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Pamela Roshell, flanked by faith leaders and other health officials, addresses a press conference on ending childhood obesity at West End United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. Roshell is regional director of Region IV of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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UMC featured in USA Today’s Black History Month edition

The United Methodist Church will be featured in USA Today’s special edition for Black History Month, released on February 2, 2015. Two separate ads will take a look at the critical... Read More

Council of Bishops Executive Committee Meets in Dallas

The Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church held its annual January meeting on the 13th-14th in Dallas, Texas. Read More

Human Sexuality Task Force Hosts its Third Panel

The Connectional Table’s Human Sexuality Task Force will be hosting its third and final panel on human sexuality Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Read More

Imagine No Malaria encourages churches to ‘give up, take up, lift up, look up’ with Lent resources

Imagine No Malaria encourages United Methodist congregations to "give up, take up, lift up and look up" with seven weeks of new 2015 Lent resources available for downloading now. Read More

Just Resolution Achieved in Complaint Process

Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky, President of the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops, announced that a just resolution has been reached regarding a complaint against Bishop Melvin G. Talbert. Read More

Wesley Choral Festival Invites Choral Singers and Choirs For Event To Benefit Imagine No Malaria

Save the date for the 2015 Wesley Choral Festival when choirs and individual choral singers are invited to participate in a four-day event May 21-24 in Washington, D.C., that culminates... Read More

On Giving Tuesday, Imagine No Malaria

Imagine No Malaria has set a goal of raising $250,000 in support on Giving Tuesday, December 2, 2014 to help save children in Africa from a preventable disease. Read More

Social-justice agency commends president for ‘critical first step’

The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society sent a letter to President Obama commending him on his executive order extending deferred status to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. Read More

Volunteers place stickers on buildings they visit while sharing information about Ebola. Friday, Sept. 19, was day one of a three day lockdown in Sierra Leone. Photo by Phileas Jusu.

Letter urges compassion, not stigmatization in Ebola crisis

Representatives of the Council of Bishops and the Board of Global Ministries issued a letter in response to the Ebola crisis affecting West Africa. Read More

Bishops call United Methodists to prayer in human sexuality statement

The Council of Bishops issued a statement concerning human sexuality, addressing diverse perspectives and calling for prayer. Read More

Imagine No Malaria Advent 2014 resources

Downloadable Imagine No Malaria Advent resources include sermon starters, hymn suggestions and children's messages. Read More

Council of Bishops Announces Constitutional Amendments Voting Results

All four amendments to The United Methodist Church's constitution approved by the 2012 General Conference received majority of votes to be ratified by annual conferences. Read More

Imagine No Malaria Update Planned for November 4

November 3, 2014

The Imagine No Malaria initiative is set to provide an update to the Council of Bishops on November 4 about its $75 million campaign to aid in elimination of malaria deaths. Read More

These two children in India were born HIV-free, thanks to a clinic in Namakkal that was initially started with a grant from the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund. Photo courtesy of Don Messer.

This Christmas, help a child be born AIDS-free

Join United Methodists in fighting AIDS with a number of resources aimed to JUST SAVE ONE. Read More

Council of Bishops meets in Oklahoma City

United Methodist bishops from Africa, Europe, Asia and the U.S. will gather in Oklahoma City for the Council of Bishops meeting, November 2-7, 2014. Read More

Using animation to battle Ebola

United Methodist Communications, Chocolate Moose Media and iHeed have collaborated to produce a new animated video that aims to dispel myths about Ebola and help save lives. Read More

Music or dance ensembles sought for General Conference

United Methodist choirs and worship ensemble groups from around the world may now audition online for an invitation to perform at the 2016 General Conference. Read More

United Methodist churches work together to fight hunger

Local United Methodist churches will Rethink Church and fight hunger this fall with a new effort aimed at feeding individuals and equipping communities near and far. Read More

United Methodist college students Imagine What’s NEXT

Hundreds of college students will gather November 7-9 for a weekend of discernment, fellowship, worship and inspiration. Read More

Mission agency will match $1 million on UMC #GivingTuesday

The United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries announced that on Dec. 2, 2014, it will match up to $1 million in gifts made online to any project through The Advance as part... Read More