“We try to provide humanitarian service; we try to treat people the way we would want to be treated.” — Triny Rivera, shelter manager at El Calvario United Methodist Church in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
NEWS AND FEATURES
Summit leads to heart of border woes
EL PASO, Texas (UM News) — Members of the United Methodist Immigration Task Force — hailing from around the U.S. and Mexico — witnessed the church’s work with migrants in El Paso, Texas; Las Cruces, New Mexico; and Juárez, Mexico, during a three-day immigration summit. Kathy L. Gilbert reports and Mike DuBose has photos.
Ministry with Migrants
East Ohio Conference
Building community with peanut brittle
ALLIANCE, Ohio — A lot of different foods come to mind with the approach of Christmas. At Christ United Methodist Church, the candy of choice is peanut brittle. The congregation makes the sweet-and-salty treat each year to fund ministries and build community. Brett Hetherington has the story.
Eastern Pennsylvania Conference
Group fosters Native friendships
SPRING CITY, Pa. — Members of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Committee on Native American Ministries routinely take road trips to maintain supportive connections with Native friends. During the group’s fall worship and fellowship gathering, two of its members shared stories of a recent visit to Blackfeet United Methodist Parish in Browning, Montana. John W. Coleman has the story.
Trustees pause work on disaffiliation process
WASHINGTON — The 2019 General Conference passed legislation that allows congregations to disaffiliate under limited circumstances and authorizes conferences to set additional requirements. With questions about that legislation still before the denomination’s top court, the Baltimore-Washington Conference trustees announced they have deferred work on developing disaffiliation procedures.
Church exit plan already in effect, court says
United Methodist Communications
Spirituality seekers open to Methodism
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A new survey reveals that 42% of U.S. adults who are aware of The United Methodist Church and are seeking more spirituality in their lives are open to visiting one of the denomination’s churches. The Barna Group did the research for United Methodist Communications.
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Scripture key to first draft of WCA discipline
United Methodist men fight climate change in Congo
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