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Turmoil in Haiti stymies aid

Despite turmoil Birmingham 1st in Haiti

The Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church has a long-standing covenant with the Methodist Church of Haiti. Several persons currently on the scene in Haiti report on present turmoil that makes mission with Haiti’s people difficult.

Court rules on exit plan and more

Judicial Council debates exit plan vote

Legislation setting special exit provisions for any United Methodist churches that want to leave the denomination took effect last February, the church’s top court has ruled.

Bishop calls for honesty and humility

Bishop Kenneth Carter encourages attitude of humility

Council of Bishops President Ken Carter calls colleagues to work, with humility, towards the unity they promised in their consecration vows as bishops.

Pray and give for fire response

fire from a candle

Prayers are needed for residents and responders as the threat of high winds is expected to fan fire raging at 11 locations in California. 

Revised Social Principles released

Sign reflects Social Principles

Legislation for the revised United Methodist Social Principles has been submitted to the 2020 General Conference and is now online in seven languages for review and discussion.

Youth raise scholarship money

Scholarship money raised in his honor

The Young Adult Fellowship of the Liberia Conference believes that money given for education is a very significant investment in the future of The United Methodist Church in their country.

Kemper puts the focus on migration

“We cannot throw away 200 years of relationships and history,” Thomas Kemper says, of the UMC’s long legacy of care for God’s people around the world.

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. 

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