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Judi Kenaston, standing, talks with members of the Connectional Table’s advisory group on U.S. matters about ideas for a new U.S. structure. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Church leaders look at possible U.S. structure

United Methodists long have batted around the idea of adding a church body to take up exclusively U.S. issues. The idea has faced stiff resistance. Read More

Connectional Table members Josephine Deere of Oklahoma, left, and Miracle Oscan of Malawi discuss the connections among different parts of The United Methodist Church during an icebreaking exercise. The Connectional Table, meeting in Oslo, Norway, approved a plan that ties agency evaluation to the denomination’s budget. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Plan approved for agency evaluation

The Connectional Table’s plan calls for aligning its agency-evaluation work with the development of the denomination’s budget. Read More

Manchester attack: ‘Turn from evil and do good’

British Methodist, other church leaders express horror over targeting of children, youth at a Manchester concert and call for prayer. Read More

Thomas Kemper, the top executive of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, the denomination’s mission agency, talks about the global refugee crisis during a meeting of the Connectional Table in Oslo, Norway. On May 20, the Connectional Table designated $100,000 of the denomination’s contingency funds to help United Methodists stand with immigrants. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Church response to migration gets boost

Connectional Table allots more funding and sets date for an offering to support United Methodist ministries with today’s migrants. Read More

Jesus' ascension has been celebrated by Christians through the centuries. Stained glass by Francois Denis, photo by Crochet.david, via Wikimedia Commons.

Why Ascension Day matters to United Methodists

The Wesleys, leaders of the early Methodist movement, called this an important holy day. A hymn explains its significance. Read More

Professor Johnson N. Gwaikolo, center, president of United Methodist University in Monrovia, Liberia, sits in his office with Dr. Mator M. F. Kpangbai, left, and the Rev. George Weagba. Gwaikolo said the university is grateful for a grant from the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries that will allow its College of Health Sciences to be moved from Ganta United Methodist Hospital to a new location with classrooms, laboratories and a generator house. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS.

University gets grant to move College of Health Sciences

The College of Health Sciences of the United Methodist University is being moved from Ganta United Methodist Hospital. Read More

The Pacific Northwest Conference board of ordained ministry reaffirmed its 2016 decision not to consider issues of sexuality when evaluating candidates for ordained ministry. Photo courtesy of the board of ordained ministry.

Boards reaffirm stand for LGBTQ clergy candidates

The United Methodist New York and Pacific Northwest conference boards of ordained ministry again publicly declared they would not consider issues of sexuality when evaluating clergy candidates. Read More

A marching band starts the parade of children during National Day celebration on May 17 in Oslo, Norway. On May 17, the country celebrates the signing of its constitution in 1814.

Church leaders connect with Norway’s big day

The Connectional Table opened its meeting in Oslo on the nation’s constitution day and got to experience a bit of Norwegian Methodism. Read More

‘Methodist middle’ committed to living together

A gathering of church leaders convened to talk about the mostly silent “Methodist middle” amid debates and discussion of division. Read More

John Wesley, a founder of The United Methodist Church, had a special Holy Spirit moment. Photo by Joe Iovino, United Methodist Communications.

Holy Spirit moments: Learning from Wesley at Aldersgate

John Wesley’s heart was strangely warmed during a period of seeking God. We too can prepare ourselves to hear God speaking to us. Read More