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UMCOR’s Norma Kehrberg dies

Missionary Norma Kehrberg

Norma J. Kehrberg, a longtime missionary and first woman to lead a major Protestant disaster relief agency, died Oct. 6 at 81.

Storms come and go, while UMCOR stays

Puerto Rican homeowner finds help in storms of life.

First in. Last out. As UMCOR and UMVIM begin response to Dorian, they continue to bring help and hope to those recovering from storms named Maria, Irma, Harvey, and Michael.

Take action to end world hunger

Child suffering from hunger eating at garbage pile

Hunger in the United States is affecting fewer households. It’s possible the world could be rid of it by 2030 through focused collaboration, according to the Bread for the World Institute. 

47-year-long debate grinds on

Bishops praying at General Conference 2019 before the debate begins

Issues before the 2020 General Conference in Minneapolis have a history dating back to the 1972 General Conference in Atlanta. Click here for an interactive timeline.

Bahamas cope with Dorian’s trauma

Girls packing health kits for Bahamas

Rev. Kenneth Lewis, Methodist superintendent in the Bahamas, has experienced numerous hurricanes, but he says Hurricane Dorian was “worst by far.” He says, “I prayed every minute of the storm.”

A table as big as the world

Christians from around the world take communion Oct 6, 2019

Many United Methodist churches celebrate Communion once a month. But the Lord’s table stretches around the world on this Sunday in October every year and blesses scholars.

Land returned to Wyandotte people

Wyandotte Princess celebrates return of land to the Nation

There was drumming. There was dancing. There was much joy in Upper Sandusky, Ohio on September 21st as the United Methodist Church returned a deed to a historic worship site of the Wyandotte Nation.

Church in Liberia gets malaria meds

Malaria meds sent to Liberia

Imagine No Malaria continues to save lives in Africa. The health system in Liberia is grateful for $40,000 of supplies and meds to combat malaria.

What’s ahead for GC2020 petitions?

Opening of GC2019 now looks ahead to Opening GC2020

General Conference is now eight months ahead. The deadline for legislation is past and petitions are being translated and prepared for action in May of 2020.

UMW supports student climate strike

Climate March

United Methodist Women announces that they are actively supporting the global student climate strike that will begin on September 20th.

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