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1 - LDS church to pay into Boy Scouts’ victims fund
2 - Congo church relaunches FM radio station
3 - Leading Sierra Leone after tragedy
4 - Supporting Wesleyan evangelism amid pandemic
5 - A call to examine United Methodist real estate
6 - Reyes, jurist for nation and church, dies
7 - Celebrating Asbury’s impact on 2 shores
8 - Church work continues in Afghanistan
9 - Conference sues for control of megachurch
10 - United Methodist connection kicks in after Ida
11 - Finding light in the darkness of 9/11
12 - AU student copes with father’s death from COVID-19
13 - Texas abortion law threatens ministry
14 - Research shows Black churches’ resilience
15 - United Methodists pitch in with Afghan resettlement
16 - COVID-19 vaccination named missional priority
17 - A lamentation with hope for Afghanistan
18 - Nigeria bishop convenes meeting to address violence
19 - Hurricane Ida takes out church buildings
20 - Remembering a civil rights giant
21 - Circuit-to-circuit partnership enhances mobility for pastor
22 - Despite Ebola lessons, COVID-19 challenges Africans
23 - Conference signals its plans post-separation
24 - In defense of rural churches
25 - BSA bankruptcy concerns church leaders
26 - COVID-19 alters dreams at Africa University
27 - Colleges, seminaries grapple with shot, mask mandates
28 - Laurens test for summary field
29 - Virus bedevils General Conference planning
30 - Funding for bishops improves but still shaky
31 - Church farming project grows skills in rural Kenya
32 - Pastor reflects on abuses at Indian boarding schools
33 - A Wesleyan take on personal finance
34 - Leadership lessons from Bishop Beverly J. Shamana
35 - Standing with Haiti amid quake and storm
36 - ‘Fearless’ artist launches debut gospel album at 74
37 - 2021 Northern Illinois Annual Conference
38 - Vicki Test
39 - Nairobi church offers home care, hope to sick
40 - Simone Biles and St. Paul: Expectations vs. outcomes
41 - Church helps children orphaned by volcano
42 - Don’t count out small, rural churches
43 - ‘Renaissance’ Bishop Beverly Shamana dies at 81
44 - Youth group strives to be ‘hope, love, light’ to neighbors
45 - Pastor helps churchgoers explore ‘The Chosen’
46 - Churches mask up, close doors as virus spikes
47 - Bishop urged to resolve auditing issues
1 - LDS church to pay into Boy Scouts’ victims fund

The United Methodist Church continues to be part of negotiations in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy, but another religious group has agreed to pay $250 million to a fund for victims of Scouting-related sex abuse.

9/17/2021 2:18:47 PM

2 - Congo church relaunches FM radio station

The United Methodist Church recently reopened its FM radio station in Kinshasa, with the potential to reach more than 17 million listeners in the region.

9/17/2021 2:14:00 PM

3 - Leading Sierra Leone after tragedy

Interim Bishop Warner H. Brown Jr. reflects on the past year leading the Sierra Leone Conference and shares his hopes for the future.

9/16/2021 10:11:00 AM

4 - Supporting Wesleyan evangelism amid pandemic

In this time of global pandemic, World Methodist Evangelism continues its 50 years of work equipping people to share Christ’s love across continents.

9/15/2021 12:58:47 PM

5 - A call to examine United Methodist real estate

As more houses of worship close or seek to redevelop their property, individual congregations must collect and assess data to determine their future.

9/15/2021 10:20:10 AM

6 - Reyes, jurist for nation and church, dies

Justice Ruben T. Reyes served on both the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the top court of The United Methodist Church.

9/14/2021 3:07:09 PM

7 - Celebrating Asbury’s impact on 2 shores

The 250th anniversary of Francis Asbury’s crossing of the Atlantic from England to America is being celebrated jointly by the Methodist Church of Britain and The United Methodist Church.

9/14/2021 1:57:20 PM

8 - Church work continues in Afghanistan

The chaotic scene as people fled Afghanistan while the Taliban took over doesn’t mean that United Methodists are through trying to help there.

