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Leading Your Community When Natural Disaster Strikes

5/26/2016

  Ciony Ayo-Eduarte (center) leads survivors of Typhoon Haiyan to a food distribution by the United Methodist Committee on Relief in Tacloban, Philippines. Ayo-Eduarte is manager for UMCOR in the Philippines. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS By Clay Morgan, United Methodist Communications Just one day after Christmas, at least nine tornadoes ripped ...


Embrace Technology to Make Meaningful Family Connections

5/24/2016

By Tricia Brown, United Methodist Communications You've heard it before. You may have even said it. Technology is destroying our families. But is it really? According to some research, networked families are reporting that technology is helping them “connect and coordinate their lives” and bringing about “shared moments of exploration and ...


Liberian is New Judicial Council President

5/24/2016

Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS Members of the United Methodist Judicial Council for 2016-2020 met briefly during General Conference 2016. From left are the Rev. Dennis L. Blackwell, Beth Capen, the Rev. J. Kabamba Kiboko, N. Oswald Tweh Sr., Ruben Reyes, the Rev. Øyvind Helliesen, and the Rev. Luan-Vu Tran of Lakewood, Calif. Not pictured are ...


Imagine No Malaria Celebration Rocks the House

5/23/2016

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS Jeremy Rosado sings "Able" during a celebration of The United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign May 18 at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. By Crystal Caviness and Barbara Dunlap-Berg, United Methodist Communications | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) “Our God is able!” Celebrating the ...


United Methodists Authorize ‘UMCOR Sunday’

5/20/2016

Photo credit: Melissa Hinnen. By Elliott Wright, UMCOR Mary 16, 2016 PORTLAND, Ore.—The United Methodist Church has renamed a popular special Sunday observance that includes an offering to cover disaster relief costs. “UMCOR Sunday” replaces “One Great Hour of Sharing” within the denomination. The change was approved by the church’s legislating ...


Bishop Swanson: 'Evil is Going, Too'

5/19/2016

Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS Bishop James Swanson, Jr., preaches on May 18 at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. By Tamica Smith Jeuitt, Communications Specialist in the Mississippi Conference | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) “If you are going to go, there is a shadow figure that follows you also. You need to know that while ...


Five Elected to Judicial Council

5/18/2016

Photo by Maile Bradfield, UMNS Mountain Sky Episcopal Area Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky presides over the Judicial Council elections at General Conference 2016 in Portland, Ore.? By Linda Bloom, United Methodist News Service | PORTLAND, Ore. United Methodists from Norway and Mozambique are among the new members of the denomination’s Judicial ...


GC2016 Celebrates Africa University

5/18/2016

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS The Africa University choir sings during the presentation of the Africa University report May 16 at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. By Erik Alsgaard, United Methodist News Service As Africa University approaches its 25th anniversary, delegates to the 2016 General Conference took a few ...


Higher Education and Ministry Milestones this Year

5/17/2016

From the General Board of Higher Education Ministry NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 12, 2016 – This year, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) will celebrate several milestones: the 250 year anniversary of Methodism in the Americas, the 200 year anniversary of the Course of Study, the 150 year anniversary of the Methodist Board of ...


Ough New President of the Council of Bishops

5/16/2016

From United Methodist Communications PORTLAND, Oregon: Bishop Bruce Ough, bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, today became president of the Council of Bishops of the 12.3 million member global United Methodist Church. Bishop Ough assumed the presidency of the Council from Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr., of the San ...


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