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The United Methodist Church officially opposes the death penalty: "We believe the death penalty denies the power of Christ to redeem, restore and transform all human beings." (The Social Principles, Book of Discipline). 


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  • Metro Church’s Cookie Walk Raises Money for Clean Water, Education in Africa

    A cookie walk at First United Methodist Church Dec. 9 in Ankeny, Iowa, had a sweet mission: creating boreholes for clean water in the African nation of Malawi, reported WHO-TV Channel 13 in Iowa. "Since 2009, the program has helped to create 22 of those boreholes," the station reported. "Along with clean water, the program has also helped create a tailoring school and a 57-acre farm to help people there learn skills to support themselves." more

  • From Mendham to Mongolia, Church Funds Feed Students

    MENDHAM – It’s called “Hot Lunch Fund” and it’s the newest mission project of the Mendham UMC. Partnering with Huree University, a United Methodist supported college in Mongolia, the church is raising funds for student lunches in a country with poor financial resources. more

  • Broadmoor United Methodist to Host 'Confronting Racism Like Christians'

    Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, LA, will host a special discussion titled “Confronting Racism Like Christians” on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, according to the BRProud website. Retired United Methodist Bishop Will Willimon will lead a conversation about “America’s Original Sin” from a Christian point of view and about the history of race and racism among American Christians. more