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Tuesday updates on United Methodist Insight, https://um-insight.net
UMC Pastors Bring Comfort Through NCC Devotions by Cynthia B. Astle
Global United Methodist Responses to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Updated by David W. Scott (see map)
Easter Sunday, COVID 19 by Charlie Baber
Words to Live By (Especially in Anxious Times) by Jack Sh*tama
A Paper-Mache Church by Bishop Gary Mueller
April 7 Coronavirus Update from The Conversation
On this Monday of what some are predicting will be the “hardest, saddest week” for the United States in the coronavirus pandemic, United Methodist Insight sets some new guidelines for its coverage.
A Message from the Editors Cynthia B. Astle and John Astle
Being the Church at the Epicenter of the U.S. Pandemic by Linda Bloom (see photo)
“I Was Sick, and in Prison …” by Cynthia B. Astle
Passion and Compassion -
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God's Role in Times of Crisis by Knut Refsdal
What Will the Church's 'New Normal' Be? by Cynthia B. Astle
Hurry Up to Get in on Virtual Easter Choir by Cynthia B. Astle
The Battle for the Eucharist by Morgan Guyton
Preaching Tips They Didn't Teach in Seminary by Thomas Fuerst
A Rock in a Weary Land by Bishop Peggy A. Johnson
Spotlight: Coping with Coronavirus Pandemic
Find these and much more on our home page at https://um-insight.net
It's "show us the money" Tuesday:
UM & Global’s David W. Scott concludes his series on United Methodist assets with two articles: "Challenges in Dividing Assets" and "Concluding Thoughts.
Wrestling with Budget After GC2020 Postponed by Heather Hahn, UM News
Pandemic Presents Challenge to Church Giving by Heather Hahn (see photo)
Cynthia B. Astle brings United Methodist COVID-19 updates and highlights the latest Pew Research results on how believers are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in
"We’re Praying for an End to Coronavirus"
Find these and lots more on our home page, https://um-insight.net
Big news and views on this gloomy-in-Dallas Monday. Hope these articles on United Methodist Insight give you something to relieve any boredom you may have while sheltering in place.
Rev. Joseph Lowery, Civil Rights Leader, Dead at 98 by Kathy L. Gilbert of UM News (see photo)
Online Communion or Not – That’s THE Question by Cynthia B. Astle
Three Ecumenical Organizations Join in Easter Suggestions
Wrestling with Budget After GC2020 Postponed by Heather Hahn of UM News
Remembering Holy Week, Celebrating Easter by Cindy Solomon of UMC Resource
Western Jurisdiction Bishops Give Guidance on Holy Communion
Ajar by Steve Harper
Slave, Hired Hand, Friend – Relating to God by Jason Valendy
Little Deaths by Jim Parsons
Letting Go of Righteousness by Jason Valendy
Lockdowns Disrupt Holy Week -
us10.campaign-archive.com "We believe that beyond the ravages of time and this pandemic, we will be restored into wellness and wholeness, with different understandings of what it is to be the Church in the world.
Wednesday Updates – The coronavirus pandemic is peaking in the United States, and it’s curtailing the life and work of The United Methodist Church.
Holy Week and Easter Services Likely to Be Online by Cynthia B. Astle
An Affirmation of Faith: For the Self-Exiled During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Glory E. Dharmaraj
Worship and Faithfulness in the Age of COVID-19 by Daniel Benedict
Possible Steps After General Conference Delay by William B. Lawrence
BMCR Focuses on Separation Plans, Leadership Views by John W. Coleman (see photo)
Wesley Bros: Rise and Shine by Charlie Baber
In These Uncertainties by Bishop Rosemarie Wenner
COVID-19 Lockdown: How Churches Can Live-Stream Worship While “Sheltering in Place” by Jeremy Smith
Billionaires (A Poem About American Christianity) by Morgan Guyton
Find these and a wealth of other news and views on United Methodist Insight, https://um-insight.net
‘Hope’ is the theme for today’s updates on United Methodist Insight, https://um-insight.net
‘Hope’ Becomes Watchword for COVID-19 Crisis by Cynthia B. Astle
GCORR Denounces Trump’s Racist and Xenophobic “Chinese Virus” Language (see photo of White House briefing)
Singing Our Song in a Strange Land by James A. Harnish
Praying the Lord’s Prayer Worldwide from NCC News
General Conference to Move to 2021 -- Media Release
UPDATED: Looking at General Conference Dates by Heather Hahn
In GC2020 Delay, Leaders See Needed Pause by Heather Hahn and Sam Hodges
Eastern Pennsylvania Corrects Coronavirus Closings Info
Connection in a Time of Social Distancing by Jack Sh*tama
Quarantined, Set Apart, Sacred by Jason Valendy
Find these and more on our home page, https://um-insight.net
Looking for something to read while isolated at home? Here are new articles on United Methodist Insight, https://um-insight.net
Go to Church in Europe This Weekend by David W. Scott
Grounding Our Faith in the World Caused by This New Reality by Richard Lowell Bryant
Keeping Connected Amid Social Distancing from The Conversation
Be sure to visit United Methodist Insight daily for news and views on life in The United Methodist Church amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Stay safe and wash your hands!
