United Methodist News RSS Feed
1 - Europeans make plans for separation
The latest news from the United Methodist News Service.
2 - Georgia laity question bishop in full-page ad
3 - Publishing House rebounds
4 - Ethnic churches collaborate to feed New York neighbors
5 - 2021 Hungary Provisional Conference
6 - Online communion should not be here to stay
7 - Church leaders urge stronger pandemic response
8 - Judicial Council releases more decisions
9 - An academic journey turns spiritual
10 - Grants go to fight COVID-19 in India
11 - WCA plans new denomination
12 - Bishops: No episcopal elections until 2022
13 - Seeking gun violence remedies, policing reforms
14 - Enduring racism, badgering, as a pastor
15 - asdf
16 - Korean, Native faithful join to fight virus
17 - Faith is a verb
18 - Homeless ministry offers compassion in Kenyan slums
19 - Megachurch seeks exit over appointment strife
20 - Bishops, delegates called to mission focus
21 - How churches can help former inmates adapt
22 - An urgent call for leadership
23 - Lack of ruling adds to protocol concerns
24 - Leadership body invites church to vision work
25 - ‘Committed to caring for our future’
26 - Agencies set greenhouse gas emissions goal
27 - United Methodists react to Chauvin verdict
28 - A shattered windshield, a shattered worldview
29 - Church partners with Mexican Consulate
30 - It’s never too late to do the right thing
31 - Churches across theological spectrum exiting
32 - Court won’t rule in advance on protocol legislation
33 - 'I believe in the resurrection and reparations'
34 - African bishops not united on church future
35 - Caught in a twilight zone of change
36 - Film puts Korean Americans center stage
37 - Racial diversity linked to church growth
38 - Virginia church contemplates racism in the ranks
39 - Restructuring legislation gets a hearing
40 - When one's enemy becomes one's neighbor
41 - Clergyman takes on QAnon through podcast
42 - Celebrating and empowering women in Congo
43 - ‘You’ll ruin the neighborhood’
44 - Bishop Nhanala manages multiple crises
45 - ‘That's just the way it is.’
46 - Lingering pandemic enlivens Easter creativity
47 - Mission agency funds agriculture, refugee programs
48 - Black caucus: Racism still challenges church
Under a proposed separation plan, some European churchgoers expect to remain with The United Methodist Church while others join a new traditionalist denomination.
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.
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.
Many ethnic minority churches have initiated food ministries to help local communities struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 23-24, Budapest, Hungary
The church would risk further marginalizing shut-ins and others by denying them a physical experience of the Body of Christ.
Encouraging compassion, Philippines church and society board calls on government to enforce quarantine rules, offer mass COVID-19 testing and provide coherent direction.
The United Methodist Church’s top court has been meeting via multiple Zoom meetings since late last year.
Telling the stories of Jewish musicians who tried to bring hope to Nazi Germany concentration camps and ghettos has led musician Kellie D. Brown in a new direction. She’s training for the ministry.
The escalating COVID-19 crisis in India will be addressed by The United Methodist Church through grants to entities there who have been partners in the past.
The traditionalist Wesleyan Covenant Association met in person and online to shape a proposed Global Methodist Church and to blast certain United Methodist bishops for appointments decisions.
United Methodist bishops declined General Conference delegates’ calls for episcopal elections this year but opened the door to a vote on new leaders in 2022.
Amid an escalation in shootings and murders in Philadelphia, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference hosts virtual events to address urban violence and policing in African American communities.
Black clergywoman persevered through obstacles at local church appointments.
National Network of Korean United Methodist Women members share necessities, masks and $8,000, and Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference churches host vaccination clinics.
And the cross is a lifestyle. Retired pastor sums up his essential lessons while looking back on 97 years.
Along with receiving shelter, food, clothing and medical attention, vulnerable children and youth find love and understanding.
Leaders of the largest church in the North Georgia Conference say their pastor’s appointment process was mishandled. The bishop gives a different account.
At a time when many United Methodists feel stuck, Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey challenged church leaders to focus on what they can do instead.
A free series of evening webinars April 26-30 will offer advice to church members on how to support people returning from prison and help them find gainful employment.
A group of delegates is advocating for special sessions of jurisdictional conferences to be called so new leaders may be elected.
With The United Methodist Church’s top court declining to rule in advance on the proposed separation plan, some are worried what this means for the legislation going forward.
As United Methodists wait for the postponed General Conference, the Connectional Table plans to host conversations about the church’s vision and mission.
Agency leaders share statements about their commitment to the net-zero emissions initiative announced on Earth Day.
Most United Methodist general agencies are committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a goal announced on Earth Day.
Church leaders praised the justice of the verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, but cautioned that much work lies ahead to overcome systemic racism.
As a white teacher at a historically Black college, Carol Morrison thought of herself as a minority. A dramatic incident taught her how mistaken she was.
Kingwood United Methodist of Houston provides space, volunteers for push to help Mexican citizens in the U.S. get Mexican passports and other documents.
Anita Campbell witnessed racism in college in the 1960s South, but stayed mostly quiet about it. The national anti-racism movement of the past year spurred her to speak out and get involved.
Churches in Maine and Texas and the largest church in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference are in the process of severing ties with The United Methodist Church.
As part of its first session since the pandemic started, the United Methodist Judicial Council issues nine more decisions from the current docket.
Conversation, education, and truth and reconciliation are needed in the struggle to dismantle racism.
Three episcopal leaders from Africa signal they would go with a new traditionalist denomination if The United Methodist Church splits, but others aren’t joining in such statements.
Even after the passage of civil rights laws, a white teen found change slow to come in the rural South of the 1970s.
The film “Happy Cleaners” takes a look at the lives of working-class Korean Americans and was written and directed by two United Methodists.
A study of more than 20,000 United Methodist churches in the U.S. found that multiracial churches had higher worship attendance over time.
Anonymous letters criticizing the appearance of its African associate pastor have led to self-reflection for a Virginia congregation and a “Do No Harm” campaign seeking changes in The United Methodist Church.
The drafters of the Christmas Covenant are leading webinars in the Philippines, Africa and Europe about their proposal for changing the denomination’s global structure.
A traumatic childhood memory, repressed for 40 years, came back to force United Methodist deacon Constance Hastings to confront racism in her upbringing.
The Rev. Derek Kubilus lands on ‘60 Minutes’ after launching his own podcast about conspiracy theories.
United Methodist leaders roll out microcredit opportunities and training to help women and girls persevere during COVID-19 and conflict in the region.
An African American woman recalls instances of racism while she and her husband were searching for housing in the 1950s and 1960s.
The first woman elected to the United Methodist episcopacy in Africa talks about the challenges that families, churches and communities are facing in Mozambique.
A pastor learned about segregation at an early age when she wanted to invite her entire class to her grade-school birthday pool party.
In this second year of the COVID-19 menace, United Methodist churches are embracing new ways to help people connect with Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.
Over three days of meetings, the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries approved allocations including $2 million for an agricultural fund honoring the late Bishop John K. Yambasu.
Holding its first virtual meeting due to the coronavirus pandemic, members of Black Methodists for Church Renewal discussed the “other” pandemic: racism.