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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

By John W. Coleman 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… 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

Bishop Johnson begins 2nd term on Church & Society board

Bishop Johnson begins 2nd term on Church & Society board

Bishop Peggy Johnson begins her second term on the General Board of Church and Society today at the board’s organizational meeting for the 2017-2020 quadrennium. The meeting, Sept. 21-24, is… Read more

Pictured are six of the girls stranded at June Hartranft Memorial Primary School for Girls in Sierra Leone after the country’s deadly Ebola outbreak. From left are Esther Cooper, 15; Kadiatu Juana, 10; Hawa Bayoh, 10; Ramatu Kamara, 11; Magdalene Kamara, 9; and Aminata Bayoh, 11.

Sierra Leone school struggles after Ebola, but relies on Ephrata UMC’s support

In the UM News Service August 16 story “United Methodists care for girls stranded after Ebola” Sierra Leone Conference Communications Director Phileas Jusu writes about the lingering effects of the… Read more

3 UM clergy arrested for sit-in protest over wages at PHL

3 UM clergy arrested for sit-in protest over wages at PHL

About a dozen clergy leaders staged a sit-in protest for higher wages at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday, July 21, and were briefly arrested. Among them were: the Rev. David… Read more

UM clergy close both political conventions in prayer

UM clergy close both political conventions in prayer

Two UM clergymen are part of the prayer life of both national political conventions happening this month in the U.S. presidential race. And both get to play their key roles… Read more