United Methodist Women Making History

Members of the congregation pray during worship at Jourdain United Methodist Church in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
Members of the congregation pray during worship at Jourdain United Methodist Church in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

In 1987, the U.S. Congress designated the month of March as Women's History Month. United Methodist News Service invited a number of women, both lay and clergy, in The United Methodist Church to share their stories.

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

Commentary: Should be hard to leave denomination

A church leadership scholar argues making it too easy for churches leaving the denomination removes the impetus to stay with the struggle and undermines the historical goal of unity among Christians.
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William Nicholas' new book "Go and Be Reconciled" describes Alabama Methodists' struggle to integrate their conferences amid major civil rights events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in Birmingham. Image courtesy NewSouth Books.

Alabama bishop met race challenge

New book describes how Bishop W. Kenneth Goodson led the way on integration of the state’s Methodist conferences.
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The Revs. Pauline Hyekyoung Kang (left) and Motoe Yamada Foor lead the Holy Communion prayer at the opening worship service of the 2018 Ohana Conference. Photo by the Rev. Thomas Kim, UMNS.

Become global leaders, clergywomen told

A challenge given to the 2018 Ohana Conference participants: For Such a Time as This, Put Out into Deep Water.

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