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United Methodists  from Foundry UMC in Sterlington, La. helped salvage items from a neighbor's flooded home. Image courtesy of Louisiana Annual Conference.

Louisiana churches provide help amid floods

As rising waters forced thousands to flee their homes in Louisiana, United Methodists stepped up for neighbors in need. Read More

Pastor’s promotion idea is ‘No. 1’

Foam fingers sporting the local high school team on one side and Foundry United Methodist Church on the other proved to be a spirited ad campaign in Sterlington, La. Read More

A volunteer nurse check's Lester Bridges' blood pressure. Bridges is a client of Luke's House.

UMTV: Clinic Heals After Katrina

New Orleanians lost homes and hospitals after the hurricane. Now churches and volunteers offer health care for residents. View

The Rev. Shawn Moses Anglim serves communion at First Grace United Methodist Church in New Orleans.

UMTV: New Church After Katrina

Following Hurricane Katrina, many churches in New Orleans struggled to gather enough money or members to rebuild. View

Despite declines, signs of vitality in 2012

Leaders of conferences that saw growth last year offer advice to the majority that saw dips in membership and attendance. 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

The Rev. Cynthia Harvey participates in a prayer service in Cote d'Ivoire in 2009.

Women making history: Cynthia Fierro Harvey

March is Women's History Month. As part of a series about women leaders, Louisiana Area bishop says we "learn about the women that have gone before us, who have blazed trails." Read More

United Methodists of note who died in 2012

Bishops, agency leaders, evangelists and political leaders among those United Methodists who filled their lives with contributions. Read More

Health kits delight Louisiana school kids

'God was all over the place,' pastor says, as caring United Methodists gave - and continue to give - of time and treasure. 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

United Methodists ready to Change the World

More than 1,500 congregations, charges, districts and conferences around the globe take the church into the community. Read More

‘Mrs. Africa U.’ Nancy Mikell Carruth dies

Africa University pioneer Carruth submitted legislation to establish The United Methodist Church's first university on the African continent. Read More

Pastor’s civil rights work still matters

Bishop's daughter recalls her father's courage as a segregated South struggled within its United Methodist churches. Read More

Can Christians embrace faith and science?

As many states consider preventing the teaching of evolution, United Methodists ask why science and the church can't coexist. Read More

Historic image shows Titanic at sea.  Courtesy Phil Gowan.

Reflections on the Titanic: Historian Phil Gowan

United Methodist Phil Gowan is a historian with a wealth of knowledge about Methodist ties to the Titanic. View

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