United Methodist News Feed

12/01/2018 01:17 PM
Bishops condemn Trump’s reported remarks on immigrants
The United Methodist Council of Bishops has condemned President Trump’s reported remarks about immigrants from Haiti and Africa.

09/01/2018 05:35 PM
‘Black Archives Matter’ campaign catches on
Archivist at United Methodist Perkins School of Theology goes all out to collect, process, publicize African-American materials.

09/01/2018 10:18 AM
Congo churches react to cholera epidemic
United Methodists in the South Kivu Province help with prevention efforts, including distributing water purification tablets.

08/01/2018 04:48 PM
Best news photos of 2017
Our News Service staff travels to cover important events for the church. Take a look at some of the images they shot to sum up the year 2017.

08/01/2018 10:14 AM
Way Forward Commission tops 2017 news stories
The work of the commission addressing the church’s debate over homosexuality topped news poll for second consecutive year.

05/01/2018 09:16 AM
Lay minister writes ‘turnaround story’ of small churches
Margie Briggs hopes book will rekindle faith in churches that have fewer than 100 members.

04/01/2018 12:03 PM
Church, Congolese government partner on maternal health
A new maternity facility will keep expectant mothers from having to walk up to 25 kilometers to the nearest hospital.

03/01/2018 11:11 AM
Bishop: Support United Methodist president-elect in Liberia
George Manneh Weah, a former soccer star and a United Methodist, will be sworn in Jan. 22 as Liberia’s new president.

02/01/2018 10:12 AM
Filipino church provides medicines for jail inmates
Members of a United Methodist church distributed medicines to the overcrowded Camalig Meycauayan City Jail.

18/12/2017 11:03 AM
Filipino church offers sanctuary during typhoon
Church members and six families took refuge in Light and Life United Methodist Church as thousands were driven from their homes by flooding and landslides.

18/12/2017 10:22 AM
Churches unite in support of migrants
Global Migration Sunday inspires congregations to give, pray for displaced people around the world.

15/12/2017 06:08 AM
Church in Liberia donating school toilets
The United Methodist Church in Liberia is helping to keep students healthy by donating toilets to schools.

15/12/2017 05:00 AM
2017: Remembering notable church members
In the past year, United Methodists marked the passing of a champion of deacons, a Mississippian born of conviction and a bishop who survived an attempt on his life.

14/12/2017 04:02 PM
Gay United Methodist choir director fired
After three years as children’s choir director, Ryan Mould was fired and told homosexuals cannot be “spiritual leaders.”

13/12/2017 03:41 PM
New life for church’s 1943 Christmas film
Two women at First United Methodist in Alexandria, Louisiana, spark revival of movie the church made with the Army’s help.

13/12/2017 01:27 PM
How an immigrant family found room at the inn
Las Posadas is the Mexican tradition of re-enacting Joseph and Mary’s search for safe lodging for Christ’s birth. For one family, the tradition has special resonance.

12/12/2017 11:10 AM
Church helped ease the pain in Filipino siege
Church assisted Filipinos caught in the battle between government forces and Islamic State militants on the island of Mindanao.

11/12/2017 11:33 AM
Congo United Methodists decry deadly attack on UN peacekeepers
Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda calls for peace after deadliest attack in recent memory

11/12/2017 10:04 AM
Wesley Nurses offer care, prayer
Church program puts registered nurses in United Methodist churches across south Texas, with focus on helping the uninsured. Sam Hodges reports from Edinburg, Texas, for United Methodist News Service.

08/12/2017 09:57 AM
Pastor shares experience of California fire
Fast-moving Southern California fires continue to spread. The best way to help at this time is to give to the UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response Advance #901670.

07/12/2017 04:07 PM
Protests for Dreamers lead to arrests
United Methodists joined with people across the country rallying for Congress to protect immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

06/12/2017 11:21 AM
Migrant churches provide piece of home
Immigrants want their own churches with familiar language and worship, but the second generation may not speak the language and likely identifies more with German society.

06/12/2017 11:19 AM
Journey to pulpit began in peril
The only Vietnamese United Methodist pastor in Germany was a boat person who now leads a church of about 40 immigrants in Frankfurt.

05/12/2017 10:07 AM
Zimbabwean women train in organic farming
With global demand for organic food on the rise, United Methodists are training Zimbabwean farmers to go without synthetic substances in crop and animal production.

04/12/2017 11:14 AM
Deaconesses observe anti-violence against women day
United Methodist deaconesses in the Philippines took part in an ecumenical gathering calling for an end to violence against women.