Fossil Free UMC, a movement to get the denomination to sell off all its petroleum stocks, alleges that a new Pensions Board video urging Central Conference delegates to vote against divestment crosses an ethical line. more »
Reclaiming General Conference as a gathering of delegates, not representatives, challenges the ability of the majority culture to silence minority voices, asserts the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more »
The principles of an alternative discernment process for the 2016 General Conference were shared during a recent briefing in Portland, Ore. more »
Feb 4, 2016 6:42 PM 2016 General Conference
The Discovery Institute, a Seattle think tank promoting Intelligent Design rather than evolutionary biology, has mounted a protest against the UMC's refusal to let the group exhibit at the 2016 General Conference. more »
Feb 4, 2016 4:40 PM 2016 General Conference
News of local United Methodist congregations.
Members of Severn (Md.) United Methodist Church have donated baby clothing, disposable diapers, towels, sanitizing kits and other prenatal care items to a clinic in Sierra Leone.
Vestavia United Methodist Church in Alabama has hit upon an unusual ministry: It provides cars for workers in need of transportation to get out of poverty and dangerous situations.
Madison Heights United Methodist Church in Madison Heights, MI, founded a ministry to military veterans last year that includes refillable nylon backpacks stuffed with nonperishable food and other essentials.
Getting neighbor to meet neighbor is the ultimate goal for the Hearts United Gathering on Feb. 18, co-sponsored by First UMC of Rome, Ga.
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