LAKE CITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Michigan
Home
Welcome
Ministries
Minister's Blog
News and Events
Calendar
Prayer Request
Photogallery
Downloads
UMC NewsFeed

United Methodist News RSS Feed

United Methodist News Service

The latest news from the United Methodist News Service.

1 - Commentary: Alabama minister ‘never lost himself in the battle’
2 - Church helps nurse children back to health in Congo
3 - Clergy morale in today's time
4 - Debate about church future heats up
5 - Bishop Unda picked to lead ecumenical group
6 - New science lab grows options for students
7 - United Methodists help young addicts kick habit
8 - James Salley on growing tomorrow’s African leaders
9 - Claremont School of Theology ordered to sell campus
10 - Bishops, others denounce WCA’s vaccine plan
11 - Remembering Jay Weaver of Big Daddy Weave
12 - Filipino churches step up after super typhoon
13 - Bilingual appointments give new life to declining Korean churches
14 - Pastor passes along blessings to orphans, widows
15 - Trailblazing Bishop Wilbur Choy dies at 103
16 - Churches face another test with omicron
17 - Preserving Black church history
18 - $30 million from United Methodists in BSA bankruptcy
19 - Church orphanages receive ‘gifts of love’
20 - 2021: Notable church members remembered
21 - Filipino leaders push to elect new bishops
22 - Reviving Christmas cheer in dark times
23 - Churches see lots of need this Advent
24 - United Methodists respond after devastating twisters
25 - Family throws surprise Christmas party for 250 women
26 - Church promotes COVID-19 vaccines in Africa
27 - 2021 South Africa Annual Conference
28 - Making sure all are mourned
29 - Trees symbolize a reformed denomination
30 - Tornado destroys church, but not its ministry
31 - Church exits, COVID lead to steep budget cuts
32 - Churches advised to oppose BSA bankruptcy plan
33 - AU theology graduate returns to serve in East Congo
34 - Kenyan orphans find hope in vocational education
35 - Spanish-language hymnal turns 25
36 - Inspiration, expertise for Black churches
37 - Storms destroy two church institutions in Zimbabwe
38 - Programs support, develop Native American youth
39 - Group gets immersion in Native history, concerns
40 - 5 theses for The United Methodist Church
41 - Judicial Council to review church-exit rules
42 - COVID sparks interest in BeADisciple courses
43 - Setting criteria for a 2022 General Conference
44 - Encountering racism but extending love
45 - Church joins fight against river pollution
46 - Connectional Table aims to restructure
47 - Video of church incident goes viral, causes fallout
1 - Commentary: Alabama minister ‘never lost himself in the battle’

A friend reflects on a United Methodist pastor whose courage and grace made an indelible impression.

1/28/2022 11:20:00 AM

2 - Church helps nurse children back to health in Congo

With the support of United Methodist Global Ministries’ Global Health program, more than 1,000 malnourished children are recovering in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

1/27/2022 11:20:00 AM

3 - Clergy morale in today's time

Reports indicate that clergy burnout is at an all-time high. Showing them appreciation would go a long way.

1/26/2022 11:40:00 AM

4 - Debate about church future heats up

United Methodists are gearing up to go in different directions. At the same time, disputes over church rules and the status of LGBTQ people continue to flare.

1/25/2022 4:58:04 PM

5 - Bishop Unda picked to lead ecumenical group

The United Methodist bishop has been elected provincial president of the Church of Christ in Congo of Maniema, a union of 95 Protestant and evangelical Christian denominations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

1/25/2022 11:08:00 AM

6 - New science lab grows options for students

United Methodist Hanwa Secondary School gets state-of-the-art science laboratory, new library with help from Zimbabwe Volunteers in Mission.

1/21/2022 3:02:13 PM

7 - United Methodists help young addicts kick habit

Church couple starts soccer academy in Zimbabwe to help fight drug and substance abuse and to rehabilitate local youth.

1/21/2022 12:12:00 PM

8 - James Salley on growing tomorrow’s African leaders

On the occasion of being named president and chief executive officer of Africa University (Tennessee) Inc., James Salley looks back on the 30-year history of the United Methodist university in Zimbabwe and shares his hopes for the future.

