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1 - What would Jesus tell the US Capitol rioters?
2 - Retired pastor starts online ‘Doubter’s Parish’
3 - North Macedonia ministry provides hope during pandemic
4 - A less welcoming place for refugees
5 - A birthday letter to Martin Luther King Jr.
6 - Antiracism starts for white Christians: Do's and Don'ts
7 - 31 United Methodists serve in 117th Congress
8 - The content of our character
9 - Africa University vice chancellor Furusa dies
10 - Former megachurch pastor gets 6 years in prison
11 - United Methodists killed in Congo massacre
12 - Grappling with postponed General Conference
13 - Assault on US Capitol dismays United Methodists
14 - COVID-19 is top church story of 2020
15 - Missionaries cope with coronavirus challenges
16 - Migrants looking to Biden for immigration reform
17 - 2020: Remembering notable United Methodists
18 - Church puts love into action amid pandemic
19 - Publishing House among pandemic victims
20 - My pursuit and dreams of Korean peace
21 - Keeping water flowing at church missions
22 - Our public discourse should model the life of Jesus
23 - L-Eglise en RDC nourrit des milliers de personnes grace a la subvention Sheltering in Love
24 - United Methodists flee insecurity in Mozambique
25 - Black United Methodists want changes
26 - The church is not yet a ‘great multitude’
27 - Building churches and numbers in East Congo
28 - Group pursues liberation within denomination
29 - Dakotas Conference feels pain of COVID-19
30 - 2020 Kentucky Annual Conference
31 - Don’t be a phishing victim
32 - Filipinos debate, approve extension of bishops' terms
33 - Feeding people is complicated but joyful
34 - Cooped up by pandemic, entrepreneurs turn to chickens
35 - Delegates discuss mapping new church vision
36 - 4239 Test
37 - New progressive Methodist denomination starts
38 - Bispa Nhanala dedica a primeira viatura da universidade
39 - Norway, Germany move to more inclusivity
40 - Shining a light on servanthood during pandemic
41 - Salvaging Christmas amid coronavirus concerns
42 - New News Article Page
43 - Taking concrete steps to move against racism
44 - Estimating financial impact of church exits
45 - My soul cries for a peaceable family of God
46 - 2020 Louisiana Annual Conference
47 - 2020 Oklahoma Annual Conference
48 - United Methodists rally to help typhoon survivors
1 - What would Jesus tell the US Capitol rioters?

The Rev. William B. Lawrence examines the claims of Scriptural authority by violent protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol.

1/21/2021 11:35:21 AM

2 - Retired pastor starts online ‘Doubter’s Parish’

After setting United Methodist church work aside, the Rev. Martin Thielen reaches out to skeptics and struggling Christians, offering help and solidarity.

1/21/2021 11:28:00 AM

3 - North Macedonia ministry provides hope during pandemic

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.

1/19/2021 10:34:39 AM

4 - A less welcoming place for refugees

As the migration crisis continues, Europe “is becoming a fortress” where desperate people are being turned away, says a United Methodist pastor in Germany.

1/19/2021 10:16:17 AM

5 - A birthday letter to Martin Luther King Jr.

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.

1/15/2021 1:48:29 PM

6 - Antiracism starts for white Christians: Do's and Don'ts

Deaconess M. Garlinda Burton, interim top executive of the denomination’s Commission on Religion and Race, offers tips for addressing racism.

1/15/2021 12:07:34 PM

7 - 31 United Methodists serve in 117th Congress

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.

1/15/2021 11:54:35 AM

8 - The content of our character

Leading into Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Religion and Race top executive calls for the church to address its institutional racism.

1/15/2021 11:46:50 AM

9 - Africa University vice chancellor Furusa dies

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.

1/14/2021 2:42:43 PM

10 - Former megachurch pastor gets 6 years in prison

Kirbyjon Caldwell, longtime leader of Houston’s Windsor Village United Methodist Church, was sentenced on a wire fraud charge.

1/13/2021 7:25:13 PM

11 - United Methodists killed in Congo massacre

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.

1/13/2021 11:11:00 AM

12 - Grappling with postponed General Conference

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.

1/8/2021 1:20:25 PM

13 - Assault on US Capitol dismays United Methodists

Church members both near and far were disturbed by the actions of a mob that forced its way into the Capitol.

1/7/2021 4:24:04 PM

14 - COVID-19 is top church story of 2020

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.

1/6/2021 12:04:14 PM

15 - Missionaries cope with coronavirus challenges

Travel bans and fears of contracting COVID-19 complicated the service of United Methodist missionaries in 2020.

1/5/2021 12:07:36 PM

16 - Migrants looking to Biden for immigration reform

President-elect Biden promised immigration reform during his presidential campaign. Migrants are writing to him asking that he keep those promises.

1/4/2021 1:05:00 PM

17 - 2020: Remembering notable United Methodists

United Methodists this year marked the passing of civil rights giants, groundbreaking bishops and a founding father of Africa University.

