Mission and Ministry

Social Concerns
Participants in a vigil for environmental justice at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore., hold signs highlighting the struggle for clean water around the world. The Vigil was sponsored by United Methodist Women. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UM News.

Ask The UMC: What does the church say and do about climate change?

United Methodists are committed to learning and they can, saying all they can, and doing all they can to reduce the effects of climate change.
Mission and Ministry
Dr. David W. Scott. Photo © Hector Amador.

Political context and the meaning of church

A pending separation and changing international composition find The United Methodist Church in a time of rethinking what it means to be a church, and a global church at that.
Local Church
Kids helped make baked goods as volunteers from Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church in Hampden, Me., completed 24 mission projects in it's own community during Raya (neighbor) Mission Week. Photo courtesy of the New England Conference.

Church takes mission trip into its own community

Inspired by a United Methodist church in Pennsylvania, Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church in Hampden, Me., set out to do mission projects to assist its neighbors, completing 24 projects, nine more than originally planned. The New England Conference has the story.
Global Health
Dr. David Boan. Photo courtesy of the author.

Staying the course with vaccine access

A United Methodist church’s campaign to create equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines among poor countries has raised nearly half a million dollars, but challenges remain, so the campaign continues.

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