good or bad idea?

Separation in the church could affect Africa more than any other continent, and United Methodists must work to keep the unity of the Body of Christ.

5/13/2021 12:08:13 PM

44 - Churches get COVID-19 vaccines to thousands

Fifteen United Methodist churches in Charlotte, N.C., have launched an effort to be a trusted place for vaccinations in a community that may lack access or be hesitant.

5/13/2021 11:08:00 AM

45 - Bishops’ election plans draw mixed reaction

Many General Conference delegates praised the bishops for retracting an earlier recommendation of four-year hold on United Methodist elections. But some still have misgivings about a delay until 2022.

5/12/2021 10:32:44 AM

46 - Europeans make plans for separation

Under a proposed separation plan, some European churchgoers expect to remain with The United Methodist Church while others join a new traditionalist denomination.

5/11/2021 5:34:31 PM

47 - Georgia group questions bishop in full-page ad

The advertisement in the Sunday Atlanta Journal-Constitution seeks transparency from the North Georgia bishop on disputes around a pastoral appointment, LGBTQ inclusion and the future of the church.

5/10/2021 6:39:44 PM

48 - Publishing House rebounds

Thanks to better sales as the pandemic eases in the U.S., as well as a real estate move, the United Methodist Publishing House appears in better shape financially.

5/10/2021 4:18:17 PM

49 - Ethnic churches collaborate to feed New York neighbors

Many ethnic minority churches have initiated food ministries to help local communities struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

5/6/2021 4:28:03 PM

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