News and Views

November 2017

Bishop: Puerto Rico rises with church’s help

November 8, 2017

Puerto Rico is rising up from the devastation of recent hurricanes, but the U.S. territory continues to need our help. Bishop Hector Ortiz shared that message Nov. 6 with the UMC's Council of Bishops.

Tags: disaster response

UMW – 150 years of faith, hope and love in action

November 7, 2017

The Baltimore-Washington Conference's United Methodist Women held their annual meeting in late October and while celebrating their 150th anniversary, heard a challenging sermon from their bishop.

Tags: bishop easterling, united methodist women

Acquaintances become old friends on repeat mission trips

November 7, 2017

Mission trips for many are a one-time “help the people out” adventure, in which the volunteer “giver” is often blessed beyond what the "receiver" is. But for one church, it’s a win-win situation of mutual benefit.

Wesley Seminary hosts political theology conference

November 2, 2017

The Wesleyan Political Theology Conference, held at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., Oct. 26 and 27, asked, “What would John Wesley do in our political climate?”

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Olu Brown shares leadership lessons from Moses

November 2, 2017

What is the future of the 21st century church? The Rev. Olu Brown offered some answers from an unlikely source: Moses.

The word is...remember

November 2, 2017

Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column. remember By Rev...

Tags: remember, thanksgiving, well said