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1 - Black father prepares sons for racial injustice
The latest news from the United Methodist News Service.
2 - Nurse leads Korean church’s vaccine ministry
3 - Connecting with people through prayer
4 - Groups help alleviate hunger in Zimbabwe
5 - Cicadas show up for church, testing clergy
6 - 2021 Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference
7 - Churches have role in overcoming vaccine hesitancy
8 - Former bishop known for 'reconciling spirit'
9 - Church must tackle its real estate crisis
10 - 2021 Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference
11 - Church takes on xenophobia in South Africa
12 - Hanke looks back at UM Men tenure
13 - 2021 South Georgia Annual Conference
14 - Asking United Methodist questions
15 - 2021 Michigan Annual Conference
16 - 2021 North Alabama Annual Conference
17 - North Georgia Annual Conference
18 - Systems that nurtured me had opposite effect on others
19 - UMCOR aids displaced people in Congo
20 - ‘I wasn’t breathing’: Tragedy leads to trauma ministry, book
21 - Bishop Arichea, Bible scholar, dies at 87
22 - 2021 Texas Annual Conference
23 - Looking to neighbors to fix neighborhoods
24 - United Methodism's crisis of authority
25 - Korean churches must nurture younger generations
26 - Filipinos join massive pantry movement
27 - 2021 Greater New Jersey Annual Conference
28 - ‘Only love can drive out hate’
29 - Volcano eruption in Congo hits church, homes
30 - Trove of Methodist treasures comes to SMU
31 - Alert: Bishop calls for prayers as volcano erupts in DRC
32 - 2021 Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference
33 - 2021 Louisiana Annual Conference
34 - Protests mount against Cal-Pac bishop
35 - United Methodists support cleanup in Angola
36 - Claremont pivots to two-campus strategy
37 - ‘Build the church that we are sent to serve’
38 - Annual conferences plan online, hybrid events
39 - Woman in sanctuary relishes new freedom
40 - Finance board gets update on giving, reserves
41 - United Methodists promote COVID-19 vaccines in Congo
42 - 2020 Zimbabwe West Annual Conference
43 - Is church separation a good or bad idea?
44 - Churches get COVID-19 vaccines to thousands
45 - Bishops’ election plans draw mixed reaction
46 - Europeans make plans for separation
47 - Georgia group questions bishop in full-page ad
48 - Publishing House rebounds
49 - Ethnic churches collaborate to feed New York neighbors
“I have no positive to give you,” one son says. In a commentary, the Rev. Byron Thomas calls on white fathers to teach their sons about racial injustice, too.
Thanks to its Healthy Church Team, Emmaus United Methodist Church in Richmond, Virginia, attains 100% vaccination rate.
The Rev. Jacqui King, a longtime United Methodist leader, found a new ministry praying with strangers. Her experience can help people reconnect with God and each other as pandemic restrictions lift.
UMW, The Nyadire Connection and Harare East District combine efforts to assist vulnerable families, older adults and theology students.
This year’s massive ‘Brood X’ population of the flying, droning insects has in-spired sermons but also caused pastors to alter outdoor church services.
June 11-12, online.
People mistrustful of other institutions may still trust their faith leaders to address their concerns about getting a COVID-19 vaccination.
United Methodists remember James E. Dorff for his role in the formation of what is now the Rio Texas Conference, his leadership in a variety of ministries and ability to bring people together. He died June 7.
The United Methodist Church has significant property holdings, but lack of a strategy for handling them poses a financial threat to the denomination.
June 6-9, virtual.
In collaboration with the Council of Churches of South Africa, United Methodists are educating young people about xenophobic attacks and the meaning of being “foreign.”
As he prepares for retirement, the longtime United Methodist Men leader reflects on his accomplishments, including helping thousands of men take part in weekly virtual class meetings.
June 7, online.
Discussions over a split in the denomination raise complicated questions related to United Methodist polity.
June 3-6, Lansing Public Media Center and online.
June 4-5, online.
June 3-5, online.
Understanding white privilege leads to a commitment to changing society’s racist structures.
Tensions remain high as rebels target civilians, threatening lives and livelihoods and killing scores of people.
George Floyd’s murder prompts questions as well as a drive to bring healing and address mental health challenges.
United Methodists remember the bishop for his far-reaching scholarship on the New Testament and his advocacy for LGBTQ inclusion.
May 30-June 1, online and at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, The Woodlands, Texas.
An organizer who believes residents are the most important key to improving in-danger neighborhoods has won a Tom Locke Innovative Leader Award. DeAmon Harges works to improve northwest Indianapolis and consults all over the world.
United Methodists need the stability of established doctrine and the means to uphold it. Emulating the Catholic Church’s magisterium could serve that purpose.
It is crucial for Korean churches to create a safe space for young Korean Americans to develop their faith and their identity, writes seminary professor.
In times of scarcity and crisis, United Methodists and their neighbors find ways to share with the community.
May 24-25, Neptune, New Jersey, and virtual.
In the midst of a rise in violence toward the Asian community, one Korean pastor writes that agape love is “the ultimate way for us to overcome hate.”
United Methodist leaders are assessing the damage following the eruption of the Mount Nyiragongo volcano, which swept away a church and many homes.
SMU’s Bridwell Library will soon be home to the entire World Methodist Museum collection, including John Wesley’s traveling pulpit and a number of his handwritten letters.
More than 5,000 United Methodists are fleeing Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, in the wake of a volcano. Bishop Gabriel Unda asks for prayers.
May 20-22, online.
May 20-22, online.
Bishop Grant Hagiya’s decision to move three Korean American pastors gets pushback in vari-ous forms, including demonstrations.
With temporary suspension of contracted services, solid-waste accumulation threatens health of thousands.
Claremont School of Theology planned to sell its Southern California campus and move to Willamette University in Oregon, but litigation setbacks have forced the United Methodist seminary to try to operate both places.
The Rev. Dr. Hyekyoung Pauline Kang recalls a time when she protested an appointment by her bishop that she felt was a bad fit. It came to be one she considered a great opportunity.
Some annual conferences will do a portion of their 2021 meetings in person as the coronavirus threat subsides. Resolutions on issues including sexuality and race will be considered.
Maria Chavalan Sut, who lived in sanctuary at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been granted a Stay of Removal for one year.
U.S. giving to United Methodist ministries was lower in early 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. However, collection rates varied widely among church funds.
Downward trend continues in church attendance, finances and evangelism efforts as faithful opt to stay home rather than risk infection.
Dec. 5-6, 2020, Virtual on ZOOM
Separation in the church could affect Africa more than any other continent, and United Methodists must work to keep the unity of the Body of Christ.
Fifteen United Methodist churches in Charlotte, N.C., have launched an effort to be a trusted place for vaccinations in a community that may lack access or be hesitant.
Many General Conference delegates praised the bishops for retracting an earlier recommendation of four-year hold on United Methodist elections. But some still have misgivings about a delay until 2022.
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.