United Methodist Women call climate change a moral issue
The upcoming Copenhagen summit is an opportunity to call attention to how climate change affects the most vulnerable, particularly women and children.
Extreme makeover, church edition, aids sick children
United Methodists make apartment “home away from home” for critically ill children and their families.
Begging for water: Holston raises money for wells in Sudan
The Holston conference is working to provide life-giving water to people in southern Sudan.
United Methodist bishops launch appeal for Philippines
Church effort will provide humanitarian relief, support ministries.
Methodists in Puerto Rico elect new bishop
The Rev. Rafael Moreno Rivas says he is a “full-time student at the ‘Yahweh School of Daily Living.
BloomBytes: Report shows ‘frightening’ rise in U.S. hunger
“It’s time to step up our efforts to fill the empty plates of others.”
Faith leaders launch campaign for immigration reform
Organizers hope to deliver 250,000 postcards to Congress by Jan. 4.
Saint John's 'Operation: Swaddling Clothes' (Memphis AC)
St. John's UMC hopes to collect 18,000 diapers to help low-income families.
Typhoons leave Filipinos ‘reeling,’ bishop says
Philippine leaders appeal for prayers, aid.
Church challenges ruling banning homeless ministry
“We serve out of love for God which inspires within us a love for neighbor,” bishop says.
Tales of Hope (GBGM)
The United Methodist Global AIDS Fund provides support for AIDS projects in local churches, communities and hospitals.
Young adults urged to embrace call to ministry
EXPLORATION speakers say new voices needed in The United Methodist Church.
Welcoming the migrant is a matter of faith (Baltimore-Washington Conf)
Faith-inspired questions fill this first-person account of a recent mission trip to the wall between Mexico and the United States.
Supreme Court refuses suit over ‘Redskins’
United Methodist leaders vow to continue struggle against “offensive” names and symbols.
Methodists mark defining moment in church history
Asbury-Coke meeting at Barratt’s Chapel set course of American Methodism.
UMTV: Medical Care for Military Women
The number of female patients the VA treats has tripled since 1998. This new demograhpic is changing the way the military cares for troops.
Philippines emerges from flood-inducing typhoons
The United Methodist Committee on Relief is responding with emergency supplies and other aid.
Soccer player’s new goal: End malaria
United Methodists part of initiative to eliminate disease in Africa.
77 bishops urge troop pullout from Afghanistan
Church leaders signing letter believe “there is no path to military victory in Afghanistan.”
Church, seminary forge urban ministry partnership
Program addresses issues of poverty, homelessness, education, violence, economic development and other urban concerns.
Church leaders seek consensus on plans for change
Bishops say there is renewed sense of urgency about mission.
Veterans support troops in airport ministry
Church volunteers say thank you to soldiers coming home, going overseas.
Commentary: Race still matters after Obama’s election
Superintendent relates hope to struggle, courage, faith and wisdom.
United Methodists join witness at Capitol for climate change
On Nov. 5, United Methodists joined other faith leaders to call for climate change legislation.
U.S. bishops prepare to tighten belts with salary cut
Church leaders say rolling back their own wages "is a great opportunity to be in solidarity with a lot of our churches."
United Methodists help commission USS New York
Chaplain says new ship is evidence “that those who seek to destroy will never overcome those who work together for good.”
Connectional Table OKs new plan to study church
Guaranteed appointments, size of church agencies among areas under consideration.
Churches reach out in response to Fort Hood shootings
Bishop asks for special prayers at Sunday services.
Profile: Natalie Brown
Natalie Brown puts her faith into action, closing the gap of poverty and injustice. "I think that a true faith is something that’s going to guide your actions throughout the week, not your location on a Sunday morning. So I think that it’s really important for everyone who claims to follow Jesus to really live out that lifestyle of helping others."
Bishops seek younger church membership by 2019
Plan calls for lowering average age to 47.
USS New York becomes symbol of healing
United Methodist chaplain touched by stories of visitors.
UMTV: Airport Angels for Soldiers
Amid the hustle and bustle of the world's busiest airport a group of volunteers gives their own salute to the troops.
Congolese president visits Africa University
Joseph Kabila says his nation is on road to recovery.
United Methodists hold line on gay issues
Denomination stands firm amid shifts in mainline Protestantism.
BloomBytes: After H1N1, looking at malaria
Many parents are anxious about the spread of the H1N1 virus, but for parents in Africa, malaria remains a far more serious concern.
Bishops’ letter pledges to protect God’s creation
Poverty, violence and environmental damage are connected, church leaders say.
Judicial Council upholds church policies on sexuality, apportionments
Denomination’s highest court says regional conferences have limited authority.
Study highlights lack of young clergy
Clergy older than 55 are fastest growing segment of United Methodist ordained ministry.
Meharry Medical College receives $21.4 million grant
Research center will address health disparities.
Vets in need get free food at Texas church
Food pantry provides food to about 30 vets and their families.
Judicial Council voids sexuality statement
Regional group cannot overule general conference, court rules.
Pumpkins harvest funds for mission
Churches reap $4 million in sales.
Scrub Club kids wash wheelchairs, walkers
Scrub Club kids wash wheelchairs, walkers.
Service overcomes two centuries of division
Joint worship service reversal of history.
New Web site expands audience for misconduct issues
The updated site on sexual ethics includes a section for people who may be “accused or confused.”
Salon owner lifts up inner, outer beauty
Literacy ministry helps create more beautiful lives, founder says.
Philadelphia Methodists join to reverse history
Two congregations, linked by history but separated by race, plan worship service together.
UMTV: Yankees' Home Run for Hungry
Leftovers from game days are going to nearby food stations to help those who are struggling
In battle of germs, Jesus wins
Worshippers urged to rejoice and fear not.
Couple offers guide to adoption
Thirteen years, 6 foster and 12 adopted children later, couple writes a book to help others do the same.
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