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

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Missionary Blessing Service
14 May 2018
Eight missionary candidates celebrated the conclusion of their training and prepared for their next steps towards service from everywhere to everywher ...
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The Impact of the 1968 United Methodist Union on Mission
14 May 2018
The United Methodist Church is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding, which occurred with the 1968 merger of the Methodist Church and the E ...
Statement on Church Bombings in Indonesia
14 May 2018
We of the United Methodist mission community stand in solidarity with our Christian brothers and sisters in Indonesia in the wake of the bombing of th ...
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Celebrating bold, resilient women
13 May 2018
Global Ministries is inspired by bold, resilient women and stories of how they overcome great challenges through Abundant Health projects...
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Mission-Founded and Mission-Serving in Hawaii
12 May 2018
Aiea UMC began as a mission outreach with sugarcane workers by the Japanese Methodist Church in Honolulu. The congregation thrives today in joyful mis ...
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Sharing Your Mission at Rolling Hills UMC
5 May 2018
Debra Matthews Shrader, co-chair of missions at Rolling Hills UMC in California, considers the church’s care and support of missionaries and other way ...
Missionaries help growth in west Africa
2 May 2018
Together, Francine Mpanga Mufuk and the Rev. Jean Claude Masuka Maleka — both from the Democratic Republic of Congo — wed the work of evangelism and d ...
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The Advance at 70
28 Apr 2018
The Advance giving channel was established by the 1948 General Conference in what was described as “tragic and confusing times.” Christie House consi ...
Response To Steps Toward Peace in Korea:
27 Apr 2018
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung of Wisconsin and General Secretary Thomas Kemper respond to today’s (April 27) declaration that North and South Korea will work to ...
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“And I planted a tree…”
27 Apr 2018
On Earth Day, Global Mission Fellows around the world planted trees at their placement sites to promote good relationships with the earth and with God ...
Response to Denial of Entry into US of Filipino Civil Rights Advocate
26 Apr 2018
General Secretary Thomas Kemper responds to the detainment of Filipino Civil Rights Advocate Jerome Aba
Why We Give to Mission
21 Apr 2018
A reflection from Russ Pierce, Mission Engagement executive director, on why United Methodists give to mission.


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