Coronavirus: Need to Know Resources and Information

Group Seeks Bishops’ Grace in Church Exits


A group of United Methodists is urging bishops to allow congregations that want to do so to leave with property now — rather than wait for General Conference.

Global Ministries, UMCOR approve $10M in Grants


While recognizing the weariness of aid workers after disasters around the world, the board of United Methodist Global Ministries and the United Methodist Committee on Relief forged ahead, approving more than $10 million in grants at their fall board meeting.

Bishop Asbury Still Shapes Church Today


This year, people called Methodist on both sides of the Atlantic are celebrating the 250th anniversary of Francis Asbury’s crossing from England to America.

‘Church for Nerds’ Builds Community Without a Building


As the world develops and changes, churches are embracing those changes and adapting in order to reach a new generation.

UMC Leaders Share Important Information for Churches Sponsoring Scout Troops


United Methodist churches that have sponsored Boy Scout troops can expect to receive a “disclosure statement package” from the Boy Scouts of America regarding its pending bankruptcy proceeding.

Publishing House Moves Pension Plan, Sells Campus


The United Methodist Publishing House continues to make changes as it deals with the pandemic’s negative effect on sales.

Conversations Address Going Separate Ways


With The United Methodist Church facing a proposed split, many churchgoers and congregations are starting to discuss whether they want to stay or go.

Handbook Aims to Reach Unvaccinated With Compassion


Whether COVID-19 vaccinations are an answer to prayer or a harmful evil has led to distrust and anger while the death toll continues to rise.

Adam Hamilton: Leading in Polarized Times


For more than 20 years, United Methodist Church of the Resurrection has held its annual Leadership Institute with the aim of providing practical ministry tools to deal with church challenges. The multi-campus congregation, based in Leawood, Kansas, sits near the center of the United States and at the center of many of the crosscurrents affecting church life.

At US-Mexico Border, UMCOR Denounces Treatment of Haitian Immigrants


The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, which works to alleviate suffering globally and engages in global migration programming, believes that the approaches taken by U.S. officials in Del Rio, Texas, are morally reprehensible.

Program Preaches that Real Men Respect Women


Domestic violence in the U.S. went up 8.1% after lockdowns were ordered during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice. It’s feared that the resurgence of the coronavirus could cause that to happen again.

First Spanish UMC: The People's Church of El Barrio


With all that's happening in our society right now to add the dynamic of the pandemic, we really see our role here, as a church, as being the hands and feet of Jesus. I mean, this is literally how we have envisioned this gospel that we say we believe has been, how do we meet this need of the least of these right here among us?

20 Years Later: The Transformative Power of 9/11


Tomorrow the world will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the horrific events that occurred September 11, 2001. For some members of the New York Annual Conference who ministered near Ground Zero and beyond immediately following 9/11, the memories remain fresh.

COVID-19 Vaccination Named Missional Priority


A United Methodist leadership body declared increasing vaccinations against COVID-19 a denomination-wide “missional priority.”

Discussion Series Explores What it Means to be United Methodist


“Tuesdays at the Table: Should I stay? Or should I go?” is a new discussion series for United Methodists, presented by the Connectional Table (CT) in cooperation with general agencies and contributors. Weekly segments will explore topics aimed at helping viewers better understand their faith, their church and themselves.

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