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UM In the News are stories from other websites profiling United Methodist clergy and laity in their practice of ministry and daily life.

Young adults head to the Philippines for missionary training and commissioning

NEW YORK, Ny: This week, 42 young adults from 11 countries have gathered in the Philippines to get ready for service as Generation Transformation Global Mission Fellows. On July 19, 2014, they will respond to God’s call on their life when they are commissioned by the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries. They will be sent […]

UMC Giving launches new website

United Methodist Giving Helps Local Churches Exercise Generosity and Faith Together With New Website Launch Nashville, Tenn.: United Methodist Communications has launched an all-new, redesigned website at UMCGiving.org. The new site offers Biblical perspective to help United Methodists across the globe align their giving practices with their personal faith. With easy navigation, there is a section dedicated specifically […]

Recently Read: Schism Through a Young United Methodist’s Eyes

Michael Moore grew up as a pastor’s child in the UMC in the North GA Conference and is serving as a Social Justice intern with the Communications Dept. at the General Board of Church & Society. Last week he wrote a post expressing his thoughts on schism as a young adult who cares deeply about his […]

Discussion on “A Way Forward” Continues

Yesterday Rob Renfroe of Good News, A Forum for Scriptural Christianity posted an open letter to Rev. Adam Hamilton and Rev. Mike Slaughter, challenging the content of their proposal for a means by which the United Methodist Church might remain institutionally united while still divided by issue. The “A Way Forward for a United Methodist […]

UM in the News: George W. Bush surprises Rev. Mark Craig at Methodist award dinner

Rev. Mark Craig, retired pastor of the Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX was recently awarded the 2013 Methodist Health System Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award, and was surprised when a special guest arrived at the awards ceremony: Many people spoke about Craig’s positive work in the Dallas community — including Methodist Health System […]

UM in the News: Pastor gives up career, possessions to become a UM minister

The Gulf Coast News profiled Trish Bruner, pastor of the Foley UMC in Foley, AL: “I had no desire to be a preacher,” she says. “But I called my preacher and told him about it, and he said, ‘I’m not surprised at all.’” Bruner decided to obey. She gave her business away and put her […]

Pastor arrives at new congregation as a homeless man

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn — Pastor Willie Lyle was preparing to make the move to to a new appointment at the Sango United Methodist Church in Clarksville, TN when God showed up. In a dream Lyle believed God was calling him to spend the 4 days before his first Sunday at the new church living on the […]