For your weekend reading:
New Salutes and Notes from the COVID-19 Pandemic by Cynthia B. Astle
The Virus Through the Lens of Faith by John Boley
Roland Fernandes to Lead Global Ministries by Elliott Wright
COVID-19 Causes GC2020 to be Postponed -
us10.campaign-archive.com "We face the challenges of these days in the confidence that we do not face them alone. ... In Jesus, we see a God who is willing to go all the way to the cross to demonstrate God’s unfailing, redeeming love. Even Jesus was not immune to human suffering, which comes to all of us at one time or ano...
Now that GC2020 is officially postponed, here’s other news and views about United Methodist responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find links to these headlines on our home page at https://um-insight.net
COVID-19 Prompts Responses by Global Ministries
United Methodists Around the World Respond to Coronavirus by David W. Scott
“Will Your Church Survive?” by Christy Thomas
Wesley Bros: The Holy Loogie of God by Charlie Baber
Attune and Contain: Two Counseling Concepts to Survive the Apocalypse by Morgan Guyton
Shifting Gears During the Coronavirus Pandemic by Cynthia B. Astle
GENERAL CONFERENCE 2020 OFFICIALLY POSTPONED
um-insight.net GC2020 organizers had no choice but to postpone the once-every-four-years congress after the conference site in Minneapolis cancelled all events through early May.
Tuesday updates: Churches show virtual vitality amid virus pandemic
Uncertain and Chaotic, Life Goes on for United Methodists by Cynthia B. Astle
Virus Alters But Does Not Stop Sunday Worship by Linda Bloom and Sam Hodges
COVID-19: Learning to be a Virtual Church by Ben Gosden
Three Ways the Church Can Support People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Rebecca L. Holland
A Primer on UMR Assets: What Does It Mean to Divide Assets? By David W. Scott
GC2020 Organizers to Consider Bishops’ Request to Postpone Meeting by Heather Hahn
‘Just Trust God’ – Coronavirus Diary March 16, 2020 by Christy Thomas
‘Sacred Trust’ Report Touts Local Church Leadership by Jim Patterson
Journeys to Affirmation: This Little Light of Mine by Amy Sells
Jesus, Social Distancing, and Health Care by Richard Lowell Bryant
Communicable Compassion: Faith Communities in the Coronavirus Era by Jim Burklo
Christmas Covenant and Connectional Table Legislation Clarified
This and more at: https://um-insight.net/
Our package of stories on United Methodist response to the coronavirus pandemic has been updated throughout Friday. Please go to our home page at https://um-insight.net for links to these latest versions:
Council of Bishops Asks to Postpone GC2020 – Press Release
A Pastoral Care Word from a Physician by Michael Baughman
Updates by Insight Editor Cynthia B. Astle:
Survey Finds 60 Percent of Respondents Willing to Postpone GC2020
Fearing COVID-15, UM-related Colleges Switch to Online Classes
Pandemic Cancellations of Church Meetings Increase
BREAKING NEWS: Council of Bishops asks to postpone General Conference 2020 because of coronavirus pandemic.
um-insight.net The bishops have asked to postpone General Conference 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
UPDATED: Pandemic Cancellations of Church Meetings Increase by Cynthia B. Astle
Corona, Corona – United Methodist Insight for 3-13-2020 -
us10.campaign-archive.com "The recent coronavirus outbreak is cause for tremendous concern. It’s only a matter of time before your area is affected. The nature of the virus makes that a near certainty.
The global spread of COVID-19, now officially a pandemic, tops today’s updates on United Methodist Insight, https://um-insight.net
Pandemic Causes Cancellations, Postponements of Church Meetings by Cynthia B. Astle
TAKE OUR SURVEY: Should GC2020 Be Postponed Because of COVID-19 Pandemic?
Don’t Panic (It’s Never Helpful) by Jack Sh*tama
For Goodness’ Sake, CANCEL GC2020. Unfortunately, We Can’t Do This Legally by Christy Thomas
Adjusting to Coronavirus Threat by Linda Bloom
In other news and views
Welcome to the “Cone of Uncertainty” by Cynthia B. Astle
A Primer on UMC Assets: Board and Agency Assets by David W. Scott
Wesley Bros: Literalism Will Get You Nowhere by Charlie Baber
Along the Way: At the Bottom of the “Slippery Slope” by Steve Harper
Conference Presidents of UM Men Mull Future After General Conference 2020 by Rich Peck
Church Members Worship Together After Tornadoes by UM News Staff
Today's update. Attn: UM-Forward
Lenten Gathering Aims for Liberation, but How? by Cynthia B. Astle
Coronavirus has hit the UMC in Washington:
Pacific Northwest Conference Office Closed After Staffer's Spouse Tests Positive for COVID-19
um-insight.net The Pacific Northwest office is located in the Seattle, Wash., area, center of one of the largest outbreaks of coronavirus in the United States.
