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The church needs a news service for the same reason that the secular world needs journalists – to sort out the truth behind the facts, writes Vicki Brown. more

Perspectives

First-Grace UMC

Photo by Art McClanahan, UMNS

First Grace UMC in New Orleans, born itself out of the calamity of Hurricane Katrina, now plans to open its doors to shelter undocumented immigrants from draconian enforcement by the Trump Administration. more

Local Church 1 Comments

LGBT Protest

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Encouraged by a bishop's speech and following the lead of the New England Annual Conference, Desert Southwest and California-Pacific conferences call for The United Methodist Church to marry and ordained LGBTQI people. more

Advocating Justice 2 Comments

Black Lives Matter

Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

United Methodist communicators around the world chose the ongoing struggle against racism as the top news story for 2015. more

In the Church

Nyadire Hospital

Photo by Vicki Brown, UMNS

The United Methodist Church is playing a crucial role in bringing health care to rural Zimbabwe through the clinic at Nyadire. more

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Nyadire Distances

Photo by Vicki Brown, UMNS

Renovation of a clinic reveals how far Zimbabweans must travel for health care. more

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Africa University

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Staff from the Zimbabwe Annual Conference and Africa University officials report that United Methodists are safe after the country's military has removed longtime leader Robert Mugabe. more

Global Nature

First-Grace UMC

Photo by Art McClanahan, UMNS

First Grace UMC in New Orleans, born itself out of the calamity of Hurricane Katrina, now plans to open its doors to shelter undocumented immigrants from draconian enforcement by the Trump Administration. more

Local Church 1 Comments

LGBT Protest

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Encouraged by a bishop's speech and following the lead of the New England Annual Conference, Desert Southwest and California-Pacific conferences call for The United Methodist Church to marry and ordained LGBTQI people. more

Advocating Justice 2 Comments

Black Lives Matter

Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

United Methodist communicators around the world chose the ongoing struggle against racism as the top news story for 2015. more

In the Church

Nyadire Hospital

Photo by Vicki Brown, UMNS

The United Methodist Church is playing a crucial role in bringing health care to rural Zimbabwe through the clinic at Nyadire. more

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Ebola Young Adults

UMNS Photo by Phileaus Jusu

United Methodist News Service looks back at the top stories of 2014. more

In the Church

Dr. Mazinga

GBHEM Photo by Vicki Brown

In Zimbabwe, a counselor who earned her doctorate with help from the United Methodist Woman of Color scholarship program is helping children with hydrocephalus live longer, happier lives. more

Africa U Choir

GBHEM Photo by Vicki Brown

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and the board of Africa University met together in Zimbabwe in celebration of The United Methodist Church's greatest educational success on the African continent. more

In the Church

Seminary Caravan

GBHEM Artwork

An inspiration from the admissions office at Boston University School of Theology will take representatives of 11 United Methodist seminaries to meet with young people in the Southeast and South Central Jurisdictions about ordained ministry. more

In the Church

Ringing the Bell

GBHEM Photo by Vicki Brown

Training for new district superintendents and annual conference directors of connectional ministries took on a decidedly missional cast this year, writes Vicki Brown of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. more

In the Church

Courses sponsored by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry aim to prepare conference leaders to deal with clergy issues. more

In the Church

Burmese singers

Photo by Ed McMann

District superintendents in the North Carolina Annual Conference are "riding the circuit" once more with virtual offices and no parsonages to stay close to churches and missions. more

In the Church

Gina Campbell

Photo by Donovan Marks / National Cathedral

The Rev. Gina Campbell makes history as the first United Methodist to serve as worship director for the Washington National Cathedral, owned and operated by the Episcopal Church (USA). more

In the Church

Higher Ed Meeting

GBHEM Photo by Vicki Brown

Fundraising and helping young people select colleges were among the topics at a recent gathering of United Methodist educators and staff of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. more

In the Church 1 Comments

GBHEM Webinar

GBHEM Photo by Vicki Brown

The general agency that handles ordained ministry issues urges bishops and cabinets to use part-time appointments sparingly now that guaranteed appointments for clergy have been restored by the Judicial Council. more

In the Church

Racial-Ethnic Pastors

GBHEM Photo

A small group of racial-ethnic pastors who have cross-racial and cross-cultural appointments in large churches gathered in Orlando, Fla., this month to grapple with the unique challenges they face. more

In the Church 2 Comments

WebEx

GBHEM Photo by Vicki Brown

Three agencies combine efforts to use online technologies to reduce costs of various meetings as they deal with budget cuts and the demand for adaptation and accountability in the UMC. more

In the Church

Leaders of churches on or near college campuses will meet in early October to exchange ideas on how best to serve university communities. more

In the Church

Legislation Discussed

GBHEM Photo

Conferences' cabinet members recently reviewed legislation approved by the 2012 General Conference that allows for part-time clergy appointments without pension benefits. more

In the Church 1 Comments

Ministry Vote

UMNS Photo by Paul Jeffrey

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry is reviewing a pilot program on how to gauge the effectiveness of United Methodist clergy. more

In the Church