1/20/2022 3:01:00 PM

9 - Claremont School of Theology ordered to sell campus

United Methodist seminary’s challenges mount as court enforces a 1957 repurchase agreement with neighboring consortium.

1/19/2022 2:05:07 PM

10 - Bishops, others denounce WCA’s vaccine plan

Multiple United Methodist leaders, including some bishops, are raising ethical concerns about the Wesleyan Covenant Association’s plan to help General Conference delegates in Africa, Europe and the Philippines receive COVID-19 vaccines.

1/18/2022 5:35:19 PM

11 - Remembering Jay Weaver of Big Daddy Weave

The lifelong United Methodist was a founding member of the popular Christian music group. He passed away due to complications from COVID-19.

1/14/2022 12:55:33 PM

12 - Filipino churches step up after super typhoon

Church leaders and groups are reaching out to survivors after a deadly December storm killed more than 400, destroyed homes and damaged crops in the Philippines.

1/14/2022 12:14:27 PM

13 - Bilingual appointments give new life to declining Korean churches

The Wisconsin Conference’s new appointment initiative helps respond to the trend of declining Korean and other ethnic churches.

1/12/2022 12:33:56 PM

14 - Pastor passes along blessings to orphans, widows

The many times God answered his prayers led the Rev. César Lodiha Akoka to start the first Volunteers in Mission club in his home of Kinshasa, Congo.

1/11/2022 1:48:00 PM

15 - Trailblazing Bishop Wilbur Choy dies at 103

The first Asian American bishop elected in The United Methodist Church helped the church grow more ethnically and racially diverse. He also had a great sense of humor.

1/7/2022 4:24:51 PM

16 - Churches face another test with omicron

Some United Methodist congregations in the U.S. return to online-only gatherings as case numbers mount.

1/7/2022 11:34:24 AM

17 - Preserving Black church history

The African American Methodist Heritage Center needs money and attention so it can preserve the history of African American Methodists, its leaders say. Fundraising will be the priority in 2022.

1/4/2022 12:01:00 PM

18 - $30 million from United Methodists in BSA bankruptcy

The United Methodist Church has long been a key sponsor of Boy Scout troops, and a settlement negotiated by church leaders commits the denomination to compensating and in other ways supporting victims of Scouting-related sexual abuse.

12/21/2021 2:20:12 PM

19 - Church orphanages receive ‘gifts of love’

Seventy-four orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe benefit from Orphan Sunday offering from the United Kingdom Mission Area.

12/17/2021 11:10:00 AM

20 - 2021: Notable church members remembered

Noted evangelists, civil rights activists, bishops and the inventor of a beloved toy are among the United Methodists who passed away in the past 12 months.

12/17/2021 11:06:00 AM

21 - Filipino leaders push to elect new bishops

After extending their bishops’ terms a second time, United Methodist leaders are urging a special election to elect new bishops.

12/16/2021 1:41:00 PM

22 - Reviving Christmas cheer in dark times

In this second year of the pandemic, United Methodist churches are getting creative in helping people experience Christ’s birth and love’s pure light.

12/16/2021 11:01:57 AM

23 - Churches see lots of need this Advent

Many congregations and affiliated nonprofits in the U.S. are stepping up efforts to help low-income people squeezed by inflation and affordable housing shortages.

12/15/2021 12:50:59 PM

24 - United Methodists respond after devastating twisters

United Methodist churches are dealing with death and devastation caused by the tornadoes that clobbered Kentucky, Tennessee and other states overnight on Dec. 10.

12/13/2021 6:57:40 PM

25 - Family throws surprise Christmas party for 250 women

Sharing from their abundance, the Mukandis of Bwanya United Methodist Church give clothing and food baskets to people from six congregations.

12/10/2021 11:12:18 AM

26 - Church promotes COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

Zimbabwe congregations and church-related clinics offer COVID-19 vaccines and testing. Similar efforts are underway in Malawi, Mozambique and Congo.

12/8/2021 11:12:00 AM

27 - 2021 South Africa Annual Conference

Nov. 18-20, 2021

12/7/2021 2:16:04 PM

28 - Making sure all are mourned

A United Methodist pastor with a ministry for people who are homeless has organized some of his peers to help ensure that everyone put to rest in Nashville, Tennessee, is respectfully mourned during a funeral service.

