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  • Wesleyan Wisdom: Do Mr. Wesley’s Insights Help Our Divisiveness?

    Dr. Don Haynes gives insight into how Wesley might approach todays divisive debate over homosexuality in the church. Share this:More
  • UMC Street View: Cokesbury UMC deepens recovery ministries

    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

    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 ...
  • Texas bishops issue pastoral letter on border crisis

    Texas – The United Methodist bishops assigned to serve the people of Texas have issued a pastoral letter today addressing the latest crisis along the U.S. border involving children from Central America. “We do not understand all that these children have experienced in their home countries or in their arduous journey to our borders,” the bishops ...
  • N. Texas Conference wins concession in IRD’s use of mailing lists

    Dallas, Texas – The North Texas Annual Conference released a statement today announcing that they have reached an agreement with the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) regarding the use of N. Texas subscriber information obtained from UMR Communication, Inc. last year. UMR Communication, Inc. formerly operated The United Methodist Reporter prior to ceasing operation in ...
  • Church youth take shelter, pray for others, as typhoon hits Philippines

    Youth and young adults from across the United Methodist connection were safely sheltered as of mid-morning in Tagaytay during Typhoon Rammasun, locally known as Glenda. Delegates and observers for the Global Young People’s Convocation, hosted by the United Methodist Board of Discipleship, have been arriving at the Center for Community Transformation for the July 16 ...
  • UMC Street View: FUMC of Glenwood Springs, CO goes green on the roof

    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 Spri… Share this:More
  • Bishop Lowry on Moving Through The Issues of the Church

    Bishop Mike Lowry of the Central Texas Conference sits down with Ministry Matters to discuss the issues the church faces in regards to gay marriage and clergy. He also addresses his views on how the church can move forward, who may take the leads, local church perspectives, and the obstacles to overcome within the greater ...
  • 8 Things the Church Needs to Say

    If Christians stopped bickering about church, presenting sex as a first-order concern, telling other people how to lead their lives and lending our name to minor-league politicians, what would we have to say? We need to figure that out,…. Share this:More
  • Wesley Bros: What would Jesus tweet?

    Click on image to view in full screen mode It’s a new day of relational ministry!  Social media!  Now I don’t have to actually minister to people in person!  I can build up networks that make me famous in certain blogging circles while also hoping that 5% of my congregation reads what I do so ...

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