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1 - Church must hear Hispanic/Latino voices
2 - Taking concrete steps to move against racism
3 - Estimating financial impact of church exits
4 - United Methodists rally to help typhoon survivors
5 - Former missionary to South Korea dies at 91
6 - McClain, theologian and civil rights leader, dies at 82
7 - The making of Thanksgiving in the US
8 - Church celebrates end of measles, Ebola outbreaks in Congo
9 - A manifesto for saving old church buildings
10 - 2020 South Carolina Annual Conference
11 - Planning for a more inclusive church
12 - Liberian pastors preach about drug abuse
13 - Church cares for Deaf community amid pandemic
14 - Protocol legislation tops agenda of top court
15 - United Methodists in Honduras face tragedy with solidarity
16 - For UMCOR, 2020 is one long emergency
17 - United Methodists devastated by trio of typhoons
18 - Diamond mining often robs children of education
19 - UMCOR assists flood survivors in Congo
20 - Amid post-election crisis, Côte d’Ivoire church calls for peace
21 - Former bishop Hae-Jong Kim dies at 85
22 - Council urges no new US bishops for 4 years
23 - Legal settlement means Glide leaves denomination
24 - Church aids displaced Lumad families
25 - Churches, individuals working for racial progress
26 - Churches must adapt to historic disruption
27 - Pitching tents to fight coronavirus
28 - My soul cries for a peaceable family of God
29 - On US Election Day, United Methodists seek God
30 - Poll chaplains hope to ease anxiety
31 - Bishops called to bring stability in chaos
32 - 2020 Virginia Annual Conference
33 - Leaning on faith as storms rage
34 - What goes into funding the bishops?
35 - Pastors reveal emotional toll of COVID-19
36 - Churches urged to file legal document in Boy Scouts lawsuit
37 - Panel: Racial and sexual parity linked
38 - New group explores General Conference options
39 - Faith calms fears for Filipino COVID-19 survivors
40 - Church school's library restocked after fire
41 - Bishop calls for dialogue on police reform in Nigeria
42 - Should General Conference go virtual?
43 - Côte d’Ivoire church to help build schools in central Africa
44 - News Page With Content Width Photo Feature
45 - Conference sessions go virtual, with mixed results
46 - Facing up to a grotesque book at Iliff
47 - 2020 New Mexico Annual Conference
48 - Confronting pandemic-related food insecurity
49 - 2020 Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference
50 - Two voices from the civil rights movement
1 - Church must hear Hispanic/Latino voices

The lack of voices from Latin America represents a major gap in the global conversations occurring in The United Methodist Church.

11/24/2020 10:45:00 AM

2 - Taking concrete steps to move against racism

United Methodist conferences are confronting the sin of racism through prayers, calls for justice and education on white supremacy.

11/24/2020 10:34:33 AM

3 - Estimating financial impact of church exits

United Methodist financial leaders voted on agencies’ 2021 budgets at the same time they looked at the costs of a potential church split and a proposal to reduce bishops.

11/23/2020 1:47:05 PM

4 - United Methodists rally to help typhoon survivors

From sheltering evacuees to raising money, gathering supplies and sharing generators, Filipino United Methodists and church partners are embracing those affected by recent storms.

11/20/2020 1:02:57 PM

5 - Former missionary to South Korea dies at 91

A well-loved missionary, the Rev. George Ogle, was honored earlier this year by the government of the Republic of Korea.

11/20/2020 12:02:01 PM

6 - McClain, theologian and civil rights leader, dies at 82

The Rev. William Bobby McClain, a civil rights leader and one of the founders of The United Methodist Church’s black caucus, died at 82.

11/19/2020 1:44:58 PM

7 - The making of Thanksgiving in the US

With this year marking the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival in North America, it’s worth revisiting the good — and the bad — of how the U.S. holiday developed.

11/19/2020 11:33:18 AM

8 - Church celebrates end of measles, Ebola outbreaks in Congo

United Methodist health centers in remote areas were key in helping to immunize children and end a measles epidemic that killed more than 7,000.

