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Global Ministries’ directors focus on God’s mission in a fractured world

Directors of the Global Ministries and UMCOR, meeting Oct. 10-12, focus on mission and ministry, global migration, disaster response, new initiatives and ways to bind the United Methodists together despite fractures in the church and world.

Focus on global migration: “What could be our ship?”

In his report to the board, general secretary Thomas Kemper named hopeful examples of mission the United Methodist people collectively do “in a fractured world and church,” with an emphasis on ministries surrounding global migration.

Hurricane Dorian: From devastation to resilience in the Bahamas

Residents of Grand Bahama Island and Abaco are receiving relief in the form of shelter, meals and hygiene items. Some are also taking great joy in being a part of the volunteer effort, serving their neighbors in the midst of their own tragedies.

Norma Kehrberg, missionary and relief executive, dies at 81

Norma J. Kehrberg, a United Methodist missionary in Nepal for 25 years and head of the United Methodist Committee on Relief from 1984-1991, died on October 6.

Serving with the church and community in Tanzania

A missionary family, a Global Mission Fellow and a mission volunteer demonstrate how different forms of mission service work together in Tanzania.

Global Ministries’ board of directors to gather for fall meeting

Global Ministries is holding its biannual board of directors meeting October 10-12 at its Atlanta headquarters.

In Focus: Missionaries

From young adults to those seeking a second career, missionaries say “yes!” to God’s calling in their lives in many different ways. Follow along in October as we share some of the stories of the 400+ missionaries serving around the world as educators, doctors, pastors, agriculturalists and more.

From integration to transformation: multicultural ministry in the midst of migration

Highlights of the August session of the Institute for Multicultural Ministry in Germany

United Methodists return lands in Ohio to the Wyandotte people, held in trust for 176 years

The gathering held on September 21 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio brought together more than 500 people in celebration of a shared past and promising, common future.

Puerto Rico recovers from 2017 hurricanes, aided by UMCOR, UMVIM

The month of September marks two years since Hurricane Maria brought widespread destruction to Puerto Rico. The recovery has progressed steadily, thanks largely to the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico, and with the help of UMCOR training and funding and more than 200 Volunteer in Mission teams.