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The Rev. Glen Chebon Kernell, executive secretary for the Native American and Indigenous Ministries at the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, speaks to visiting members of the Council of Bishops at Cherokee United Methodist Church. At left is Bishop Larry Goodpaster. UMNS photos by Annette Spence.

Bishops visit Cherokee as part of repentance

"Immersion experience" for Council of Bishops begins at Trail of Tears. Churches can "choose to be a catalyst of healing and reconciliation." 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

Hispanic church offers model of growth

A Chicago-area congregation with lay missioner at helm has expanded from 12 to more than 120 in two years. Read More

UMTV: Catering Work for Homeless

Inside the Box buys a meal for a homeless person for every lunch sold. Homeless teens train for jobs in food service. Good food for a good cause. View

GC2012: 40 more sent to mission service

Worldwide church gathers at General Conference as church sends new people to witness for God throughout the world. Read More

GC2012: Bishops urge ‘communities of love’

Kiesey and Matthews emphasize practice of 'blessing each other, rather than cursing each other.' Read More

GC2012: Sailing the ecumenical boat

Whatever the storms of life, fellowship of churches means 'you are not alone in the boat.' Read More

GC2012: Prayers for peace in Nigeria

General Conference prays for victims of the recent bombings that killed many as delegation worries about friends, families. Read More

Restructuring plan gets tentative OK

Final nod awaits budget report from finance agency and decision of the denomination's top court on constitutionality. Read More

Justice for 1864 massacre pledged

GC2012 overwhelmingly commits church to work with four tribes in regard to reparations, repatriation and research related to Sand Creek. Read More

Don’t you have faith yet, asks Bishop Yemba

Congolese bishop encouraged General Conference delegates as they consider the structure of the church to make certain it is mission focused. Read More

GC2012: 4 elected to University Senate

Chief executives and other academic leaders named to denomination's accrediting agency. Read More

GC2012: Split views on Palestinian support

Some back petitions to divest from companies tied to occupation; others opposed to that strategy look to economic investment. Read More

GC2012: Affiliated, united churches welcomed

Bishop Rader recognizes delegates from 24 churches around the world with ties to The United Methodist Church. Read More

GC2012: Focus on World Malaria Day

With hundreds of thousands of lives saved, The United Methodist Church continues its fight through Imagine No Malaria. Read More

GC2012: King preaches message of inclusion

'Doors to kingdom of God are wide open,' bishop reminds delegates in April 25 worship to close intense day of work. Read More

GC2012: Covenant for a worldwide church debuts

Dreams and hopes offered for The United Methodist Church to live out its true worldwide nature. Read More

GC2012: Lay speakers urge ‘transformation’

3 laity speakers emphasize that 'making disciples of Jesus Christ is a responsibility of all Christians.' Read More

First service recalls Jesus’ seaside ministry

Maskoko Nation member consecrates worship space; Goodpaster tells delegates 'we now gather beside Tampa Bay to clean and mend our nets.' Read More

Faith communities can overcome AIDS epidemic

The people of God need to decide it is time to destroy HIV/AIDS, speakers said during "Lighten the Burden IV," sponsored by the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund. Read More

Do we understand how the church works?

Evidence and experience point to knowledge gap separating members from the official stands and policies of the church. Read More

Briefing previews General Conference issues

Delegates consider issues from reorganization to roles of bishops to an operating budget that is smaller than in the previous quadrennium. Read More

Retired Bishop Duecker dies in Fort Wayne

Involvement with Africa University and camping ministry kept bishop's ministry active long after his retirement. Read More

Ethnic caucuses voice restructure concerns

Legislation to consolidate general agencies "minimizes and will exclude" the participation of ethnic minorities, the statement says. Read More

Bishops react to homosexuality statement

Some urge prayer and dialogue. Others express disappointment. Still others support a call to lift ban on gay clergy. Read More

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

Bishop Owen, mission leader, dies at 78

Son says dad "was passionate about helping God to build God's Kingdom." Read More

Bishops urge action on immigration

Leaders offer support to a colleague who is outspoken against Arizona's controversial new law. Read More

Church rejects move toward regional bodies

Bishops ratify five of 32 proposed amendments to the church's constitution. Read More

Bishops cast out fear with HIV tests

United Methodist leaders express solidarity for people living with HIV/AIDS. Read More