No room on Sunday? Try Saturday school
Bible study can take place any day of the week to reach busy congregants.
Finance group explores clergy job guarantees
“Excess clergy” pose financial burden to local churches.
UMTV: Free Pharmacy Serves Uninsured
A United Methodist clinic in Ohio has nearly doubled its clientele as the need for medicine increases.
Two couples, two choices
Some believe the decision about living together before marriage is a faith issue.
Churches mentor young marriages
Classes help couples “find what marriage really is and what it takes to make it work.”
Faith-full Marriage: An Irrevocable Decision
“The Love Doctor” Sheron Patterson and her husband share advice for making commitment last.
UMTV: Young Butterflies Cheer Elderly
A group of girls regularly visits elderly shut-ins to sing and pray. In the process they are transformed.
Study shows high obesity rate for clergy
Job stress is a likely factor in the “alarming” prevalence of weight problems and related diseases, researchers say.
Those who suffered ‘imagine no malaria’
Bobbie Jones recalls being so delirious with fever from the deadly disease that a sister stood at her bedside crying, "Don't go."
UMTV: Vietnam Vet’s Military Ministry
One vet’s work at D.C.’s Vietnam memorial inspired him to support today’s troops too.
Congo church builds up abused youth
DRC congregation teaches masonry, carpentry skills to former child soldiers.
Colleges train poor to help with oil spill
United Methodist-related schools provide 75 low-income workers with skills to remove hazardous waste.
Paper birds offer ‘flights’ of peace
One thousand cranes, many made from old magazines or maps, will remind worshippers to pray for peace.
Immigration policy divides churchgoers
Church members differ on how to best provide “justice for all.”
Church in Vietnam moves forward
Step toward official recognition called “a historic moment for the United Methodist mission in Vietnam.”
Millennials support increased immigration
Young adults more tolerant of diversity, have positive attitude toward immigration.
Congregations strive to zap malaria
Pennsylvania church enlisted members of all ages for Imagine No Malaria campaign.
United Methodist named top teacher
English teacher Don Dye won votes from viewers of “Live with Regis and Kelly.” His Iowa students cheered: “He never has a bad day.”
‘God is bigger than this oil spill’
Pastor Jack Kale told church members to "give our hearts to God, even when it's hard." The massive oil slick threatens Gulf Coast beaches.
Peace grant helps inner-city youth
Chicago church is everything but a Sundays-only congregation.
Chile quake hits the poor hardest
UMCOR is helping the most vulnerable rebuild their homes and lives. “Houses of adobe did not withstand the quake.”
Clean Water for Liberia
After surviving his country's civil war, Jonathan Kaipay vowed to bring clean water to the people of his healing nation.
Council settles Philippines’ dispute
Top courts decides which annual conference was valid.
Pastors say job security part of covenant
Clergy concerned ending guaranteed appointments may have chilling effect on ministry.
Commission takes aim at clergy job guarantees
Guaranteed appointments called a “major factor contributing to mediocrity and ineffectiveness.”
Churches lay off clergy as donations drop
Clergy couple overcome health scares
Deep blessings follow medical challenges on path to ministry.
Pastors urged to put the ‘ha’ in hallelujah
Humor binds us together as a community and "breaks us open," according to Festival of Homiletics speaker Susan Sparks.
Zimbabwe leader was man of the people
In life and in death, Bishop Abel Muzorewa was the face of the nation for many Zimbabweans.
Career Care at Church
Medical Care in Dindi
Volunteer shares story of clinic where at one time only 1 baby in 15 survived. Now only 1 in 15 dies.
‘Can do’ attitude guides graduate
Satin Deer overcame the odds and graduated with honors just a few years after her mother was murdered.
Mom goes from welfare to grad school
Marcy-Newberry Association transforms lives on Chicago’s West Side.
For campus ministry, summer is a 'blessing'
Like their students, campus ministers use the summer to recharge.
Iraq vet plans to be chaplain after SMU
When soldiers turned to her for guidance, Doretta Fortenberry decided to be a chaplain. "They were struggling to make sense of God and... this war."
Bishop Owen, mission leader, dies at 78
Son says dad “was passionate about helping God to build God’s Kingdom.”
Generous God vs. cheap church
Free coffee and donuts one way a congregation can model generosity.
Vietnamese build church home in Arkansas
Congregation finds warm welcome in The United Methodist Church.
Hauerwas, theologian, shares his life
Interview touches on provocative themes in the theologian’s new memoir: “I had not come to the study of theology to play around.”
Youth turn plastic bags into bed mats
Students crochet hundreds of bags together to provide bedding for the homeless.
Cowboy Church lassos worshipers
People come by horseback, pony cart and pick-up truck from forty miles around to attend this unique service.
Church offers ministry for unemployed
What better leadership could a hard-times ministry have than three people who have experienced job loss and survived?
Catholic-Jewish court sign of change
United Methodist observers welcome diversity as end of an era approaches.
Churches respond to storm damage
Tennessee volunteers distribute food, repair homes and fix farm fences.
Mai Gray, champion of justice, dies at 88
Education was a priority for the retired teacher, leader of United Methodist Women.
Oklahomans pick up pieces after twisters
Bishop urges prayer, aid for tornado victims.
Groups partner to address Haiti crisis
UMCOR continues work with the Haitian church to meet their long-term development goals.
Preventing church volunteer burnout
Pastor shares ways to keep service from becoming stressful.
Bishops seek justice in Philippines
Bishops condemn killings, urge prayer, activism for people of Philippines.
Churches should speak up about bullying
Social media and texting leave children no sanctuary from bullies. But churches can be that sanctuary.
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