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Global Mission Fellow Bellarmee Milosi gives a tutoring session for children in  Tramo, Philippines, as part of the Kapatiran-Kaunlaran Foundation Inc. With the current budget constraints, expansion of this successful young adult ministry is unlikely. 2018 file photo courtesy of Global Ministries.

Church agencies cope with new realities

The changing landscape caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty over the denomination’s future has created challenges for United Methodist agencies.
Racism
Speakers for the Aug. 26 “Town Hall: Emerging leaders discuss dismantling racism” are (from left) Ann Jacob, The Rev. Theon Johnson III, Andres De Arco and Katelin Hansen. The panel of younger leaders shared their strategies for dismantling racism as part of the church’s Town Hall series on anti-racism. Photos courtesy of the speakers.

Church has the tools to dismantle racism today

Four young United Methodists discuss the history of racism in the church and ways the denomination can "move the needle."
General Church
The Paycheck Protection Program is a U.S. government loan program designed to help small businesses and nonprofits keep their workers on the payroll. More than 740 United Methodist entities have received loans of at least $150,000. Coronavirus image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; money image by Gerd Altmann, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Millions in federal dollars boost ministries

The U.S. Paycheck Protection Program threw a lifeline to hundreds of United Methodist ministries, but finances remain a concern.