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The Rev. Edlen Cowley (standing right) of Fellowship United Methodist Church in Trophy Club, Texas, and the Rev. Andy Stoker (standing left) of First United Methodist Church in Dallas lead a July 24 small group discussion about how United Methodists can respond constructively to the Dallas police shootings. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Making a difference in Dallas

United Methodists bond after police shootings, seeking to promote dialogue and social action Read More

Aley United Methodist Church took a vote July 10 to back its pastor, the Rev. Eston Williams (standing in front), in his desire to perform same-sex weddings at the church. Aley (rhymes with “daily) is in Seven Points, Texas, an hour south of Dallas. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Rural Texas church votes for same-sex weddings

Small Aley United Methodist Church follows pastor in challenge to United Methodist law. Read More

The Rev. Sheron Patterson prays at a July 12 interfaith service in Dallas, honoring five police officers slain by a sniper. Video image from Fox4 News broadcast / North Texas Conference.

United Methodists help with service for slain officers

The Rev. Sheron Patterson was chosen to offer a prayer before remarks by President Obama and former President Bush. Read More

Refugees disembark at night from a private fishing boat that rescued them at sea, bringing them into the harbor at Skala Sikaminia, on the Greek island of Lesbos, on November 1, 2015.  A seven-person United Methodist group traveled to Lesbos in January to help care for such refugees. Photo by Paul Jeffrey.

United Methodists go the distance for refugees

Group travels from U.S. to Lesbos, Greece, to help those fleeing Syria and neighbor countries Read More

The Rev. Omar Rikabi, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Heath, Texas, greets a parishioner after worship on Jan. 17. UMNS photo by Sam Hodges

Pastor’s ‘My Muslim Problem’ post draws many readers

The Rev. Omar Rikabi uses his blog and interfaith family story to counsel Christians in working through fears. Read More

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 Dec. 26 tornado that hit North Texas was particularly damaging to parts of Rowlett, east of Dallas. UMNS photo by Sam Hodges.

Favor returned: Tiny church offers hefty relief check

A United Methodist church on the Texas coast got connectional help after hurricanes and now is helping North Texas recover from tornadoes. Read More

The United Methodist church in Lutts, Tenn., was destroyed by a tornado on Dec. 23. Photo by Angela Overstreet

No gift from Christmas weather

United Methodists bounce back from tornadoes and floods and join extensive relief efforts. "The connection works." Read More

Esta Basye had a dream of a sewing ministry and made it come true by founding the Women’s Fellowship at Poetry United Methodist Church, in Poetry, Texas. UMNS photo by Sam Hodges

Tiny church’s sewing group comforts thousands with cloth

The Women’s Fellowship at Poetry United Methodist offers members sewing, service and community. Read More

The Rev. Christy Thomas, retired United Methodist pastor, spent a year reviewing worship services for her local paper. Photo by Jeff Smith, Heirloom Portrait Art

Retired pastor reviewed worship services

The Rev. Christy Thomas spent a year reporting on what she experienced as a visitor in the pews. Read More

North Texas Conference

June 7-9, St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Plano, Texas. Read More

Westbury United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas was a hub for relief work by various agencies after flooding in the city in May 2016. Photo by Hannah Terry, The Texas Conference.

Saturated Southwest sees more rain

Tropical Storm Bill wasn’t as bad as expected, but church officials brace for more flooding Read More

A McKinney, Texas police officer's conduct toward black youth prompted a press conference by United Methodist clergy outside McKinney police headquarters on Tuesday, June 9.  Speaking were the Rev. Thomas Brumett (left), pastor of First United Methodist Church of McKinney, Texas, the Rev. Frances Cudjoe Waters, president of the North Texas Conference African American Clergy Fellowship, and the Rev. Michael Bowie, Jr., pastor of St. Luke Community United Methodist Church in Dallas. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Police incident stirs North Texas Conference

Clergy, black and white, decry excessive force toward black teens, and promise dialogue on race. Read More

Beatrice Gbanga, a United Methodist health worker and missionary in Sierra Leone, gave a briefing on the Ebola crisis Monday to clergy and laity at the North Texas Conference headquarters in Plano, Texas. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Ebola epidemic witness offers insight in Texas

Dallas-area United Methodists hear from medical missionary from Sierra Leone. Read More

Alaia Williams put puts quarter in the tube for Imagine No Malaria campaign at Aley United Methodist Church in Seven Points, Texas. Photo by Richard Browne.

‘I Can Do’ can reflects Aleyan spirit

Tiny Texas congregation raises awareness, funds for Imagine No Malaria. Read More

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