Court Maintains Stand on Ministerial Candidates


Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications Members of the 2016-2020 Judicial Council. (From left) Front row: Deanell Reece Tacha, N. Oswald Tweh Sr., the Rev. Luan-Vu Tran. Back row: Lydia Romão Gulele, Ruben T. Reyes, the Rev.Øyvind Helliesen, the Rev. Dennis Blackwell, and the Rev. J. Kabamba Kiboko. By Linda Bloom Oct. 28, 2017 | ...

Praying, Singing as White Supremacists Rally


Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UMNS The Rev. Jackson Henry, member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, joined several hundred others in Murfreesboro, Tenn., to protest a white-supremacist rally that was planned but later canceled Oct. 28. Story by Heather Hahn, photos by Kathy L. Gilbert Oct. 30, 2017 | SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) The Rev. Laurie ...

How and Why the Church Invests in the Future through Education


From Higher Education and Ministry NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 19, 2017 – Alexis Bazydola and Paul Tribble are recipients of the Rev. Dr. Karen Layman Gift of Hope Scholarship and examples of the why the investment in the education and development of our future leaders is a priority for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM). ...

Grants Available for Young People’s Racial Justice Projects


From the office of Discipleship Ministries NASHVILLE, Tenn. Sept. 22, 2017 /Discipleship Ministries/ Applications are now available for grants to help United Methodist young people with a passion for racial justice to initiate projects that can impact their church, community and world.   Grants up to $2,500 per project will provide seed money to ...

Swanson Receives Award from Andrew Jackson Council BSA


Boy Scouts, cubmasters, scoutmasters, silver beavers and several United Methodist congregants, pastors and district superintendents came out to support service in Scouting by attending the Whitney Young Service Award Dinner at the JSU E-Center Thursday, September 28. Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. was one of three recipients of the award and shared in...

UMCOR is There For the Long Haul


Sandy McCall looks through her furniture and flooded possessions on the street outside her home in Orange, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.  By Julie Dwyer Sept. 25, 2017 | UMNS While Irma, Harvey and Maria dominate news headlines, the United Methodist Committee on Relief hasn’t forgotten about Matthew. That storm left...

Emory Ranked Among Top National Universities by U.S. News


Emory University has been ranked 21st among the nation’s top universities in the new 2018 Best Colleges guidebook from U.S. News & World Report. “Emory’s students are drawn to the university’s combination of groundbreaking research and academic excellence in the liberal arts,” says Dwight A. McBride, provost and executive vice president of ...

Rule 2 Grant Recipients Named


from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Named after Wesley’s Rule for Christian Living “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can,” the Rule 2 Grant is designed to support collegiate ministry groups, local churches, ...

UM Foundation Offers Communications for Churches Workshop


The Mississippi United Methodist Foundation is pleased to present Communicating in an Ever-Changing World with Scott Vaughan (photo right). The workshop for clergy and church communicators is Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Foundation Building located at 581 Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland. The ...

United Methodists Provide Relief to Mudslide, Flood Survivors


Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS Displaced children, including some orphaned by the Aug. 14 mudslide that killed hundreds, eat breakfast at one of the relief centers established for mudslide victims in Freetown, Sierra Leone.   By Phileas Jusu and Julu Swen Aug. 31, 2017 | FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (UMNS) With more than 1,000 feared dead and thousands more...

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