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March 27, 2018

2017 annual conference reports

NAIVASHA, Kenya — United Methodist News Service is posting reports from all annual conference sessions as we receive them. The latest is from the new Kenya-Ethiopia Conference, which had its first gathering Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Read report here Read 2017 annual conference reports

March 26, 2018

Guide to United Methodist polity questions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A new book provides a comprehensive, annotated guide to the Book of Discipline for pastors and church leaders. Wesley’s Foundery Books has released “Quick and Easy Guide to United Methodist Polity” by Anne L. Burkholder and Thomas W. Elliott Jr., with foreword by Thomas Edward Frank. Read press release

March 23, 2018

Church promotes peace, unity in DRC

NYUNZU, Democratic Republic of Congo (UMNS) — The United Methodist Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to work toward reconciliation and healing between indigenous pygmies and Bantus in the Tanganyika province. The efforts include vocational training, led by United Methodist Women, to empower both groups. The Rev. Betty Kazadi Musau has the story. […]

March 18, 2018

Building support for a U.S. structure

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire (UMNS) — United Methodist leaders discussed what they see as a growing need for a decision-making body that deals exclusively with U.S. issues. However, they are holding off — for now — on proposing any changes to the church structure. Heather Hahn reports on the discussion among international church leaders. Read story […]

March 15, 2018

What We Would Still Face if United Methodism Holds Together

DALLAS — The Rev. Stephen Rankin, chaplain of Southern Methodist University, explores what challenges we would face if The United Methodist Church, “by some dramatic move of God,” remains united. He said if the church stays together, it still would need a core of doctrinal unity and an effective means of accountability and discipline “for […]

March 14, 2018

Pay attention to men’s ministry

United Methodist Men NASHVILLE, Tenn. — “The church is at a crossroad” and it needs to address the “gender gap.” That’s what Mississippi Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. told conference presidents of United Methodist Men and conference prayer advocates. Rich Peck reports. Read story here

March 12, 2018


Our church will be handing out daffodils as a on Wednesday, March 14. We need volunteers to deliver daffodils. Please contact the church office if you can help.

March 3, 2018

Rosedale Women’s Club

Rosedale Women’s Club Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show by Christopher & Banks, Monroeville Mall “A Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Party” March 10, 2018 at Green Oaks Country Club Doors open at 10:00 am Chinese Auction, Baked Goods Auction, Lottery Tree and More Donation $28 with all proceeds going to charity For ticket information, call the church […]

March 1, 2018

Souper Bowl Sunday

The time has come for the Souper Bowl Sunday fundraiser. Soups of all kinds will be served that day. Plan to stay after worship on Sunday, March 4th, to enjoy various soups made by our various soup-makers. There will also be wonderful breads to try and of course some delicious desserts. The Souper Bowl Fundraiser […]

February 13, 2018

Details shared on Way Forward models

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire (UMNS) — An international group of United Methodist leaders heard more details on three possible models for how the church ministers with LGBTQ individuals. Three participants in the Commission on a Way Forward briefed four denominational leadership bodies holding a joint meeting in this western African country. Heather Hahn reports. Read story […]

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