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- CryingToday’s Reflection IN HIS TELLING of the early Easter-morning encounter, John describes Mary as heartbroken. She has gone to the tomb hoping to give Jesus her last act of love by anointing his body. To her great distress, the stone has been rolled away, and the body of Jesus is gone. She is overcome with […]
- JoyToday’s Reflection IT IS ALWAYS our responsibility to continually focus our hearts and minds—not on our past failures or sins, on our future concerns and worries, or on those ever-present struggles that come our way each day but on the God who raised Jesus from the dead. As we choose to do this with simple […]
- AheadToday’s Reflection JUST AS THE ANGEL promises those women at the empty tomb that the risen Jesus will go ahead into Galilee, so he goes before us to meet us in whatever situation may represent our Galilee. When we recognize his presence and respond to him, resurrection happens in the midst of our daily lives. […]
- Conference urges apportionment supportWhile some plan to withhold church giving, the Desert Southwest Conference asks its churches to continue funding ministry at the conference and global level.
- United Methodists decry killings of farmersUnited Methodists join other human rights groups in condemning the killings of 14 farmers.
- The Church Responds to the Opioid CrisisWhile statistics of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. paint a bleak picture, United Methodist churches in West Virginia are offering hope and a chance at recovery mainly through ministries of connection.
- Churches walk with addicts on recovery journeyWest Virginia United Methodist churches find numerous ways to support people in recovery from addiction. Just being there may be most important.
- Top court meets in aftermath of GC2019In spring meeting, United Methodist Judicial Council to review Traditional Plan and disaffiliation legislation adopted by special General Conference.
- East Congo women reach out to widows, orphansUnrest and Ebola in East Congo have left many women without husbands, and children without fathers. United Methodist women from the Kivu Conference are stepping in to help.
- New shelter helps expectant mothersA new 60-bed shelter and outpatient department at Old Mutare Hospital means safety and comfort for expectant mothers.
- Centrists, progressives to discuss church's futureUnhappiness with General Conference 2019 prompts plan for big meeting, with dissolution and ‘gracious exit’ among the options.
- Creative spirit lifts Philippines’ churchesA United Methodist team looked at whether the Philippines should have more bishops. The group’s report highlighted church strengths and needs.
- Bishops discuss GC2019 outcomes with black caucusAfrican American bishops and members of the church’s black caucus consider the actions of General Conference 2019.