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Topic - United Methodist Church
The United Methodist Church (UMC) is a Methodist Christian denomination which is both mainline and mildly evangelical. Founded in 1968 by the union of The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church, the UMC traces its roots back to the revival movement of John and Charles Wesley within the Church of England. As such, the church's theological orientation is decidedly Wesleyan. It contains both liturgical and evangelical elements. - Source: Wikipedia
The Rev. Frank Schaefer, who was convicted by the United Methodist Church for violating church rules after officiating his son's gay wedding, was given a 30-day suspension from the church.
Through social media and by leveraging business' efforts at charitable donations, a new initiative dubbed #GivingTuesday aims to mark official kickoff to the giving season. It seeks to make an impact in the same vein as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
A United Methodist minister who officiated at his son's same-sex wedding pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he broke his pastoral vows.
Not everyone can agree on social issues, even if they’re from the same church.
The familiar folk wisdom, "be careful what you pray for, you might get it," is particularly poignant for the United Methodist Church, one of the largest and oldest of the mainline denominations and the church home of, among others, George W. Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
A North Carolina church has vowed not to perform any more marriages until United Methodist pastors are allowed to officiate homosexual weddings.
When it comes to Mitt Romney, political insiders tend to agree on two things: Every name floated as the Republican nominee-in-waiting's vice presidential pick brings some political baggage and, baggage notwithstanding, low-key Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is the likeliest choice.
A judge has found 10 people guilty of misdemeanor charges stemming from a protest last year over Arizona's controversial immigration law and an immigration crackdown.
Goodwin Liu, a polarizing Obama administration judicial candidate, has asked the president to withdraw his nomination from consideration for an appeals court judgeship after his bid was blocked last week in the Senate by a Republican filibuster.
It's the conundrum Protestant denominations with declining memberships and shrinking budgets are desperate to solve: how to stem the decades-long losses and attract new worshippers.