11/19/2020 11:00:27 AM

9 - A manifesto for saving old church buildings

The Rev. Thomas Frank, United Methodist polity expert, is the author of the new book “Historic Houses of Worship in Peril.”

11/18/2020 11:21:52 AM

10 - 2020 South Carolina Annual Conference

Oct. 17, virtual.

11/18/2020 9:56:14 AM

11 - Planning for a more inclusive church

A United Methodist conference focused on church efforts to dismantle racism, welcome LGBTQ people and cross international boundaries.

11/17/2020 12:30:00 PM

12 - Liberian pastors preach about drug abuse

United Methodist campaign focuses on helping parents and youth in communities hard hit by addiction.

11/17/2020 11:33:55 AM

13 - Church cares for Deaf community amid pandemic

Deaf church members in Zimbabwe and Liberia have adequate resources and information to fight the coronavirus thanks to United Methodist ministries.

11/16/2020 1:09:41 PM

14 - Protocol legislation tops agenda of top court

In ongoing virtual meetings, the United Methodist Judicial Council will conduct business for the first time since the pandemic began.

11/13/2020 4:07:18 PM

15 - United Methodists in Honduras face tragedy with solidarity

After Hurricane Eta brought devastation to Honduras, United Methodist churches mobilized to provide food, supplies and shelter.

11/13/2020 11:32:42 AM

16 - For UMCOR, 2020 is one long emergency

At its annual meeting, the relief agency points to training, support as it deals with natural disasters, global health issues and the pandemic.

11/13/2020 11:32:13 AM

17 - United Methodists devastated by trio of typhoons

Many families are homeless and at least one church collapsed as three strong typhoons pummeled the Philippines in less than three weeks.

11/12/2020 12:25:12 PM

18 - Diamond mining often robs children of education

In the diamond-rich Kono District in Sierra Leone, young people are often lured into mining rather than going to school. One United Methodist girl says her generation is changing that story.

11/10/2020 11:14:00 AM

19 - UMCOR assists flood survivors in Congo

More than 500 families, many of whom lost their homes in April flooding, received food and other assistance through a $75,200 grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

11/10/2020 11:03:28 AM

20 - Amid post-election crisis, Côte d’Ivoire church calls for peace

The United Methodist Church in Côte d’Ivoire works to ease tensions amid protests and unrest after the country’s presidential election.

11/9/2020 2:32:43 PM

21 - Former bishop Hae-Jong Kim dies at 85

A pioneer of the Korean United Methodist Church, former bishop Hae-Jong Kim passed away on Nov. 3.

11/9/2020 1:48:03 PM

22 - Council urges no new US bishops for 4 years

Under financial strain, United Methodist bishops recommend postponement of U.S. episcopal elections and slowdown on adding new bishops in Africa.

11/6/2020 2:00:42 PM

23 - Legal settlement means Glide leaves denomination

The United Methodist California-Nevada Conference will retain control of a $4.5 million trust fund established by Lizzie Glide in 1929.

11/6/2020 11:59:10 AM

24 - Church aids displaced Lumad families

Members of Beho Omor United Methodist Church in the Philippines shelter at a local elementary school after being caught in the crossfire between government and rebel forces.

11/6/2020 11:51:08 AM

25 - Churches, individuals working for racial progress

United Methodist churches are seizing the initiative to make progress on racial issues in the wake of the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others.

11/5/2020 12:18:00 PM

26 - Churches must adapt to historic disruption

Amid the upheavals of 2020, churches have an opportunity to embody God’s Kingdom in new ways.

11/5/2020 12:14:22 PM

27 - Pitching tents to fight coronavirus

Amid a global pandemic, tents are being used to fight the coronavirus at the church’s mission hospitals and to provide shelter after disasters.

11/5/2020 10:53:54 AM

28 - My soul cries for a peaceable family of God

Does the church as a whole really care about dismantling racism? Doing so requires us to truly love God and neighbor.

11/4/2020 10:00:14 AM

29 - On US Election Day, United Methodists seek God

Across the U.S., United Methodist churches sought to heal political divisions and keep people focused on God.

