Aug. 17-22, Tshumbe, Congo
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Aug. 17-22, Tshumbe, Congo
An eight-week course offered to United Methodist men contradicts the sexist attitudes that can lead to domestic violence.
With churches and schools in Zimbabwe forced to close doors at various times during the pandemic, finances and livelihoods have suffered.
August 13-14, Overton Hotel, Lubbock, Texas.
Sept. 10-11, online
After 27 years leading The United Methodist Church’s pension agency through economic crises and toward investments that are ecologically and ethically sound, Barbara Boigegrain is retiring at the end of the year. She looks back at her tenure.
The United Methodist Church recently reopened its FM radio station in Kinshasa, with the potential to reach more than 17 million listeners in the region.
Congo church relaunches FM radio station; LDS church agrees to pay into Boy Scout of America's victims fund; Top stories from the week
The United Methodist Church continues to be part of negotiations in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy, but another religious group has agreed to pay $250 million to a fund for victims of Scouting-related sex abuse.
Interim Bishop Warner H. Brown Jr. reflects on the past year leading the Sierra Leone Conference and shares his hopes for the future.
As more houses of worship close or seek to redevelop their property, individual congregations must collect and assess data to determine their future.
In this time of global pandemic, World Methodist Evangelism continues its 50 years of work equipping people to share Christ’s love across continents.
The 250th anniversary of Francis Asbury’s crossing of the Atlantic from England to America is being celebrated jointly by the Methodist Church of Britain and The United Methodist Church.
Justice Ruben T. Reyes served on both the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the top court of The United Methodist Church.
The chaotic scene as people fled Afghanistan while the Taliban took over doesn’t mean that United Methodists are through trying to help there.
After a failed attempt at mediation, the North Georgia Conference trustees have sued Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church seeking the transfer of assets.
Studying online with two younger siblings, Mellan Nyagato battles grief and worries about the future.
United Methodists rose to the challenge of caring for survivors of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but many of these helpers needed support afterward for their own trauma.
Church damage reports mount in Louisiana and Northeast, but spared areas are helping, including a $100,000 donation from the Alabama-West Florida Conference to the Louisiana Conference.
Gammon Theological Seminary president lauds innovation and adaptability of Black United Methodist congregations in coping with the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19.
Early in his ministry, the Rev. Bill Lawrence served as counselor to pregnant women considering their options. Under a new Texas law, such a pastoral role could lead to lawsuits.
The Connectional Table, which acts as a church council for the denomination, boosts United Methodist efforts to get people around the globe inoculated against COVID-19.
Local churches, conferences, agencies and partner nonprofits work to help arriving refugees make a good start in the U.S.
Watching the news of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan reminds the Rev. Thomas Kim of time he spent with missionaries there following his brother-in-law’s death in a bombing.
The meeting was prompted by the Aug. 2 murder of a farmer in Munga Dosso, followed by the killings of several Fulani herdsmen.
At Hwedza United Methodist Circuit, spread within a radius of 37 miles, the pastor traveled to four local churches monthly without a vehicle.
Storm causes widespread damage in southeast Louisiana, including to United Methodist churches and parsonages.
” Patton, who died Aug. 24 at age 81, was a Freedom Rider in the 1960s and never stopped challenging people to build a better world.
The more contagious delta variant, vaccine availability and skepticism are among the obstacles facing health officials and United Methodists in Africa.
Rural churches often feel overlooked and under-resourced. To reestablish the strong circuits of the past will be a monumental task, but one that annual conferences need to undertake.
The Northwest Texas Conference passed a nonbinding resolution indicating aspirations to join a new traditionalist Methodist church under a proposed protocol for separation.
Boy Scouts of America’s legal struggle, triggered by Scouting-related sex-abuse allegations, has implications for United Methodist local churches and entire denomination.
As students and staff mourn the loss of family and friends, AU provides emotional support and encouragement.
As another fall term begins in the COVID-19 pandemic, United Methodist schools are trying to make campus life as normal as possible while also putting in place vaccination and masking polices.
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After two postponements, organizers continue working to hold the United Methodist lawmaking assembly next year. However, the delta variant presents new challenges.
With increased giving and cost savings from retirements, the fund that supports United Methodist bishops is in better shape. Financial leaders approved the bishops’ first raise in three years.
Moheto First United Methodist Church extends training opportunities and offers seed funding to farmers.
As the U.S. Interior Department investigates the Indian boarding schools that took young Native Americans from their families and tried to expunge their culture from them, United Methodists address the church’s role and their hopes for the future.
Bishop Shamana believed in and expressed a collegial form of leadership. She said, “I don’t have to have all of the answers myself, and I believe that wisdom resides in the body, and that the holy spirit gives wisdom to all of us.”
United Methodist agencies collaborate on Saving Grace, a money-management program for clergy and laity.
United Methodists are working with longtime partners in Haiti after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake and as a major storm approaches. The church previously helped rebuild after the 2010 temblor.
Through her music, Dorcas Muranda encourages people to deepen their faith during difficult times like the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 16-17, online
Huruma United Methodist Church reaches out with a bereavement ministry, fitness and running groups, and a health-and-wellness program for more than 15 cancer patients in the Mathare Valley slums.
Olympian Simone Biles and St. Paul excelled while coping with unseen challenges. Their experiences hold lessons for us.
Gifts of food and other necessities aid survivors of May 22 Mount Nyiragongo disaster.
While the demise of small, rural churches sometimes seems irreversible as United Methodist faithful grow older, strategies are out there to revitalize these congregations by focusing on what their communities most need.