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Churches Rethink 9/11

A Chicago community is rethinking church by honoring 9/11 heroes as well as their own first responders, "who stand up and protect us every day." View

Ernest Jusu, a nurse working with The United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign, helps hang a new, insecticide-treated mosquito net at the home of Peter Braima in Manjama, near Bo, Sierra Leone. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Northern Illinois nears $1 million malaria goal

Just one year after setting a high fundraising goal for Imagine No Malaria, churches in Northern Illinois have almost reached it. Read More

Rev. Brian Diggs is a pro wrestler in Colorado. Video image by Carey Moots.

Pro Wrestling Deacon of Doom: Rev. Brian Diggs

Brian Diggs preaches by day, and pounds people by night. Meet a minister who brings God's message to the mat. View

Churches ‘star’ in movies, TV shows

Although they're no strangers to the big screen, United Methodist churches have turned up in an unusual number of films and TV shows this year. Read More

Students move into a new residence hall at McKendree University. McKendree University is named after Bishop William McKendree, the first American-born bishop of The Methodist Church.

What every college freshman should know

Faculty and students from United Methodist-related schools share advice on making the journey from home to school easier. Read More

Mentoring vital to keeping ministry alive

When done right, mentorship can help young clergy through challenging times. Does The United Methodist Church "do it right?" 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

What does Obamacare mean for churches?

The answer will depend on how U.S. conferences are able to use the insurance marketplaces after Oct. enrollment begins. Read More

Mental health care: Training equips churches

Two-day event in Northern Illinois Annual (regional) Conference draws clergy, laity starting initiatives to address mental illness. Read More

Mental health care: Education is key

After her son's tragic death, the Rev. Cheryl Magrini made it her mission to fight the stigma and raise awareness of mental illness. Read More

UMTV: Storage Unit Ministry

Thinking outside the box lands one pastor inside a place with plenty of boxes: a storage facility. His new office reaches those in transition. View

United Methodists plan Sand Creek project

As massacre's 150th anniversary approaches, denomination wants to set record straight on Methodist involvement and work on healing. 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

Swift reaction to bishop’s gay marriage stand

Chicago Area bishop's support of Illinois marriage legislation brings comments from all perspectives in the same-sex civil union debate. Read More

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