Board of Global Ministries

Mission and Ministry
The emergency medical team at Shiprock Indian Hospital in Shiprock, New Mexico, models the Tyvek suits and N95 masks donated by the Desert Southwest Conference’s Early Response Team. The hospital serves the Navajo Nation, which has more than 1,100 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Photo courtesy of Gail Ringelberg.

Helping Native communities amid COVID-19 crisis

United Methodists provide protective gear, money for food ministries as Native Americans struggle during pandemic.
Mission and Ministry
The United Methodist Church for All People in Columbus, Ohio, has adapted its food ministry during the COVID-19 outbreak. People used to be able to enter the All People’s Fresh Market and get their own goods, but now they’re asked to drive up and volunteers will bring food boxes to their cars. Photo courtesy of the Church for All People.

Ohio church alters produce giveaway due to COVID-19

Social distancing measures due to the coronavirus pandemic have not prevented The United Methodist Church for All People in Columbus from continuing to provide support and hope to its community.
Mission and Ministry
Dr. Joseph Kayembe Katongola stands in front of United Methodist Kabongo Hospital’s new solar panel station. Doctors at the hospital in Kabongo, Congo, had been operating by candlelight before the system was installed earlier this year. Photo by Faustin Kabila Mande.

Solar power improves care at United Methodist hospital

Doctors in Kabongo, Congo, had to perform surgeries and treat emergency patients by candlelight before a new solar panel station was installed.
General Church
The choir of Anchorage’s First Samoan United Methodist Church sings during the Service of Commissioning and Reading of Appointments at the 2019 annual conference held at Christ First United Methodist Church in Wasilla, Alaska. Photo courtesy of the Alaskan Conference.

Alaska moves to become ‘mission district’

A task force recommended the United Methodist presence in Alaska change from missionary conference status.

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