Conferences to consider church structure
Delegates to worldwide United Methodist annual sessions will vote on 32 amendments to change the church’s constitution
Cuba visit brings changes to covenant
The structure of the relationship between Florida and Cuba will be different.
Global Praise: Singing the Church Together (NWO, Mar/Apr 09)
Planting Congregations, Interpreter magazine, Mar/Apr 09
Ecumenical agency announces staff changes
Two executives with the Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns are “no longer with the agency.”
United Methodists clean up after Oklahoma tornados
Church members respond by clearing debris, working at a recovery center and providing other outreach.
Call issued for more covenant relationships between congregations and missionaries
The General Board of Global Ministries is challenging the annual (regional) conferences in the US to increase the number of their covenants by 10 this year.
New group will study church’s worldwide nature
Twenty United Methodists from across the globe will develop recommendations for next General Conference.
United Methodists join protest against Arpaio
Bishop Minerva Carcaño prays for sheriff’s heart to be changed and decries treatment of immigrants.
United Methodist Women Mission Giving Exceeds Pledges for 2008
Despite the declining economy across the globe, the Women’s Division is celebrating the achievement of meeting the projected conference Pledges to Mission for the year of 2008.
Church seeks ‘Union with the Congo’
Union United Methodist Church in Conway, S.C. partners with Congo to dig wells and latrines for 3,000 people.
United Methodists, Catholics begin new dialogue
Topic of Round 7 combines the religious and the secular and addresses environmental responsibility.
Mission agency to cut $3.9 million from budget
The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries is reducing its 2009 operating budget because of a combination of economic factors.
17 conferences pay 100 percent
The level of giving shows that United Methodists “see a different reality,” despite the economic downturn, church leader says.
United Methodists elect Danish pastor as bishop
The Rev. Christian Alsted, 48, will succeed retiring Bishop Øystein Ølsen as leader of the Nordic and Baltic Area.
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