UMC Street View: Cokesbury UMC deepens recovery ministries

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KNOXVILLE, Tn: Cokesbury UMC in Knoxville, TN has added to its already vital recovery ministry, preparing to launch a new ministry specifically for addicted mothers. Cokesbury UMC has been active in recovery ministry for over 10 years and has also helped establish recovery ministries in other communities, including efforts in Lebanon, VA and Ringgold, GA. […]

United Methodists gathering to tackle AIDS crisis

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NASHVILLE, Tn:  Bishop Cynthia Harvey from Louisiana will provide a clarion call to action to those gathered at the 5th United Methodist Global AIDS Fund Conference, Countdown to Zero: Just Save One, to be held September 11-13, 2014 in Denver, Colo. Bishop Harvey is the episcopal leader in a conference that believes the AIDS pandemic must be […]

UMC Street View: FUMC of Glenwood Springs, CO goes green on the roof

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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Co: Many UMCs, particularly ones that have been around for a while, encounter less than desirable structural situations when renovating or making repairs. The uninsulated sanctuary roof is a common issue, but at FUMC of Glenwood Springs they went to uncommon lengths to address the issue. Read more about that here. UMC Street […]

Schaefer’s new book and the shifting LGBT inclusion conversation

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By Cassandra Lawrence Rev. Frank Schaefer’s personal retelling of the events leading up to his trial and defrocking, are detailed in his new book, “Defrocked: How a Father’s Love Shook the United Methodist Church” (UMC). “I never got to tell my side of the story,” Schaefer says on why he wrote the memoir, which officially […]

Young adults head to the Philippines for missionary training and commissioning

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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 […]

Discussion on “A Way Forward” Continues

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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 […]

How Did We Get Here, Where Do We Go From Here

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Where did this schism talk come from? Where are we going to go from here?

United Methodist Congregation in Indiana Severs Ties with Cub Scouts

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DAYTON, IN – The Dayton United Methodist Church located in Dayton, IN announced this past Sunday that they were officially severing all ties with the Boy Scouts of America. As reported in the Lafayette Journal and Courier newspaper, the church’s administrative council voted unanimously on June 11, 2013 not to renew the charter for Cub […]

Leaders: Ethnic diversity critical to church future

CHICAGO—Just about everyone agrees that the United Methodist Church needs to draw more people and younger people to reverse decades of declining membership in the United States. Add to the list the need to bring more people of color into the United Methodist fold. That was an overarching theme of a Nov. 29-Dec. 1 meeting […]

Dawn Wiggins Hare named to lead Commission on Status and Role of Women

By Susan Keaton, Special Contributor… Dawn Wiggins Hare, an Alabama circuit court judge who was honored this year for leadership in her Alabama-West Florida Annual (regional) Conference, has been named the top executive of the UMC’s Commission on the Status and Role of Women. The commission’s board elected Hare, of Monroeville, Ala., to the position […]

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