9/10/2021 12:16:25 PM

9 - Conference sues for control of megachurch

After a failed attempt at mediation, the North Georgia Conference trustees have sued Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church seeking the transfer of assets.

9/9/2021 3:57:02 PM

10 - United Methodist connection kicks in after Ida

Church damage reports mount in Louisiana and Northeast, but spared areas are helping, including a $100,000 donation from the Alabama-West Florida Conference to the Louisiana Conference.

9/8/2021 3:19:15 PM

11 - Finding light in the darkness of 9/11

United Methodists rose to the challenge of caring for survivors of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but many of these helpers needed support afterward for their own trauma.

9/8/2021 1:10:47 PM

12 - AU student copes with father’s death from COVID-19

Studying online with two younger siblings, Mellan Nyagato battles grief and worries about the future.

9/8/2021 10:58:07 AM

13 - Texas abortion law threatens ministry

Early in his ministry, the Rev. Bill Lawrence served as counselor to pregnant women considering their options. Under a new Texas law, such a pastoral role could lead to lawsuits.

9/7/2021 11:17:59 AM

14 - Research shows Black churches’ resilience

Gammon Theological Seminary president lauds innovation and adaptability of Black United Methodist congregations in coping with the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19.

9/7/2021 10:46:02 AM

15 - United Methodists pitch in with Afghan resettlement

Local churches, conferences, agencies and partner nonprofits work to help arriving refugees make a good start in the U.S.

9/2/2021 2:50:22 PM

16 - COVID-19 vaccination named missional priority

The Connectional Table, which acts as a church council for the denomination, boosts United Methodist efforts to get people around the globe inoculated against COVID-19.

9/2/2021 1:54:18 PM

17 - A lamentation with hope for Afghanistan

Watching the news of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan reminds the Rev. Thomas Kim of time he spent with missionaries there following his brother-in-law’s death in a bombing.

9/1/2021 2:04:24 PM

18 - Nigeria bishop convenes meeting to address violence

The meeting was prompted by the Aug. 2 murder of a farmer in Munga Dosso, followed by the killings of several Fulani herdsmen.

9/1/2021 10:44:38 AM

19 - Hurricane Ida takes out church buildings

Storm causes widespread damage in southeast Louisiana, including to United Methodist churches and parsonages.

8/31/2021 4:56:57 PM

20 - Remembering a civil rights giant

"Rip" Patton, who died Aug. 24 at age 81, was a Freedom Rider in the 1960s and never stopped challenging people to build a better world.

8/31/2021 1:03:14 PM

21 - Circuit-to-circuit partnership enhances mobility for pastor

At Hwedza United Methodist Circuit, spread within a radius of 37 miles, the pastor traveled to four local churches monthly without a vehicle.

8/31/2021 12:17:05 PM

22 - Despite Ebola lessons, COVID-19 challenges Africans

The more contagious delta variant, vaccine availability and skepticism are among the obstacles facing health officials and United Methodists in Africa.

8/30/2021 11:19:47 AM

23 - Conference signals its plans post-separation

The Northwest Texas Conference passed a nonbinding resolution indicating aspirations to join a new traditionalist Methodist church under a proposed protocol for separation.

8/27/2021 1:30:34 PM

24 - In defense of rural churches

Rural churches often feel overlooked and under-resourced. To reestablish the strong circuits of the past will be a monumental task, but one that annual conferences need to undertake.

8/27/2021 10:50:59 AM

25 - BSA bankruptcy concerns church leaders

Boy Scouts of America’s legal struggle, triggered by Scouting-related sex-abuse allegations, has implications for United Methodist local churches and entire denomination.

8/26/2021 3:23:31 PM

26 - COVID-19 alters dreams at Africa University

As students and staff mourn the loss of family and friends, AU provides emotional support and encouragement.

8/26/2021 10:50:40 AM

27 - Colleges, seminaries grapple with shot, mask mandates

As another fall term begins in the COVID-19 pandemic, United Methodist schools are trying to make campus life as normal as possible while also putting in place vaccination and masking polices.

