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Connectional Table sets evaluation goals for agencies

The 59-member Connectional Table established plans to evaluate general church agencies during a Nov. 18-20 meeting at the United Methodist Board of Discipleship. On behalf of the body’s Evaluation... Read More

Two and one-half cents out of every dollar given to local churches is used to support general church ministries. A UMNS photo illustration by Kathleen S. Barry.

Principles approved to guide 2016 GC budget work

Members of the Connectional Table and GCFA established principles that will guide preparation of general church apportionment proposals to the 2016 General Conference. Read More

A communion wafer is painted with the world and projected on the screen at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference. A UMNS photo by Kathleen S. Barry.

Church continues reassessing global relationships

The United Methodist Church is likely to continue its decades-long struggle to define the relationship between churches in the United States and congregations in Africa, Asia and Europe. Read More

Bishop Swanson

Men need new Christian identity––Bishop Swanson

“Men are in search of a new Christian identity.” That’s what Mississippi Area Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. told the General Commission on United Methodist Men, at the conclusion... Read More

Summit Heights United Methodist

United Methodists launch effort to expand scouting ministry

NASHVILLE, Tenn.––The number of Scout troops and other youth-serving agencies sponsored by United Methodist congregations is likely to increase over the next 12 months. The General Commission on United Methodist... Read More

United Methodist Men gather around the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Indianapolis during the 1913 convention.

4,000 expected at United Methodist Men event

United Methodist leaders expect 4,000 men to attend the 11th national gathering of United Methodist Men this summer in Nashville. The theme of the event will be “From the Inside Out,”... Read More

Gil Hanke and one of the 415 Haitian children tested for hearing loss, and suitability for hearing aids. Photo by Dr. Ricardo Gautier

Hope of Hearing restarts in Haiti

Gil Hanke, the top executive of United Methodist Men, just completed his 25th mission trip to Haiti. There, he continued his work with others to help children hear clearly. Read More