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disAbilities Awareness Sunday on October 17

By Howard G. Guetherman, disAbilities Representative to DSC Health & Caring Ministries In the Desert Southwest Conference of The United Methodist Church, DisAbility Awareness Sunday is celebrated on the third Sunday of October. This year that is October 17. The...

Book reimagines Advent story

WASHINGTON — The United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race has created an Advent 2021 resource for congregations, with the theme of “decolonizing” the Advent journey. “Reimagine Advent. Discover The Liberating Christ” looks at the Advent...

The latest worship data and some reflections

By Paul Nickerson, CEO of Nickerson Coaching I often hear the following comments from church leaders: “When will everyone come back to in-person worship?” “Is our online ministry keeping people at home, rather than in-person services?” Both...

Virtual church is the new ministry paradigm

Commentary by the Rev. Taurai Emmanuel Maforo Sept. 27, 2021 | HARARE, Zimbabwe (UM News) Key points: 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...

United Methodist Bishops remember victims of 9/11

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bishops of The United Methodist Church are paying homage to those who were lost and injured during the 9/11 terrorist attacks 20 years ago in the United States. Changed forever on that day was not only the future of the United States but...

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