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Agency QA: Pension and Health Benefits

Series looks at how agencies work: 'Caring for those who serve' by providing investment, benefit services that reflect United Methodist values. Read More

Over 90, Teaching Yoga: Bernice Bates

United Methodist Bernice Bates is 91. "I've attained this age because I have done yoga. Gives you peace just like your church does." View

Ecologically grown vegetables. Photo by Elina Mark, Wikimedia Commons.

Wesley’s diet, exercise tips promote health

Fatty, artery-clogging treats are out. High fiber, diabetic-friendly foods are in. Fad celebrity diet? No, just following in the footsteps of Methodism founder John Wesley. Read More

United Methodist Church, partners launch life-saving campaign in Côte d’Ivoire

The people of The United Methodist Church and their partners worldwide helped Cote d'Ivoire's National Program in the Fight against Malaria launch an integrated health campaign November 11 that will vaccinate 3.5 million children in Côte d'Ivoire (formerly Ivory Coast) and blanket the country with bed nets to stop the... Read More

Nothing But Nets To Aid Refugees in Africa

The Nothing But Nets anti-malaria campaign has announced a new initiative to help eliminate malaria deaths in the next generation. Responding to an urgent and immediate need, Nothing But Nets is working with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to send long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets (bed... Read More

Agency focuses on centennial, health initiatives

Health, wellness and central conference pensions will be among board's future emphases. Read More

Members of a Ugandan children’s choir cheer during a fundraising basketball game. The children (from left) are Ronald Kabubi, 10; Tonny Kyembe, 8; and Winnifred Acibo, 11.

Church teams ‘hoop it up’ for Nothing But Nets

Two Texas conferences raise $300,000 for the church's anti-malaria campaign. Read More

United Methodists Receive $5 Million To Help End Child Malaria Deaths

As it commemorates World Malaria Day, The United Methodist Church announced today it will receive a $5 million grant from the United Nations Foundation, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to help eliminate malaria and other diseases of poverty. Read More

United Methodist agency leaders celebrate following their April 24 address on the four new areas of focus for the denomination during the 2008 United Methodist General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Standing (from left) are the Rev. Jerome King Del Pino, the Rev. Karen Greenwaldt, Bishop Felton May and the Rev. Larry Hollon.

Church focuses on poverty, health, people, leaders

Church's general agencies organize their budgets and ministries to emphasize key priorities. Read More

United Methodists Score $3.35 Million For Nothing But Nets

The people of The United Methodist Church have raised more than $3.35 million for the Nothing But Nets malaria prevention campaign since its launch in November 2006-enough to cover the cost of 335,000 nets. Read More

Online Game Offers New Opportunity to Send Nets, Save Lives

World Malaria Day is April 25.Now and throughout April, there's an easy new way to help eliminate malaria deaths in Africa and raise more money for nets through the Nothing But Nets malaria prevention campaign. Read More

Task Force Wants Holy Conferencing to Be Healthier Conferencing

The United Methodist Interagency Health and Wholeness Task Force is working to provide a healthier environment for delegates at the 2008 General Conference, while showcasing the denomination's efforts to improve personal, congregational, and global health, including ways to get involved. Read More

Global Health Initiative Names Project Coordinator

United Methodist Communications announces the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Hilda R. Davis-Carroll as Project Coordinator for the Office of Global Health Initiative, effective February 18. Read More

Nothing But Nets to Distribute 133,000 Nets to Families in Mali

The people of The United Methodist Church and Nothing But Nets- a global, grassroots campaign to prevent malaria-announced today that the Rev. Gary Henderson, executive director of the Global Health Initiative, will travel to Mali, Africa as part of a United Nations Foundation and Nothing But Nets delegation to observe... Read More

New Malaria Vaccine Offers Promise for Future

The chief executives of two United Methodist agencies have welcomed with cautious optimism report of the safe use of a vaccine that reduced malaria infection among infants in Mozambique. Read More

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