How to contribute to the relief effort for the Philippines

The United Methodist Committee on Relief is mobilized in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the biggest storms ever recorded. Be part of the relief effort.Please share this in your services tomorrow.

Support UMCOR’s relief and recovery work in the Philippines by contributing toInternational Disaster Response, Advance #982450.


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Local Church
The Rev. Lovett H. Weems Jr. Photo courtesy of Wesley Theological Seminary.

Young elder numbers hit record low

Annual clergy age study by Lewis Center confirms downward trend for United Methodist elders under 35.
Church Growth
The Rev. Taurai Emmanuel Maforo. Photo by Mutsa Roy Maforo.

Virtual church is the new ministry paradigm

The shift from physical gatherings to a “church without walls” was deemed unthinkable just a few years ago, but COVID-19 lockdowns fast-tracked the practice of online ministry.
Human Rights
 Lynn Parsons. Photo courtesy of the author.

Abortion law should prompt action, not just outrage

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