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March 2018

United Methodist Women Affirm March for Our Lives

March 27, 2018

If it involves youth, children, or women, odds are the United Methodist Women will be there or have something to say about it. That was evident March 24 at the March for Our Lives in D.C.

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BMCR looks to the future

March 26, 2018

Black Methodists for Church Renewal recently gathered in a mood of gratitude, but also of anticipation. "We give thanks for the past 50 years … but God is declaring there is a next level in our future," said the Rev. Antoine "Tony" Love, the...

Churches offer lodging for youth marchers

March 26, 2018

As thousands of people streamed into the nation’s capital for the March for Our Lives, several United Methodist churches in and around Washington opened their doors to offer youth groups and their leaders a place to eat and sleep as they prepared...

Marchers call for new gun laws

March 26, 2018

By Erik Alsgaard Hundreds of thousands of people around the world marched in solidarity with a group of high school students who are saying “enough is enough” when it comes to gun violence, especially in schools. United Methodists...

Commission members grateful to serve, complete work on final report

March 23, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Members of the Commission on a Way Forward expressed gratitude at the opportunity to be part of the Commission and they signaled hope for The United Methodist Church as they completed their meeting in Los Angeles on Thursday...

Five questions church visitors think*

March 23, 2018

The ministry of hospitality is a critical element of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. You might be surprised where that hospitality begins.

Tags: congregational development, hospitality