Deaconess Cindy Andrade Johnson cares for migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. She reports on their resiliency and hopes as a new administration comes to Washington.
Different times call for different approaches. The United Methodist Publishing House is making painful adjustments to continue to assist local churches during a pandemic and beyond.
34 UMCOR grants totaling an estimated $783,700 were distributed in 2020. The Michigan Conference received $110,000 to address the flooding in the Great Lakes Bay Region on May 19.
The Anti-Bias Anti-Racism Working Group of The Michigan Conference stands in solidarity with Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, following the vandalism of their “Black Lives Matter” sign.
Phishing emails targeting United Methodists are on the uptick. One email making the rounds is a classic pyramid scheme, asking for a contribution and promising big returns.
After a nine-month struggle to do ministry in a pandemic, pastors use creativity and flexibility to celebrate Advent safe from the coronavirus.
Financial forecast … a survey of conferences projects that a 20% decline in local church net expenditures will result in about $41 million less in requested apportionments by 2024.
The Judicial Council has not met since the coronavirus pandemic began. They now plan to use video conferencing to address issues, including the constitutionality of Protocol legislation.
The pandemic has not stopped UMCOR from doing disaster response training in 2020. UMCOR was able to conduct 72 mostly remote sessions that reached 1,287 individual volunteers.
The Council of Bishops wants to postpone electing any new bishops in the U.S. and slow down adding more bishops in Africa.