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Free Easter Resources from Rethink Church

3/9/2017

Miracles, and what children have to say about them, will be the focus of The United Methodist Church’s national Easter advertising campaign and accompanying local church resources this spring. Running late March through mid-April, the ads are the second phase of the 2017 campaign, “Our Beliefs. Their Words,” which features children sharing about ...


Day 8: INM Lent Devotional

3/8/2017

“Jesus, knowing what they were thinking, took a child and stood him by his side. ‘Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever received me receives the One who sent me.’” Luke 9:47-48   Malaria is the silent emergency that kills one child every two minutes, more than 800 children daily. Hundreds of thousands die from malaria each...


Commission Moves Onward and Forward

3/3/2017

Diane Degnan Members of the Commission on a Way Forward worshiped with staff of the General Board of Global Ministries at their Ash Wednesday service. United Methodist Communications umcpresscenter.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2017 Atlanta: Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia this week, the Commission on a Way Forward continued to make progress ...


Day 2 INM Lent Devotion

3/3/2017

Many Babies Not Named Until Age Five in Congo A gravedigger walks among dozens of fresh graves in the children’s section of the Penga  Penga Cemetery in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Only one in five children in this city of 3 million survive to age five due to malaria. You may notice that several of the graves are unmarked....


Global Connection is ‘Praying Our Way Forward’

3/2/2017

By Crystal Caviness March 1, 2017 | UMNS In a “Concert of Prayer,” more than 40 congregants in Eastern Pennsylvania lifted their voices and hearts to pray for a commission of United Methodists charged with a sacred mission. With strength and conviction, the collective voices at Lima United Methodist Church in Media, Pennsylvania, repeated the ...


New Academic Theological Colloquy Website Launches

3/2/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn., February 28, 2017 – The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and the Association of United Methodist Theological Schools (AUMTS) announced the launch of a new website focused on the academic theological colloquy, “The Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness.” The event ...


Commission on a Way Forward convenes in Atlanta

3/1/2017

Photo by Diane Degnan Commission moderator Bishop Ken Carter (center, right) interviews Bishop Woodie White at the Commission on a Way Forward gathering on February 27 in Atlanta, Georgia. PreviousNext March 1, 2017 Atlanta, Ga.: The second meeting of the Commission on a Way Forward got underway in Atlanta February 27, as commission members ...


UMCOR’s Top Five Ways to Give

3/1/2017

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is grateful for the generous support it receives from United Methodists and friends all year around. Your faithful giving enables UMCOR to meet emergency needs after a conflict or a devastating disaster. Use these top five ways to give, compiled from responders and disaster survivors across the ...


Why ashes on Ash Wednesday?

3/1/2017

A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry Receiving the imposition of ashes in observance of Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. Ash Wednesday emphasizes two themes: our sinfulness ...


African-Americans contributing to the Church

2/28/2017

Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications Share via EmailPrint USEFUL LINKS General Commission on Religion and Race Strengthening the Black Church for the Twenty-First Century Black Methodists for Church Renewal Global Ministries: Black History Month African-Americans are a vital part of the tapestry of The United Methodist Church....


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