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1 - Conference sessions go virtual, with mixed results
2 - Facing up to a grotesque book at Iliff
3 - Confronting pandemic-related food insecurity
4 - Two voices from the civil rights movement
5 - Forging stronger ties as women of faith
6 - Boy with United Methodist ties dies in ritual killing
7 - Daily Digest - October 10, 2020
8 - Conferences persevere under financial strain
9 - 2020 Austria Annual Conference
10 - 2020 Indiana Annual Conference
11 - Church leader finds vocational certainty amid COVID-19
12 - 2020 Kivu Annual Conference
13 - Evangelism award winner slept outside church
14 - Philippines youth respond to fire victims
15 - Moving voting rights 'from ideal to reality'
16 - United Methodists among 19 dead in Congo massacre
17 - Zimbabwe orphan pays it forward during pandemic
18 - Many European conferences still unable to meet
19 - Stories from the front lines of the coronavirus
20 - 2020 Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference
21 - 2020 Upper New York Conference
22 - Laity giving pastors a boost during pandemic
23 - Want to have your say? Churches urge voting
24 - Amazing grace comes in many ways for storm survivors
25 - Black people sought for COVID-19 vaccine trials
26 - 2020 East Ohio Annual Conference
27 - 2020 North Alabama Annual Conference
28 - New statistics provide snapshot of Korean United Methodists
29 - 2020 Memphis Annual Conference
30 - Sheltering in Love grant alleviates hunger
31 - Young elder numbers near historic low
32 - Groundbreaking first step for Nigerian church radio
33 - Fix broken migration policy, religious leaders say
34 - Conference backs replacing Cross and Flame
35 - At 94, he’s ‘Mr. Music of United Methodism’
36 - 2020 Tennessee Annual Conference
37 - Full communion with Episcopalians delayed
38 - Empowering women in Liberia amid COVID-19
39 - 2020 Pacific Northwest Annual Conference
40 - Churches pick up after Sally
41 - Grappling with how racism coexists with faith
42 - Racism and Latinos: The wall of separation and fear
43 - Missions’ doctors, nurses serve despite struggles
44 - Debrecen church has new home
45 - Clergy: Racial justice is church’s responsibility
46 - 2020 Alaska Annual Conference
47 - Fires, coronavirus complicate Western disaster relief
1 - Conference sessions go virtual, with mixed results

Pandemic-prompted online gatherings offer efficiencies, but technological glitches have occurred and delegates miss being together.

10/20/2020 1:56:41 PM

2 - Facing up to a grotesque book at Iliff

A book with a cover made from the skin of a slain Native American has haunted United Methodist Iliff School of Theology for decades, but its president wants it used as a teachable moment instead of buried in a library vault.

10/19/2020 1:27:32 PM

3 - Confronting pandemic-related food insecurity

United Methodist groups and partners continue to provide food relief to vulnerable people in Zimbabwe during COVID-19 pandemic.

10/16/2020 10:41:00 AM

4 - Two voices from the civil rights movement

In a conversation about civil rights and voter suppression, two African American women shared some pivotal experiences with participants at the I AM Her Women’s Leadership Summit.

10/14/2020 2:28:53 PM

5 - Forging stronger ties as women of faith

United Methodist clergy and laywomen envision something bigger as they celebrate sisterhood, build relationships and share experiences of sexism.

10/14/2020 2:20:40 PM

6 - Boy with United Methodist ties dies in ritual killing

Seven-year-old was the grandson of a lay leader at Nyamutumbu United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe; his uncle has been charged with murder.

10/14/2020 11:30:00 AM

7 - Daily Digest - October 10, 2020

Evangelism award winner slept outside church; How do we love our enemies?; Filipino youth respond to fire victims

10/13/2020 5:10:34 PM

8 - Conferences persevere under financial strain

United Methodist conferences are offering churches relief and finding ways to still minister amid pandemic-caused hardships.

10/12/2020 11:20:56 AM

9 - 2020 Austria Annual Conference

Oct. 10, 2020, online

10/10/2020 2:52:00 PM

10 - 2020 Indiana Annual Conference

Updates with Oct. 10 virtual session.

10/10/2020 12:46:00 PM

11 - Church leader finds vocational certainty amid COVID-19

Györgyi Vályi found that even as the Covid-19 pandemic limited church to internet and telephone, Hope Church members grew closer together and that gave her new confidence in her own ministry leading the church.

10/9/2020 11:05:02 AM

12 - 2020 Kivu Annual Conference

Oct. 4-8, Goma, Congo.

10/8/2020 6:37:00 PM

13 - Evangelism award winner slept outside church

Billy Jean Baker is honored for using her personal experience with homelessness to help Dallas’ Oak Lawn United Methodist Church open its doors wider.

10/8/2020 11:34:52 AM

14 - Philippines youth respond to fire victims

United Methodist youth help when fire destroys 28 homes in Pulilan, Philippines.

10/8/2020 10:00:00 AM

15 - Moving voting rights 'from ideal to reality'

Voter suppression has been a part of the U.S. historical narrative. Ensuring voting rights for all will be difficult and uncomfortable process, says a United Methodist congressman.

10/7/2020 3:11:05 PM

16 - United Methodists among 19 dead in Congo massacre

Six United Methodists were among 19 civilians killed in a massacre blamed on the rebel group Allied Democratic Forces.

10/7/2020 1:16:51 PM

17 - Zimbabwe orphan pays it forward during pandemic

Design student teaches children at church’s Home of Hope orphanage how to make masks to fight against COVID-19.

