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Resources for Back to School

Find blessings and other ideas for marking the beginning of the new school season in your congregation. Read More

Adrian Perez and her son, Jonathan, enjoy an afternoon that includes a free lunch in the Havelock Cafe, picking up books for summer reading and selecting snacks and breakfast foods for the week. Photo courtesy of Delaney Fischer.

The ABCs of back-to-school outreach

Whether your congregation is large or small, you can learn creative ways to reach out to students and families in a new academic year. Read More

United Methodists ready kids for school

Special back-to-class events offer resources and fun for families, along with a chance to see the church in action. Read More

U.S. envoy encourages Côte d’Ivoire students

"Practice, practice, practice," urges ambassador in visit with wife to United Methodist Secondary School. Read More

Zimbabwe preschool struggles but succeeds

'Ministering church' serves through preschool begun in 2009 with three teachers and operating from makeshift facilities in church hall. 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

Faith coalition backs Obama gun plan

United Methodists join faith leaders representing more than 80 million Americans in urging immediate action to respond to crisis. Read More

Inveneo partnership benefits Haiti school

A Methodist school in LeVeque, Haiti has been chosen as one of 40 schools in rural Haiti to receive a solar powered computer lab as part of the Haiti Connected Schools (HCS) Program. Read More

Faith leaders join call to end gun violence

Bells toll Dec. 21 for Newtown, Conn., shooting victims as religious leaders call for swift action to stop future tragedies. Read More

Newtown pastor sees pain as path to healing

The Rev. Mel Kawakami reflects on the hurt in his community as he shepherds his flock through anguish of school shootings. Read More

Grief transcends faith boundaries in Newtown

Religious community of Connecticut area comes together with governor and President to lead the healing process after horror of shootings. Read More

A Sunday of tears and comfort in Newtown

After the horrors of school shooting, nothing seems right until a congregation comes together to ask, "In our trials, Lord, walk with us." Read More

Church serves as help site in shooting wake

Newtown United Methodist, near the scene of Friday's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, is serving as a Red Cross respite center. Read More

Tennessee faith groups fight youth obesity

Seventeen percent of children are considered obese. United Methodist churches and agencies want to help change that statistic. Read More

Food fight in the church kitchen? You bet!

Nashville woman takes on battle against childhood obesity as she transforms the food fare at West End United Methodist. Read More

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