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United Methodists respond to deadly tornadoes

Lives have been lost and structures have major damage but "the love of God has a way of bringing the best out of people." Read More

Rev. Russ Breshears: Making An Old Church New

Pastor says churches need to focus on serving, not the carpet color. “The Kingdom of God is too important for silliness.” View

UMTV: Church Turns Mission Into Members

Pastor of historic church says "recycling people" is key to being vital. "I want to challenge pastors that are in declining congregations." Read More

Philander Smith acts on social justice legacy

United Methodist-related Arkansas college looks to actions of its founder and graduates for definition of its mission. Read More

Cross in window. Photo by Kathryn Price.

Pastors debate value of Lenten sacrifices

It's an age-old question. Which is better: To give something up for Lent or to do something new for Lent? United Methodist experts weigh in. Read More

Church fires challenge United Methodists

Part 1: Whether caused by lightning strike or arsonist's torch, blazes force congregations to face the unknown, accept help from others. Read More

Human Relations Day: Join in seeking justice

Little Rock pastor reminds that Human Relations Days offers opportunity to work with others 'to heal the wounds of social inequality.' Read More

Human Relations Day gifts aid recovery

Easter tragedy leads to lifesaving outreach to addicts in Arkansas. "This is not just a job," says executive director. 'It's a ministry.' Read More

UMTV: Homeless to Hopeful

An Arkansas man recalls the day he hit rock bottom and how a hot meal at Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church saved his life. View

Arkansas program helps addict ‘let go’

'I lived in the dark, and now I live in the light,' says Monte Payne, who found hope at Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church in Little Rock. Read More

Grandmother builds orphanage in Africa

Grandparents Day is Sunday. Kay Oursler joined the Peace Corps at 65 and felt God's call to become "Bibi" (grandmother) to orphans in Tanzania. Read More

Arkansas tries new job seeker, employer plan

United Methodists hope church members will hire training-program graduates. Read More

Volunteers change world in 1,500 places

Fun runs, block parties, picnics, malaria fundraisers-and more-connected United Methodists to their communities. Read More

John Wesley and black colleges

Walter Kimbrough writes that United Methodists can see the social principles in action when they support the Black College Fund. Read More

Young Black Church Leader: Rev. Ronnie Miller-Yow

As head of Black Methodists for Church Renewal, a popular pastor and college chaplain, Ronnie Miller-Yow shares ideas for church growth. View

Black leaders talk about church changes

Annual forum for church leaders dominated by discussion of impact of proposed changes on African-American congregations. Read More

Mother for African Orphans: Kay Oursler

Kay Oursler is a person whose life has had many different chapters. Now the Arkansan lives in Tanzania most of the year to fulfill a pledge to help orphans. View

Places of the heart: Rural church at crossroads

Many fear the rural church is being left behind at its moment of greatest need. Read More

Givers pick compassion over consumerism

Churches offer ways for people of good conscience to buy gifts that support people who are struggling and in need. Read More