Blog: Change the World in the New Year
The Rev. Larry Hollon looks to 2010 with great hope, knowing we can be a part of a movement to end a disease of poverty.
Church launches ‘Voice of Hope’ radio in Côte d’Ivoire
Radio Methos’ supporters receive the station’s first transmissions with joy.
How Many Wise Men Were There?
As we journey toward Epiphany, learn more about the tradition of the wise men in the nativity story.
Celebrate Epiphany with joy, renewal
Epiphany marks the coming of the wise men to the manger and celebrates the appearance of Christ's light and love in the world.
UMTV: Christmas Photos for Homeless
A Fort Worth church offers the homless a special way to reconnect with family during the holidays.
Top photos of 2009
A look back on the mission and ministry of the church in 2009 through images.
90 in 90: Making a difference minute-by-minute
A church in Michigan challenged every member in their congregation to perform 90 minutes of service to their community in 90 days.
Downturn prompts questions on clergy pensions
Annual conferences concerned about rising costs, while some clergy ponder delayed retirement.
Conversation addresses ways of being in ministry with the poor
Read a summary of the first of a series of United Methodist public conversations on ways the Church can be in ministry with the poor.
Climate inaction a danger, United Methodists say
Church leaders express hope “God’s justice” will prevail.
New congregation makes an Impact in Atlanta
At Impact, don’t expect a bulletin, liturgy or congregational hymns. But don’t be surprised if someone hands you a plastic football.
Gifts you cannot find in stores
Rethink your shopping list with these alternative gift options.
Send a Net. Save a Life. See a Game.
From now through January 31, 2010, Nothing But Nets supporters can donate $10 or more and get two complimentary tickets to an NBA game, subject to availability and participating teams.
Asian youth promote justice, peace
Priorities for the future include human rights, building partnerships and organizing an advocacy program.
Chaplain brings Christmas cheer to children
Minister says all youth appreciate love, compassion.
HIV-positive priest encourages acceptance
Uganda clergyman rediscovers the “spirituality of grace” as he grapples with his HIV-positive diagnosis.
Liberian seminary reaches out during rebuilding process
Students study by candlelight, lack books and computers.
United Methodists seek climate justice at summit
Religious leaders urge U.S. to make strong commitment toward reducing carbon emissions.
Garden gives new context to climate change
Florida church garden helps kids follow food from the start.
Open Letter to Tiger Woods
Pastor of the largest United Methodist church in the U.S. advises the athlete how to make a comeback.
Africa University leaders pledge to serve continent
Africa shall no longer be left behind in higher education,” new chancellor says.
Xmas--abbreviation or conspiracy?
Does the term cross out Christ, or honor history?
Top 10 Reasons to Celebrate Advent
Author explains the fundamentals, and the fun, that make this time of year important.
Web site designed to help marriages stay strong
Survey challenges couples to consider what role God and the church plays in their marriages.
AIDS epidemic growing in Asia
Church urged to address uncomfortable subjects to create AIDS-free world.
Commentary: War touches our family once more
As his grandson is about to be deployed, a minister reflects, “We yearn for the Prince of Peace in this Advent and Christmas season to do his work in this world.”
UMTV: Latino Christmas Journey
Many churches celebrate Las Posadas during Advent, a Spanish tradition that re-creates the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem.
Conspiring for a season of peace
Churches are rejecting consumerism and conspiring to restore the true meaning of the season.
Roll out the welcome mat this Christmas
During the holidays, remember that truly welcoming visitors requires more than a sign or mat with the word “welcome.”
Church retains mission focus despite hard times
United Methodists reached out to the world, celebrated historic ecumenical pacts amid layoffs, budget cuts in 2009.
Documentary explores faith of disabled
People with disabilities need to be “co-ministers with us in the priesthood of all believers,” bishop says.
UMTV: Teen Second Chance Ranch
At the Methodist Children’s Home Boys Ranch, teens are hard at work...and happier.
Blog: Nothing But Nets Third Anniversary
Movement to prevent malaria is "at a hinge point in history."
Soul changing prayer deepens relationship with God
Open up gifts of the Spirit this Advent.
Church divided on Afghan strategy, united in prayer
Bishop asks, “What would Jesus have us do?”
Special issue addresses struggles of soldiers and military families
This issue of 'Joining Hands' magazine, a quarterly magazine from the East Ohio Conference, focuses on the contributions and sacrifices made by soldiers and their families, and how churches are offering them support.
Have a green Christmas
Bishop Sally Dyck urges us to think of this season as a time of renewal, for us and for creation.
Profile: The Rev. Greg Jenks
The Rev. Greg Jenks is Executive Director and founder of Zoe Ministry, which cares for and empowers AIDS orphans and vulnerable children in Africa. ZOE Ministry is a success because "the body of Christ is coming together, loving these kids in the way that Christ has called us to love these kids, and is committed to changing the world."
Small Nashville churches dream big to improve Africans’ lives
With the help of two Nashville churches,a local college student raises money to send Malawi student to school in US.
Church leaders condemn massacre in Philippines
"Warlordism" and private armies must be stopped, religious leaders say.
Churches tackle unemployment with job support groups
Local churches in Florida are responding to the needs in their communities by offering job counseling services.
Book explores hours leading to Crucifixion
The Rev. Adam Hamilton believes his findings will help deepen people’s faith.
Commentary: Thandi’s story shows toll of AIDS
Project Tariro aims to save children from becoming AIDS orphans.
New World Outlook issue focuses on the Global AIDS Fund
This issue of New World Outlook magazine focuses on how United Methodists are responding to the AIDS crisis.
Myths about U.S. health-care reform
The Board of Church and Society answers some of the most frequent objections to healthcare reform.
Saving Lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UMCOR is working with local churches to help break the silence and overcome the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.
Internet church engages in ‘21st century circuit riding'
Resurrection Live! connects worldwide congregation.
Rethink Church This Christmas
Advent advertising campaign features Rethink Church commercial that emphasizes giving of one's self.
United Methodists take ‘going green’ to new levels
Church tackles environmental issues throughout the world.
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.
Comments will not appear until approved by a moderator, which will occur at least twice daily.
Please keep your comments brief. Avoid personal attacks and do not use inflammatory or demeaning language.
See our Comment Policy for more information.