UM News: Your official source of comprehensive information and news about The United Methodist Church.

Top Stories

Editor's Picks

Faith Stories
Betty Pensavalle poses with her Tom Brady cutout. Pensavalle was one of the inspirations for the movie, "80 for Brady." Photo courtesy of the New England Conference.

Church member inspired new movie

The feature film “80 for Brady” is based on a group of real-life friends who bonded over their love of football and especially quarterback Tom Brady. One of the film’s inspirations is 'cradle Methodist' Elizabeth “Betty” Pensavalle.
Global Health
 The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation's mission is to tell the story of the “Four Chaplains” to promote Interfaith Cooperation and Selfless Service in individuals and organizations. The mission of the Corporation is to encourage selfless service in the tradition of The Four Chaplains and to teach and promote interfaith understanding and cooperation among all peoples. Image courtesy of the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation.

Remembering four chaplains

Four Chaplains Day commemorates the events of Feb. 3, 1943, when the USAT Dorchester sank during World War II. Four military chaplains, including the Methodist Lt. George L. Fox, gave their own life vests to others and went down with the ship.
Violence
The Rev. Deborah Smith, senior pastor of Centenary United Methodist Church, introduces Tennessee-Western Kentucky Bishop Bill McAlilly before his sermon at the Memphis congregation Jan. 29. The bishop chose “Love and Justice” as his topic, preaching to those grieving the death of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who died after being beaten by police. Screengrab courtesy of Centenary United Methodist via Facebook by UM News.

Church leaders mourn Tyre Nichols, seek change

In the days since video was released showing police officers savagely beating Tyre Nichols, United Methodists have joined in grief and prayers for Nichols and his family. They also called for the recognition of Black people’s humanity.

Latest News

View More

Sign up for our newsletter!

UMNEWS-SUBSCRIPTION

More Headlines

Commentaries

VIEW MORE

 

World Press Freedom Day - Learn More
These efforts require financial support. If you believe in our mission, consider a tax-deductible donation to support the essential work of UM News and other ministries of United Methodist Communications.