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Newly chartered NorthStar UMC leads the way

By John W. Coleman “God has touched my life through this church,” said teenager Austin Boettlin, sharing how his life has changed during his five years at NorthStar United Methodist… Read more

Tamara Clark elected Treasurer of National UMW

Former Eastern PA Conference staff member Tamara C. Clark has been elected treasurer of the United Methodist Women’s (UMW) national organization…  Read more

Laity Sunday, Special Sundays

Churches encouraged to celebrate Laity Sunday

Laity Sunday is more than a chance to give your pastor a Sunday off. It is an important opportunity to share and celebrate the gifts of the faithful laity.   The… Read more

HOPE! Talks 2 Reboot event, Oct. 19

Pastors of small congregations will inspire us with great stories of how God imparts hope through creative ministries. 10 speakers, 10 minutes each. Connect. Learn new perspectives.   Learn more…  Read more

Being United Methodist: Hispanic/Latino Ministries

Latino UM leaders in Michigan suggest how the church can reach and embrace Latino neighbors and serve their communities. View video. Also learn about the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries at https://nphlm.org/  Read more

Conference leadership opportunities for all!

The Conference Leadership Committee asks all clergy and lay members to use this Leadership and Service Interest Form to indicate how and where they are willing to serve on.   Read more

2 groups send petitions about UMC future to GC2020

UM News published two stories in the past week about UMC reorganization and dissolution proposals that moderate and progressive groups have sent to the 2020 General Conference. One set of… Read more

Puerto Rico recovers from 2017 hurricanes, aided by UMCOR, UMVIM

By John W. Coleman September 18, 2019 | ATLANTA As September’s Hurricane Dorian grazed Puerto Rico’s coast, residents were relieved to be spared an encore of the historic, widespread destruction… Read more

Dorian response illustrates how UMCOR works

As the Bahamas and communities along the eastern coast of the United States begin to recover from Hurricane Dorian, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is assisting with relief efforts everywhere…. Read more

‘Do No Harm, Do Good’

As The United Methodist Church prepares for General Conference 2020, numerous legislative petitions flooded in by last week’s deadline for consideration. Certainly, we should always have as the backdrop…  Read more