August 8, 2023Consultation reexamines principles of missionary service
On Aug. 1-3 in Atlanta, Global Ministries convened a group of missionaries, mission staff, board members and ecumenical partners to reexamine and renew its practices of missionary sending.
January 26, 2023UMCOR supports three annual conferences with early relief grants
“We pray for generosity and provision,” said North Georgia Bishop Robin Dease, “asking individuals, churches and organizations to contribute to UMCOR.”
January 6, 2023Providing a safe community space in South Los Angeles
Saint Mark United Methodist Church in Los Angeles received a Community Developers Program programmatic grant, made possible through Human Relations Day offerings, to build a new computer lab, one more goal in its long-term community development plan.
December 1, 2022World AIDS Day: Equalizing access to HIV resources
Together, Global Ministries’ Global Health program and UMC health boards support about 75,000 pregnant women, new mothers and children in Africa with HIV and AIDS resources, drastically reducing mother to baby HIV transmission.
September 22, 2022Extending the communion table through World Communion Sunday
While many Christians across the world celebrate World Communion Sunday with the elements and rich ritual of communion, the UMC offering collected on that Sunday extend the communion table to provide tangible assistance to students around the globe.
April 15, 2022Good Friday: The light of hope during times of challenge
The Rev. Fuxia Wang, a Church and Community Worker missionary serving with international student ministries at the University of Oklahoma, offers a Good Friday devotion that considers Christ’s suffering and death as a choice of great love.
March 22, 2022Can a water tower be a thing of beauty?
To commemorate World Water Day, Global Ministries celebrates with United Methodists in Côte d’Ivoire, who built four water towers with pump and wash stations, bringing clean potable water to rural areas.
March 3, 2022Walking with the light: CCWs meet for biennial gathering
Church and Community Worker missionaries met together via zoom for their biennial meeting to celebrate their ministries, honor retirees, welcome new CCWs and reflect on God’s light in their daily work.
February 1, 2022Global Ministries extends CDP Annual Conference Cohort application deadline
Global Ministries is extending the 2022 Annual Conference Community Developers Program (CDP) cohort application process to March 4 to allow congregations more time to explore possibilities for developing new programs.