Global UM News (Not in the News) So much of the recent news about United Methodists is about a denominational church split over human sexuality. I am saddened that our denomination is becoming more known for its infighting and division than our shared global mission of making and nurturing disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  Two really important global news stories of the global success of our shared mission failed to make headlines. One about supporting relief efforts to the Ukraine crisis and another on our denomination’s commitment to becoming a net-zero denomination by 2050.  UMCOR and the Global Ministries ofRead More →

Friends of Lithuania in Support of Peace and Ukraine As we watch in horror over the war in Ukraine, pray for peace and support relief and aid work through UMCOR. We have “both congregations and mission partners on the ground in Ukraine, offering hope, support and aid in every way they can.” I am reminded of our sister church connection in Lithuania. Back in the late 1990’s as UMCG undertook a $3.4 million dollar expansion, the church also committed to helping build a church in Lithuania as Protestant churches had received permission to start constructing churches after becoming independent of the Soviet Federation in 1990.Read More →