Dear Friends I can’t believe that we have already reached the midpoint of a very challenging year. In the Northern Hemisphere winter is already a just a memory while many people in the Southern Hemisphere pray for winter rains to break the crippling drought and end the famine in places like South Sudan. The United […]
Archive: June, 2017
By Sam Hodges May 31, 2017 | PUEBLA, Mexico (UMNS) “City of angels” is one of the names this Mexican metropolis goes by. Those attending the International Association of Methodist-related Schools, Colleges and Universities conference here this week could swear they encountered angels in the form of students from Universidad Madero, a Methodist school on […]
Sunday, June 4, 2017 4:00 p.m. Christian Chapel Temple of Faith CME Church – Dallas, TX Churches Uniting In Christ (CUIC), an ecumenical partner of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, will be hosting a Pentecost Worship Service of Celebration on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm at the Christian Chapel Temple of Faith CME […]
The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, Rev Ziphozihle Siwa, led a small delegation to pay a courtesy call to His Majesty King Letsie the 3rd of Lesotho during an April mission visit to the country. Lesotho, one of the six countries of [the MCSA] Connexion, forms part of the Northern Free […]
Members of the National Dialogue between the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry have discussed how peace-building in the Middle East might begin with listening to one another’s stories.
On 6 May, 2017, World Methodist council General Secretary Ivan Abrahams addressed the Lutheran World Federation 12th Assembly in Windhoek, Namibia. He addressed participants along with other ecumenical leaders at a huge celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The President and General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation Distinguished Guests, Sisters and […]
By Phileas Jusu May 17, 2017 | ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire (UMNS) Members of the United Methodist Radio Network from eight countries met to consider management strategies, training, experience sharing and fundraising expertise for growing church radio. Representatives from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, the Philippines, Côte d’Ivoire and the U.S. attended […]
We, Church leaders from six Pacific countries met in the Colonnade Hotel, Nuku’alofa, Tonga from 1-5 May 2017, and following a rich time of sharing, discussion, prayer and worship, graciously opened by the His Royal Highness Crown Prince Tupouto’a, we return to our home churches today challenged, informed and enriched, taking the love and greetings […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. –- The United Methodist Church is studying a draft proposal to establish full Communion relationship with The Episcopal Church, a significant step toward bringing the two churches into a closer, visible unity.Bishop Gregory V. Palmer of the Ohio West Episcopal Area and Bishop B. Michael Watson, the Council of Bishops Ecumenical Officer, presented […]
By Rev. Dr. Tim Macquiban Over 20 members representing the four streams (Catholic, World Council of Churches, World Pentecostal Fellowship and World Evangelical Alliance) and other churches across a spectrum of traditions pre and post Reformation as well as Charismatic, Independent and Pentecostal churches from five continents and 18 different countries gathered at the Casa […]
The United Methodist Church Connectional Table met in Norway and celebrated the anniversary of the signing of the nation’s constitution on 17 May. Rev. Øyvind Helliesen, also a member of the World Methodist Council’s Steering Committee, spoke about the celebration’s importance to the country’s increasingly diverse population.