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Discipleship’s Top Executive Battles Cancer

1/29/2021

The Rev. Junius B. Dotson, the top executive of Discipleship Ministries, told his staff and board Jan. 28 that he is battling pancreatic cancer.


New Bible Studies for a New Year

1/25/2021

Whether you’re with a Bible study small group or going it alone, consider these recommendations from our friends at the United Methodist Publishing House.


UMC Bishops Join in Mourning Africa University Vice Chancellor Professor Furusa

1/20/2021

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.


A Call to Action for The United Methodist Church in Times of Challenge

1/15/2021

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.


Bishops take to the pulpit in 2021 Ebony Bishops Preaching Series at Asbury UMC

1/15/2021

Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce its “2021 Ebony Bishops Preaching Series.”


Feeding the 5,000 (Weekly) in New York

1/15/2021

A few grants and strong connections opened UMC food pantries and kitchens in key underserved areas of New York during the pandemic.


Grappling with Postponed General Conference

1/8/2021

Organizers have yet to determine whether the pandemic-postponed General Conference can go forward as planned on Aug. 29-Sept. 7 in Minneapolis.


Assault on US Capitol Dismays United Methodists

1/7/2021

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.


UMC Bishops offer Innovative Ideas for Future of the Global Denomination

1/5/2021

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 in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

1/4/2021

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 Want Changes

12/14/2020

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.


2020: Remembering Notable United Methodists

12/11/2020

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.


Salvaging Christmas Amid Coronavirus Concerns

11/30/2020

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.


Bishops Called to Bring Stability in Chaos

11/2/2020

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.


What Goes into Funding the Bishops?

10/31/2020

The funding of United Methodist bishops is about to be under a microscope.


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