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Church in Liberia donating school toilets

The United Methodist Church in Liberia is helping to keep students healthy by donating toilets to schools.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: December 15, 2017, 12:08 pm

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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:00 am

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.”
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: December 14, 2017, 10:02 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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: December 13, 2017, 9:41 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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: December 13, 2017, 7:27 pm

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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: December 12, 2017, 5:10 pm

Congo United Methodists decry deadly attack on UN peacekeepers

Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda calls for peace after deadliest attack in recent memory
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: December 11, 2017, 5:33 pm

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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: December 11, 2017, 4:04 pm

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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: December 8, 2017, 3:57 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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: December 7, 2017, 10:07 pm

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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: December 6, 2017, 5:21 pm

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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: December 6, 2017, 5:19 pm

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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: December 5, 2017, 4:07 pm

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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: December 4, 2017, 5:14 pm

Refugee U.S. mayor-elect is United Methodist

Wilmot Collins, mayor-elect of Helena, Montana, is a Liberian refugee and a United Methodist.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: December 3, 2017, 9:58 pm

Celebrating Native American outreach, advocacy

Northeastern Jurisdiction annual gathering spotlights successes, offers opportunities to learn from the past.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: December 1, 2017, 2:26 pm

Prayers for peace lifting Zimbabwe

United Methodists see hope in a new president in African country that has suffered years of tyranny.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: November 30, 2017, 4:32 pm

Commentary: Sharing the stories of refugees

United Methodist teenager creates monologues, photo exhibit to educate others about the plight of displaced people.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: November 30, 2017, 2:45 pm

Mobilizing the physically challenged in Liberia

Hand-cranked transportation devices are invaluable in areas where the terrain is too uneven for traditional wheelchairs. Liberia’s UMW distributed $54K worth of them.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: November 29, 2017, 3:03 pm

Baptism for imprisoned Sierra Leone women

The seven women also were confirmed as United Methodists at the Freetown Female Correctional Center.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: November 28, 2017, 3:20 pm

Liberian leper colony a lifetime commitment to care

Fears of leprosy cause many families to shun those with the disease. A United Methodist rehab center shows them compassion and love.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: November 27, 2017, 3:08 pm

Agency employees to see changes in pay scales

The General Council on Finance and Administration board unanimously approved new pay ranges for agency staff, despite objections of agency top executives.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: November 20, 2017, 7:13 pm

‘Missio Dei’ proves challenging colloquy topic

Board of Higher Education and Ministry gathers United Methodist bishops, seminary scholars for discussion of God’s mission for the church
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: November 20, 2017, 3:41 pm

Uniting participants call for unity, bravery

More than 400 people participated in a conference that emphasized The United Methodist Church’s strengths despite its differences over LGBTQ issues.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: November 16, 2017, 7:17 pm

Joining the call for peace on Korean Peninsula

United Methodists need to educate themselves, others to become faithful advocates for peacebuilding.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: November 15, 2017, 10:48 pm
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