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UMTV: Hunger-Free ZIP Code

The Rev. Adam Snell's church feeds 45 families a month but says this ministry is not just food, "It's all about relationships." View

Ernestine Shepherd runs 10 miles a day. Video image by Barry Simmons.

World Record Female Bodybuilder: Ernestine Shepherd

Ernestine Shepherd is 75, runs 10 miles a day, and credits workouts and her United Methodist faith for turning her grief into joy. View

Same-sex unions gain support in U.S. elections

United Methodists were on both sides of the issue Nov. 6 as the vote in four states indicated support for same-sex unions. Read More

Maryland D.S. takes ‘prayer bike tour’

The Rev. Evan Young took a 55-mile trip in his district to show how he feels "the church needs to engage itself &ellipsis;meet people where they are." Read More

Conferences reject church’s stance on gays

Rejecting the denomination's stance on gay rights and same-sex marriage were important issues for at least 15 annual conferences. Read More

UMTV: Battle Buddies Mentor Veterans

Fellow vets support returning troops battling everything from PTSD to homelessness. View

Sowing promise for developing countries

Foods Resource Bank spins cash from crops into food security as farmers and churches make a global difference. Read More

Science can help church keep its young folk

Clergy Letter Project and Evolution Weekend offer opportunities to show young people that church door is open to them. Read More

Malaria Lab Fights Killer

Andrea Henkel is a scientist with personal reasons to Imagine No Malaria. She got malaria in Togo and children close to her died from the disease. View

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

2007 New England Annual Conference

July 25, 2007

The theme of "A Frame-Bending Outlook" was woven through the three days as more than 1,000 clergy and lay representatives shared in worship, business, fellowship, learning and inspiration. Read More

UMC.ORG COMMUNITY TOPS 1,000 USERS AFTER THREE WEEKS

United Methodist Communications today announced that only three weeks after the official launch of the new UMC.org, the denominational website for The United Methodist Church that includes the first large-scale social networking site by a mainlinedenomination, more than 1,000 users have signed up to use the community feature. Read More

President, Congress Urged To Reorder Budget Priorities

Two officers of the United Methodist Council of Bishops have joined with the president of the denomination's social justice agency to call for a reordering of the nation's budget priorities.
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Methodist Bishops’ President Praises President Bush for Mideast Leadership

The president of The United Methodist Church's Council of Bishops today praised U.S. President George W. Bush for showing leadership within the United Nations to bring about a cease fire in the conflict between Israel and the Hezbollah militia in southern Lebanon and northern Israel Read More

Houston Bishop Janice Huie Begins Term as United Methodist Bishops’ President

Bishop Janice Riggle Huie of Houston today took the gavel as president of The United Methodist Council of Bishops.
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Council of Bishops Announces Ratification of Constitutional Amendments

The United Methodist Council of Bishops announced today that all eight amendments to the church's constitution passed by the 2004 General Conference have been ratified by the annual conferences.
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