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An Oct. 1 candlelight vigil in Roseburg, Oregon, memorializes those killed and injured during shootings earlier that day at Umpqua Community College. Photo by Cameron Schultz

Church responds to another mass shooting

Attacks at Oregon community college prompt grief, prayers, calls for study and action on gun violence. Read More

The Rev. Bradley Barton is a correctional officer at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in Belington, W.Va., and a licensed local pastor in The United Methodist Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

When jail shift ends, he’s off to preach

Corrections officer doesn’t always have time to change out of his uniform, but congregation understands. Read More

The Rev. Jamie Sprague and his wife Kay stand in front of Kanawha Chapel United Methodist Church in Davisville, W.Va., where Sprague serves as a licensed local pastor. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Lessons learned as grocer helped him lead churches

‘I learned time management from Kroger,’ part-time pastor says. Read More

A hotel in Ganta, Liberia, was set ablaze by an angry mob. Reports of violence in northern Liberia have been on the rise. Photo courtesy of Julu Swen, UMNS

Church in Liberia calls for prayer, fasting to calm violence

The United Methodist Church works to foster peace in the wake of violence in Ganta, Liberia. Read More

The Rev. Arturo “Artie” Cadar is a full-time local pastor recently appointed to lead CrossRoads United Methodist Church in Houston. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Arturo Cadar.

Local pastors lead Hispanic outreach

Conferences turn to non-elder clergy for help in reaching fast-growing demographic. Read More

A stained-glass window showing St. Francis is featured at Saint Francis United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C. Photo courtesy of Saint Francis United Methodist Church.

What St. Francis can teach United Methodists

His feast day is Oct. 4. What do you know about the reformer who influenced Christian ministry with the poor, preaching peace and, of course, pets? Read More

Brenna Lakeson, a Candler School of Theology student, holds a message about The United Methodist Church’s stance on the death penalty as part of a student-led public awareness campaign last spring.

Georgia woman’s execution enfolded in prayers

Kelly Gissendaner, who became a Christian and a theologian while in prison, was surrounded in death by United Methodists and other people of faith. Read More

The Rev. Don Rush is plant manager at Sistersville (W.Va.) Tank Works and a licensed local pastor in The United Methodist Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Plant manager ‘called home’ to preach

At district superintendent’s request, he added leading two churches to a busy life. Read More

The Rev. Gina Stewart, a former police officer, is pastor of Mary's Chapel United Methodist Church in Philippi, W.Va. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Former cop finds fulfillment as part-time pastor

Her four small country churches offer challenge, and a good place to pray. Read More

Un drone exposé sur le podium du sommet sur l'impact des  nouvelles technologies pour le développement social , Game Changers,  de l'United Methodist Communications à Nashville, Tennessee. Photo Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Des technologies pour changer la donne

Découvrons « Game Changers », le sommet qui démontre l’impact des nouvelles technologies pour le développement social. Read More