Stories

Gratitude and good spirit accompany Eurasia area departure
A mission initiative that increased in size and outreach to become a full episcopal area takes a next step to becoming an autonomous Methodist Church.
Mission and more: major milestones at General Conference  
Delegates approve all legislation submitted by Global Ministries as well as other legislation that will bring large shifts in denominational structure, budget, inclusivity and diversity.
Finding their mission – following where God leads
The 16 missionaries being commissioned at General Conference this week represent a broad spectrum of missionaries, what they do and where they serve.
Relieving human suffering for more than 80 years
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) continues to meet the needs of vulnerable populations around the world through a strong network of partners.
Denomination hits health goals…and keeps going
In 2020, the Abundant Health Initiative hit its goal of reaching 1 million women and children. The church’s work continued, and today, the lives of more than 5 million women and children have been positively impacted with health interventions.
First United Methodist Charlotte hosts Vigil for Creation opens a new window
Co-sponsored by Global Ministries, an Earth Day service and vigil called the global church to greater stewardship of creation.
Reducing malaria community by community
Grassroots efforts and UMC health programs treat, prevent and educate about malaria in all aspects of health work.
Youth 2023 event makes lasting impact
Young adults who attended Youth 2023 in Florida with support from Native American Ministries Sunday offerings reflect on the life lessons and impact the event had for them.
Access to clean water offers stability in areas of conflict
Programs that train women as water technicians in South Sudan and build latrines in Haiti reduce tension in communities ravaged by violence and displacement.
How UMCOR partners with U.S. annual conferences opens a new window
Hear from conference disaster response coordinators on what their partnership with UMCOR means to them.
With God, all things are possible
A Christian school, a church, a preschool and a mission center, all built during COVID-19 shut-downs, thrive today in Tanzania.
A ministry of prayer and presence in the Middle East
As human attempts to stop the war in Gaza continue, Palestinians ask Christians to pray, believing that God will find a way forward even when the path is not clear.