More than 50 pastors bless same-sex union
Flouting church law, faith leaders participate in the marriage of two Philadelphia men in a United Methodist church.
Global AIDS initiative focuses on newborns
Find out how your church can help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and AIDS by donating, educating and advocating.
Want to follow in Wesleys’ footsteps?
Pilgrimage to England offers chance to learn more about leadership and explore places where the Wesley brothers lived and served.
UMTV: Ministry with the Roma
At the margins of Hungarian society, Roma people face high unemployment and discrimination yet are welcomed by one United Methodist church.
Roma: Putting a face on those who struggle
Who are the Roma? Photographer Paul Jeffrey spent time with Roma, capturing the day-to-day life of a people suffering from oppression.
Chuck Knows Church: Bishops
In the church, bishops are administrative and spiritual leaders. But how much do you know about the office of bishop? Chuck gives the basics.
United Methodist communicators honored
The United Methodist Association of Communicators honors Rev. Arthur McClanahan and Rev. Boyce A. Bowdon.
United Methodist campuses fight bullying
“Character is not just important for my child,” says one parent, “but for every child on campus. Positive behavior is contagious.”
UMCOR preps response for Philippines typhoon
With partners in the Philippines, UMCOR is working to provide assistance immediately following the storm.
Do United Methodists believe in saints?
November 1 is All Saints Day. John Wesley wrote of ‘living saints’ who led a Christian life. Read about ways to honor the saints in your life.
Haunted? Even Wesleys heard ‘bumps in night’
It's that time of year. Read ghost stories from churches, cemeteries and the home of one famous Methodist.
Jesus Versus the Zombies
Sermon series looks at the bad church ideas that just … won’t … die.
Why mark Reformation Day on Oct. 31?
Martin Luther’s theses sparked the Protestant Reformation in 1517. Find out how its themes are echoed in The United Methodist Church.
Pastor helps church rise from ashes
As workers guide cross to top of building, Jim Crawford recalls 22-year mission to rebuild San Jose church that burned in 1991.
Chuck Knows Church: Halloween Short Film
Chuck's first short film! Perfect for Halloween week, the film illustrates the nature of God. Perfect for Halloween or Thanksgiving week.
After Sandy: A Future with Hope
Rain poured through his damaged roof months after the storm until his home was rebuilt with help of church volunteers. “I’m blessed.”
How United Methodists respond to disaster
One year after Hurricane Sandy, a special report details what United Methodists have done to provide relief and recovery.
Is it OK to celebrate Halloween?
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20 ways to reach out on Veterans Day
Creative ideas for individuals and congregations to engage in ministry with active U.S. military, veterans and their families on Nov. 11.
N.Y. pastor expects to face church trial
Rev. Stephen Heiss, pastor in Upper New York Annual Conference who has officiated same-sex weddings, says he will likely face church trial.
Veterans Day: Honoring those who sacrifice
Video promotion invites United Methodists to join together in honoring all U.S. veterans, and to be community to families of deployed soldiers.
What St. Francis can teach United Methodists
The reformer influenced Christian ministry with the poor, preaching, peace and, of course, pets.
Bishop told to rule in clergy candidate case
Denomination’s top court says Southwest Texas bishop must decide in 60 days on question about lesbian clergy candidate.
Bishop Talbert performs wedding for two men
Retired United Methodist Bishop Melvin G. Talbert officiates Oct. 26 marriage ceremony for Bobby Prince and Joe Openshaw in Alabama.
Pastor creates John Wesley jack-o-lantern
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‘Grateful to God’ for Kenya mall experience
United Methodist employee in Nairobi when assault occurred delays return to U.S. to help Kenyans as tragedy unfolded.
Global AIDS initiative focuses on newborns
United Methodist link to the U.N.
Oct. 24 is United Nations Day. Church Center for the United Nations offers prayer, hospitality, meeting space for those working for human rights.
Church fights poverty through friendship
Greenville District’s ministry goes beyond food to partner with families through mentoring, alliance, friendship and mutual goal-setting.
Bishops urge against same-sex union
Council of Bishops’ executive committee issues statement in response to retired Bishop Melvin G. Talbert’s plans to officiate same-sex marriage.
Same-sex couple responds to bishops
Men respond to Council of Bishops executive committee’s statement asking retired Bishop Melvin Talbert to not perform their wedding.
GCFA extends benefits to same-sex couples
Finance agency decides to change the general agencies welfare benefits program’s definition of “spouse” to include same-sex spouses.
Are women welcomed as preachers?
Nearly 60 years after Methodists added women clergy, some still fight for acceptance. “My ministry was challenged but I had God’s promise.”
Fewer delegates at 2016 General Conference
The Commission on the 2016 General Conference voted to set number of delegates at 850 in first significant drop since 1968.
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.
30 pastors to perform same-sex wedding
Clergy say they will violate church law to show support for a fellow pastor who is going before a church trial Nov. 18.
S.D. church makes ‘fastest-growing’ list
Embrace in Sioux Falls is the only United Methodist church to make magazine’s 2013 list of U.S. top 50 in growth.
Bishop Wertz, uniting leader, dies at 97
Leaders credit him with helping forge the merger into today’s United Methodist Church.
UMTV: Church Photos of a Lifetime
For 50 years, photographer has used his lens to bring human struggles into focus. “I could use it as a means to promote social change.”
$25 million pension goal aids retired clergy
Central Conference Pension Initiative reaches goal. “Providing for retired pastors…across the Central Conferences is the right thing to do.”
Diverse membership represents 25 countries
Tennessee congregation embraces its diversity, adding Hispanic Ministries, English language classes, and an International Festival.
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.
Wesley Foundation campus ministry is 100
In the beginning, ‘the opposition was sometimes bitter,’ but the campus ministry begun a century ago is alive and well today.
Pastor’s message: Listen to Latinos
“As a person crafted in the image of God, you should have certain dignity and rights.” Ga. pastor makes case for immigration reform.
Global conference on ministries with deaf
“Each country has its own sign language.” Attendees from a dozen countries meet to learn from and encourage each other.
Students room with special needs friends
At Duke Divinity School’s Friendship House, seminarians share space with people with disabilities and learn to be more inclusive.
Chuck Knows Church: Baptism
What is the meaning of the sacrament of baptism? What's best: sprinkled, dunked or poured? Chuck talks about this important ancient act.
UMTV: Feeding Bodies, Souls at the Border
During Hispanic Heritage month, we profile Saúl Montiel. Born in Mexico, he fights for social justice and is now a missionary near Tijuana.
Children’s Sabbath Resources, Oct. 13
The national Children’s Sabbath celebration is a way for faith communities to celebrate children as sacred gifts of the Divine.
Hymns: ‘Great is thy Faithfulness’
A cherished hymn, its author was born in a log cabin and lacked a formal education. Read about United Methodist music in a History of Hymns.
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