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Mexico youth soccer team gets assist from Reinhardt University student

A spring-break mission trip turned into a life-changing experience for Lindsey White, a soccer player at the United Methodist-related school. Read More

I want to take our youth group on a mission trip. Where can I find opportunities?

Connect with resources to take your youth group on an incredible mission trip. Read More

Historic UMC Giving Tuesday is Record-Breaking Day for Mission

Thanks to the generosity of United Methodists around the world, more than 880 projects and missionaries will receive a financial boost to help them meet their mission goals. Read More

The Rev. Adam Weber, lead pastor, delivers the message during a Sunday service at Embrace Church in Sioux Falls, S.D. Embrace, a United Methodist Church founded in 2007, is one of the top 50 fastest-growing U.S. churches in 2013 according to Outreach magazine. Photo by Amie Hansen Photography for Embrace Church. Accompanies UMNS story #268. 10/17/13.; Photo by Amie Hansen Photography for Embrace Church

S.D. church makes ‘fastest-growing’ list

Embrace in Sioux Falls is the only United Methodist church to make magazine's 2013 list of U.S. top 50 in growth. Read More

UMTV: Church Turns Mission Into Members

Pastor of historic church says "recycling people" is key to being vital. "I want to challenge pastors that are in declining congregations." Read More

Archivist, Dale Patterson, shows historic photos from the collection at GCAH

Ministry of Memory (UMTV)

Enjoy a visual trip through Archives and History’s collection of rare and treasured pieces of Methodism. View

Methodist History: Bishop Fought Slavery

Gilbert Haven lived in the 19th-century but was progressive in his stances to end slavery, allow interracial marriage, and grant ordination of women. View

UMTV: Africa’s Miracle Tree

What plant can lower cholesterol, purify the liver, and prevent blindness? Learn how UMCOR helps farmers grow a nutritional powerhouse. View

Regional conferences take on social issues

United Methodists tackled hot-button topics like homosexuality, gun violence, divestment and immigration reform. Read More

Future bright for college president, student

After a hectic but fun first year, one University of Indianapolis student looks forward to Year 2 while the president looks toward the next 18. Read More

United Methodism’s Chinese connections

Church's ties began in 1847 with arrival of Methodist Episcopal Church missionaries and continues today. Read More

United Methodists prep for 2013 conferences

Amid serious deliberations, members also take time to celebrate in United States, Africa, Europe and the Philippines. Read More

Church vitality: How do you define it?

Leaders across the denomination ponder that question even as they try to increase the number of highly vital churches. Read More

Chabadza! Zimbabwe-Norway project pays off

Tradition of lending a helping hand results in new medical facility for mothers and babies and other projects on the boards. Read More

Haiti 2013: Rebuilding St. Martin Methodist

Worship in St. Martin today is far different from that Sunday in 2010 when Haitian Methodists stood among rubble. Fifth in a series. Read More

Haiti 2013: Methodist staff rebuild homes

United Methodist groups find way to help Haitian staff of Methodist Guest House construct homes lost in 2010 earthquake. Fourth in a series. Read More

Haiti 2013: Future seen through eyes of a ‘kid’

For rural families in two communities in Haiti, goats are the gift that keeps on giving. Third in a series. Read More

Haiti 2013: Women help women improve lives

From working to ensure healthy moms and babies to funding small growers, Haiti Artisans for Peace makes a difference. Read More

Haiti 2013: Bringing light to darkest slum

A friend to Haiti since 2002, now missionary of a Florida church, Seung Don Kim walks with Haiti's children. First story in a series. Read More

Young people make big impact in Las Vegas

Impact Las Vegas takes church outside the four walls and into the community. Read More

East Africa audit ends, funds still suspended

Mission board panel says conference unable to provide 'reasonable assurances' that previous funds used for intended purposes. Read More

2012: A year’s worth of disasters

As pain stretched across continents and touched some places already damaged, United Methodists throughout the connection responded. 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

Missionary’s Global Calling: Rev. Romeo del Rosario

Romeo del Rosario has served for decades, speaks 9 languages, and credits call to missionaries in Philippines. "God leads me all the way." View

‘Queen’ reigns over Liberian hospital

In addition to her duties as warehouse assistant at Ganta United Methodist Hospital, Ester Deline also serves as Ganta's 'queen.' Read More

Community health workers bring healing

In remote areas of Liberia with few resources, a team of volunteer health workers is often the only way villagers receive medical care. Read More

Ohio church sews quilts of love for Congo ill

Raising money to buy a new plane for Congo ministry wasn't enough for a congregation that also wanted a personal touch. Read More

Sierra Leone students to fight malaria

Plan is for schoolteachers to train health club members who will spread knowledge to their peers, families and communities. Read More

Malaria fighter faces his son’s battle

Phileas Jusu's job is to help prevent the spread of malaria, which hit home recently when his own son was stricken with the disease. Read More

N.C. churches benefit from ‘labor of love’

Historic St. George United Methodist is one of many to use conference construction ministry program. Read More

3 young women = UMCOR’s ‘triumvirate’

When there's a disaster, disease or famine, these three women know they'll be on the ground to help. Read More

