The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is joining the global community in mourning the death of Africa University Vice Chancellor Professor Munashe Furusa, who died last week on January 13, 2021 after a short illness in Mutare, Zimbabwe.
These are challenging times that we live in. And yet, I find that the upcoming commemoration of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Inauguration Day in the US provide us, in the midst of turmoil, with much needed opportunities for reflection and rededication.
Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce its “2021 Ebony Bishops Preaching Series.”
A few grants and strong connections opened UMC food pantries and kitchens in key underserved areas of New York during the pandemic.
Throughout the evening of Jan. 6 and into the early morning, the Rev. Alisa Lasater Wailoo was texting with members of Capitol Hill United Methodist Church who were under siege at the U.S. Capitol.
The bishops of The United Methodist Church met in a virtual format for four days to focus on the leadership necessary to chart a new future for the global denomination.
The Council of Bishops invites United Methodists to join with fellow Christians in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Jan. 18-25. The theme this year is "Abide in My Love … You Shall Bear Much Fruit."
Black United Methodists warn in a new book of essays that it’s critical the denomination deal with racial issues with a sense of urgency.
United Methodists this past year mourned the passing of groundbreaking bishops, founders of Africa University, giants of the U.S. civil rights movement, and a mathematician who charted the way for astronauts.
United Methodists aren’t thrilled about observing Advent and Christmas seasons amid COVID-19, but many are looking at ways to safely add personal interaction to virtual worship.
United Methodist bishops opened their online meeting in a season of turmoil. Around the globe, people are contending with the pandemic, struggling economies, natural disasters and a reckoning with racial injustice. In the U.S., United Methodists also face political polarization on the eve of Election Day on Nov. 3.
The funding of United Methodist bishops is about to be under a microscope.
As Zeta, the 11th named storm to hit the U.S. this year, was headed to the Gulf Coast, Louisiana Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey mused, “It seems like 777.”
With COVID-19 still menacing the globe, organizers are exploring various options for holding what many expect to be a pivotal General Conference.
With no end in sight to the deadly pandemic, a number of United Methodist leaders are urging that General Conference be virtual — if it’s to be held at all next year.