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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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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

Judicial Council to Hear Case of the Rev. Frank Schaefer

The Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church will conduct an Oral Hearing in the case of the Rev. Frank Schaefer on October 22, 2014, at the Doubletree Hotel at 185 Union Avenue... Read More

Agency Heads Meet with White House Staff: Discuss Issues of Common Concern

Staff of the Obama administration and the heads of the agencies of The United Methodist Church discussed issues of common concern. Read More

Connectional Table to host human sexuality live stream

The Connectional Table seeks input and questions from United Methodists for November 1 event. Read More

Communications Chief Exec to Retire Next Year

The Rev. Larry Hollon, chief executive of United Methodist Communications, announced today his plans to retire in the next 9-10 months. Read More

Jill Costello, project manager with the ICT4D Church Initiatives at United Methodist Communications, Nashville, Tenn., sends an historic text message regarding the Ebola outbreak on the morning of August 19 to Julu Swen in the office of Liberia Bishop John G. Innis.

United Methodist Communications fights Ebola with technology

United Methodist Communications has implemented a communications strategy aimed at controlling Ebola, saving lives and comforting those affected. Read More