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Church Growth
Churches may have shuttered their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, but disciple-making kept going through digital ministries. In observance of Social Media Day, UM News explores how churches are reaching new people through social media and online offerings. Globe by OpenClipart-Vectors, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Social media takes disciple-making global

Even as the pandemic forced churches to close their buildings, social media opened new doors for United Methodists to make disciples across continents.
Mission and Ministry
A man runs past the burning funeral pyres of people who died from COVID-19, during a mass cremation at a crematorium in New Delhi, India. The escalating crisis in India will be addressed by The United Methodist Church through grants to entities there who have been partners in the past. Photo by Adnan Abidi, Reuters.

Grants go to fight COVID-19 in India

The escalating COVID-19 crisis in India will be addressed by The United Methodist Church through grants to entities there who have been partners in the past.
Mission and Ministry
Tim Tanton (center, in red), chief news and information officer for United Methodist Communications, shares updates with African communicators and other UMCom staff during the 2019 General Conference. World Press Freedom Day, observed May 3, commemorates journalists and highlights the difficulties they face while reporting truth. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News

World Press Freedom Day and the church

Tim Tanton with United Methodist News talks about giving voice to the voiceless and why freedom of information is essential not only for society but for the church.
Mission and Ministry
Students Munashe Chidewu (left) and Nyasha Homba wash their hands at a faucet served by a solar-powered well pump at the United Methodist Hanwa Mission in Macheke, Zimbabwe. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Keeping water flowing at church missions

Zimbabwe Volunteers in Mission and the Nyadire Connection have helped ease some of the water issues at United Methodist Hanwa, Dindi and Nyadire missions.

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