10/6/2020 12:21:23 PM

18 - Many European conferences still unable to meet

Many annual conference gatherings in Europe were postponed until autumn due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, most will still be unable to meet in person.

10/6/2020 11:55:20 AM

19 - Stories from the front lines of the coronavirus

United Methodists have relied on their faith as they tangled with COVID-19, a nasty illness that some don’t survive.

10/5/2020 11:31:32 AM

20 - 2020 Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference

Oct. 3, virtual

10/3/2020 2:49:00 PM

21 - 2020 Upper New York Conference

Oct. 3, virtual.

10/3/2020 10:35:00 AM

22 - Laity giving pastors a boost during pandemic

Lay leaders in the Zimbabwe East Conference are asking all church members to contribute $1 per month to help augment pastors’ salaries during COVID-19.

10/2/2020 9:41:00 AM

23 - Want to have your say? Churches urge voting

United Methodist churches are registering voters across the U.S. “We can post memes on social media. But if we don’t show up on Election Day, we won’t have said anything at all,” a pastor says.

10/1/2020 2:01:42 PM

24 - Amazing grace comes in many ways for storm survivors

Hurricane Laura destroyed churches, homes and businesses but failed to drown the United Methodist spirit of caring.

9/29/2020 10:14:22 AM

25 - Black people sought for COVID-19 vaccine trials

United Methodist leaders are encouraging Black church members to volunteer for vaccine trials to help fight the coronavirus.

9/28/2020 10:59:12 AM

26 - 2020 East Ohio Annual Conference

Sept. 26-27, online.

9/27/2020 1:33:00 PM

27 - 2020 North Alabama Annual Conference

Sept. 26, virtual.

9/26/2020 10:12:00 AM

28 - New statistics provide snapshot of Korean United Methodists

The project, 10 years in the making, shows that Korean clergy are younger on average than previously thought and reveals a significant gender gap in appointments to Korean churches.

9/25/2020 1:50:52 PM

29 - 2020 Memphis Annual Conference

Sept. 3, Sept. 12, Sept. 25, virtual.

9/25/2020 11:52:00 AM

30 - Sheltering in Love grant alleviates hunger

More than 350 people in the four conferences of the Nigeria Episcopal Area benefitted from COVID-19 food assistance.

9/25/2020 10:07:50 AM

31 - Young elder numbers near historic low

United Methodist clergy age study shows modest growth period has been followed by drops in the number of both men and women elders under age 35.

9/24/2020 10:56:46 AM

32 - Groundbreaking first step for Nigerian church radio

A groundbreaking ceremony is the first step in bringing Grace Radio to Taraba State. The project is an initiative of the church in Nigeria in partnership with United Methodist Communications.

9/23/2020 2:33:35 PM

33 - Fix broken migration policy, religious leaders say

Faith leaders cite a lack of commitment by European nations to either refugees or their local hosts.

9/22/2020 2:56:40 PM

34 - Conference backs replacing Cross and Flame

North Texas Conference joins pastor in saying the insignia of The United Methodist Church is, inadvertently, racially insensitive.

9/22/2020 11:26:00 AM

35 - At 94, he’s ‘Mr. Music of United Methodism’

The Rev. Carlton R. “Sam” Young — composer, arranger, scholar and two-time hymnal editor — is out with a new collection of sacred music.

9/21/2020 11:20:28 AM

36 - 2020 Tennessee Annual Conference

Sept. 19, Brentwood, Tennessee, and online.

9/19/2020 11:20:00 AM

37 - Full communion with Episcopalians delayed

Citing COVID-19, the United Methodist and Episcopal dialogue committee urges putting its proposed agreement on hold until after 2021.

9/18/2020 1:26:58 PM

38 - Empowering women in Liberia amid COVID-19

UMW project teaches women to make soaps and sanitary pads to generate income and provide needed products in rural villages.

9/18/2020 11:56:00 AM

39 - 2020 Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

Sept. 17, online.

9/17/2020 3:58:00 PM

40 - Churches pick up after Sally

Hurricane brought strong winds, torrential rain to west Florida and south Alabama.

9/17/2020 3:06:39 PM

41 - Grappling with how racism coexists with faith

Three theologians wrestled with how Christianity can overcome racism at a time when polls show that many white Christians don’t see racial injustice as a problem.

9/16/2020 5:07:32 PM

42 - Racism and Latinos: The wall of separation and fear

The U.S.-Mexico border wall speaks volumes about attitudes toward Latinos, and the church must do more to respond.

9/16/2020 11:56:38 AM

43 - Missions’ doctors, nurses serve despite struggles

More patients turn to United Methodist hospitals, as Zimbabwe’s health sector remains paralyzed by labor strikes and a lack of supplies amid COVID-19.

9/16/2020 11:00:00 AM

44 - Debrecen church has new home

New church building in Debrecen, Hungary, has already been used for Pentecost and vacation Bible school.

9/15/2020 10:30:00 PM

45 - Clergy: Racial justice is church’s responsibility

United Methodists say there is potential for positive things to emerge from the racial unrest after two shootings in Wisconsin.

9/15/2020 11:29:08 AM

46 - 2020 Alaska Annual Conference

Sept. 15, virtual.

9/15/2020 11:04:00 AM

47 - Fires, coronavirus complicate Western disaster relief

After a hurricane or tornado, church disaster relief teams and volunteers typically spring into action. Such a response isn’t possible in wildfires.

9/14/2020 12:19:44 PM

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