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Local Church
Rick Reinhard. Photo by Valerie Smallwood.

Church must tackle its real estate crisis

The United Methodist Church has significant property holdings, but lack of a strategy for handling them poses a financial threat to the denomination.
Evangelism
East Congo Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda blesses the new Amani United Methodist Church in Goma, Congo, in October. The church is the 33rd new church built in eastern Congo over the past eight years as part of Unda's "Rise and Build" evangelism campaign. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Building churches and numbers in East Congo

The newly dedicated Amani United Methodist Church is the 33rd church to be built in East Congo as part of Bishop Unda’s ‘Rise and Build’ campaign.
Evangelism
A composite of historical photos from the Korean Methodist Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. Clockwise (from left), The Honolulu Korean Methodist Church, Korean Methodist Mission and the SS Gaelic. Photos courtesy of Christ United Methodist Church, Honolulu, HI. Composite by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

New statistics provide snapshot of Korean United Methodists

The project, 10 years in the making, shows that Korean clergy are younger on average than previously thought and reveals a significant gender gap in appointments to Korean churches.
Evangelism
Children from the United Methodist congregation in Debrecen, Hungary, gathered for vacation Bible school in a new building recently bought by the church council. Photo courtesy of the Rev. László Khaled.

Debrecen church has new home

New church building in Debrecen, Hungary, has already been used for Pentecost and vacation Bible school.

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