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1 - A vision of new United Methodism
The latest news from the United Methodist News Service.
2 - The content of our character
3 - Planned denomination gets name
4 - Church responds to chaplain's call to help soldiers
5 - Can a divided church serve a divided society?
6 - Discipleship's top executive dies of cancer
7 - General Conference postponed until 2022
8 - Church’s future again a hot topic
9 - Cyclone survivors receive new houses
10 - Delegates map out vision for church future
11 - Church grapples with resurgence of Ebola
12 - Church helps displaced in Central African Republic
13 - Book revisits pastor’s reticence on civil rights
14 - Churches serve as warming centers, shelters
15 - Scrutinizing the proposed hold on new bishops
16 - Schools, students struggle with COVID-19 closures
17 - Bishop Skeete, ‘pastor to people,’ dies at 90
18 - Amid political unrest, cyclones plague Mozambique
19 - ‘Black Church’ film taps United Methodist sources
20 - A virtual General Conference faces hurdles
21 - Commissions, UMW adapt to new budget realities
22 - General agencies cutting back
23 - Clergy record free music videos for Lenten season
24 - Churches increase access to COVID-19 vaccines
25 - COVID-19 deaths complicate pastors’ calling
26 - Blind man’s memoir sparks Advent sermons
27 - Church sees surge in giving at year's end
28 - Discipleship’s top executive battles cancer
29 - Wheelchairs provide freedom for 50 Liberians
30 - Virtual worship is here for good
31 - What would Jesus tell the US Capitol rioters?
32 - Retired pastor starts online ‘Doubter’s Parish’
33 - North Macedonia ministry provides hope during pandemic
34 - A less welcoming place for refugees
35 - A birthday letter to Martin Luther King Jr.
36 - Antiracism starts for white Christians: Do's and Don'ts
37 - 31 United Methodists serve in 117th Congress
38 - Africa University vice chancellor Furusa dies
39 - Former megachurch pastor gets 6 years in prison
40 - United Methodists killed in Congo massacre
41 - Grappling with postponed General Conference
42 - Assault on US Capitol dismays United Methodists
43 - COVID-19 is top church story of 2020
44 - Missionaries cope with coronavirus challenges
45 - Migrants looking to Biden for immigration reform
46 - Reaping a whirlwind: We ignore truth at our peril
47 - 2020: Remembering notable United Methodists
48 - Church puts love into action amid pandemic
Just as the world will face a new normal due to ways that COVID-19 has changed us, the new United Methodism will definitely be different, writes a Dallas pastor.
Leading into Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Religion and Race top executive calls for the church to address its institutional racism.
‘Global Methodist Church’ is choice of traditionalists planning to separate from The United Methodist Church.
A National Guard chaplain got Bibles, games and 150 copies of a new book about courage when he turned to Wesley Theological Seminary for help keeping soldiers occupied in Washington in the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection.
As The United Methodist Church heads toward possible separation, a pastor reflects on what history can teach us.
United Methodists of varying views remember the Rev. Junius B. Dotson as a leader committed to Christ and a protocol negotiator hopeful about the church’s future.
Organizers have postponed the full General Conference, including proposals for a church split, until 2022 when delegates can meet in person. A special one-day, virtual General Conference is planned for May 8.
Despite pandemic-related uncertainties, there’s been a surge of commentary on whether The United Methodist Church should split.
Longtime partnership with Baltimore-Washington Conference provides hope to families in Zimbabwe left homeless by the March 2019 disaster.
An international group of General Conference delegates asked United Methodists around the globe to help imagine a better way to be the church.
As Ebola, COVID-19, malaria and other diseases threaten lives and livelihoods, church leaders in Congo offer assistance.
Following a volatile presidential election, United Methodists offer shelter and other humanitarian aid to people seeking refuge from armed rebels.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and United Methodist has written a book about how his minister father failed to speak out boldly during the civil rights movement.
With nearly 3 million homes without electricity in subfreezing temperatures, United Methodists come together to provide shelter, food, charging stations and other help.
