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Church & Society releases revised UM Social Principles

CHICAGO — At its final meeting of the quadrennium, the board of directors of the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) introduced the Revised Social Principles to entire church. The… Read more

Bishops offer black church response to UMC controversy

For Immediate ReleaseOctober 21, 2019 The Ebony Bishops of The United Methodists Church (African-American bishops serving in the United States) have called on the denomination to include African-American clergy and… 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

It’s time to make a plan for World Communion Sunday

“I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you.” — 2… Read more

Mass shootings prompt concerns, prayer, action

How is your church responding to the recent spate of mass shootings in the U.S.? If your congregation is taking some action, or if you have addressed these tragedies in… Read more

UM beliefs, actions, concerns relate to special General Conference

As we prepare for the Special Session of the UMC’s General Conference, February 23-26, in St. Louis, Mo., UM News Service has been publishing an abundance of news and feature articles and… Read more

Bishops, churches “Praying our Way Forward”

With the United Methodist Church’s Special Session of General Conference, Feb. 23-26, its leaders and many members are calling for intensive prayer. At least one Eastern PA Conference church—and perhaps… Read more

Furloughed government workers turn to the church

UM churches around the nation, including in Eastern PA, are trying to stand in the gap for furloughed government workers. UM News Services reports on what’s happening among many churches… Read more

New ads proclaim the UMC ‘Movement Continues’

United Methodist Communications (UMCom) has produced a series of colorful, uplifting  ads to promote the UMC’s global commitment to its mission: “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the… Read more