United Methodists working to connect Haiti

Communications agency, church volunteers, nonprofit combine to establish technology centers to help Haitians support themselves. 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

Adding skills to end malaria in Africa

Conference sponsored by Imagine No Malaria and hosted by UMCOR teaches health board members fine points of maintaining initiatives. Read More

Emerging S. Sudan now faces malaria battle

United Methodists are working to help newest nation in world as it puts behind 50 years of one war only to fight another. Read More

9/11 Memorial in Shanksville

In 2001, passengers of Flight 93 gave their lives to save others in the path of a hijacked plane. Now a permanent memorial in Pa. honors them. View

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

UMTV: Keeping God in your Job Search

How hosting a job ministry can change a church. "What are the odds that we'll speak to anybody about Christ this week that we don't know?" View

After Haiti impact, U.S. braces for Isaac

A United Methodist work team from Louisiana rode out the storm in Haiti but now prepares for pounding at home. Read More

UMTV: Child Advances Missions

Hadley Davis is not 12 yet, but she's raised hundreds of dollars for UMCOR. She likes to share ideas. "No one can say no to a little kid." View

UMTV: Surgeon On A Mission

Dr. Steve Herbst performs surgeries in Nicaragua to serve the poor. "If I don't use my gift then I'm shorting what I could do for the kingdom." View

Conferences talk bishops, focus areas

United Methodist U.S. annual (regional) conferences and central conferences tackle a variety of issues during 2012 meetings. Read More

Is this your mother’s UMW?

United Methodist Women expects opportunities to expand as organization charts a separate path. Read More

Family Fosters 100 Children: Ralph and Sue Hillman

Sue Hillman felt a call to help those in need. "This voice, and I knew it was God, said, 'I want you to take care of babies." View

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

Global women join in ‘prayerful action’

Meeting in New York, World Day of Prayer International Committee brings together 225 women from 104 countries. Read More

Photographer’s Ministry with the Poor: Paul Jeffrey

"The poor don't have the luxury of giving up." Missionary Paul Jeffrey finds God in the field. "I'm continually evangelized by the poor." View

Volunteers change world in 1,500 places

Fun runs, block parties, picnics, malaria fundraisers-and more-connected United Methodists to their communities. Read More

Eva Gunnings est commandé comme une diaconesse Méthodiste Unie par l'évêque Bruce Ough, accompagné d'Harriett Olson (à droite), le chef de la Division des femmes, et Inelda Gonzalez, le président de femmes méthodistes Unies. Le 29 Avril la mise en service a eu lieu à Tampa, en Floride, où l'horizon 2012 Méthodiste Unie de la Conférence générale se tiendra.

Les délégués approuvent l’autonomie de l’organisation des femmes

Le 1er mai 2012, la Conférence Générale a fait de l'Organisation des Femmes Méthodistes Unies une organisation autonome au sein de l'Eglise Méthodiste Unie par un vote de 889 contre 20, Read More

GC2012: A night to recognize accomplishments

Time to celebrate 'challenges and achievements' of ministry with poor, global health, developing leaders, young people. Read More

Agency QA: Global Ministries

Series looks at how agencies work: 'Global Ministries is a facilitator of mission - passionate for partnership and open to the visions of others.' Read More

Clergy band plays to fight malaria

Texas clergy combine their love of music with a passion for mission and raise almost $200,000 for United Methodist causes. Read More

Home nourishes body, soul of Nigerian young

Born out of the Hope for Children of Africa initiative, this mission of the United Methodist orphanage is still expanding. Read More

Conference trains church planters

Lay missionary planting network project works to develop new faith fellowships, churches in Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference. Read More

Breadfruit flour effort aims to enrich Haiti

Despite obstacles, Hennepin Avenue church in Minneapolis works toward innovative project to provide food and jobs. Read More

Methodists cooperate in Haiti’s recovery

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

Oklahoma church sends Bibles to Congo

United Methodist pastor at General Conference hears story of pastors without Bibles and starts effort to send God's word. Read More

Transforming the lives of African orphans

ZOE Ministry's work is mutually beneficial, says director, who sees a "glimpse of Jesus" in the lives of the young people. Read More

UMTV: Honey Dudes Do Good

Single moms and widows in one town can give their "honey do" list to the Honey Dudes and get a free helping hand with household repairs. View

UMTV: Restaurant Owner On Mission

Steve Pool cooked up a way to help others. "No matter who you are or where you live, there are missions within ten miles of your house." View

RVers Repair Churches

A group of retirees is giving up some free time to offer free repairs for congregations. View

Leaders ponder funding, structural changes

Among the proposals is to combine general agencies into fewer groups and to change the denomination's funding formulas. Read More

Change the World event mobilizes churches

Thousands of United Methodists will team up to make a positive difference-locally and globally-during the second annual Change the World event on May 14-15, 2011. 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

Documentary helps fight malaria

Imagine No Malaria, a ministry of The United Methodist Church, has produced a documentary to increase awareness and action against malaria, a disease that kills a child in Africa every 45 seconds. Read More

