Wednesday's meeting of the Residential Bishops Forum in San Diego began with worship as Bishop Hope Morgan Ward of the Raleigh Episcopal Area preached about the Scripture, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
On Tuesday, May 7, beginning at 1:30 p.m. PDT, United Methodist bishops from all over the world will visit the U.S. – Mexico border to immerse themselves in the reality of life at the Southern border of the U.S. and sharpen their focus on how the church can be in ministry to persons residing there.
Eighty-five to 90 percent of deaths from malaria are women and children under five. Imagine No Malaria, a ministry of The United Methodist Church, is launching a Mother’s Day campaign so that mothers in Africa will be able to fight malaria and nurture their children into thriving adults.
Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, expressed appreciation and gratitude for the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI in a letter to the Nuncio of the Holy See in Berlin, Archbishop Jean-Claude Périsset.
The United Methodist Church's efforts to battle malaria and HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will get a boost, thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
When Rachel Woodlee, a senior at United Methodist-affiliated Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., heard she was selected as one of 32 Rhodes Scholars in November, she called her parents to share the news. “My mom was crying, which made me cry. They were tears of joy, of course,” she laughed.
More than 100 Imagine No Malaria advocates, including United Methodist members from 29 states, 40 annual conferences and five participants from Africa, will meet with members of Congress on December 3-4 during a “Days on the Hill” gathering in Washington, D.C. to urge continued global health funding.
This year, the National Retail Federation estimates Americans will spend $525 billion on Christmas presents. United Methodist Communications invites everyone to Rethink Church and Reclaim Christmas by simplifying the season and spending time helping others, instead of spending money.
Boston University has become the third United Methodist related institution to join the Association of American Universities (AAU), an elite organization of 61 leading research universities in the United States and Canada.
In the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, United Methodist Communications is spreading a message of hope from The United Methodist Church to those living in affected areas with national and regional advertising.