Mission and Ministry

Worship
Members of Buduburam United Methodist Church in Buduburam, Ghana, leave after worship on Nov. 3. The church’s pastor, the Rev. James Y. Kaifunbah, is asking for support from the Liberia Conference and global United Methodist Church to help save the small parish. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Struggling Ghana church seeks support

United Methodist pastor says the, “extinction of this church would mean the end of United Methodism in Ghana.”
Local Church
A contractor in protective gear studies one of the last remaining lots being cleared of hazardous soil in Paradise, Calif., on Nov. 4, 2019. Wildfires have damaged or destroyed at least 198,392 acres in the state. Photo by Staff Sgt. Amanda Johnson of the California National Guard. Courtesy Defense Visual Information Distribution Network.

Response to wildfires deepens with experience

Some people dig in while others leave or work to help fire survivors. Responses are evolving as Californians get more experience dealing with wildfires.
Mission and Ministry
Children ages 3-7 attend the new Magooli Academy for Children in Lugala, Uganda. United Methodist deacon Joseph Zalambi of Grace United Methodist Church-Magooli opened the preschool to help orphaned and vulnerable children. Photo by Vivian Agaba, UM News.

Deacon opens school for vulnerable children in Uganda

United Methodist Magooli Academy brings quality education closer to home for young orphans, other needy kids in eastern Uganda.
Theology and Education
At the time of Jesus, cremation was widely practiced by the Romans, but rarely by Jews and Christians because of their belief that the bodies of believers would one day be physically resurrected. Photo by MaryW, courtesy of Pixabay.

Ask the UMC: How does the church view cremation, organ donation?

Find out the history of cremation from a Christian viewpoint and the church's stance today.

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