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Bishops face penalties for auditing issues

The denomination’s finance agency is cutting off one bishop’s episcopal office funds, while it continues sanctions against East Africa Area Bishop Daniel Wandabula. Read More

The Rev. P. Harvey Willie, superintendent of the Gbarnga district, talks with two United Methodist clergymen about the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. Willie, center, is shown with the Rev. Boye Davis, left, an instructor at the Gbarnga School of Theology, and the Rev. David Bondo, Jorkoleh district superintendent. UMNS photo by Julu Swen

Liberian church hit hard even as Ebola pace slows

Nine fatalities in one United Methodist congregation, with others under treatment. Read More

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky speaks about Sand Creek Massacre at the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference in Pueblo in June while holding a rock from Act of Repentance from the 2012 United Methodist General Conference.  Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

United Methodists to observe Sand Creek 150th

Church members will join in Colorado commemoration of massacre that a Methodist clergyman led against a Native American village. Read More

Churchgoers' offering accumulates to support the work of bishops and general agencies, among other global church efforts. Photo illustration by Joey Butler and Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Bishops to get a 3 percent raise in 2015

The United Methodist Church's finance agency based the pay increase on a bishop compensation study and trends in the secular workforce. Read More

Côte d’Ivoire United Methodist Women bow their heads in prayer at a service celebration the women’s partnership with the social media network Pubcell CI. Photo by Isaac Broune, UMNS

African women earn money via cellphone subscription

Profits from cellphone advertising on a social media network are providing money for United Methodist women in Côte d’Ivoire to start businesses. Read More

Christ's Foundry United Methodist Church in Dallas held a watch party for President Obama's Thursday, Nov. 20 televised address on immigration. Before the address, volunteers took names and addresses of those attending, hoping to help with their application for legal status.

United Methodists praise president’s immigration order

President Barack Obama’s executive order offer mercy and justice but it fails to answer everyone’s prayers. Read More

Marchers assemble in the Wesleyan University gymnasium before walking a mile in solidarity to the Plaza Lucero for a candlelight vigil to express displeasure with government corruption. Photo courtesy of Gladys P. Mangiduyos

Filipino church members walk for accountability

United Methodists in the Philippines join calls to end use of “pork barrel” public funds by government officials. Read More

One of the panels in a quilt at the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History depicts two women in a reflective pose, representing the struggle of women for representation and ordination. Photo courtesy of the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History

A United Methodist story of welcoming the immigrant

The current debate over immigration brings The United Methodist Church's history of working with long-ago immigrant women into focus. Read More

Members of the university community kneel in prayer during a service at Landis Green at Florida State University in Tallahassee following a shooting in the school's library. Photo by Alvaro Gabaldon, Florida State University

Campus ministry offers support, prayers after FSU shootings

United Methodist students at University of Florida express ‘solidarity’ with FSU Wesley Foundation after shootings. Read More

Light and Life United Methodist Church in Tacloban City, Philippines, is still housed in a temporary building a year after Typhoon Yolanda destroyed the previous sanctuary. Photo by Iris Terana and Geraldine Ayoste, UMNS

Light and Life Church rises from typhoon wreckage

Recovery from Typhoon Yolanda continues to be a struggle. Read More