General Agencies

Mission and Ministry
Farmers harvest rice in Pujehun, southern Sierra Leone in January. The farm is part of the Bishop Yambasu Agriculture Initiative, named in honor of late Bishop John K. Yambasu. During its virtual spring meeting, the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries approved $3.5 million to support the program’s agricultural projects. File photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

More church support for African agriculture

During a virtual meeting of United Methodist Global Ministries, church leaders voted to continue supporting the Bishop Yambasu Agricultural Initiative and other long-term priorities, such as global health, disaster response and migrant workers.
General Agencies
United Women in Faith is the new name of the organization for women in The United Methodist Church. Logo courtesy of United Women in Faith.

Women’s agency hits refresh, expands welcome

United Women in Faith is the new name of the organization for women in The United Methodist Church. Harriett Jane Olson and Sally Vonner of what used to be United Methodist Women answer questions about the rebranding.
Faith Stories
Toska Medlock Lee.  Photo courtesy of Toska Medlock Lee

Junius Dotson’s marvelous legacy lives on

Former pastor and church executive left an indelible mark as a United Methodist history maker.
Disaster Relief
The Rev. Joey Reed (left) visits with Lara Martin of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (right) and the Rev. Rob Martin, assistant to Nashville Area Bishop William McAlilly, outside First United Methodist Church in Mayfield, Ky. Reed, the church’s pastor, took shelter in the church basement with his wife as the Dec. 10, 2021, storm approached because their parsonage does not have a basement.

Churches begin long process of recovery from tornadoes

An UMCOR executive assures church and community leaders that long after the cameras are gone, The United Methodist Church will still be present.

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