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October 25, 2018

Applications open for Global Mission Fellows

ATLANTA — The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries is taking applications from young Christian adults who are interested in becoming Global Mission Fellows. Applicants must be ages 20 to 30 and commit to two years of service. Global Mission Fellows work to address the roots of injustice. Early-access deadline is Dec. 3. See application […]

October 24, 2018

Eugene Peterson, Bible popularizer, remembered

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — United Methodists remember the Rev. Eugene Peterson, the scholar and Presbyterian pastor whose paraphrase, The Message, helped millions look at the Bible anew. Heather Hahn has the story. Read story here

October 24, 2018

Court asked to rule on validity of plans

ZURICH (UMNS) — The United Methodist Church’s top court was urged during an oral hearing to rule in advance on the constitutionality of proposed legislation that will come before the special General Conference in February. Linda Bloom, Kathy L. Gilbert and Sam Hodges report. Read story here

October 24, 2018

Empowering Nigerian women through microloans

JALINGO, Nigeria (UMNS) — The United Methodist Church in Nigeria is helping women start small businesses to provide for their families. The life-changing Empower Her project operates throughout the four annual conferences in the Nigeria Episcopal Area. The Rev. Ande I. Emmanuel has the story. Read story here

October 19, 2018

Scholar talks about forgiveness in #MeToo era

DURHAM, N.C. — What does redemption look like in the age of #MeToo? Theologian L. Gregory Jones, the dean of the United Methodist Duke University Divinity School, talks to Tara Isabella Burton on why “forgiveness should always be a gift.” Read the article here

October 9, 2018

Halting spread of HIV, TB in children

NEW YORK — United Methodists joined a Sept. 27 interfaith prayer breakfast to combat the spread of HIV and tuberculosis in children. “Today we want to be in mutual support of one another, to strengthen old relationships and to forge new ones so we can truly improve the health of the world’s children and the […]

October 3, 2018

World Communion Sunday

Churches across the globe plan to observe the annual World Communion Sunday on Sunday, October 7, 2018. World Communion Sunday is a time for remembering that around the globe—in different languages, with different traditions and customs, and in various forms of liturgy—the Lord’s Supper is celebrated throughout Christendom. At its best, therefore, World Communion Sunday […]

October 2, 2018

Chart compares 3 Way Forward plans

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Great Plains Conference developed a chart that compares how the three plans developed by the Commission on a Way Forward would affect churches, clergy, annual conferences and other parts of the denomination. United Methodist News Service plans to regularly share resources developed around the connection for discussions. Get chart here!

October 2, 2018

Applications open for Global Mission Fellows

ATLANTA — The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries is taking applications from young Christian adults who are interested in becoming Global Mission Fellows. Applicants must be ages 20 to 30 and commit to two years of service. Global Mission Fellows work to address the roots of injustice. Early-access deadline is Dec. 3. See application […]

September 26, 2018

Sunday School Update

As Sunday School is now from 9:30 to 10:15am, we ask to following of parents: If you are attending the first service, please have your child with you until dismissal time during worship. Sunday School is finished at 10:15am, so pleasze do not plan to pick your child up until its completion time. We ask […]

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