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The 2012 Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church is held by an ordained elder. General Conference is expected to debate what church teaches about ministry with gay individuals. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

New York board welcomes gay clergy candidates

The announcement comes soon after another conference board recommended a married lesbian as a provisional deacon. Read More

Desert Southwest Conference

June 18-21, 2015, in Glendale, Arizona Read More

2014 Desert Southwest Annual Conference

June 26-29, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona Read More

In recent months, the numbers of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the U.S. border has surged, drawing both concern and criticism. In this file photo, an abandoned sandal lies just across the border from Mexico near Friendship Park in San Diego. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

United Methodists tending to immigrant minors

United Methodists participated in June 22 training to provide help, pastoral care for hundreds of unaccompanied minors crossing borders into U.S. Read More

The Rev. Esdra Seda introduces Pilar Molina, whose husband has been detained since January 2014, during a prayer vigil at Haws Avenue United Methodist Church, Norristown, Penn.  Photo by John Coleman.

United Methodist message: ‘Suspend deportations’

During April 5-6 weekend of action, church members pray for immigrant families torn apart and call on President to act. Read More

A photo illustration by Mike DuBose, UMNS. Accompanies UMNS story #099. 3/20/12.

Giving keeps pace with denomination’s budget

Many United Methodist conference treasurers have reason to sleep easier now than during the dark days of the 2009 recession. Read More

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