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2020 annual conference meeting list

15 maj, 2020 - 19:30
United Methodist Communications has compiled a list of 2020 annual conference postponements and plans. The list is incomplete and additions will be made as further details are finalized.

Plans vary to get annual conference business done

15 maj, 2020 - 18:57
Some annual conferences are going virtual. Others are determined to meet in person, and some are doing a bit of both.

Pastors guide members through pandemic

14 maj, 2020 - 18:22
Although churches are closed, United Methodist pastors in Africa and the Philippines are reaching out to members with devotional guides for at-home worship and daily words of encouragement.

Talented 10-year-old inspires others during pandemic

13 maj, 2020 - 17:35
Young United Methodist leader Britney Sadete, who released her first album just days before Zimbabwe’s lockdown, connects with the isolated through her music.

Methodists led response in earlier epidemic

12 maj, 2020 - 21:04
When yellow fever sickened thousands in 18th century Philadelphia, a U.S. founding father turned to two pioneering African American church leaders for help.

Georgia shooting sparks call to end racism

11 maj, 2020 - 21:38
United Methodist church leaders are calling for the eradication of racism after the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man who was killed in Georgia.

Churches have much to consider before reopening

11 maj, 2020 - 20:15
As many states’ shelter-in-place orders are being lifted, churches contemplate how — or whether — to return to in-person worship.

Coronavirus hampers malaria efforts in Africa

8 maj, 2020 - 20:24
The United Methodist Church’s mission hospitals in Zimbabwe all report sharp increases in malaria cases over the past few months.

COVID-19 testing czar gets home church support

7 maj, 2020 - 19:39
As a top federal official in the fight against the coronavirus, Admiral Brett Giroir appreciates emails, texts from Dallas’ Lovers Lane United Methodist Church.

Bishops look at financial sustainability

6 maj, 2020 - 18:21
The fund that supports bishops’ work is at risk of depletion in four years. The bishops plan to form a strategy to prevent that.

Bishops urge attention to GC2021 date request

5 maj, 2020 - 21:05
The Council of Bishops pushes consideration of a petition drafted by young adult General Conference delegates. The Commission on General Conference sets the dates for the lawmaking assembly.

Pandemic tests church’s justice commitments

5 maj, 2020 - 19:40
Bishops discussed how COVID-19 is exacerbating already existing injustices and offered ways the church can help.

Helping out creatively during the pandemic

4 maj, 2020 - 20:36
United Methodists are finding unusual ways to serve while waiting out the coronavirus.

Native caucus sounds alarm over tribal land dispute

4 maj, 2020 - 18:56
Native American International Caucus releases letter in support of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, calls on United Methodists to raise awareness of the issue.

Publishing house laying off about 70 workers

1 maj, 2020 - 21:59
The United Methodist Publishing House predicts a loss of up to 50% in sales partly due to congregations suspending regular activities during the coronavirus.

Church clinic offers lifeline to impoverished community

1 maj, 2020 - 00:43
Many women travel long distances to access maternity care at United Methodist health center, which also has been designated as an anti-retroviral clinic for HIV patients.

Both green light, red light for online communion

1 maj, 2020 - 00:42
COVID-19-related meeting restrictions have prompted debate about and experimentation with online communion in The United Methodist Church. Bishops have offered varying instructions.

Both green light, red light for online communion

30 april, 2020 - 18:16
COVID-19-related meeting restrictions have prompted debate about and experimentation with online communion in The United Methodist Church. Bishops have offered varying instructions.

Church clinic offers lifeline to impoverished community

30 april, 2020 - 17:46
Many women travel long distances to access maternity care at United Methodist health center, which also has been designated as an anti-retroviral clinic for HIV patients.

Bishops told connection key in pandemic fight

30 april, 2020 - 00:19
COVID-19 has put proposals to split the church on hold. The Council of Bishops president urged leaders use this time to claim the church’s strengths.


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