Africa U. students become mission interns
United Methodist generosity provides education and improves future of many young people.
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.
Burton to leave women’s commission
United Methodist Commission on Status and Role of Women plans search for new top executive.
Advocacy smoothes way for immigrants
JFON helps immigrants navigate their new culture. "Our welcome is judged not by those who are like us, but by the left out and the left behind."
Spared by fire, Colorado church helps victims
Wilson UMC prayed with neighbors and offered support to those digging out of the ashes. “God has us here at this time for a reason.”
Haiti earthquake survivor plants knowledge
With UMCOR’s support, Gontran Delgrace received training in sustainable agriculture in Japan, which he is now sharing with others.
UMTV: Interpreters Raise Church Voices
During General Conference, business is conducted in English and translated into 8 more languages. A huge team helps every voice be heard.
Websites offer ministry opportunities
United Methodists are focused on creating new places to reach new people. Using these 5 sites, churches can reach out to their communities.
Churches are using the popular social network to post images of quotes, ministries and events. “We look for images that might move somebody.”
Health care law survives; what’s ahead?
After the recent Supreme Court ruling, United Methodists are still discussing what the law means for the church and U.S. society as a whole.
Immigration reformers hail and hammer ruling
Immigration advocates now focus on end to ‘racial profiling’ in Arizona law after U.S. high court ruling in June eliminates other objections.
United Methodist pastors called to serve
As the U.S. celebrates July 4, we remember the many United Methodist pastors who left their pulpits to serve as military chaplains.
Student exchange program opens world
Wesleyan and Methodist schools in six countries form a network to provide new learning experiences.
Churches respond to 700 miles of U.S. storms
United Methodists assess damages while they open doors to cool, feed people as stifling heat continues in Midwest, Mid-Atlantic.
Is this your mother’s UMW?
United Methodist Women expects opportunities to expand as organization charts a separate path.
Ironman pastor shows ‘Anything is Possible’
The Rev. Scott Sharp discovers lessons for his Christian ministry in preparing for triathlon. He hopes to compete in Hawaii.
Bishop Leontine Kelly dies at 92
First African-American woman bishop is remembered as a trailblazer, spiritual mother and ‘a gift to The United Methodist Church.’
Students face years of debt
If no agreement reached, loan rates will increase at a time when young people are graduating or leaving with thousands to repay.
Colorado Springs fire bypasses church
Staff evacuates Wilson UMC as Waldo Canyon fire spreads to part of city.
UMTV: Family Fosters 100 Children
Ralph and Sue Hillman felt a call to help those in need. “This voice, and I knew it was God, said, ‘I want you to take care of babies.’”
Same-sex union trial controversy continues
A year after proceeding against Wisconsin elder, bishop asked to rule on legality of clergy covenant plan the Rev. Amy DeLong proposed.
Pensions ease central conference retirement
Some clergy and their widows outside the U.S. struggle to survive. More than $23.5 million has been raised to establish programs to help.
Immigrant students get ‘moment of grace’
Obama’s announcement looked at as time to prepare as churches help mobilize and educate Hispanic community to apply for legal status.
Bikers ride 335 miles to fight malaria
Bishop’s heartbreaking story about a baby’s death inspires Nothing But Spokes riders to raise $30,000 to end the disease.
West Ohio gives Aviation Ministry $1 million
“God has got to be super happy," Bishop Bruce Ough declared after the conference doubled their fundraising goal for Wings of the Morning.
A year after Minot flood: ‘Faith thrives’
Despite losing its building, Faith United Methodist Church continues its ministry through partnerships.
Dakotas couple brings holidays to young
Contributions to Shoebox Christmas project enable many Native parents to see their children open gifts when there is no money in budget for extras.
Rural leader leaves 50-year legacy
The Rev. Harold McSwain was a dedicated advocate for small-town, rural United Methodist congregations.
Minnesota gives 2.5 million to fight malaria
“Challenge churches” pledged $100 times average worship attendance and helped raise more for cause than any other conference.
GC2012: How Book of Discipline comes to be
Editor Marvin Cropsey explains the process to prepare the revisions of Discipline and Resolutions.
UMTV: Catering Work for Homeless
Inside the Box buys a meal for a homeless person for every lunch sold. Homeless teens train for jobs in food service. Good food for a good cause.
African students urged to be entrepreneurs
Africa University’s 20th graduating class is told, ‘Let this not be the end of learning. Make this the beginning.’
June 19, 1865 marked the end of slavery in the U.S. Now Juneteenth is a time to reflect on African-American history and heritage.
‘Grandfamilies’ provide love, sanctuary
Grandparents thrown back in the parenting game face many challenges. United Methodist grandparents Mollie and John Moore share their story.
Father’s Day has Methodist ties
Two United Methodist churches lay claims to starting the celebration.
Obama immigration policy decision praised
Bishop Carcaño calls executive order opening door for young people ‘an extraordinary way forward for much-needed immigration reform.’
Black caucus expresses concern over Bledsoe
Black Methodists for Church Renewal question the process that led to North Texas Bishop Bledsoe being asked to retire.
UMTV: Father’s Adoption Story
United Methodist dad recalls the dramatic circumstances that saved one baby’s life and changed his family’s future.
Global delegates mean multiple languages
A large team of interpreters helped non-English-speaking delegates maneuver through GC2012.
My dad: A kind, gentle man of steel
Nettles Talbert taught son to “acknowledge the humanity in the other person.”
What I like about Father’s Day
The Rev. D.J. Rosario reflects on the ways celebrating fatherhood can be a good exercise for people of all types.
Global women join in ‘prayerful action’
Meeting in New York, World Day of Prayer International Committee brings together 225 women from 104 countries.
Race commission addresses Bledsoe case
The agency that monitors United Methodist racial matters expresses concern about the situation involving Bishop Bledsoe.
Celebrating my father, exorcising a demon
We need to examine our fathers to understand the challenges of their lives, says retired pastor, now a father and grandfather.
New wrinkle in appointment security
The United Methodist connection has been abuzz about a letter calling into question whether General Conference really ended clergy job guarantees.
Beating hunger in DRC
In DRC, 70% of people are malnourished. UMCOR has been working to change that through its agricultural, sanitation and health programs.
Scars testify to pastor’s strength, faith
At 25, Scott Spence survived a terrible accident. Now, his “scars are an asset” on hospital visits because he’s “been on that side of the bed.”
She gave 47 years to church preschool
Mrs. Uhl is 83 and has taught generations. "They're exposed to more, with TV and the Internet. Young children today are not babies.”
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Cal Turner Family Center planned at Meharry
A $3 million donation to Meharry Medical College will be used to construct a family center for use by the public as well as students.
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