Coronavirus and Tornadoes – United Methodist Insight for 3-6-2020 -
us10.campaign-archive.com "Selfless practices do not make me more worthy of God’s love. Rather, they prepare my heart to believe that God’s love is real. And it’s really for me. God doesn’t love me more just because I kept all my spiritual disciplines and turned into the best version of myself. No, God’s love...
One update for today, but it's a big one:
United Methodists Prepare for Coronavirus with Health Habits and Hope by Cynthia B. Astle
On Super Tuesday, here’s our super line-up on United Methodist Insight, https://um-insight.net
LGBTQ Advocates See Hope in Church Future by Heather Hahn of UM News
A Primer on United Methodist Assets: Board and Agency Income by David W. Scott
Wesley Bros: My Personal DisciPlan by Charlie Baber
Dallas Pastor Tapped to Lead Black Church Initiative by Christal G. Herbin
Two updates on this Monday in March:
Local Church Options Under Separation Plans, a UM News Analysis by Kathy L. Gilbert
Systematic Thinking About Separation: The May, Should, Can and How Hierarchy by Frank Holbrook.
Find these links in our "UMC Future" section,
Key African Group Supports 'Protocol' Plan by Heather Hahn
Reversal in Africa as IRD Bails on 'Protocol' by Mark R. Holland
Find these articles at the top of our home page,
For your weekend reading:
Coronavirus and the UMC by Cynthia B. Astle (see map)
Overlap of UMC with Countries Where Coronavirus is Confirmed
Unraveling the Protocol by David Livingston
Find these articles starting on our home page, https://um-insight.net
Jumping the Gun – United Methodist Insight for 2-28-2020 -
us10.campaign-archive.com "Or will the narratives and stories be what we privilege as we consider the future of the UMC? Will we focus on the what God might be doing in and through us?"
Today’s offerings on United Methodist Insight are few but powerful:
5 Problems with Liberia’s Protocol Vote by Mark R. Holland (see photo)
Seeking a Way Out of the Dark by Cynthia B. Astle
Tuesday Updates on United Methodist Insight:
A Primer on UMC Assets: Departing Annual Conference and Remaining Local Churches by David W. Scott
Journeys to Affirmation 08: Who Are We to Stand in God’s Way? by Paul R. Purdue
Spiritual Hypothermia by Jason Valendy (see photo)
Proposed New General Book of Discipline Review Documents Available by Diane Degnan
Personal Responsibility = Social Responsibility by Jim Burklo
Check out these and lots more articles starting on our home page at https://um-insight.net
The Wesley Bros are back! Much to the delight of his many fans, the Rev. Charlie Baber has returned from a three-month sabbatical to drawing our favorite Methodist cartoon. He starts the new series with a perfect entry for Lent, “St. Ephrem’s Song.”
um-insight.net The Wesley Bros are back! And they began with an ancient text suitable for the Lenten season.
Monday news & views:
Resist Harm’s March Theme: Lament by Cynthia B. Astle (photo courtesy of Resist Harm)
UPDATED: Three Florida Clergy Attempt to Create New Denomination by Cynthia B. Astle
Let’s Watch Our Language by Gilbert Vieira
Alaska Conference to Ask GC2020 to Become Mission District by Jim Doepkin
How to Avoid a Civil War with Your Congregation (or Family) by Jack Sh*tama
Along the Way: Tending the Flock by Steve Harper
Boy Scouts and Bankruptcy from The Conversation
Find these and more articles on our home page at United Methodist Insight, https://um-insight.net
Three Florida Clergy Attempt to Create New Denomination by Cynthia B. Astle
Florida Man Leaves Cabinet After Starting New Methodist Denomination by Jeremy Smith
Central Conferences Flex Their Muscles – United Methodist Insight for 2-21-2020 -
Late-breaking articles from UM News:
Liberians Want Changes in Separation Plan by E. Julu Swen and Sam Hodges
Think Tank to Look at GC2020 Possibilities by Heather Hahn
Like It or Not, We’re in This Together by David Livingston
Seeking Future Liberation from Past Oppression by Jay Williams
Obituary for The United Methodist Church by Philip Wingeier-Rayo
United Methodist Men Support Boy Scouts of America
Our home page has links to these and many more articles, including our new listing of commentary on the “Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation.”
“Lenten Gathering” Seeks to Build “Liberation Methodist Church” by Cynthia B. Astle (see photo)
Church Giving Overcomes Worst Fears by Heather Hahn
Conference Urged to Reopen Misconduct Case by Heather Hahn
Africa University Founding Father Dies at 87 by Eveline Chikwanah and Kathy L. Gilbert
Philippines Central Conference Perspective on Future of The United Methodist Church by Igmedia Domingo
What Makes You Angry? By Mark Conrad
Journeys to Affirmation 07: New Ways of Thinking by Scott Spencer
Go to our home page, https://um-insight.net, for links to these and other articles of interest about The United Methodist Church.
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