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Mark Doyal shares his gratitude after being named 2016 Communicator of the Year by the United Methodist Association of Communicators. Photo by Matt Brodie

Awards honor United Methodist communicators

Mark Doyal of Michigan named Communicator of the Year. The Rev. Joan La Barr of North Texas inducted into Hall of Fame. Read More

The Rev. Michael Tupper is facing a complaint under the 2012 Book of Discipline. The book states that

Same-sex wedding complaint moves forward

The Rev. Michael Tupper has pitched his tent in the snow and said he plans to camp outside a church official's Marquette, Michigan, office until the complaint against him for helping officiate at a same-sex marriage moves a step closer to a church trial. Read More

Church leaders say by getting online credentials to officiate at a same-sex wedding, a candidate for ordination forfeited her United Methodist status. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Online ordination ends clergy candidacy

Church leaders say by getting online credentials to officiate at a same-sex wedding, a candidate for ordination forfeited her United Methodist status. Read More

Members of the Michigan Area of the Detroit Conference participate in fundraiser for Imagine No Malaria. Photo courtesy of the Detroit Conference.

Michigan Area exceeds $1.5 million for Imagine No Malaria

Churches in the Detroit Conference pedaled bikes, ate pancakes and came together in faith to make a difference in the lives of others. Read More

Farm assistant Lebon Augulus and The Rev. Jim Gulley hold young goat twins in Darbonne/Leogane, Haiti.

Haiti Quake Survivor: Jim Gulley

The United Methodist aid worker spoke of being buried alive in 2010, and how two of those near him died. Still, the tragedy strengthened his desire to serve Haiti. View

Tom Arthur leads a

UMTV: Church in a Diner

Young pastor finds recipe for reaching those who might not go to church in a traditional setting. “We’re all comfortable in a diner.” View

Civil rights icon inspired by mother in 1963

Fifty years after appearing in an iconic photo, Edith Lee-Payne marches on Washington again. Read More

Why United Methodist-related schools matter

"We don't emphasize ethics and social responsibility because someone told us that this is a hip thing to do. We're just being who we are." More

Bikers exercise while generating electricity at the green gym at Cass Community Social Services, part of Cass Community United Methodist Church in downtown Detroit. UMNS photos by Jess Warnock. Accompanies UMNS story #023. 1/10/12.; A UMNS photo by Jess Warnock

UMTV: Green Gym At Church

A United Methodist pastor is leading a revolution - a green revolution. Donated exercise equipment and discarded tires provide jobs and power. View

United Methodist ‘church’ on a ferry boat

Small Michigan town has a waiting line of 30 minutes to board for Friday night vespers under the sky. Read More

UMTV: Father’s Adoption Story

United Methodist dad recalls the dramatic circumstances that saved one baby's life and changed his family's future. View

Methodists cooperate in Haiti’s recovery

Two years after the devastating earthquake, church partners measure progress toward recovery in many ways. Read More

Cyclists pump up hearts, environment

Creative ministry not only helps homeless people get exercise and job skills, it benefits the environment. Read More

Deportations Leave Teen Alone

When Jasmine Franco's parents had to leave the U.S., church friends gave her shelter. Now she is the first in her family to go to college. View

Volunteer Kathy Ahmad (right) visits with Franckenson Renevil during a break from renovating the Methodist Children's Home orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Haiti: Shaken but not broken one year later

Since the quake, United Methodists arrive daily to prop up the spiritually wounded and help the Methodist Church of Haiti comfort thousands. Read More

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