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- God’s BlessingToday’s Reflection THE PERSON IN NEED OF care is a beloved daughter or son of God. The identity is unchanged by weakness, illness, or death. When Jesus says, “Blessed are the poor” (see Luke 6:20), he is speaking not just of the poor economically but each of us, his beloved brothers and sisters, when we […]
- The Immensity of God’s LoveToday’s Reflection LET ME TELL you a story about a heavy burden I was carrying. I was feeling depressed about everything. By coincidence, I was in Flagstaff, Arizona, so I decided to go to the Grand Canyon. I saw this multimillion-year-old canyon and its place in an even older creation and thought that if that […]
- God at Home with UsToday’s Reflection GOD IS NOT in the distant heavens or in the hidden depths of the future, but here and now. God has pitched a tent among us. Even more than that, God has made a home in us so that we can make God’s home our home. We find our way home to the […]
- Filipino United Methodists condemn latest violenceState terrorism prevails on Negros Island, the Philippines Board of Church and Society said in condemning the latest killings.
- As Hong Kong protests continue, so do prayersMethodist resident says Christians reach out to both protesters and the government in a spirit of prayer.
- Sierra Leone church expands eye care servicesA new state-of-the art surgical facility will allow a United Methodist eye clinic to provide treatment for retinal tears and other eye problems that couldn’t previously be treated in Sierra Leone.
- Churches step up to help unemployed minersAfter the sudden bankruptcy of the Blackjewel mining company last month, United Methodists are helping with food, utility bills, school supplies and information.
- Gay daughter sent bishop back to ScripturesThe co-author of the popular Disciple Bible study writes about how learning his daughter is gay led him to examine Scriptures about homosexuality more closely.
- Ebola spreads to area with strong United Methodist tiesBishop Unda urges church members in East Congo not to panic, vows to continue church’s awareness campaign.
- Bishops, agency respond to GC2019 vote probeBoth bishops and the finance agency have agreed to take action following findings of voting irregularities.
- UMCNext plan would end LGBTQ restrictionsCoalition of centrists and progressives favors removing restrictions on LGBTQ ordination and same-sex weddings, allowing exit plan for churches that disagree.
- Energy crisis takes toll on Zimbabwe churchDaily power outages are affecting The United Methodist Church and its related ministries, including hospitals and schools.
- What to expect at General Conference 2020Organizers are making some changes they hope will address issues arising from the 2019 General Conference.