Help end killing, says Congo bishop to U.S.
“Rwanda is killing our people,” United Methodist Bishop Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda tells U.S. House subcommittee at hearing.
Young adults teach and learn in Haiti
Mission team reflects on how their lives changed after making a trip to teach photography to children in Cange.
Green UM colleges make ‘cool schools’ list
Seven United Methodist-related schools make the list of 96 in Sierra Club survey of sustainability savvy.
Mission team learns from Zimbabwe hosts
Western Pa. volunteers spent five weeks with families in Africa and found a common theme of love, kindness and a reliance on “God’s plan.”
Texas pastor’s journey began in Mexico
Eduardo Rivera mastered English, earned a Ph.D., gained U.S. citizenship, and ministered to migrants. Now he leads a large church in Abilene.
UMTV: Hispanic Clergy Migrant Ministry
As we begin Hispanic Heritage Month, meet Marcelo and Corazón Escarzaga, from Mexico, whose mission is with vineyard workers.
UMTV: Hinton Center Renews Small Churches
For 50 years, a retreat center in North Carolina has offered resources and training to keep rural congregations connected. Take a video tour.
Ministry boosts small church vitality
Hinton Rural Life Center, a United Methodist retreat, offers resources and training to strengthen country churches.
UMTV: Biker Church
Crossfire UMC in North Carolina welcomes those who feel “regular churches wouldn’t want our type” with open arms.
Church to host first ‘biker service’
Dream will become a reality when Mariner’s Bethel UMC welcomes “motorcycle minister” and message of God’s love and acceptance.
Health kits delight Louisiana school kids
‘God was all over the place,’ pastor says, as caring United Methodists gave — and continue to give — of time and treasure.
‘My Favorite (School) Year’
Meet a first-time school president and a freshman as they begin their journey at United Methodist-related University of Indianapolis.
Camp changes lives of kids in poverty
The church’s Project Transformation program impacts children through education, fun and opportunities for personal growth.
Adding skills to end malaria in Africa
Conference sponsored by Imagine No Malaria and hosted by UMCOR teaches health board members fine points of maintaining initiatives.
Churches respond to Chicago school strike
As Chicago public schoolteacher strike enters second day, churches open doors for tutoring, recreation and fun.
Refugee outreach renews small NC church
A rural congregation in North Carolina, with “no money but a huge God,” helps families fleeing conflict in Burma.
Practicing ‘shalom’ for 20 years
United Methodist response to 1992 L.A. riots has evolved into global effort to address a community’s needs with its assets.
Black caucus ‘stands with’ Bishop Talbert
Statement responds to a letter asking for public censure of a retired bishop for remarks urging clergy to stand firm on same-sex union pledge.
Emerging S. Sudan now faces malaria battle
United Methodists are working to help newest nation in world as it puts behind 50 years of one war only to fight another.
Church agencies look forward, not back
Open to change, top executives seek new ways to collaborate to reach young adults and people new to the church.
Grandmother builds orphanage in Africa
Grandparents Day is Sunday. Kay Oursler joined the Peace Corps at 65 and felt God’s call to become “Bibi” (grandmother) to orphans in Tanzania.
Maryland D.S. takes ‘prayer bike tour’
The Rev. Evan Young took a 55-mile trip in his district to show how he feels “the church needs to engage itself …meet people where they are.”
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.
Mom uses labyrinth to curb Chicago violence
Mary Long first walked a labyrinth in prison and was changed. When her only child was killed, she created one to help heal her community.
Who cares for caregivers?
Providing continual care takes a toll. Care Team Ministry at St. John’s United Methodist Church supports those who watch over others.
United Methodist ‘church’ on a ferry boat
Small Michigan town has a waiting line of 30 minutes to board for Friday night vespers under the sky.
UMCOR sends $10,000 after Hurricane Isaac
Relief agency cares for survivors and uses church-to-church connections to assess needs. Text RESPONSE to 80888 to give $10.
Arkansas tries new job seeker, employer plan
United Methodists hope church members will hire training-program graduates.
How congregations can reach job seekers
On U.S. Labor Day, we remember those out of work. Learn how one church’s job ministry is providing training, support and hope for the unemployed.
UMTV: Keeping God in your Job Search
How hosting a job ministry can change a church. “What are the odds that we’ll speak to anybody about Christ this week that we don’t know?”
Zimbabwe volunteers care for HIV-positive
United Methodist Wesley Clinic tries to help patients and families through counseling, support and other relief help.
Needed help reaches those in Isaac’s path
At the Mississippi Conference’s request, Bill Carr brought supplies from the Memphis Conference to in the middle of the hurricane.
Church gets unemployed ‘job ready’
Now employed, volunteer joins others to offer pep talks and prayer to those out of work. “You have to show you're willing to grow.”
United Methodists respond to Isaac’s wrath
As rescue efforts continued in Louisiana, first responders went to work, people filled cleaning buckets and generous givers reached out.
Acts of Repentance guide stresses healing
United Methodists journey from learning to apologies to developing relationships with indigenous people.
After Haiti impact, U.S. braces for Isaac
A United Methodist work team from Louisiana rode out the storm in Haiti but now prepares for pounding at home.
UMTV: Act of Repentance
Preparations for the GC2012 event included listening sessions with indigenous peoples in Norway, the Philippines, and the U. S.
Literacy program links kids, college students
Project Transformation began in 1998 as a Texas ministry grounded in three C’s: children, college students and churches.
Loan break for United Methodist students
BorrowSmart offers a 3.75 interest rate, different repayment option to try to help students graduate without huge amounts to repay.
Bishop accused of urging disobedience
Letter asks bishops to ‘publicly censure’ retired Bishop Melvin Talbert for his advocacy for gay marriage. Talbert stands by his statements.
Is pastor’s self-care selfish?
Clergy urged to set boundaries and maintain healthy lifestyles. “Honoring our bodies and our time… are as important as caring for others.”
United Methodists prepare to meet Isaac
As Tropical Storm Isaac continued toward Haiti on Friday afternoon, Aug. 24, United Methodists were gearing up to provide relief.
Campus ministries nurture future of church
"I wish everyone could open their eyes and see just how important this age group is for the church in the future — and now,” says director.
Keep college students connected to church
Mission trips and other activities help them stay involved. “Students want to see faith in action.”
College majors’ value not measured in cash
In response to Kiplinger’s “worst college majors,” Dillard University president says salary is not only criteria for choosing what to study.
Attending church in prison
Daring leadership creates a church for female inmates that offers a message of true freedom.
Tips for the care and keeping of young clergy
Under 30s talk about challenges and successes as they take first steps into ministry.
UMTV: Child Advances Missions
Hadley Davis is not 12 yet, but she’s raised hundreds of dollars for UMCOR. She likes to share ideas. “No one can say no to a little kid.”
‘Church history requires we discuss racism’
It is essential we remember what has happened, says the Rev. Gil Caldwell, so we don’t treat others as we have been treated.
Mass shootings sign of young adult crisis
Campus minister explores connection between recent shootings like the one in Colorado and the increasing pressures college students face.
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