FUMC Midland, TX, brings Cuban pastor to establish Hispanic ministry

“We wanted to do this because there is a rapidly growing Spanish-speaking and English-speaking Hispanic population growing in Midland.

Board approves budget, prepares for General Conference 2016

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By Nicole Burdakin NASHVILLE, Tn: A report on the Young Clergy Initiative, a discussion about the state of theological education and necessary preparations for General Conference 2016 were included in the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s Board of Directors meeting, Aug. 6-8 in Nashville. The Board also approved a $42.55 million budget for […]

Back-to-school resources available on GBOD website

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A collection of back-to-school resources to help congregations and families prepare for the new school year – from prayers and litanies to articles about bullying – are now available at the General Board of Discipleship (GBOD) website.

Life After School Summit helps dreams come true

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More than 150 youth and family members attended the Life After School Summit at St. Mark UMC in Taylors, S.C., on May 17, 2014, for presentations and exhibits by representatives from colleges and universities, the armed forces and other organizations.

UM clergy Frank Schaefer’s “Defrocked” released today by Chalice Press

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Today is the official release by Chalice Press of UM clergy Frank Schaefer’s book “Defrocked.” Due to the continuing attention around the UMC community on this polarizing subject, UMR is posting an exclusive book excerpt and a UMR editor will separately review Schaefer’s book in the coming weeks.

Recently Read: The United Methodist Church is Split on Gays. But is Schism the Answer?

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There is something radical about people coming together each week despite major differences of opinion and still calling one another brother and sister. Schism threatens that.

Bishops urge compassion, prayer for border crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C.:  In response to the rise in unaccompanied migrant children crossing the U.S. border, the executive committee of the Council of Bishops has called on United Methodists across the connection to “pray, reflect and engage in acts of compassion.” According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have been […]

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 […]

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