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Global Ministries Celebrates Giving Tuesday Outcome

12/2/2016

By Elliott Wright, from United Methodist Global Ministries More than 2,550 persons in 19 countries contributed a total of $853,909.78 to United Methodist mission projects and missionary support through the 2016 UMC #GivingTuesday campaign.  “This is an outcome to celebrate, especially since this year we did not offer any matching grants as we ...


Philippines UMs Raise Awareness on HIV/AIDS

12/1/2016

Photo by Gladys P. Mangiduyos, UMNS A man is tested for HIV/AIDS at a forum held at Wesleyan University, Philippines, to promote awareness and help reduce stigma associated with the disease. AIDS affects as many as 37 million worldwide. By Gladys P. Mangiduyos, United Methodist News Service | CABANATUAN CITY, Philippines  Filipino United ...


UMC Alum Gives Back Through Gift of Hope Endowment

12/1/2016

From General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Loida Spiro is grateful for her mother and The United Methodist Church (UMC). Her mother was a hardworking waitress who dreamed that her daughter would attend college. The UMC provided a scholarship through the Office of Loans and Scholarships at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry...


General Secretaries Table Commits to Unity and Collaboration

11/30/2016

From the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry The General Secretaries Table framed a new direction to further their work for the church as agency leaders at a meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia on October 22-25, 2016.   As the new table for the quadrennium, the group formulated an aggressive plan of coordination and collaboration, built ...


Support United Methodist Programs on #GivingTuesday

11/29/2016

Logo courtesy of the General Board of Global Ministries The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries encourages giving to the denomination’s Advance designated-giving projects on #GivingTuesday. United Methodist News Service  For many, the holiday shopping frenzy now begins on Thanksgiving Day, continues on Black Friday and rolls along ...


GBHEM’s Women of Color Scholars Gather in San Antonio to Inspire and Inform

11/25/2016

From the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry The current class of Women of Color (WOC) scholars recently gathered in San Antonio, for a two-day event focused on academic updates, inspiration and open and honest conversation. The 10 scholarship recipients come together annually to meet with mentors and provide a progress report on their ...


U.S. Church Sees Numbers Slide in 2015

11/24/2016

Image courtesy of GCFA A graph put together by the General Council on Finance and Administration shows steady declines in U.S. United Methodist membership and attendance. By Heather Hahn, United Methodist News Service The United Methodist Church in the United States continued to see its membership and attendance slide in 2015. However, those ...


Salary Hike Decision Blocked

11/23/2016

Greetings from the treasurer's office, I just learned that yesterday the federal court in the Eastern District of Texas granted a nationwide injunction blocking the enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rule. Employers are no longer required to meet the December 1 deadline. The ruling states that "the Department of Labor ...


Offering Helps Students Defray Higher Education Costs

11/22/2016

Photo courtesy Philander Smith College Students work in the library at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas Polly House, The Interpreter November-December 2016 On Sunday, Nov. 27, United Methodists will celebrate United Methodist Student Day by receiving a special offering, the proceeds of which help United Methodist students offset ...


What Counts as Wesleyan Orthodoxy?

11/18/2016

By Heather Hahn, United Methodist News Service A friend’s invitation to preach outdoors had John Wesley worried: Could such sermonizing be a sin? While his concern might seem strange today, it made perfect sense in 18th-century England. Less than a century earlier, Puritans had used field preaching to inflame the people who overthrew the country...


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