Hospice Care with Pets

Giving up beloved animals can be heartbreaking for the terminally ill. A United Methodist chaplain found a way to keep people and pets together. View

First-time volunteer at 91

We are all called to serve others. There are no rules for when or where, and no age limits. Meet a volunteer whose stamina might surprise you. View

Congo Pilot Medical Missions: Gaston Ntambo

Meet the son of an African bishop who found his calling in the cockpit of a rescue plane. View

Bishop Edwards, mission leader, dies

Edwards oversaw the North Carolina Conference and led the effort to establish a seminary in Russia. He was 71. Read More

One Year Later: Haiti Quake Survivor

The Rev. Jim Gulley was trapped for 3 days under the Hotel Montana. The tragedy served to strengthen his resolve to change lives in Haiti. View

Church Adopts Haiti

Bronwen and Bill Pope adopted two sons from Haiti. Now their friends at church make clothes for children affected by the earthquake. View

Bishop Mathews, ardent missionary, dies

Friends say bishop combined Wesley's ideal of personal and social holiness. Read More

Haiti journal: A bond from sharing tragedy

Returning to Haiti, Pam Carter saw a mixture of sadness and joy. Read More

Handouts for the Homeless

It's happened to most everyone. Chances are someone has come up to you on the street and asked for a handout. They might share a hard luck story, or just plead for spare cash. Read More

New Advance Project Guide Now Available

Almost a thousand projects and programs in 100 countries are included in the new Giving Resource Guide from The Advance, the United Methodist designated mission giving channel. 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

Zimbabwe’s Economic Woes Create Urgent Funding Need

Operating in a nation beset by economic and political crises, Africa University has issued an urgent plea for United Methodist congregations to fulfill their 2008 financial obligations to the Zimbabwe-based school. Read More

Young Fund-Raiser Scores $50K for Mosquito Nets

If someone asked seven-year old Katherine Commale what she did on her summer vacation, her answer would have to be "a lot!" But Katherine hasn't just been swimming at the pool and playing with her brother Joseph. Read More

United Methodist mission statement revised

Additional wording tells why church seeks to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Read More

United Methodist Bishops Janice Riggle Huie and Benjamin Boni speak to reporters during a press conference at the 2008 United Methodist General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

United Methodists formally admit Côte d’Ivoire

The West African conference receives full rights and responsibilities and becomes the largest regional conference in the global church. Read More

Malawi district becomes missionary conference

New missionary conference has a "tremendous level of ministry," says Bishop Eben Nhiwatiwa. Read More

Seven-year-old Katherine Commale and her mother, Lynda, wave to delegates at the 2008 United Methodist General Conference after giving Bishop John Hopkins a Nothing But Nets T-shirt.

‘Join us in choosing hope,’ church leaders urge

Seven-year-old Katherine Commale provides life-saving bed nets for African children -- and life-giving hope for United Methodist adults. Read More

El Paso Congregation Held as Example of Transformation

The United Methodist Church is "feeding the physically and spiritually hungry," Bishop Sharon Brown Christopher of Urbana, Ill., reminded the denomination's General Conference during her April 24 Episcopal Address at in Fort Worth. Read More

Distance learning center launched in Mozambique

Hailing a new era for higher education in Africa, supporters dedicate a distance learning center as a satellite campus of Africa University. 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

A man searches through bags of garbage for recyclables to resell in the Payatas landfill in Manila, Philippines. The island nation's capital city is one of the most densely populated places on earth.

Commentary: Finding a kingdom in heaven in Manila

United Methodists are bringing Christ and hope to the "sad, dark" places in the Philippines. Read More

One-year-old Joshua Flores receives free treatment for tuberculosis at United Methodist Mary Johnston Hospital in Manila, Philippines. As one of the country's few missionary hospitals, Mary Johnston accepts all patients regardless of race, creed or ability to pay.

Struggling hospital continues to offer free health care

Begun in 1906 as a missionary clinic in the Philippines, United Methodist Mary Johnston Hospital is a model for service to the poor. Read More

Bishop Solito K. Toquero (far right) visits with some of the young girls living at the Gilead Center, a residential shelter for street children supported by The United Methodist Church.

Filipino church ministers to destitute families

In Manila, where the poorest people live among cemetery tombs, The United Methodist Church provides hope to escape the cycle of poverty. Read More

A young girl is surrounded by trash at the dump nicknamed Smokey Mountain in Manila, Philippines. The city's poorest people live in the dump and make their living looking for goods to recycle.

Church offers hope to Filipinos living amid garbage

In Manila, the Smokey Mountain garbage dump is home to not only rotting garbage but hundreds of families trapped by poverty. Read More

United Methodists Over Halfway to Nothing But Nets Goal More Than $1.75 Million Raised for Mosquito

"The "Send a net. Save a life." message has gained momentum across the church. Read More

UMCOR Spotlighted on XM Satellite Radio Show

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) will be featured on XM Radio's "For Heaven's Sake with Beverly Burke" at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 15 at 2 p.m. (ET) on channel 155. The hour-long show comes on the heels of UMCOR's landmark global partnership signing in London with Muslim Aid on June 26. Read More