George Tinker urges continuing repentance

"No apologies. Just repent. Seriously." was the Rev. Dr. George E. Tinker's message during "An Act of Repentance toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous Peoples." The service took place on Friday evening, April 27, during the 2012 General Conference of The United Methodist Church.


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Mission and Ministry
Custodian James Jimmerson disinfects a microphone to prevent any possible spread of the coronavirus at Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday, May 10, following online worship, which is recorded in the sanctuary. As churches considered returning to in-person worship, cleaning measures are one of many factors leaders considered. “I believe my job, my part in this, is to make sure people are safe in here,” Jimmerson said. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

COVID-19 is top church story of 2020

The church response to the COVID-19 pandemic was voted the top United Methodist news story of 2020 by conference communicators in the U.S., Africa, Europe and the Philippines and UM News staff.
General Church
The parking lot of the United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, Tenn., stands mostly empty on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Employees have worked remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The health emergency also has caused Publishing House revenues to drop, prompting layoffs and a decision to put the headquarters up for sale. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Publishing House among pandemic victims

With church buildings closed due to COVID-19, the United Methodist Publishing House has seen sharply lower sales and had to take severe cost-saving steps.
Local Church
Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from a reputable organization to plant computer viruses or induce people to reveal personal information. United Methodists are being warned to watch for fake emails targeting members of the church. Graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News; waves by Hannah Edgman; hook by tswedensky, courtesy of Pixabay.

Don’t be a phishing victim

Scam artists are targeting United Methodists with emails that try to extract personal information or infect computers and networks with viruses. Here are some tips to avoid that fate.