Coronavirus: Need to Know Resources and Information

Conferences Take Action on Gun Violence


Days after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, United Methodists in the Arkansas Annual Conference had a message for their elected leaders. Do more than offer thoughts and prayers.

106 Florida Churches sue to Exit Denomination


More than 100 churches have jointly filed a lawsuit against the Florida Conference, seeking to leave The United Methodist Church with property without facing a hefty exit payment.

Conferences Diverge in Handling Church Exits


How much does it cost for a congregation to leave The United Methodist Church with property?

Churchwomen put Smiles on Patients' Faces


United Methodist Women in Maun recently celebrated Women’s Month by donating food and toiletries worth $500 U.S. to female patients at Letsholathebe Memorial Hospital, a district facility in Botswana.

Farming Ministry Helps Women Prepare for Retirement


More than 60 members of Harare’s Inner City Circuit United Methodist Church gathered recently at the Agriculture Research Trust farm to gain new skills that will help them prepare for retirement.

Church Responds After Mass Death of Migrants


After the deaths of at least 50 migrants in San Antonio, United Methodists are responding with lament, prayer and renewed efforts to follow Jesus’ command to welcome the stranger.

Extra pay Approved for Bishops with Extra Workloads


United Methodist bishops who have taken on additional work in this time of pandemic-caused disruptions are about to receive what amounts to a bonus.

UMC Bishops Bemoan US Supreme Court’s Decision on Abortion


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church says the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn Roe v. Wade has denied the sacred worth of women who face “the tragic conflicts of life with life that may justify abortion.”

Church Leaders Explore Ways to Help Migrants in Mexico


A group of leaders from the Methodist Church of Mexico and The United Methodist Church traveled to southern Mexico April 16-23 to meet with groups working with immigrants crossing the country’s southern border.

New era for Church and Boy Scouts of America


The United Methodist Church will continue to partner with the Boy Scouts of America but in a new relationship that should lighten the load for local churches.

Africa University celebrates its 28th commencement


On June 11, the academic achievements of 712 graduates from 18 African countries were recognized as they garnered degrees and top honors at Africa University's 28th graduation ceremony.

General Commission on United Methodist Men Shares a New Path Forward for Scouting Ministry


After months of negotiation between the Ad Hoc Committee of United Methodist’s leadership team and the Boy Scouts of America, a new “Affiliation Agreement” has been finalized and approved...

Methodists Help Ukrainian Refugees in Tijuana


The Methodist Church of Mexico is responding to a surge in immigrants from Ukraine who have been displaced by war and are seeking asylum in the United States.

Protocol’s Day Has Passed, Some Negotiators Say


A much-trumpeted plan for amicable separation unveiled in early 2020 no longer offers a path forward for The United Methodist Church, say more than a quarter of the agreement’s negotiators.

Church Court Releases 3 Decisions


The United Methodist Church’s top court released three decisions June 6, including one saying a provision of church law should be amended to comply with the denomination’s constitution.

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