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A nurse volunteer takes blood  pressures during a WelcomeTable event organized by Givens LifeMinistries at Mills River near Asheville, N.C. Photo courtesy Shelia Mlz.

Faith community nurses help heal body, mind and soul

Faith community nurses offer educational principles as well as spiritual care and nurturing. "This is a role that no other in the church is able to provide.” Read More

Susan and Frank May on cross-country bike trip to raise funds for The Methodist Home, Spring 2014. Photo courtesy Susan and Frank May and The Methodist Home.

Bicycling for The Methodist Home

Susan and Frank May are riding from Florida to California to raise funds for residential care home that addresses the needs of abused and at-risk children. Read More

Bishop Matthews asks for prayers, action after D.C.-area mall shooting

“A deep sense of tragedy hangs in the air,” Bishop Marcus Matthews of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference wrote as he called for prayers in the wake of the Jan. 25 shooting at the Mall in Columbia. Read More

Indy event targets spousal abuse in church

Faith communities are not exempt from domestic violence, and every church needs a safety team and a safety plan, says advocate. Read More

Jennifer Miller holds a sign from the Oct. 4 “Walkin’ with my Sister” event.

Anchorage church ‘sheds light’ on abuse

Domestic violence affects men, women and families "of all races, of all economic levels, of all ages, of all religions," says Jennifer Miller of First United Methodist Church. Read More

Q&A: Commission on the Status & Role of Women

We challenge the church to overcome the sin of sexism, sexual exploitation, gender discrimination and idolatry. Read More

Seeing God’s presence in a week of tragedy

In an unprecedented time of challenges, many see God's love in multiple ways. Read what they say and share what you have seen. Read More

Messages of caring and hope for Boston

Bishop and United Methodists around the globe testify to seeing God in action after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Read More

Church offers help in wake of tragedy

We can never know why tragedy occurs, but The United Methodist Church offers resources to help those seeking consolation. Read More

Women at U.N. share real-life challenges

United Methodist delegates among those 'seeking their place at the table' to advocate as they tackle issues of violence, poverty and war. 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

Alabama church seeks healing after shooting

Days after their pastor accused of shooting and killing his wife, worshippers at Gardendale-Mt. Vernon sought comfort and answers. Read More

College students fight human trafficking

Wesley Foundation at Florida International leads helps others to understand this 'modern-day slavery' could happen on any campus. 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

Churches respond to Chicago school strike

As Chicago public schoolteacher strike enters second day, churches open doors for tutoring, recreation and fun. Read More

UMTV: Mom’s Grief Inspires Peace Walk

"It's like his spirit is pushing me." Chicago mom who lost son says prayer labyrinth lets people focus on following God, and can end violence. View

Church reaches out after Sikh temple attack

United Methodists in area offer prayers and help as calls for greater dialogue and understanding come from across the nation. Read More

Chicago church puts faith into action

Church takes hands-on approach to dealing with social issues endangering neighborhood. "We have to be a light in that community." Read More

Pastor mourns friend killed in Aurora shooting

Denver-area pastor helps others in Aurora theater tragedy as she comes to grips with loss of someone she knew well. Read More

Aurora community gathers for prayer

United Methodists join others in prayer for victims, survivors of theatre shooting rampage in Colorado. Read More

Bishop calls for end to Chicago violence

U.S. gun deaths are on the rise. Jung asks for "violence interrupters" to mediate disputes and for churches to "pray and act to stop the shooting." Read More

Painting of a tiger by Lost Boy artist James Makuac.

UMTV: The Art of a Lost Boy

James Makuac is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. He knows all too well the hardships faced by his fellow refugees, and paints to tell their story. View

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

United Methodists join mourning for Trayvon

Congregations across the nation honored the slain teen by wearing hoodies to churches Sunday. Read More

UMW reps outline rural women’s struggles

For these nine women, U.N. meeting offers chance to share experiences, learn from others. Read More

UN explores needs of rural women

United Methodists contribute to discussion between grassroots, governments on empowering women. Read More

Churches comfort after Ohio school tragedy

Sharing stories and leaning on God are important to people as they try to recover after the shootings at Chardon High School. Read More

Churches reach out after Ohio shootings

Chardon United Methodist Church has close relationship with high school where shooter killed one, wounded four students. Read More

Alternate game plan for Super Bowl

United Methodist Women join others in bringing awareness of human trafficking to festivities in Indianapolis. Read More