All News & Stories

Get the latest new from Global Ministries, including the work of missionaries, UMCOR and Global Health.

Global Mission Fellows to serve in United States blessed in virtual service

Joining as one in spirit despite being physically separated due to the pandemic, seven GMFs on the US-2 track were blessed for ministry during a virtual service on August 26.

Multicultural church’s history inspires support for immigrants

Decades of support and funding from Global Ministries’ Community Developers Program has helped Buena Vista UMC increase outreach within its community.

Creative community engagement

Global Mission Fellow Warren Alfeche explores new settings and outlets for ministry in Northern Ireland.

In Hurricane Harvey’s wake, a long path to recovery

This spring, UMCOR and its partners concluded their work in response to the 2017 hurricane’s destruction in Texas and built community in more ways than one.

Global Ministries remembers Bishop John Yambasu

Leaders of the agency and its board of directors recall the influence Bishop Yambasu had on the church as a whole and specifically within the work of mission.

Remembering Bishop John Yambasu

Thomas Kemper reflects on the meaningful personal and professional relationship he had with Bishop Yambasu, who died on August 16 in Sierra Leone.

New resource: book from WCC on peace in Korea

Global Ministries joins the World Council of Churches in celebrating "The Light of Peace: Churches in Solidarity with the Korean Peninsula." This important new work includes reflections on peacemaking ...

Laos Mission Initiative grows and extends ministries

Global Ministries’ Laos Mission Initiative celebrates 20 years of service with increased membership, new clergy members and local pastors, and more engagement with local community members.

UMCOR COVID-19 grants help with housing and homelessness

As a federal moratorium that protected an estimated 12 million people from eviction expires, two United Methodist agencies, Restore Hope Ministries in Oklahoma and Good Neighbor Settlement House in Te ...

Kemper says farewell to missionaries; receives appreciation

United Methodist missionaries from around the world gathered virtually on August 11 to hear a farewell message from and pay tribute to Thomas Kemper who is leaving the post of general secretary at the ...

UMCOR grants make global impact on response to COVID-19 pandemic

Sheltering in Love grant campaign receives nearly $2 million in donations; expedited grant awards given to nonprofits in 43 countries and 43 states

Transforming the world in a rural cooperative ministry

Shirley Townsend-Jones, a Church and Community Worker missionary in South Carolina, works with a rural African American cooperative ministry. Her ministry pulls together people from nine churches to f ...

Stay Connected

Subscribe to our newsletters for up-to-date information about our partners' work. Don't worry - we won't spam you. Set your preferences to see only the content you care about most.