United Methodist News Feed

25/05/2018 09:15 AM
Court OKs submission of other petitions for GC2019
Petitions "in harmony" with purpose stated in call for special session are acceptable, Judicial Council rules.

25/05/2018 09:03 AM
Soccer leads Zimbabwe United Methodists toward evangelism goal
Playing a game they love, Mubvuwi We men have fun, promote healthy lifestyles.

24/05/2018 01:09 PM
Can a book help the church stay together?
A number of delegations to special General Conference are reading “The Anatomy of Peace” to prepare for their work. Here's why.

24/05/2018 09:37 AM
United Methodist Men take unity message to the streets
After bitterly fought elections that left Sierra Leone divided, church members are evangelizing in new ways to bring the country together.

22/05/2018 04:04 PM
Question to court: Who can submit petitions?
In a two-hour session, streamed online, Judicial Council heard arguments about petitions related to the special General Conference in 2019.

22/05/2018 02:07 PM
Author chronicles faith journey after cancer diagnosis
When cancer “kicked down the walls” of her life, author Kate Bowler relied on her faith, but also saw it change. Her new book shares her story.

22/05/2018 08:42 AM
First school opens in bishop’s home village
Sierra Leone Area Bishop John K. Yambasu celebrates new opportunities for the children in this remote community who once had to travel long distances for an education.

21/05/2018 01:10 PM
United Methodist Women urged to boldly change world
More than 6,000 women gathered for three days of listening, learning and social action geared toward giving them the “power of bold.”

21/05/2018 10:25 AM
Bicycles, motorbikes help spread gospel in Liberia
Local pastors continue to benefit from church’s Bikes and Bibles ministry as they travel long distances to lead worship, evangelize.

20/05/2018 04:00 PM
Church helps while grieving mass shooting victim
Aldersgate United Methodist in Santa Fe, Texas, opens doors to agencies providing counseling and other support.

18/05/2018 03:31 PM
United Methodists, bishop respond to school shooting
United Methodists in the Santa Fe, Texas, area and Bishop Scott Jones have responded to a deadly school shooting.

18/05/2018 02:39 PM
Bishops clarify statement on Way Forward recommendation
One Church Plan is headed for the special General Conference as legislation with ʽsupplementary materials’ provided on two other plans.

18/05/2018 11:01 AM
Women act on faith, ‘pass out grace’
United Methodist women from around the world kick off 2018 Assembly with day of work and advocacy.

17/05/2018 12:28 PM
Florida United Methodists help Puerto Rican refugees
United Methodists in Kissimmee, Florida, have helped more than 600 Puerto Rican families who arrived in the Orlando area after hurricanes Irma and Maria.

17/05/2018 12:26 PM
Church court asked to set scope of petitions
The United Methodist Church's top court, the Judicial Council, will hear arguments related to what legislation can be submitted to the special General Conference in 2019.

17/05/2018 11:45 AM
Training transforms lives in Congo
While their husbands study theology, women learn vocational skills that improve self-esteem and benefit families.

16/05/2018 11:08 AM
Paying for the special General Conference
The Commission on General Conference approved registration fees for visitors to GC2019. A big concern is helping delegates do their work.

16/05/2018 09:59 AM
Commentary: Open for (church) business
The Rev. Chappell Temple writes about closed meetings in The United Methodist Church and the need for transparency in conducting church business.

16/05/2018 08:02 AM
African partnership spurs ideas, understanding
South Congo visitors to Zimbabwe discover “seeing is believing” as they witness classroom lessons put into practice.

15/05/2018 02:02 PM
Bishops’ action leads to questions
Some bishops expect three plans will be submitted as legislation to the special General Conference. Other bishops emphasize only one plan has their recommendation.

15/05/2018 09:48 AM
United Methodists among dead in Congo flooding
Five United Methodist schools, two local churches and pastoral homes also were destroyed by heavy rains and flooding in the Uvira District of Kivu.

14/05/2018 03:26 PM
Women grieve amendment failures, vow to work harder
United Methodists react to failure of two amendments aimed at equality for women.

14/05/2018 11:47 AM
Facing the Future 2018 envisions multicultural church
As the number of pastors serving congregations who don’t look like them grows, conference aims to equip both clergy and congregants to overcome cultural obstacles.

14/05/2018 11:41 AM
United Methodists who fled insecurity in Congo return home
East Congo bishop urges assisting the displaced and welcoming the militia who are laying down arms in Maniema.

11/05/2018 12:56 PM
Judicial Council to hold oral hearing on bishops’ request
The United Methodist Church’s top court has scheduled an oral hearing on a request about what legislation can come before the special General Conference.