During November we laid one of the fathers of modern Methodism, Reverend Joseph Rice Hale to rest. He served as General Secretary of the World Methodist Council for twenty-five years. A number of tributes have been shared with our office, giving witness to his impact on many lives. We also witnessed the vitriolic rhetoric […]
Archive: December, 2016
These are just a few of the 2016 Advent resources that member churches have published. Have a resource you would like to share? Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or share on social media using the hashtag #2016WMCAdvent. The African Methodist Episcopal Church http://www.iamame.org/ The United Methodist Church Discipleship http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/advent-2016-worship-series-overview (home worship) http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/2016-advent-home-worship (worship resources) http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/leadership-resources/advent-and-christmas-leadership-resources The […]
On 14 November, Rev. Dr. Joe R. Hale took his place among the faithful in heaven. Dr. Hale served as general secretary of the World Methodist Council, leading the organization for 25 years and overseeing five World Methodist Conferences. Many have shared their memories of Dr. Hale which we share in this tribute online. Condolences […]
During an ecumenical conference of faith leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean held in San Miguel, Argentina, on 16-18 November, Bishop Frank de Nully Brown said that peace cannot be built from violent relations that imply dominance over others, between families, rich and poor, powerful and weak nations. He also exalted the love […]
Following the deadly plane crash in Medellin, Columbia on 29 November, which killed 71 people including members of Futebol Chapacoense, journalists, and the flight crew, the College of Bishops of the Methodist Church in Brazil have issued a statement to the families and loved ones of the victims of this tragic accident.
A unique festival of faiths was held earlier this month in Victoria, Australia with support from the Uniting Church in Australia’s Synod of Victoria and Tasmania. The festival seeks to bring together those of different faiths to help build understanding, relationship, and combat all forms of discrimination. Read more at
The Methodist Church in Britain has joined other faith leaders in calling on the UK Government to act on the urgent delivery of humanitarian aid to the war-torn city of Aleppo, to avoid mass starvation. Read the Statement
Methodist Message, the official publication of The Methodist Church in Singapore, celebrated 125 years this year. A special celebration was held on 1 October.
Throughout October and November, the Southeastern United States has been battling wildfires caused by drought and suspected arson. These fires have come within miles of the World Methodist Council headquarters, and have been particularly devastating for some of the more rural, economically depressed areas in the region. The United Methodist Committee on Relief’s response teams […]
The Methodist e-Academy would like to inform all scholars of Methodist and Wesleyan studies of the Methodist and Wesleyan Studies Collection at the Global Digital Library for Theology and Ecumenism (GlobeTheoLib). This is a joint project of the GlobeTheoLib and the Methodist e-Academy with the support of the World Methodist Council and is an online […]
(UMNS story) – http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/christian-alsted-re-elected-united-methodist-bishop By Karl Anders Ellingsen Oct. 21, 2016 | FREDRIKSTAD, Norway (UMNS) Bishop Christian Alsted has been re-elected as a United Methodist episcopal leader by delegates at the Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference.Alsted, 54, was re-elected Oct. 21 at the central conference’s quadrennial meeting in Fredrikstad. There were no other candidates. […]
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) today announced the promotion of Amos Nascimento, Ph.D., as associate general secretary for global education and new initiatives. Nascimento’s promotion is effective immediately. In his new role, Nascimento leads the global connectional strategy for education and ministry at GBHEM. Nascimento oversees and coordinates the development of […]