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New online church website, marketing courses offered

New online church website, marketing courses offered

More and more churches are realizing they need new ways of presenting themselves—and their light—to the world, of putting their lamps on lampstands, rather than hiding them under “bushel baskets”… Read more

Churches unite in prayer for UMC’s future

Churches unite in prayer for UMC’s future

“Fill your servants with your Holy Spirit.  May they seek you for wisdom, knowledge, love, compassion and clarity as they follow your leading.” About 40 congregants repeated that hopeful appeal… Read more

Sharing UMC’s warmth in frigid Philadelphia

Sharing UMC’s warmth in frigid Philadelphia

A handful of spirited church members joined a young street-marketing team on the shivering sidewalks of Philadelphia’s Center City last weekend to offer hot cocoa and a warm Christmas welcome… Read more

Even in frigid Philly, ‘church can happen anywhere’

Even in frigid Philly, ‘church can happen anywhere’

We believe that for United Methodists “church can happen anywhere,” and it’s happening this weekend in and around Philadelphia’s chilly Center City. But we need more volunteers to come share… Read more

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UMs to offer gift of hospitality in Phila. Dec. 15-18

United Methodists can share a warm cup of hospitality—and warm cocoa—on the streets of Philadelphia Dec. 15-18, along with the message, “When we find the true meaning of Christmas church… Read more

Uniting in the quest to reduce gun violence

Uniting in the quest to reduce gun violence

In mid-December many houses of worship around the nation will observe a collective, interfaith Sabbath of shalom to protect life. But probably few know about. It’s National Gun Violence Prevention… Read more

Nurture dreams, support education on UM Student Day

Nurture dreams, support education on UM Student Day

Offerings on United Methodist Student Day support scholarships for United Methodist students in college and seminary. Student Day, historically our denomination’s first churchwide Special Sunday with offering, is usually observed… Read more

UMC leaders respond to presidential election outcome

UMC leaders respond to presidential election outcome

As Americans continue to process the outcome of Tuesday’s presidential election in various ways that span a spectrum of emotions, United Methodist Church leaders are reaching out to encourage respect,… Read more

UMCOR, churches respond to Hurricane Matthew’s destruction

UMCOR, churches respond to Hurricane Matthew’s destruction

Hurricane Matthew, one of the fiercest hurricanes in nearly a decade, left a trail of destruction including nearly 1,000 dead in Haiti and up to 90 percent of some areas there… Read more

New evangelical group to uphold tradition or seek division

New evangelical group to uphold tradition or seek division

Two UM News Service stories report on the inaugural meeting, Oct. 7, in Chicago, of a new Wesleyan evangelical group that calls for a global witness of steadfast orthodoxy that… Read more