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Instead of a new hymnal, the United Methodist Publishing House and Discipleship Ministries will work together on a new, more accessible collection of worship resources. Read more

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The Methodist Federation for Social Action is seeking an executive to lead the organization's efforts to eliminate white supremacy in the church and in American society. Read more

Advocating Justice

Mexico City Earthquake

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In addition to hurricane recovery, United Methodists are sending funds to aid with recovery from two devastating earthquakes in Mexico. Read more

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UMC-supported Church World Service and the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society are among the agencies planning public demonstrations to support immigrant youths vulnerable to deportation. Read more

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How to keep church computers safer from malicious software. Read more

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The Orchard

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The Orchard, previously listed as the 16th largest United Methodist congregation in worship attendance, has left the Mississippi Conference in an "amicable separation." Read more

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An Iowa interfaith group that includes United Methodists issues a strong statement in support of those affected by President Trump's Jan. 28 executive order on immigration and refugees from seven Muslim countries. Read more

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Sand Creek Descendants

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Indigenous peoples, especially Native Americans, are the mission focus of United Methodists during November. Read more

The Council of Bishops has named 32 United Methodists from around the world to serve on the special Commission on a Way Forward in hopes of resolving differences over the church's stances on human sexuality to maintain unity. Read more

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Considered the Presbyterian "poet laureate," Ann Weems' poetry was also loved by many United Methodists. Read more

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