United Methodist bishops explained why they recommend delaying U.S. bishop elections until 2024. However, their proposal already faces some pushback.
From preschool through college, students and staff at United Methodist schools in Zimbabwe face challenges and find innovative ways to cope.
As United Methodist bishop, he led conferences in the U.S. Northeast, including carrying out a long-sought merger. He also helped establish Africa University.
As families struggle to survive, UMCOR joins Mozambique churches in responding to food, shelter and other humanitarian needs.
New PBS documentary draws on United Methodist photo archives and shows host Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his boyhood church.
The chair of the General Conference commission recently outlined the challenges facing organizers of the United Methodist legislative assembly.
The 13 agencies that serve The United Methodist Church continue to look for creative ways to adapt to denominational budget cuts made worse by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Faced with an ongoing pandemic and denominational uncertainty, United Methodist general agencies are reducing staff while trying to stay true to their missions.
Two Korean United Methodist clergy shared free hymns and special music that can be used during the Lenten season and on Easter Sunday.
While supplies are still limited, United Methodists are doing what they can to expand access to vaccines, especially among underserved communities.
Need for social distancing and lack of personal protective equipment challenge pastors in Zimbabwe to find safe ways to be in ministry with grieving church members.
The Rev. Bob Long drew on Sanford Greenberg’s “Hello Darkness, My Old Friend” for a pre-Christmas sermon series, inspiring a congregation and making the pastor a friend.
While United Methodist collections overcame the worst of the pandemic’s projections, the denomination still faces financial strains.
The Rev. Junius B. Dotson told staff that he would continue to work as he fights the disease. Dotson has been a leader in negotiations about The United Methodist Church’s future.
The donation was part of Asbury United Methodist Church’s Barrels of Love ministry, in partnership with Healthy Women, Healthy Liberia and Through These Hands medical mission.
If there’s a positive side to the coronavirus for churches, it’s that many of them have dramatically upped their game online.
The Rev. William B. Lawrence examines the claims of Scriptural authority by violent protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol.
After setting United Methodist church work aside, the Rev. Martin Thielen reaches out to skeptics and struggling Christians, offering help and solidarity.
Though COVID-19 changed the lives of many, leaders of a United Methodist diaconal facility in North Macedonia, have been able to provide care without interruption.
As the migration crisis continues, Europe “is becoming a fortress” where desperate people are being turned away, says a United Methodist pastor in Germany.
On the occasion of the 92nd birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. Reginald Lee, pastor of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, penned a birthday letter to the civil rights icon.
Deaconess M. Garlinda Burton, interim top executive of the denomination’s Commission on Religion and Race, offers tips for addressing racism.
United Methodists serve on both sides of the aisle in a Congress faced with repairing a highly polarized country and responding to violence at the Capitol.
Professor Munashe Furusa, 59, is being remembered as a champion for educational access for underprivileged students and an important voice for United Methodist-related higher education. He died Jan. 13.
Kirbyjon Caldwell, longtime leader of Houston’s Windsor Village United Methodist Church, was sentenced on a wire fraud charge.
Seven United Methodists from two families were among at least 25 killed in the latest violence in this East Congo territory, according to the Beni District superintendent.
Organizers of The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body have decided not to reopen the petition process but have set a timeline for dealing with postponement.
Church members both near and far were disturbed by the actions of a mob that forced its way into the Capitol.
The church response to the COVID-19 pandemic was voted the top United Methodist news story of 2020 by conference communicators in the U.S., Africa, Europe and the Philippines and UM News staff.
Travel bans and fears of contracting COVID-19 complicated the service of United Methodist missionaries in 2020.
President-elect Biden promised immigration reform during his presidential campaign. Migrants are writing to him asking that he keep those promises.
While heeding our baptismal vow to resist evil, we must also recognize our need to repent.
United Methodists this year marked the passing of civil rights giants, groundbreaking bishops and a founding father of Africa University.
Global Ministries missionary, AU students among those assisting vulnerable communities in Congo and Zimbabwe.