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The Clendinin (W. Va.) United Methodist Church was heavily damaged by flooding in June, 2016. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Responding to the floods in West Virginia

West Virginia was hit by historic flooding in June, 2016. Find ways you can help the recovery efforts. More

The Rev. J.F. Lacaria surveys flood damage at Clendenin (W. Va.) United Methodist Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

West Virginia churches cope, help after historic floods

United Methodists join in relief efforts, even as they’re mucking out their own church buildings Read More

Disaster response leaders in West Virginia will be at work after severe flooding there in June, 2016. Image courtesy of West Virginia Annual Conference.

How to help after flooding in West Virginia

United Methodists can offer donations and support to teams in areas hit by what's been called the worst flood in a century. More

Judi Kenaston is Chair of the Commission on General Conference. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Kenaston Serves Church through General Conference Commission

“I have prayed for General Conference every day, from the moment I was asked to chair the commission. I couldn’t do it without God’s help.” View

The Rev. Bradley Barton is a correctional officer at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in Belington, W.Va., and a licensed local pastor in The United Methodist Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

When jail shift ends, he’s off to preach

Corrections officer doesn’t always have time to change out of his uniform, but congregation understands. Read More

The Rev. Jamie Sprague and his wife Kay stand in front of Kanawha Chapel United Methodist Church in Davisville, W.Va., where Sprague serves as a licensed local pastor. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Lessons learned as grocer helped him lead churches

‘I learned time management from Kroger,’ part-time pastor says. Read More

The Rev. Don Rush is plant manager at Sistersville (W.Va.) Tank Works and a licensed local pastor in The United Methodist Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Plant manager ‘called home’ to preach

At district superintendent’s request, he added leading two churches to a busy life. Read More

The Rev. Shelly Nichols, seen here with husband Dave Nichols, got a stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis two weeks after taking the first steps toward entering pastoral ministry. She kept on anyway, and has served this past year as associate minister at her home church, Cross Lanes United Methodist in Cross Lanes, W.Va. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Answering the pastoral call, despite terminal cancer

Aided by many, Shelly Nichols has had an unusual appointment as associate minister in her home United Methodist church. Read More

Women making history: Sandra Steiner Ball

"I had some learning challenges in my early years ... the church was where I found sanctuary, peace and encouragement." Read More

United Methodists open doors in disasters

From Colorado to the Atlantic coast, churches have worked to help those suffering in the clutches of the summer of 2012. Read More

Housing book offers tips to clergy, churches

Women's commission compiles standards, 'best practices' for church-owned parsonages. Read More

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