April 11, 2018

UMCOR to receive Home Depot rebate funds

ATLANTA — The United Methodist Committee on Relief has been designated by the denomination’s General Council on Finance and Administration as a beneficiary of the annual rebate program with The Home Depot. “The rebate program will make it possible for us to reinvest those rebate monies right back into the conferences spending UMCOR grants to […]

April 7, 2018

Combined Worship Service

April 29th is a Fifth Sunday of the month. As such, our church will be having only one morning Service at 10:30am, a good time of unity and conversation.

April 5, 2018

Way Forward prepares final report to bishops

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — The Commission on a Way Forward met in Los Angeles to prepare a final report for United Methodist bishops, who later this spring will determine what proposals to submit for the church’s future. Heather Hahn reports. Read story Read press release Related: Looking at Way Forward’s institutional impact

March 30, 2018

Amid tumult of 1968, a church came together

DALLAS (UMNS) — At a time when it seemed much of the world was violently splitting apart, a group of Wesleyan Christians peacefully and joyfully were coming together to form a new denomination. Historians say 50 years later, the formation of The United Methodist Church offers lessons for today. Heather Hahn reports. Read story Read […]

March 30, 2018

Special Easter Offering

This year’s Special Easter Offering will be shared between a local mission, the Penn Hills Service Association, and our World-wide Emphasis: Stamping out Killer Diseases, as we support the Nyadire Mission Centre Hospital in Zimbabwe. This will help that region in providing better, continuous, safe, and sustainable water and electrical supply, starting at the Nyadire […]

March 30, 2018

What do palm branches symbolize?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ( — Did you know that Palm branches symbolized victory in the Roman Empire? Test your knowledge of Holy Week with a 10-question quiz. Take the quiz!

March 30, 2018

Got grace? A guide to Wesleyan beliefs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ( — “Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.” Many United Methodists know John Newton’s words so well that we can sing more than one verse of this hymn from memory. But we may be a bit fuzzy on the concept of God’s grace. Joe Iovino writes about […]

March 30, 2018

UM Church leadership body plans April meeting

GLENVIEW, Ill. — The Connectional Table, which acts as a coordinating body for The United Methodist Church, will hold its next board meeting April 4-7 at the Wespath Benefits and Investments office here. The 64-member board will focus on a vision for a worldwide church. The group also will hear an update on the Commission […]

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

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