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- A Living RelationshipThis week’s featured book: One Day I Wrote Back by Jane Herring Today’s Reflection When I began interacting with scripture though writing, a new relationship unfolded. I copied scripture word for word, questioning it, prodding the text to uncover what had not been said, speaking back to it about what I found confusing, too good […]
- God’s PresenceWords of Hope During COVID-19 Steve Harper, author of this week’s featured book, Talking in the Dark, has been quarantined with his wife in Sevilla, Spain, during the COVID lockdown. The practice he has found most helpful is practicing the presence of God, living in the here and now, enjoying this moment. Over the […]
- Call to PrayerWords of Hope During COVID-19 Elizabeth Mae Magill, author of Five Loaves, Two Fish, Twelve Volunteers, says she wasn’t handling the COVID quarantine well—until one day when a woman in need called her. This phone call made her realize that she could find God by helping others. Today’s Reflection We practice imperfect […]
- From children’s song to church anthem“We Are the Church” is a song for Pentecost, yet the popular hymn almost didn’t make it into The United Methodist Hymnal.
- Preaching can highlight climate crisisUnited Methodists spoke about environmental justice at an online gathering devoted to the art of preaching.
- COVID-19 fund grants help fill the gapsFrom Louisiana to the Philippines, United Methodists are finding ways to assist those affected by the coronavirus pandemic and asking for support from the UMCOR COVID-19 Response Fund.
- Churches practice caution before reopeningUnited Methodist bishops are setting guidelines and recommending times for the churches in their conference to reopen — recommendations that are not necessarily the same as what their state governments are allowing.
- Chance meeting leads to understanding about reparationsA chance meeting between two women leads a white woman whose ancestors owned a rice plantation to think concretely about reparations.
- Bishop Jones removed from SMU boardThe Texas Conference leader was ousted by fellow trustees after he joined the South Central Jurisdictional Conference’s lawsuit against the school.
- Filipinos on the margins hurt by COVID-19United Methodists from the three episcopal areas have come together to provide food and other assistance during the pandemic.
- Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month during pandemicBlaming and harassment of Asian Americans recalls the World War II internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans, writes the Rev. John Oda.
- New General Conference dates announcedGeneral Conference, postponed by pandemic, is scheduled for late summer 2021, despite requests those dates be changed.
- Celebrating Asian/Pacific American heritageThis month offers a chance to counter rising violence and affirm Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders belong in the U.S. and the church.