Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

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Read about the work of Global Ministries, including missionaries, UMCOR, volunteers, partnerships, young adult programs, The Advance, human rights, and peace and justice issues throughout the world.


Recent News and Stories

Turning prayer into deeds
23 Mar 2019
On March 23, 1869, the women of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, organized The Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society on a cold r ...
Church mobilizes to help cyclone survivors
20 Mar 2019
In the wake of Cyclone Idai three annual conferences in Mozambique are working to support survivors.
God’s work in Chemnitz, Germany
16 Mar 2019
Whether in her home country working with UMCOR on disaster response, or in Germany working with children from many countries, Global Mission Fellow So ...
Global Ministries condemns attacks at New Zealand mosques
15 Mar 2019
Global Ministries responds to the shootings at two Aotearoa New Zealand mosques.
UMCOR – Who is my neighbor?
11 Mar 2019
The United Methodist Committee on Relief has answered God’s call to be a neighbor for nearly 80 years.
Methodist work among migrants and refugees
2 Mar 2019
Professor Benjamin Hartley considers the legacy of Methodist mission work with migrants and refugees, a legacy that started long before the first Meth ...
In Focus: UMCOR
1 Mar 2019
The work of UMCOR is in focus for the month of March. Executive director Roland Fernandes writes of UMCOR’s reach in alleviating suffering around the ...
Imagining Angola without malaria
26 Feb 2019
With the partnership of Imagine No Malaria, the mission station hospital in Quessua, Angola, developed a campaign to send trained health volunteers in ...
Celebrating 200 years: the past, present and future of Methodist mission
25 Feb 2019
United Methodists around the world are commemorating the bicentennial of Methodist mission, marking the 1819 founding of the Missionary Society of the ...
Celebrating the Life of R. Bruce Weaver
20 Feb 2019
Remembering Bruce Weaver, a pioneer in the United Methodist Russia Initiative.
African American missionary pioneers of the 1940s
20 Feb 2019
After World War II, the Methodist Board of Missions began rebuilding its global missionary presence. The Central Jurisdiction and historic African Ame ...
A call to serve in Nimba County
16 Feb 2019
Dr. Albert Willicor, missionary and chief medical officer of Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Liberia, gives an update of his recent activities at t ...

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