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- SeasonsThis week’s featured book: Rhythms of Growth by Linda Douty Today’s Reflection Since we are part of this grand creative cosmology, spring can be a season for our blossoming as well. Like the gardens abounding throughout the earth, the gardens of our souls have organic rhythms—patient fallow times, laborious seed-planting times, and surprising spurts of […]
- RhythmsThis week’s featured book: Rhythms of Growth by Linda Douty Today’s Reflection Even though the rhythms of spiritual growth hum with the rhythms of nature’s pace, we never seem to cease in our efforts to control the process of our own unfolding. Oh, how we try to make those rhythms adapt to culture’s pace—setting goals, […]
- What We OfferThis week’s featured book: Gather Us In by Angela D. Schaffner Today’s Reflection We can offer our presence to people amid their complex problems, listen actively, and let go of anxiety that drives us to rid ourselves and others of pain. Our faith can help us. God offers us the truth about pain and suffering […]
- In trying times, churches extend their reachGrants from the United Methodist Committee on Relief allow churches to expand programs, increase capacity during pandemic.
- Donations pour in for church hospitals, missionsUnited Methodist hospitals in Zimbabwe receive protective gear for front-line workers, while mission families get food relief from Nyadire Connection.
- Church parking lots fill for COVID-19 testingMore United Methodist congregations are offering space for screenings, hoping to reach groups at special risk.
- Unsnarling US and church racial historyTown hall explored Methodism’s complicated and sometimes suppressed record on race to help United Methodists turn away from past sins.
- Native ministry fills need in Tulsa food desertSince the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people seeking help at Tulsa Indian United Methodist Church has doubled.
- Series: Food insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemicUnited Methodist food-related ministries are providing a way for the church to respond to the rise in the number of people facing acute food insecurity, even when other programs were shuttered.
- Churches adapt to ‘new normal’ in PhilippinesUnited Methodists set up hand-washing stations, checked temperatures and required masks as churches welcomed back members after months of quarantine.
- Surviving tribulations part of school’s historyLydia Patterson is struggling with COVID-19 and a closed border, but the president of the United Methodist school said, “We have seen worse.”
- Food relief helps in Liberia’s COVID-19 fightUMCOR and other church partners provide support to church’s Anti COVID-19 Taskforce as country sees spike in cases.
- When pandemic ends, confusion in church will remainA former Judicial Council president examines constitutional issues presented by plans for the future of The United Methodist Church.