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  1. The fall docket for the United Methodist Judicial Council includes two petitions asking whether reference to homosexuality violates the church’s constitution.
  2. A 19-year-old who lives at a New Orleans United Methodist church is facing deportation as an undocumented immigrant.
  3. Chaplains, volunteers and 3,500 United Methodist Scouts make the denomination the second-largest faith group at the quadrennial event.
  4. The commission is looking at new ways to embody unity amid deep divisions around homosexuality. But it’s not ready to share those plans.
  5. The two United Methodist conferences in Zimbabwe competed in a sports event aimed at promoting exercise for health.
  6. Through small business loans, Mercy Chikhosi believes in empowering women to support their families and communities.
  7. The commission asked various United Methodists to describe their preferences regarding the extent of the inclusion of LGBTQ people within the church.
  8. Yellowstone’s financial problems are similar to those facing the rest of the church and having a “gay bishop is only one of many factors,” officials said.
  9. Bishop Hee-Soo Jung grew up on a small island with a view of North Korea. He credits U.S. missionaries and a kind neighbor for his conversion to Christianity.
  10. The United Methodist Church in Albania holds national convention and first worship at the first United Methodist church in Durrës.
  11. United Methodists are reaching out to civilians caught in battle with Islamic State militants in Marawi City, Philippines.
  12. Dean says diversity and equity are top priorities for faculty and student body.
  13. Forty-seven denominations are represented at United Methodist Duke Divinity School. Total enrollment in all degree programs is 631.
  14. United Methodist Men during their national gathering heard ideas on where to cast their nets to draw in millennial disciples.
  15. Seventeen inmates from a prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, graduated from a one-year horticultural course offered with United Methodist help.
  16. Norma Dollaga fights extrajudicial killings and raises money for school for indigenous people in the Philippines.
  17. The Charlottesville Clergy Collective, including United Methodists, helps to organize counter-rally to Virginia event.
  18. United Methodist Men at their 12th national gathering heard frequents calls to get off the bench as Christ followers. They also put that call into action.
  19. The United Methodist Church of Germany has organized a booth from July 11-17 at the World Reformation Exhibition in Wittenberg, Germany.
  20. Workshop focuses on utilizing offline communication tools to strengthen emergency response during times of crisis in the country.
  21. The Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops filed the motion June 12. The next meeting of the Judicial Council is Oct. 24-27.
  22. The Rev. Anna Blaedel, a campus minister, told the Iowa Annual Conference last year that she is “a self-avowed practicing homosexual.”
  23. Claremont, one of 13 United Methodist theological schools, could move to the campus of Willamette, one of 119 United Methodist-related schools in the U.S.
  24. Church health care programs reach rural areas that get no government health services.
  25. Bishop’s son was president of Wofford, Southern Methodist University and Drew, and helped bring denomination’s archives to the latter.