12/18/2020 10:25:36 AM

18 - Church puts love into action amid pandemic

Global Ministries missionary, AU students among those assisting vulnerable communities in Congo and Zimbabwe.

12/17/2020 11:29:00 AM

19 - Publishing House among pandemic victims

With church buildings closed due to COVID-19, the United Methodist Publishing House has seen sharply lower sales and had to take severe cost-saving steps.

12/17/2020 10:46:41 AM

20 - My pursuit and dreams of Korean peace

More than 70 years since Korea split into North and South, Bishop Hee-Soo Jung still dreams of reunification for his homeland.

12/16/2020 11:57:12 AM

21 - Keeping water flowing at church missions

Zimbabwe Volunteers in Mission and the Nyadire Connection have helped ease some of the water issues at United Methodist Hanwa, Dindi and Nyadire missions.

12/16/2020 11:38:10 AM

22 - Our public discourse should model the life of Jesus

Divisive rhetoric and actions following this year’s presidential election caused Greater New Jersey Bishop John Schol to reflect on the role our faith can play in resolving conflict.

12/15/2020 12:20:47 PM

24 - United Methodists flee insecurity in Mozambique

Churches, UMCOR assist those forced from their homes as attacks by Islamist insurgents escalate in in the Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique.

12/15/2020 10:38:07 AM

25 - Black United Methodists want changes

Black United Methodists are pushing for change in the denomination, and they aren’t interested in waiting much longer, according to a new book of essays.

12/14/2020 1:20:40 PM

26 - The church is not yet a ‘great multitude’

Sharing instances of racism he saw committed by the church throughout his life, retired Bishop Joel Martinez says we still have much work ahead to resemble the inclusive choir from the Book of Revelation.

12/14/2020 11:30:30 AM

27 - Building churches and numbers in East Congo

The newly dedicated Amani United Methodist Church is the 33rd church to be built in East Congo as part of Bishop Unda’s ‘Rise and Build’ campaign.

12/11/2020 11:57:00 AM

28 - Group pursues liberation within denomination

While one progressive group sets out to start a new church, another new group sticks with The United Methodist Church for its justice work.

12/10/2020 2:58:55 PM

29 - Dakotas Conference feels pain of COVID-19

United Methodist churches in North and South Dakota step up ministry even as clergy and members join ranks of those infected.

12/9/2020 11:22:46 AM

30 - 2020 Kentucky Annual Conference

Dec. 6-8, online.

12/8/2020 3:04:00 PM

31 - Don’t be a phishing victim

Scam artists are targeting United Methodists with emails that try to extract personal information or infect computers and networks with viruses. Here are some tips to avoid that fate.

12/8/2020 11:25:13 AM

32 - Filipinos debate, approve extension of bishops' terms

The Philippines Central Conference’s coordinating council voted to extend the terms of the country’s three incumbent bishops through the end of 2021, but some argue that the action violates church law.

12/8/2020 11:01:47 AM

33 - Feeding people is complicated but joyful

A former NFL player and an oceanographer are among those working to get fresh produce to where it’s needed.

12/7/2020 12:00:31 PM

34 - Cooped up by pandemic, entrepreneurs turn to chickens


In a year dominated by COVID-19, food insecurity and other crises, some United Methodists in Zimbabwe are celebrating booming business ventures and new career opportunities for women.

12/4/2020 11:14:42 AM

35 - Delegates discuss mapping new church vision

General Conference delegates shared some of the international feedback they have received about The United Methodist Church’s future.

12/3/2020 2:14:38 PM

36 - 4239 Test

Summary

12/3/2020 1:45:50 PM

37 - New progressive Methodist denomination starts

The Liberation Methodist Connexion is getting off the ground before the United Methodist General Conference takes up a proposed formal separation.

12/2/2020 1:17:12 PM

39 - Norway, Germany move to more inclusivity

Top committee of German church agrees to be more open on human sexuality matters, while Norway Conference plans to issue a public apology to LGBTQ people.

12/1/2020 11:51:58 AM

40 - Shining a light on servanthood during pandemic

With money tight due to the country’s economic turmoil and COVID-19, Zimbabwe United Methodists lend their time and talents to the church.

11/30/2020 12:30:13 PM

41 - Salvaging Christmas amid coronavirus concerns

Pastors already dealing with a stressful 2020 now must lead United Methodists through the seasons of Advent and Christmas as the coronavirus pandemic rages.

11/30/2020 11:22:31 AM

42 - New News Article Page

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11/26/2020 3:46:00 PM

43 - 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

44 - 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

45 - 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.

11/23/2020 10:00:00 AM

46 - 2020 Louisiana Annual Conference

Nov. 21, virtual.

11/21/2020 4:25:00 PM

47 - 2020 Oklahoma Annual Conference

Nov. 20-21, virtual.

11/21/2020 10:27:00 AM

48 - 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

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