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  • United Methodists elect first openly gay bishop

    July 28 2016 by Ciera Horton, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    United Methodists elect first openly gay bishop

    The United Methodist Church’s Western Jurisdiction unanimously elected the denomination’s first openly lesbian bishop on July 15, going against the UMC’s official stance on homosexuality. The Rev. Karen Oliveto’s election follows long-term disputes within the 12.7 million-member UMC about homosexuality, furthering concerns of an impending church division.

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  • Baptists praise Methodist reversal on abortion

    May 25 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Baptists praise Methodist reversal on abortion

    Southern Baptist leaders hailed the United Methodist Church’s (UMC) reversal of its support for abortion rights at its latest conference – a step taken by the Southern Baptist Convention decades before. Delegates to the UMC’s General Conference, held every four years, voted to remove the denomination’s entities from an abortion rights coalition it helped found …

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  • Ministry targets teeth, soul with medical, dental unit

    January 5 2012 by Michael Ray Smith, Special to N.C. Baptist Men | with 0 comments
    Ministry targets teeth, soul with medical, dental unit

    Donald Sutton, 34, made his way through Coats United Methodist Church’s parking lot, nursing a bad tooth. As he entered the social hall of the church, Sutton looked over his shoulder at the two medical dental units idling along one side of the lot, a mobile clinic that would serve up to 50 people before the team called it a day.

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