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A large crowd at a June 13 Celebrate UMC-sponsored event at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, rises in applause. Celebrate UMC, which formed in the Alabama-West Florida Conference, is one of a handful of grassroots groups that are making an affirmative case for The United Methodist Church as some congregations decide whether to leave the denomination. Photo courtesy of Celebrate UMC.

Grassroots groups talk up The United Methodist Church

In a season of discussion and action about local church disaffiliation, coalitions such as Stay UMC and Celebrate UMC are challenging what they see as misinformation and making a case for remaining in The United Methodist Church.
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A graphic created for the Mountain Sky Conference reflects its emphasis on mission and ministry over conversations about disaffiliation. Graphic courtesy of the Mountain Sky Conference.

Churches discern whether to stay or go

It’s a hard process for many to decide whether to stay or leave The United Methodist Church, and even harder not to hurt others while doing it. Pastors and church leaders reflect on how they are trying to be faithful while working toward a difficult decision.
Mission and Ministry
United Methodists in the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe are providing aid to Ukrainians fleeing war. Graphic by UM News.

Providing Ukrainian refugees ‘soul care’

United Methodists in countries near Ukraine continue to take care of the practical needs of Ukrainian refugees. They find them safe places to stay and provide food, clothes and other necessities. But those responsible also aim to help beyond concrete support.
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The church has been aiding refugees from Ukraine with multiple ministries. Graphic courtesy of The United Methodist Church in the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe.

United Methodist Church Europe aids Ukrainian refugees

The United Methodist Church in the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe has been helping refugees from Ukraine with ministries including food, clothing, aid and bi-lingual services.

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