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Dorothy Booker walks along the incomplete outdoor prayer pavilion at historic Gulfside Assembly in Waveland, Miss. Hurricane Katrina destroyed every building on the grounds in 2005. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Gulfside Assembly re-imagining future of historic site

Katrina hit just 16 days after Gulfside Assembly had celebrated opening the Norris Center, a $3 million building named for Bishop Alfred L. Norris. Read More

A Mexican folklore dance group from Wisconsin performs during the MARCHA 2015 Awards and Recognition Banquet in Madison, Wis., on August 15, 2015. Photo by Gustavo Vasquez, UMNS

MARCHA 2015 focuses on equity, justice and peace

Celebration, contemplation and conversation punctuate annual gathering of United Methodism’s Hispanic/Latino caucus. Read More

Linda Bloom is a reporter with the United Methodist News Service. File photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

News service marks 75 years of telling United Methodist story

The official news agency of the church provides coverage that reflects John Wesley’s view of the world as his parish. Read More

Women lay wreaths at the spot where Hannah Bockaire’s body was found on Lumley Beach in western Freetown, Sierra Leone.  United Methodists are among those protesting her brutal death and alleged gang rape. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

Death of young woman in Sierra Leone sparks protests

United Methodist women add their voices to those of women’s rights, religious and civil society leaders angered by brutal crime. Read More

Earl Wollitt (right, foreground) casts his eyes upward during worship at Seashore Mission United Methodist Church in Biloxi, Miss. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Homeless shelter feeds bodies and souls

Hurricane Katrina destroyed Seashore Mission, but it has relocated and serves more than 200 meals, three days a week to the poor and homeless. Read More

Kevin Froese, on deck at left, of Mennonite Disaster Service, speaks during the Aug. 23 dedication of the first of 11 houses to be completed by ecumenical volunteers after last year’s Carlton Complex Fire in Washington. The house was framed by the Amish from Montana, the MDS and United Methodists finished the interior. Photo by Jim Truitt

Relief for those fleeing Washington fires

United Methodists join other faith-based groups in aiding those under fire threat this summer while dedicating new housing built after last year’s fires. Read More

United Methodist free clinic arose from Katrina

A free clinic started by United Methodists after Katrina is now open two nights with expansion plans that include an eye clinic. Read More

Sam Guyette (foreground) holds a camera on a selfie stick for a group photo with volunteers from First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, Calif., and Betty Johnson at her home in New Orleans' Upper 9th Ward. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

After the storm: Hope from small hands and big hearts

United Methodist volunteers are still helping people get back into homes damaged by Katrina. Read More

Church leaders attend the sixth United Methodist Board of Church and Society Culture of Peace and Reconciliation Seminar held in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.  Photo by Caleb Mbaz

Seminar focuses on peace, reconciliation

United Methodist Board of Church and Society seminar in Democratic Republic of Congo promotes peace and reconciliation. Read More

South Carolina State Rep. Jenny Horne (right) worshiped Aug. 23 at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., where the sermon was given by the Rev. Elder Goff (left). Horne, a United Methodist, helped persuade the legislature to remove the Confederate flag from state Capitol grounds. Photo courtesy Rep. Horne's office.

Commentary: Wesleyan grace seen in flag stand

AME pastor pays tribute to Gov. Nikki Haley, Rep. Jenny Horne, United Methodists, for actions they took this summer Read More