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Africa University Gets Boost from Non-church Partnerships

12/8/2016

Photo courtesy of Africa University An aerial view of Africa University, located in Mutare, Zimbabwe, shows the central area of the campus, with the chapel and library. By Jeff Wolfe, United Methodist News Service Africa University’s influence is spreading across the continent and around the globe through about 50 partnerships with government ...


Introducing the Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship

12/7/2016

From the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry The Office of Loans and Scholarships at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) today announced the creation of a new scholarship that launches January 3, 2017, for students enrolled in United Methodist seminaries. The Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship was created...


UMM: Making a List

12/6/2016

​ By Gil Hanke My wife and I exchange lists of specific items we want for Christmas. We do this because I grew tired of giving her something I wanted her to have, wear, or use which was never seen again. As most of you, we place a limit on what we will spend on each other. If you add up the cost of everything on her list or on my list, it far ...


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 ...


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