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United to Propose New Hybrid Course of Study

4/28/2016

United Theological Seminary United Theological Seminary has announced plans for a nationwide hybrid Course of Study program. By Kathy L. Gilbert, United Methodist News Service United Theological Seminary has announced plans for a “self-sustaining, non-jurisdictional, non-geographic, nationwide hybrid Course of Study program,” beginning Jan. 1, ...


Bishop Seeks Help, Prayers for Ecuador

4/27/2016

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons A team from Gama TV documents the effects of the 2016 Ecuador earthquake in the city of Guayaquil. UPDATES with missionary interview By Michelle Maldonado and Joey Butler, United Methodist News Service In the wake of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on April 16, Bishop Silvio Cevallos of ...


Seven College Outreach Ideas

4/26/2016

Allegheny students sort through garbage to promote the college’s “One Less Cup” campaign, which encourages reusable takeout containers. Allegheny College is a United Methodist affiliated college in Meadville, Pa. Photo by Bill Owen for Allegheny College. By Jeremy Steele, United Methodist Communications It is easy to get in a rut when thinking ...


McRee Honored Veteran of Miss. Civil Rights Movement

4/25/2016

From the Mississippi Black Methodist Church for Renewal (BMCR) e-newsletter Retired United Methodist pastor, Rev. James McRee, age 97, was one of eight individuals honored during the 11th annual Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Conference. The presentation was made during the Veterans Legacy Banquet held at Tougaloo College in ...


Texas Flooding Prompts Relief Work, Prayer

4/25/2016

Photo courtesy Texas Conference The southeast Texas town of Deweyville, Texas experienced heavy flooding during Holy Week last month, including the Deweyville United Methodist Church, shown here. Conditions have improved, but the nearby Sabine River remains at flood stage. By Sam Hodges, United Methodist News Service United Methodists in Houston...


UMC Official Website Launches French-language Portal

4/22/2016

United Methodist Communications has launched a French-language portal at UMC.org, the official website of The United Methodist Church. The site provides resources, history, news and other information about the denomination, including details about General Conference 2016, the quadrennial legislative global event set for May 10-20 in Portland, ...


How to Help People Who are Homeless

4/21/2016

By Tricia Brown, United Methodist Communications According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, on a single night in January of 2014, at least 500,000 people in the United States were homeless. While the number of Americans sleeping on the streets or in shelters continues to decrease slowly, the problem isn’t going away. And the answer is...


UM New Church Starts Stand Out in National Survey

4/21/2016

From Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church   NASHVILLE, Tenn. Discipleship Ministries/ – United Methodist new church starts outpaced new church starts by other protestant denominations in three of five key benchmarks – average worship attendance, new decisions for Christ and reaching previously unchurched people – according to a ...


Bishop Seeks Help for Ecuador

4/20/2016

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons A team from Gama TV documents the effects of the 2016 Ecuador earthquake in the city of Guayaquil. UPDATES with missionary interview By Michelle Maldonado and Joey Butler April 18, 2016 | UMNS In the wake of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on April 16, Bishop Silvio Cevallos of the ...


Top 10 Church Faux Pas that Turn off Millennials

4/19/2016

By Jeremy Steele The reality in the church world is that many pastors are in a different generation than the millennials they are trying to reach. That can sometimes create tension between generations. Here is a quick list of faux pas compiled using current research and conversations with millennials across the U.S. to help you steer clear of the...


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