Local Church

Social Concerns
Centennial United Methodist Church, which has made strides with the LGBTQ community and people with developmental disabilities, is in the process of better addressing racism as well. Artwork by Eve Newman, member of the Flames, a group of developmentally disabled people at Centennial United Methodist Church.

Inviting all: Prioritizing inclusivity

Diversity flourishes at Centennial United Methodist Church in Roseville, Minn., where pastor Brian Hacklander says, "we can be doing more and we’re called to do more.”
General Conference
With The United Methodist Church facing a proposed split, multiple groups have events lined up to inform church members about their options. The groups include the Connectional Table, the Wesleyan Covenant Association and the Alabama-West Florida Reconciling Ministries Network. Road photo by Larisa Koshkina, courtesy of Pixbay; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Conversations address going separate ways

With The United Methodist Church facing a proposed split, multiple groups have events planned to help churchgoers discern where they might feel most at home.
Church Growth
The Rev. Taurai Emmanuel Maforo. Photo by Mutsa Roy Maforo.

Virtual church is the new ministry paradigm

The shift from physical gatherings to a “church without walls” was deemed unthinkable just a few years ago, but COVID-19 lockdowns fast-tracked the practice of online ministry.
Evangelism
The Rev. Dariusz Zuber (right) conducts a service of baptism at God’s Love United Methodist Church in Ełk, Poland. The congregation has earned a reputation as an open and cooperative church. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Dariusz Zuber.

Partners help pastor revitalize struggling church

When the Rev. Dariusz Zuber and his wife, Monika, came to Ełk in northeastern Poland in July 2012, they found a congregation yearning for new life.

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