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Photo courtesy by Urban Poiema Church Communications Team.

“We have baptized more than 67 people during last year and received them in the family of Jesus”, said the Rev. Juan Garay who is pastor at Urban Poiema Church.

Vibrant, multicultural congregation growing

A multicultural ministry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has more than doubled membership in the past three years. The pastor talks about the church's journey. Read More

 
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Singer Michael Franti joins the rally for Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in front of San Francisco’s City Hall on June 21.

Appointments leave Glide without United Methodist pastor

Bishop Minerva Carcaño, episcopal leader of the California-Nevada Annual Conference is conducting a ministry assessment of the church. Read More

Yollanda Washaya, innovation hub manager for Africa University, works to implement new ideas such as building a biogas digester to recycle waste, operating a 3D printer to create prototypes, and branding. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS.

AU students working on clean energy

Students at the United Methodist university are researching a renewable clean energy source for rural communities. Read More

United Methodist Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, vice-moderator of the World Council of Churches Central Committee,  greets Pope Francis in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo by Albin Hillert, WCC.

Pope Francis models Christian unity at WCC

Pope’s visit highlights ecumenical cooperation, caps off meeting that also included a focus on peace on Korean peninsula. Read More

The National Federation of Asian American United Methodists’ 2018 gathering on May 4 at El Segundo United Methodist Church in El Segundo, California. Photo by Pong Javier.

Asian-Americans celebrate church tradition

The National Federation for Asian American United Methodists celebrated 43 years of advocating for what is now the fastest-growing population in the U.S. Read More

Micheline Ongambo and Prince Onaunya of Youth for Christ in the Kindu South District of the East Congo Conference raise their hands in prayer during youth leadership training.  Photo by Chadwack Tambwe Londe, UMNS.

Youth leaders focus on guiding others to Jesus Christ

Two workshops in Congo encourage effective, prophetic and transforming leadership for the church and the community. Read More

United Methodist Bishop Jane Allen Middleton speaks during a protest in Washington calling for an end to a U.S. immigration policy of separating children from their parents. President Donald Trump signed an order to end the policy of forced separation. Photo by Erik Alsgaard, UMNS.

Order ending family separations welcomed

Still, United Methodists cautioned that details of any policy shift are important and stressed that the executive order isn’t enough. Read More

Photo of William Lawrence by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Commentary: Threat of schism hangs over jubilee of church

The constitution of The United Methodist Church faces a critical test, the Rev. William B. Lawrence and Sally Curtis AsKew write in an essay about the crisis facing the denomination. Read More

People gather in the Plaza Miranda in Manila, Philippines, to mourn the death of the Rev. Richmond Nilo, a Catholic priest who was shot and killed June 10 while preparing for Mass in Zaragoza, about 60 miles north of Manila. Photo courtesy of Norma Dollaga.

United Methodists join protest of priest killings

More than 100 people attend Day of Mourning and Protest in Plaza Miranda after fourth priest is killed June 10. Read More

“We have baptized more than 67 people during last year and received them in the family of Jesus”, said the Rev. Juan Garay who is pastor at Urban Poiema Church. Photo courtesy by Urban Poiema Church Communications Team.

Vibrant, multicultural congregation growing

A multicultural ministry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has more than doubled membership in the past three years. The pastor talks about the church's journey. Read More

Kim and Donna Hines of Rockport, Texas, who lost their home in Hurricane Harvey, accept a quilt from Zelina Alvarado, a case management worker from the Rio Texas Conference. The conference was able to find financing and volunteer labor that helped the couple make a new home from their garage and a second structure on their property. Photo courtesy of the Rio Texas Conference.

Rio Texas offers hurricane recovery tour

United Methodist conference notes progress made, but need for volunteers continues nine months after Harvey. Read More