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Harper Lee's second published novel was written before her first, the beloved

A Methodist reading of ‘Go Set a Watchman’

`New’ novel by Harper Lee, author of `To Kill a Mockingbird,’ isn’t perfect but confirms her genius. Read More

The Rev. Chip Hale of Mobile, Alabama, writes about honoring his mother and father in a most unusual way. Photo courtesy of Chip Hale.

Pastor used cell phone for graveyard connections

The Rev. Chip Hale, a United Methodist pastor in Mobile, Ala., finds faith lesson in honoring an unusual request. Read More

2013: Notable passings in Methodism

In 2013, church members marked the passing of a number of United Methodist and Methodist leaders who made significant contributions in their Christian walk. Read More

Gloria Holt, prominent lay leader, dies

She served at every level of the denomination, but her greatest passion was disciple-making at the local church. Read More

College-bound Shannon Thompson and her mom, Pam, have become pros at making the transition between college and home, but each admits that it's not always easy. Photo by Susan Passi-Klaus, United Methodist Communications.

Life will go on for college parents

Just like their children, some parents handle the 'letting go' of college better than others. Read More

Mental health: Clergy job often equals stress

Itinerancy, too little down time and even too many potlucks take their toll on spiritual leaders if they don't focus on their own health. Read More

When disaster hits: Churches must prepare

Texas tornados left six dead, many homeless. Learn how UMCOR, annual conferences provide disaster response training. Read More

When disaster hits: Lessons from others

As tornadoes and floods challenge churches, one clergywoman says, "People do not recover without support, nudging and compassion." Read More

Disaster recovery: Harvest reaps blessings

The tornado gave church new opportunity to reinvent itself, learn from past, embrace a brighter future, says Alabama pastor. Read More

Women making history: Debra Wallace-Padgett

"Women's History Month," says Bishop Wallace-Padgett, "helps all of us to enlarge our vision of who, by the grace of God, we can be." Read More

Alabama church seeks healing after shooting

Days after their pastor accused of shooting and killing his wife, worshippers at Gardendale-Mt. Vernon sought comfort and answers. Read More

Haunted? Even Wesleys heard ‘bumps in the night’

It's that time of year. Read ghost stories from churches, cemeteries and the home of one famous Methodist. Read More

United Methodists respond to Isaac’s wrath

As rescue efforts continued in Louisiana, first responders went to work, people filled cleaning buckets and generous givers reached out. Read More

After Haiti impact, U.S. braces for Isaac

A United Methodist work team from Louisiana rode out the storm in Haiti but now prepares for pounding at home. Read More

Immigration reformers hail and hammer ruling

Immigration advocates now focus on end to 'racial profiling' in Arizona law after U.S. high court ruling in June eliminates other objections. Read More

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