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1 - Political context and the meaning of church
2 - Hungarian camp houses Ukrainian Roma refugees
3 - Grassroots groups talk up The United Methodist Church
4 - World Council of Churches works for just peace
5 - WCC General Assembly closes with call to ‘act for justice’
6 - Churches discern whether to stay or go
7 - Staying the course with vaccine access
8 - Zimbabwe’s Old Mutare Mission Hospital gets a facelift
9 - ‘You can holler for your safety because you matter’
10 - Church helps displaced Central Africans living in Congo
11 - Bishop Spain, tireless counselor, dies at 96
12 - 9/11 attacks sparked life change for eyewitness
13 - World Council of Churches assembly focuses on reconciliation
14 - African bishops call for unity, condemn advocacy groups
15 - Faith communities can respond to substance-use epidemic with hope
16 - Mission trip strengthens partnership, ministries
17 - Kedging our way toward a hopeful future
18 - Bishops call for rejecting ‘idolatry of guns’
19 - Church must address property issues in net-zero effort
20 - African churchgoers train to write devotionals
21 - Bishops plan for the election of new colleagues
22 - ‘Mother of the disabled’ provides safe place for kids
23 - Czech United Methodists help house Ukrainian refugees
24 - Bishop dedicates reconciling church in Kenya
25 - Special sessions of United Methodist annual conferences 2022
26 - My almost-100 years as a Methodist
27 - Faith leaders hear of ‘lost ground’ on HIV
28 - Bishop urges end to falsehoods, pivot to future
29 - Memorandum addresses conference’s withdrawal
30 - Church court clarifies property-transfer rules
31 - Inflation and salaries
32 - Grappling with mixed news on giving, church exits
33 - What’s so wrong about Indian mascots?
34 - Weekend spotlights Native culture
35 - Hurricane turned church into maternity ward
36 - Hollering for safety
37 - 2022 East Congo Annual Conference
38 - A life immersed in music
39 - ‘It’s an experience’: Kickoff for Dotson institute
1 - Political context and the meaning of church

A pending separation and changing international composition find The United Methodist Church in a time of rethinking what it means to be a church, and a global church at that.

9/22/2022 12:08:12 PM

2 - Hungarian camp houses Ukrainian Roma refugees

At the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, about 800,000 refugees crossed through Hungary. The United Methodist Church in Hungary has helped to house hundreds of them, including at a summer camp.

9/20/2022 1:59:00 PM

3 - Grassroots groups talk up The United Methodist Church

In a season of discussion and action about local church disaffiliation, coalitions such as Stay UMC and Celebrate UMC are challenging what they see as misinformation and making a case for remaining in The United Methodist Church.

9/19/2022 11:36:39 AM

4 - World Council of Churches works for just peace

On the final day of the 11th General Assembly, delegates adopted numerous documents, including statements on peace.

9/19/2022 10:19:00 AM

5 - WCC General Assembly closes with call to ‘act for justice’

At the 11th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches, around 3,000 participants from 120 countries met to discuss the future direction of ecumenism.

9/19/2022 10:16:00 AM

6 - Churches discern whether to stay or go

It’s a hard process for many to decide whether to stay or leave The United Methodist Church, and even harder not to hurt others while doing it. Pastors and church leaders reflect on how they are trying to be faithful while working toward a difficult decision.

9/16/2022 11:28:00 AM

7 - Staying the course with vaccine access

A United Methodist church’s campaign to create equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines among poor countries has raised nearly half a million dollars, but challenges remain, so the campaign continues.

9/15/2022 12:17:00 PM

8 - Zimbabwe’s Old Mutare Mission Hospital gets a facelift

A state-of-the-art outpatient department, kitchen and 120-panel solar system are among recent additions funded by the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries’ Global Health unit.

9/15/2022 12:16:00 PM

9 - ‘You can holler for your safety because you matter’

The Rev. Tori Dr. Butler interviews the Rev. Dr. Jalene Chase about how clergy can ensure their own safety in challenging situations.

9/14/2022 11:20:00 AM

10 - Church helps displaced Central Africans living in Congo

Through UMCOR’s Global Migration program, The United Methodist Church disbursed $50,000 to help families living in a refugee camp.

9/14/2022 10:21:40 AM

11 - Bishop Spain, tireless counselor, dies at 96

Bishop Bob Spain, who served as the United Methodist Publishing House’s chaplain well into his 90s, is being remembered for his faithful and energetic ministry.

9/13/2022 3:37:02 PM

12 - 9/11 attacks sparked life change for eyewitness

Innocence was lost, but writer translated the trauma of the moment into new goals and dreams of helping others.

9/12/2022 12:05:33 PM

13 - World Council of Churches assembly focuses on reconciliation

Both Methodist and United Methodist speakers connected the theme of the ecumenical gathering, “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity,” to a pending split within the United Methodist denomination.

9/12/2022 10:23:28 AM

14 - African bishops call for unity, condemn advocacy groups

The bishops released a statement Sept. 8 denouncing the Africa Initiative and Wesleyan Covenant Association, which they say “are wrongly influencing God’s people in our areas.”

9/9/2022 2:57:02 PM

15 - Faith communities can respond to substance-use epidemic with hope

September is Recovery Awareness Month. Pastor and advocate Matt Johnson encourages churches and faith communities to engage with those struggling with substance use disorder.

9/7/2022 10:52:00 AM

16 - Mission trip strengthens partnership, ministries

An idea that began with providing chickens for income generation has grown to new collaboration and shared dreams for the Indiana Conference, Wesley Foundation of Purdue University and the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area.

