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3 views of how pandemic is challenging UMC at all levels

UM News has published at least three recent news stories that report on UM churches, annual conferences and general agencies all trying to shift their ways of functioning in the… Read more

Sierra Leone bishop fondly remembered for bold leadership

Sierra Leone Area Bishop John K. Yambasu, who died in a car accident Aug. 16, is being remembered for his courage, leadership and love of The United Methodist Church and… Read more

United Methodists Set to Unveil “Dismantling Racism” Initiative

United Methodist CommunicationsOffice of Public Information FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 16, 2020 United Methodists Set to Unveil “Dismantling Racism” Initiative Nashville, Tennessee: United Methodist Church leaders will launch a plan of… Read more

Tentative General Conference dates publicized

After the pandemic-caused postponement, the new prospective dates for The United Methodist Church’s General Conference are 8/31-9/10, 2021.

UMCOR turns 80!

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” — Matthew 25:35,… Read more

US dips below majority of membership

The U.S.’s majority membership status in the UMC may end in 2020 largely because of a continuing decline in U.S. membership and continuing growth across Africa. Learn more…

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