11/3/2020 12:43:11 PM

30 - Poll chaplains hope to ease anxiety

Seminarians, graduates hope poll service can provide helpful presence on Election Day.

11/3/2020 12:33:18 PM

31 - Bishops called to bring stability in chaos

United Methodist bishops reminded that God’s compassion remains steadfast in this time of pandemic and political divisions.

11/2/2020 3:12:17 PM

32 - 2020 Virginia Annual Conference

Oct. 31, Glen Allen, Virginia.

10/31/2020 2:44:00 PM

33 - Leaning on faith as storms rage

Zeta marks the 11th named storm to make landfall in the U.S. this year and the hurricane season won’t end until Nov. 30, but United Methodists are finding strength in their faith and each other.

10/30/2020 3:19:00 PM

34 - What goes into funding the bishops?

United Methodist leaders are looking to shore up bishops’ funding, which is in danger of going into the red in the next four years.

10/30/2020 10:02:15 AM

35 - Pastors reveal emotional toll of COVID-19

Church leaders in Zimbabwe help counsel traumatized families, while also dealing with their own fears and anxiety amid pandemic.

10/29/2020 12:30:30 PM

36 - Churches urged to file legal document in Boy Scouts lawsuit

A Nov. 16 deadline approaches for churches to file paperwork intended to shield them from any potential liability stemming from a class action lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America over past sexual abuse claims.

10/29/2020 12:22:33 PM

37 - Panel: Racial and sexual parity linked

A new online forum about racism focuses on intersectionality, or how nobody can truly be free until all are free.

10/28/2020 2:36:34 PM

38 - New group explores General Conference options

Organizers of The United Methodist Church’s top lawmaking assembly have named a technology study team to look at ways to accommodate full participation in this time of COVID-19.

10/27/2020 3:44:03 PM

39 - Faith calms fears for Filipino COVID-19 survivors

United Methodist front-line workers and church leaders in the Philippines share survival stories after contracting the coronavirus, with most relying on faith to overcome fear and isolation.

10/26/2020 11:48:00 PM

40 - Church school's library restocked after fire

Alumni of United Methodist Hartzell High School in Zimbabwe have been raising money to replace some of the 40,000 books lost in a 2019 fire.

10/26/2020 11:32:24 AM

41 - Bishop calls for dialogue on police reform in Nigeria

As protests turn deadly, Nigeria Area Bishop John Wesley Yohanna urges the government to address demonstrations peacefully. Several United Methodist pastors say they witnessed the violence.

10/23/2020 11:06:23 AM

42 - Should General Conference go virtual?

With COVID-19 still on the rise, a number of United Methodists are pushing for next year’s meeting to transpire online.

10/23/2020 10:39:06 AM

43 - Côte d’Ivoire church to help build schools in central Africa

The initiative aims to replicate the United Methodist schools model of Côte d’Ivoire by building 12 school complexes in 12 cities in the Central African Republic.

10/22/2020 12:07:16 PM

44 - News Page With Content Width Photo Feature

10/22/2020 10:41:34 AM

45 - Conference sessions go virtual, with mixed results

Pandemic-prompted online gatherings offer efficiencies, but technological glitches have occurred and delegates miss being together.

10/20/2020 1:56:41 PM

46 - Facing up to a grotesque book at Iliff

A book with a cover made from the skin of a slain Native American has haunted United Methodist Iliff School of Theology for decades, but its president wants it used as a teachable moment instead of buried in a library vault.

10/19/2020 1:27:32 PM

47 - 2020 New Mexico Annual Conference

Oct. 17, online.

10/17/2020 11:42:00 AM

48 - Confronting pandemic-related food insecurity

United Methodist groups and partners continue to provide food relief to vulnerable people in Zimbabwe during COVID-19 pandemic.

10/16/2020 10:41:00 AM

49 - 2020 Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference

Oct. 13-14, virtual business session and services in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.

10/14/2020 4:04:00 PM

50 - Two voices from the civil rights movement

In a conversation about civil rights and voter suppression, two African American women shared some pivotal experiences with participants at the I AM Her Women’s Leadership Summit.

10/14/2020 2:28:53 PM

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