United Methodist News Feed

21/09/2017 04:08 PM
Standing with Puerto Rican church after hurricanes
United Methodists pray for safety “and stand in solidarity as one Methodist family.”

21/09/2017 03:00 PM
Earthquake hits Methodist churches, ministry
Methodists in Mexico assess damage while joining relief efforts after their country’s second major temblor this month.

21/09/2017 02:55 PM
Way Forward sketches ideas to present bishops
Some members express cautious optimism for church unity. Another member has written about why he sees a need for a church split.

21/09/2017 10:35 AM
The church is still with West Virginia in flood recovery
A year later, United Methodists continue to help rebuild homes and lives in West Virginia.

20/09/2017 10:03 AM
Pastor: ‘God wanted me to go through tribulations’
The Rev. Félix Medina, his family and community, celebrate beginning of new church.

19/09/2017 01:57 PM
New group to church: Let’s stay together
The Uniting Methodists Movement seeks to give voice to those who think differences around homosexuality should not divide church.

19/09/2017 10:21 AM
Connecting across regional lines
The United Methodist New York and Northern Illinois bishops and their cabinets find solidarity, support and helpful ideas at a first joint session together.

19/09/2017 09:56 AM
Kenyan church promotes peaceful voting
United Methodists hope to bridge divisions ahead of second presidential election.

18/09/2017 12:44 PM
Support for young African-American leaders
New network aims to provide mentoring for future African-American leaders in the denomination.

18/09/2017 11:37 AM
Church becomes emergency shelter after Harvey
The Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell explains why Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston opened its doors to displaced residents. “There was no doubt in our minds.”

15/09/2017 11:09 AM
Filipino United Methodists help those fleeing violence
Filipino United Methodists provided relief to wounded soldiers and people displaced because of violent conflicts.

15/09/2017 08:18 AM
Church reserve funds under a microscope
How much should church agencies save for a rainy day? A new task force is looking at that question.

14/09/2017 03:10 PM
United Methodists helping those devastated by Irma
Bishop Kenneth H. Carter visited and prayed with people who were in the path of Hurricane Irma.

14/09/2017 11:00 AM
Survey seeks feedback on sexual harassment issues
United Methodist Commission on Status and Role of Women needs responses from clergy, laity to update data from 2005.

13/09/2017 03:31 PM
Houston churches go flat out with flood relief
Bishop expresses pride but also tells volunteers to pace themselves and ʽfind time for Sabbath.’

13/09/2017 11:53 AM
Chaplain brings word of God to cigar factory workers
The Rev. José Roberto Peña, a United Methodist pastor, has been preaching every Friday through an intercom for the past three years.

13/09/2017 10:28 AM
Honduras pastor serves as ‘tobacco chaplain’
“When I don’t come, (workers) ask me, ‘Why? We need you to bring the Christian message.’”

13/09/2017 08:40 AM
United Methodist orphanage in Nigeria a beacon of hope
Founded in 1999, the home has cared for, educated and given love to Nigerian children with no parents.

12/09/2017 04:17 PM
Churches outside Florida feel effects of Irma
From Georgia and the Carolinas to islands in the Caribbean, United Methodists and Methodists are among those dealing with the hurricane and tropical storm.

12/09/2017 03:26 PM
Churches helping one bucket at a time
United Methodists rally to help survivors of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma cleanup.

12/09/2017 10:47 AM
United Methodist bishop to lead Congo ecumenical organization
Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda has been elected moderator of Eglise du Christ au Congo, a Protestant ecumenical group of 95 denominations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

11/09/2017 04:52 PM
Waiting to assess impact of Hurricane Irma
As Hurricane Irma continued its meandering path from the Caribbean to the Southeastern U.S., United Methodists provided shelter and prepared for relief work.

11/09/2017 08:19 AM
Harvey survivors mindful of those in Irma’s path
United Methodists in southeast Texas continue to face big challenges from ruinous floods.

08/09/2017 11:32 AM
United Methodists prepare for Irma to hit U.S.
From Florida to the Carolinas, conferences and churches in the hurricane’s projected path are taking precautions.

08/09/2017 09:10 AM
Church commits to long-term help for mudslide, flood survivors
The United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone has committed to a long-term presence to help mudslide and flood survivors.