NEWS AND FEATURES
Grappling with postponed General Conference
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — Organizers have yet to determine whether the pandemic-postponed General Conference can go forward as planned on Aug. 29-Sept. 7 in Minneapolis. They have decided not to reopen the usual process for accepting proposed legislation to the lawmaking assembly. Heather Hahn reports.
The Methodist News
Church marks 75th anniversary of UN connection
LONDON — On Jan. 10, 1946, in a world convalescing from the horrors of World War II, the inaugural meeting of the United Nations General Assembly took place at Methodist Central Hall Westminster. This Sunday, 75 years later, the Westminster congregation will be praying for and celebrating the U.N.'s work in its online service.
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Diversity leads to growth for London churches
Pandemic squeezes colleges
DELAWARE, Ohio — Ohio Wesleyan University is among many U.S. colleges and universities facing extra financial pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reduced revenues have caused the United Methodist-affiliated school to cut majors and lay off some faculty and staff. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
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South Carolina Conference
Church members help man after car accident
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — After Andre Holliday was severely injured in a car accident while driving through South Carolina, United Methodists from New Hope and Branchville provided help, including a place to stay while recovering, food, gas and even a Christmas tree. D. Halvorsen, Holliday’s aunt, tells the tale.
New 2020 annual conference reports posted
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — United Methodist News has been posting 2020 annual conference reports. New this week are Kentucky, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Society of St. Andrew
Hunger relief group offers Lenten devotions
BIG ISLAND, Va. — The Society of St. Andrew, a United Methodist-supported hunger relief ministry, is offering free Lenten devotional booklets and daily email devotions for Feb. 17-April 4. This year's theme is "Walk Humbly” from Micah 6:8.
Feeding people is complicated but joyful
Assault on US Capitol dismays United Methodists
Missionaries cope with coronavirus challenges
Monday, Jan. 11-Friday, Jan. 29
Online class: Book study — "Hero Maker"
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