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‘Do No Harm’ event to get new date

Plans for “Do No Harm 2015,” a sexual ethics summit addressing prevention of and response to abuse, misconduct and harassment of a sexual nature within The United Methodist Church, are being... Read More

‘Do No Harm’ event to get new date

Plans for "Do No Harm 2015," a sexual ethics summit addressing prevention of and response to abuse, misconduct and harassment of a sexual nature within The United Methodist Church, are being... Read More

Rev. David Cosmiano is a United Methodist district superintendent for Eastern Visayas in the Philippines, a region heavily impacted by Typhoon Haiyan last November. Photo credit: Jerome Mercado

UMCOR’s Return to Leyte

By Rev. David D. Cosmiano, District Superintendent, United Methodist Church, Eastern Visayas District, Philippines. On December 5-6, 2013, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) returned to Leyte Province in the... Read More

Her hands spattered with paint, United Methodist volunteer Kathy Ahmad takes a break from renovating the Methodist Children’s Home orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to play a game with Franckenson Renevil. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

Top tips from a handbook for mission volunteers

“A Mission Journey: A Handbook for Volunteers” was developed by a task force of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission and international Volunteers in Mission. Included are team activities, a “best... Read More

Judicial Council releases April docket

The United Methodist Judicial Council has released the docket for its April 23-25 meeting in Little Rock, Ark. Read More

Bishop Ken Carter Jr. of the Florida Annual (regional) Conference speaks to the Lifewatch Sanctity of Life Service of Worship.

Bishop says include unborn in ‘radically inclusive church’ mission

Bishop Ken Carter Jr. told the 26th annual Lifewatch Sanctity of Life Service that the mission of a radically inclusive church must include the unborn in its inclusiveness. The bishop... Read More

The Rev. Eric Smith, left, and Rabbi Adam Morris in processional at worship service celebrating covenant between Park Hill United Methodist Church and Temple Micah in Denver. Photo courtesy of Donald E. Messer and Park Hill UMC.

Denver church, temple sign interreligious covenant

Swinging and swaying in song, with shouts of joy and waves of clapping, members of Park Hill United Methodist and Temple Micah celebrated a new interreligious covenant bonding church and... Read More

An Inveneo-installed wireless networking dish provides connectivity to a NetHope member NGO in Tacloban. Photo courtesy of Inveneo.

Reconnecting the Philippines: Tracking the progress

Editor’s note: Since Typhoon Haiyan (known regionally as Yolanda) hit the Philippines Nov. 8, 2013, United Methodist Communications and its partners have been working to help restore communications in... Read More

In this scene from “I Have a Dream” The Musical from TheatreSouth Atlanta, city official Bull Conner enforces segregation policies by arresting marchers during a 1963 civil rights demonstration in Birmingham, Ala. UMNS Photo by Yonnick Jones.

Musical brings words of Martin Luther King Jr. to life

United Methodist Brigitte Keane is fulfilling a personal vision to make a social justice contribution in her adopted hometown of Miami by supporting the touring production of “I Have a... Read More

Free GCSRW webinar series begins Feb. 4

A series of webinars aimed at helping develop principled leaders in The United Methodist Church is being offered this year by the General Commission on the Status and Role of... Read More

Members of St. Andrews United Methodist Church in the St. Albans area of West Virginia filled water containers for community members affected by a chemical spill. Photo by Adam Cunningham..

West Virginia churches help during water ban

The lifting of a “do not use” order for tap water in nine West Virginia counties began today after a chemical spill left 300,000 people without potable water for several days. Read More

Commentary: Discipleship requires evangelism

“Church is where we learn and are reminded of who we are and how we fit into God’s larger story, “ writes the Rev. Heather Heinzman Lear, director of evangelism... Read More

Is sexual misconduct still an issue?

Is sexual misconduct an issue of concern in The United Methodist Church? The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women reports some interesting responses to sexual ethics questions... Read More

Bishop Sally Dyck of the Northern Illinois Conferenct (standing), host of one of two Ministry with the Poor roundtables, welcomes participants. She is one of several United Methodist leaders who are re-examining how the church ministers with the poor. A UMNS photo by Anne Marie Gerhardt.

Mobilizing in Ministry with the Poor

The church reaches out to the people in poverty in many ways, but some United Methodist leaders are re-examining how the church ministers with the poor and if it can... Read More

The Present Political Crisis in Ukraine

Missionary John Calhoun offers insight into how United Methodists are responding to the political crisis in Ukraine. As we begin a new year, the people of Read More