12/7/2021 11:52:00 AM

29 - Trees symbolize a reformed denomination

Setting a new tree for every member of The United Methodist Church is a positive way to announce the church’s reformation to the world, writes retired pastor.

12/7/2021 11:46:00 AM

30 - Tornado destroys church, but not its ministry

Though a tornado destroyed Dodson Chapel United Methodist Church in 2020, its child care ministry lives on at nearby Hermitage United Methodist Church.

12/6/2021 11:54:00 AM

31 - Church exits, COVID lead to steep budget cuts

United Methodist financial leaders are trying to estimate what a proposed church split and ongoing pandemic mean for the denomination’s bottom line.

12/3/2021 9:53:31 AM

32 - Churches advised to oppose BSA bankruptcy plan

A United Methodist legal team is still negotiating but says the current Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy plan doesn’t adequately protect churches that sponsored Scouting troops and could be liable in sex-abuse claims.

12/2/2021 1:37:25 PM

33 - AU theology graduate returns to serve in East Congo

The United Methodist Church in the East Congo Conference recently welcomed home the first student from the conference sent to Africa University for theological studies.

12/2/2021 11:31:00 AM

34 - Kenyan orphans find hope in vocational education

Participants, ages 17 to 22, learn life skills to support themselves financially and overcome poverty and insecurity.

12/1/2021 11:44:00 AM

35 - Spanish-language hymnal turns 25

Mil Voces Para Celebrar was no mere imitation of the United Methodist Hymnal, offering new tunes, texts and rhythms for worship.

11/30/2021 2:53:29 PM

36 - Inspiration, expertise for Black churches

Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century will offer tips on innovative ministries and better use of technology at its 2021 conference in Houston, which will be a hybrid live and virtual event.

11/29/2021 10:40:00 AM

37 - Storms destroy two church institutions in Zimbabwe

Heavy rains and strong winds wipe out classrooms, offices, a clinic and teachers’ residences in both East and West annual conferences.

11/24/2021 12:11:27 PM

38 - Programs support, develop Native American youth

An Oklahoma church and a public charter school are focused on teaching Native youth about their culture and equipping them to thrive.

11/23/2021 1:44:18 PM

39 - Group gets immersion in Native history, concerns

Invisibility is a problem for indigenous communities today, and United Methodists from nine states resolved to help raise awareness and support Native American ministries.

11/23/2021 12:59:28 PM

40 - 5 theses for The United Methodist Church

Deeply rooted problems plaguing the denomination will not be solved by legislation but by repentance and a return to radical obedience to Scripture, says one United Methodist pastor.

11/23/2021 11:31:00 AM

41 - Judicial Council to review church-exit rules

The United Methodist Church’s top court faces multiple questions related to the deadline for General Conference legislation and a new law allowing congregations to exit with property.

11/22/2021 1:44:20 PM

42 - COVID sparks interest in BeADisciple courses

BeADisciple, which offers online courses and certification in many ministry specialties, reports an increase in students and courses that coincided with the coronavirus pandemic

11/22/2021 11:05:00 AM

43 - Setting criteria for a 2022 General Conference

Organizers named the values that will guide their decision on whether the denomination’s legislative assembly goes forward as scheduled.

11/19/2021 1:49:05 PM

44 - Encountering racism but extending love

Whether in school or the workplace, the Rev. Margret Powell experienced hostility and ridicule as a person of color, but she persevered.

11/19/2021 11:36:00 AM

45 - Church joins fight against river pollution

The Council of Churches in Sierra Leone urges government to reduce health risks to 150,000 to 200,000 people who live along rivers where diamond and gold mining occur.

11/19/2021 10:52:00 AM

46 - Connectional Table aims to restructure

The United Methodist leadership body that coordinates denomination-wide ministries is looking to shrink its size and become more global in membership.

11/18/2021 2:18:09 PM

47 - Video of church incident goes viral, causes fallout

An Oklahoma City United Methodist church focused on prison and addiction recovery ministry faces criticism for telling a visitor to leave after volunteers suspected she might be bringing in drugs.

11/17/2021 5:32:49 PM

Home | Welcome | Ministries | Minister's Blog | News and Events | Calendar | Prayer Request | Photogallery | Downloads