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Harriett Jane Olson, United Methodist Women chief executive officer, gives closing remarks at the United Methodist Women Assembly 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.

United Methodist Women urged to boldly change world

More than 6,000 women gathered for three days of listening, learning and social action geared toward giving them the “power of bold.” Read More

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United Methodist bishops pose for a group photo in May 2017 on the steps of First United Methodist Church in Dallas.

Church court asked to set scope of petitions

The United Methodist Church's top court, the Judicial Council, will hear arguments related to what legislation can be submitted to the special General Conference in 2019. Read More

 
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Harriett Jane Olson, United Methodist Women chief executive officer, gives closing remarks at the United Methodist Women Assembly 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

United Methodist Women urged to boldly change world

More than 6,000 women gathered for three days of listening, learning and social action geared toward giving them the “power of bold.” Read More

The Rev. Cecelia Marpleh, district superintendent for the Liberia Conference, presents a motorbike to Pastor William Kulah for his travels to Gbanjuloma United Methodist Church each week. With the motorbike, it takes him five hours to get to his assigned church. Photo be E Julu Swen, UMNS.

Bicycles, motorbikes help spread gospel in Liberia

Local pastors continue to benefit from church’s Bikes and Bibles ministry as they travel long distances to lead worship, evangelize. Read More

Courtesy photo of Jared Black.

Church helps while grieving mass shooting victim

Aldersgate United Methodist in Santa Fe, Texas, opens doors to agencies providing counseling and other support. Read More

The Rev Alicia Coltzer-Besser, superintendent of the Texas Conference's Southeast District, and her mother, Margaret Heck. Heck was substitute teaching at Santa Fe High School, near Galveston, Texas, when a mass shooting occurred there May 18. She was unharmed. Photo courtesy Texas Conference.

United Methodists, bishop respond to school shooting

United Methodists in the Santa Fe, Texas, area and Bishop Scott Jones have responded to a deadly school shooting. Read More

Bishop Kenneth H. Carter Jr. (middle) and Bishop Bruce R. Ough listen to Bishop Cynthia F. Harvey during a May 4 press conference after the Council of Bishops recommended the One Church Plan to help The United Methodist Church stay unified despite division over how to minister with LGBTQ persons. The council issued a May 18 press release clarifying its recommendation. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Bishops clarify statement on Way Forward recommendation

One Church Plan is headed for the special General Conference as legislation with ʽsupplementary materials’ provided on two other plans. Read More

Deaconess Evana Lewis (front) of the New York Conference joins other United Methodist Women in a rally for a fair living wage on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus during the United Methodist Women Assembly 2018. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Women act on faith, ‘pass out grace’

United Methodist women from around the world kick off 2018 Assembly with day of work and advocacy. Read More

The Rev. Jose Nieves (standing, foreground) meets at Boggy Creek Elementary with families who were displaced from Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria and have relocated to Kissimmee, Fla. Photo by Linda Logston.

Florida United Methodists help Puerto Rican refugees

United Methodists in Kissimmee, Florida, have helped more than 600 Puerto Rican families who arrived in the Orlando area after hurricanes Irma and Maria. Read More

United Methodist bishops pose for a group photo in May 2017 on the steps of First United Methodist Church in Dallas. Photo by Maidstone Mulenga, Council of Bishops.

Church court asked to set scope of petitions

The United Methodist Church's top court, the Judicial Council, will hear arguments related to what legislation can be submitted to the special General Conference in 2019. Read More

A woman writes on a chalkboard during training provided for the wives of theology students at Kindu United Methodist University in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The seminary students are often accompanied by their spouses, and classes in literacy, cooking and sewing support the women in their future role as pastors’ wives. Photo by Judith Osongo Yanga, UMNS.

Training transforms lives in Congo

While their husbands study theology, women learn vocational skills that improve self-esteem and benefit families. Read More

Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton (center), who leads the New York Conference, speaks during a meeting of the Commission on General Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. Seated to the left and right are Duncan McMillan, the commission chair, and Moses Kumar, General Conference treasurer. Photo by Art McClanahan, Iowa Conference.

Paying for the special General Conference

The Commission on General Conference approved registration fees for visitors to GC2019. A big concern is helping delegates do their work. Read More