9/7/2022 10:22:00 AM

17 - Kedging our way toward a hopeful future

The Holy Spirit is inspiring a rise in “fresh expressions of church” that offer innovative settings for engaging followers of Christ.

9/2/2022 11:45:00 AM

18 - Bishops call for rejecting ‘idolatry of guns’

To overcome the crisis of gun violence in the U.S. and around the globe, bishops are urging United Methodists to raise their prayers and contact their elected leaders.

9/1/2022 4:59:12 PM

19 - Church must address property issues in net-zero effort

The most significant step The United Methodist Church could take to reduce its carbon footprint would be to reuse or redevelop its underused real estate.

9/1/2022 11:39:31 AM

20 - African churchgoers train to write devotionals

Training by Africa Upper Room Ministries is part workshop, part listening pilgrimage to expand resources and encourage disciple making across the continent.

8/31/2022 10:49:00 AM

21 - Bishops plan for the election of new colleagues

The United Methodist Council of Bishops is preparing to welcome new episcopal leaders who will be coming aboard as the denomination faces challenges unseen in their lifetimes.

8/30/2022 10:55:45 AM

22 - ‘Mother of the disabled’ provides safe place for kids

Special-needs childcare center operates in a crime-ridden neighborhood in Cape Town, South Africa. A United Methodist pastor offers support for the school, which holds a special place in her heart.

8/26/2022 10:28:00 AM

23 - Czech United Methodists help house Ukrainian refugees

The Poušť United Methodist church camp would normally have hosted children at camp this summer, but instead, it is serving as a home away from home for Ukrainian mothers and their children.

8/25/2022 12:09:00 PM

24 - Bishop dedicates reconciling church in Kenya

East Africa Area Bishop Daniel Wandabula joined hundreds of congregants in celebrating the new sanctuary for First United Methodist Church Moheto.

8/25/2022 11:02:00 AM

25 - Special sessions of United Methodist annual conferences 2022

For a number of U.S. annual conferences, the sessions earlier this year are just the beginning. At least 16 conferences plan to have special sessions to deal mainly with church disaffiliations. Most of these sessions will be online.

8/25/2022 10:47:25 AM

26 - My almost-100 years as a Methodist

The Rev. Mel West, 98, reflects on his life and the church that helped shape it.

8/24/2022 11:27:00 AM

27 - Faith leaders hear of ‘lost ground’ on HIV

24th International AIDS Conference underscores the negative effect COVID-19 and monkeypox are having on efforts to curtail HIV.

8/24/2022 11:25:00 AM

28 - Bishop urges end to falsehoods, pivot to future

Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton used his first address as Council of Bishops president to call on backers of a breakaway denomination to stop mischaracterizing The United Methodist Church.

8/23/2022 2:51:23 PM

29 - Memorandum addresses conference’s withdrawal

The Judicial Council also released another ruling on Aug. 23 dealing with the vote by the Bulgaria-Romania Provisional Annual Conference to move from The United Methodist Church to the Global Methodist Church.

8/23/2022 2:30:30 PM

30 - Church court clarifies property-transfer rules

The Judicial Council ruled that a much-debated church law can only be used to deed and transfer church property to another denomination with which The United Methodist Church has an existing agreement. No such agreement exists with a new breakaway denomination that launched this year.

8/23/2022 2:20:58 PM

31 - Inflation and salaries

The General Council on Finance and Administration board approved adjustments to salaries for bishops and agency staff in response to two years of inflation.

8/22/2022 1:37:47 PM

32 - Grappling with mixed news on giving, church exits

Board members of The United Methodist Church’s finance agency discussed the potential impact of rising church disaffiliations even as they celebrated an uptick in giving and the sale of the agency’s building.

8/22/2022 1:17:29 PM

33 - What’s so wrong about Indian mascots?

An annual gathering celebrating Native American culture under the auspices of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference draws Native and non-Native Americans for dance, art and contemplation of serious issues.

8/22/2022 11:07:43 AM

34 - Weekend spotlights Native culture

An annual gathering celebrating Native American culture under the auspices of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference draws Native and non-Native Americans for dance, art and contemplation of serious issues.

8/22/2022 10:26:12 AM

35 - Hurricane turned church into maternity ward

After Hurricane Celia, in 1970, First United Methodist of Aransas Pass, Texas, became a temporary hospital for its community, seeing more than 80 births. Some of those former babies reunited for a special church service.

8/19/2022 11:05:00 AM

36 - Hollering for safety

Pastors are often so concerned about caring for others that they neglect their own safety, but they must learn to cry out when they need help.

8/19/2022 11:04:00 AM

37 - 2022 East Congo Annual Conference

July 26-Aug. 1, 2022, Kindu, Democratic Republic of Congo

8/18/2022 7:22:01 PM

38 - A life immersed in music

A longtime musician and performer, the Rev. Cynthia A. Wilson, brings a wealth of experience to her role as founder and director of the new Junius B. Dotson Institute for Music and Worship in the Black Church and Beyond.

8/18/2022 11:09:00 AM

39 - ‘It’s an experience’: Kickoff for Dotson institute

The Junius B. Dotson Institute for Music and Worship in the Black Church and Beyond kicks off with celebrations Aug. 18-20 in Atlanta. The Rev. Cynthia A. Wilson, a close colleague of Dotson’s before his death in 2021, explains her vision for the new venture.

8/18/2022 11:04:00 AM

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