Health Ministries

Global Health
Leaders from Seke South United Methodist Church near Harare, Zimbabwe, display their COVID-19 vaccination cards. The United Methodist Church is partnering with governments to promote vaccinations. In Zimbabwe, three United Methodist hospitals and 12 clinics are vaccination sites. From left are: Pastor Lameck Makuza, the Rev. Juliet Thondhlana and lay leader Michael Dengwani. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UM News.

Church promotes COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

Zimbabwe congregations and church-related clinics offer COVID-19 vaccines and testing. Similar efforts are underway in Malawi, Mozambique and Congo.
Mission and Ministry
A team from the United Methodist Committee on Relief, along with partner agencies, distributes water treatment supplies to people living in a makeshift camp in Gressier, Haiti, in 2010. The board of United Methodist Global Ministries and the United Methodist Committee on Relief has earmarked $110,000 to provide disaster relief in Haiti. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Global Ministries, UMCOR approve $10M in grants

Migrants, natural disaster survivors and others around the globe can count on help from The United Methodist Church in 2022, after more than $10 million in grants were approved.
Faith Stories
The Rev. Taylor Boone serves communion during a July 11 service at Travis Park (United Methodist) Church in San Antonio. Boone, a lawyer as well as minister, died on Sept. 15, prompting an outpouring of appreciation for his ministry with the homeless and his role in expanding United Methodist-related health care in South Texas. Photo courtesy of Travis Park Church.

Lawyer-minister made a big difference

Many in Rio Texas Conference offer tributes to the late Rev. Taylor Boone, who expanded United Methodist-affiliated health care and ministered to the homeless, while maintaining a busy law practice.
Global Health
A worshipper's temperature is taken before he is allowed into the worship service July 19, 2020, at Charles Davies United Methodist Church in western Freetown, Sierra Leone. On Aug. 16, a ban on congregational worship was lifted in the country, but churches must adhere to guidelines, including the use of face masks, social distancing and limiting services to 90 minutes. File photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Despite Ebola lessons, COVID-19 challenges Africans

The more contagious delta variant, vaccine availability and skepticism are among the obstacles facing health officials and United Methodists in Africa.

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