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Love of Christ extends to immigrants living on street

8 hours 13 min ago
Christians offering food for body and soul to immigrants living in deplorable conditions.
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Church in Nigeria sees membership boom

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 8:00pm
As the country’s population approaches 200 million, church leaders focus on evangelism; envision 18 percent annual growth in next 12 years.
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McLaren urges churches to get in alignment

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 8:00pm
Churches face major challenges and must rethink everything from scratch, author says.
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Embracing curiosity can help church, educators say

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 8:00pm
As General Conference approaches, asking questions and listening can lower anxiety level.
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Timing right for sexual ethics summit

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:00am
With #MeToo movement as backdrop, The United Methodist Church's Do No Harm conference draws engaged crowd.
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First patients treated at drug rehabilitation center in Liberia

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 8:00pm
The New Life Recovery Center is offering hope to addicts who wish to turn their lives around
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New UMCOR grants target crisis areas, basic needs

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 8:00pm
United Methodist relief and development agency assists vulnerable populations with emergency needs but also focuses on preparedness and sustainability projects.
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Church launches campaign against early childhood marriages

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 8:00pm
The United Methodist Church’s Ministry with Women, Children and Youth in Zimbabwe recently embarked on a 15-day outreach campaign against violence and childhood marriages.
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Nigerian United Methodists plant 20,000 trees

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:30am
The trees, including acacia, eucalyptus, orange and papaya, are expected to protect degraded environments, safeguard habitats and enhance rural livelihoods.
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'Long road' for recovery from Hurricane Michael

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 8:00pm
In response to Hurricane Michael, South Georgia bishop says church’s mission work “really builds up compassion and strength over time.”
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Expanding partnerships with Native Americans

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 8:00pm
The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries uses its fall meeting to remember history and renew commitments with Native peoples.
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Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Steiner Ball

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 8:00pm
West Virginia Conference’s Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball talks about the Way Forward process and offers brief overviews of the three plans being considered by the 2019 special General Conference.
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Commentary: Evaluating the GC2019 organizational plan

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 8:00pm
A reserve lay delegate praises some of the organizational plan for the special General Conference 2019, but raises concerns about other points, including selection of committee officers.
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Church in Liberia renovates public school in rural village

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 8:00pm
The $130,000 school is the 11th rehabilitated or constructed by the church through its partnership with Norway’s ecumenical Mission Alliance.
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United Methodists gear up for Michael relief

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 8:00pm
For now, the best way for United Methodists to help is to donate money and pray. But teams are standing by to offer long-term aid.
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Top court plays decision-making role

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 8:00pm
As The United Methodist Church moves toward a February legislative meeting, the Judicial Council has been asked to look at constitutionality of proposed plans.
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Big crowds for meetings on denomination’s future

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 8:00pm
United Methodists coming with questions and opinions to conference gatherings before special General Conference to address divisions over homosexuality.
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Upper Room celebrates 80 years in Asia

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 8:00pm
Asia Upper Room gathering held in Korea celebrates anniversary and provides training for today’s devotional editors
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God’s grace flows freely over wall between nations

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 8:00pm
The Methodist Church of Mexico and The United Methodist Church in the U.S. share communion each Sunday on beach divided by a border wall.
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Upper Room celebrates 80 years in Asia

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:30pm
Asia Upper Room gathering held in Korea celebrates anniversary and provides training for today’s devotional editors.
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