8/25/2021 11:16:27 AM

28 - Laurens test for summary field

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8/25/2021 9:24:03 AM

29 - Virus bedevils General Conference planning

After two postponements, organizers continue working to hold the United Methodist lawmaking assembly next year. However, the delta variant presents new challenges.

8/24/2021 12:13:18 PM

30 - Funding for bishops improves but still shaky

With increased giving and cost savings from retirements, the fund that supports United Methodist bishops is in better shape. Financial leaders approved the bishops’ first raise in three years.

8/23/2021 12:11:52 PM

31 - Church farming project grows skills in rural Kenya

Moheto First United Methodist Church extends training opportunities and offers seed funding to farmers.

8/20/2021 11:05:22 AM

32 - Pastor reflects on abuses at Indian boarding schools

As the U.S. Interior Department investigates the Indian boarding schools that took young Native Americans from their families and tried to expunge their culture from them, United Methodists address the church’s role and their hopes for the future.

8/18/2021 12:40:01 PM

33 - A Wesleyan take on personal finance

United Methodist agencies collaborate on Saving Grace, a money-management program for clergy and laity.

8/17/2021 1:30:00 PM

34 - Leadership lessons from Bishop Beverly J. Shamana

Bishop Shamana believed in and expressed a collegial form of leadership. She said, “I don’t have to have all of the answers myself, and I believe that wisdom resides in the body, and that the holy spirit gives wisdom to all of us.”

8/17/2021 11:51:56 AM

35 - Standing with Haiti amid quake and storm

United Methodists are working with longtime partners in Haiti after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake and as a major storm drenches the island. The church previously helped rebuild after the 2010 temblor.

8/16/2021 5:16:51 PM

36 - ‘Fearless’ artist launches debut gospel album at 74

Through her music, Dorcas Muranda encourages people to deepen their faith during difficult times like the COVID-19 pandemic.

8/13/2021 1:17:37 PM

37 - 2021 Northern Illinois Annual Conference

July 16-17, online

8/13/2021 12:32:54 PM

38 - Vicki Test

8/13/2021 10:12:24 AM

39 - Nairobi church offers home care, hope to sick

Huruma United Methodist Church reaches out with a bereavement ministry, fitness and running groups, and a health-and-wellness program for more than 15 cancer patients in the Mathare Valley slums.

8/12/2021 10:17:46 AM

40 - Simone Biles and St. Paul: Expectations vs. outcomes

Olympian Simone Biles and St. Paul excelled while coping with unseen challenges. Their experiences hold lessons for us.

8/12/2021 8:00:00 AM

41 - Church helps children orphaned by volcano

Gifts of food and other necessities aid survivors of May 22 Mount Nyiragongo disaster.

8/10/2021 3:43:26 PM

42 - Don’t count out small, rural churches

While the demise of small, rural churches sometimes seems irreversible as United Methodist faithful grow older, strategies are out there to revitalize these congregations by focusing on what their communities most need.

8/10/2021 12:12:41 PM

43 - ‘Renaissance’ Bishop Beverly Shamana dies at 81

She was the second female African American elected to the episcopacy and leaves an artistic legacy as well.

8/9/2021 3:22:02 PM

44 - Youth group strives to be ‘hope, love, light’ to neighbors

After missing its 2020 mission trip, a youth group from a tiny town in northern Illinois traveled to Tennessee for a rural service project.

8/6/2021 10:26:44 AM

45 - Pastor helps churchgoers explore ‘The Chosen’

Eight-week study invites participants to glimpse Jesus Christ through the eyes of those who knew him.

8/5/2021 10:58:58 AM

46 - Churches mask up, close doors as virus spikes

As the U.S. sees a surge of the more-contagious delta variant, United Methodist churches are taking extra precautions. Congregations also are taking steps to reach vaccine holdouts.

8/4/2021 10:15:35 AM

47 - Bishop urged to resolve auditing issues

The board of The United Methodist Church’s finance agency denied a grant request from East Africa Bishop Daniel Wandabula and instead encouraged him to address long-standing financial concerns.

8/3/2021 2:53:50 PM

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