For those living in the Northern Hemisphere, Lent means springtime. It is a time of hope and great anticipation as we watch bulbs pushing through the soil, new buds appearing on trees and birds returning from their southern migration. For those in the Southern Hemisphere, it is a time to prepare for the winter . […]
By Linda Bloom Feb. 24, 2017 | NEW YORK (UMNS) A small Methodist congregation in Italy is teaming up with others to address one of the country’s biggest challenges — the overwhelming influx of migrants and refugees over the past five years.Methodist church members in Scicli (pronounced sheek-ly), a historic Baroque town in southeast Sicily, […]
South Sudan is the first nation in six years to declare a famine, but the UN have issued a stark warning that other countries face extreme food-shortages across East Africa. All We Can and the World Church Relationships Team of the Methodist Church in Britain are calling for support for an urgent appeal to respond […]
Founder’s Day 2017 “Let’s Not Forget” An Extraordinary History – An Incredible Future The African Methodist Episcopal Church: The oldest traditionally Black Protestant denomination founded on American Soil! As we reflect and celebrate Founder’s Day 2017, we cannot afford to have a memory lapse about our extraordinary beginning. Will and Ariel Durant wrote, “We are […]
By Kathy L. Gilbert Jan. 23, 2017 | UMNS In the heart of an immigrant community in Dallas, the Rev. Owen Ross says his United Methodist congregation of mostly immigrants embodies the scriptural mandate to “love the foreigner as your native-born.” Ross cites Leviticus 19:34 in talking about why Christ Foundry United Methodist Mission is […]
In 1977, three Australian churches came together as one. The Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational churches have been the Uniting Church in Australia ever since. Read a message from the president of The Uniting Church in Australia at https://assembly.uca.org.au/news/item/2566-to-40-and-beyond-a-message-from-the-president.
Re-posted from the A.M.E. Zion Church website – http://www.amez.org/news-mainmenu-2/1341-board-of-bishop-president. Bishop Darryl Starnes serves as a regional officer for North America on the World Methodist Council 2016-21 Steering Committee. ATLANTA, GA – It has been six months since the historic 50 Quadrennial General Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church which propelled our beloved Zion into a […]
Member Churches and affiliated organizations listed below have produced wonderful personal and group resources for the Lenten season. Share yours using the hashtag #LentWMC via Facebook (@World Methodist Council) or Twitter (@WMCouncil), or email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Christian Methodist Episcopal Church – www.thecmechurch.org/lenten-resources.html Methodist Liaison Office in Jerusalem – methodistliaisonjerusalem.wordpress.com/ Methodist Church in Britain www.methodist.org.uk/prayer-and-worship/lent-and-easter/more-lent-and-easter-resources Lenten Photo a Day Practice – www.rethinkchurch.org/articles/spirituality/2017-lenten-photo-a-day-practice […]
The WesleyMen are building a Global Methodist Movement to End World Hunger at FastPrayGive.org. Are you seeking an idea for what to “give up” for Lent? How about #NoGivingUp4Lent? Read how to join today.
The World Methodist Museum, at Lake Junaluska, N.C. USA, has unveiled two new exhibits this winter. An 18th century pulpit from High Town Methodist Church in Luton, England, has been loaned to the museum. It was from this very pulpit that the early founders and shapers of Methodism preached. It is the only pulpit in […]
Nominations for the 2016 World Methodist Peace Award are now being accepted. Presented annually to an individual or group who has worked for peace, justice and reconciliation in their lives and in their ministries, the World Methodist Peace Award is a 30 year tradition of the World Methodist Council. The criteria for the Award are (1) Courage; (2) Creativity; and (3) […]
Members of the Baptist World Alliance and the World Methodist Council met February 1 to 8 at Runaway Bay Jamaica. The meeting was the fourth round of conversations of the international dialogue between Baptists and Methodists. The overall theme of the dialogue is faith working through love. The theme of the conversations this time centered […]