Women making history: Roslyn Lee
“Women’s History Month is not only about history,” says local pastor. “It is also about me and my identity and how I claim my identity.”
Haiti 2013: Future seen through eyes of a ‘kid’
For rural families in two communities in Haiti, goats are the gift that keeps on giving. Third in a series.
Africa U. to celebrate 20 years of progress
More than 4,000 from 23 African nations have graduated since United Methodists built world-class university, fulfilling a dream from 1800s.
Haiti 2013: Women help women improve lives
From working to ensure healthy moms and babies to funding small growers, Haiti Artisans for Peace makes a difference.
Church says no I do's until all can marry
North Carolina church will still offer premarital counseling and blessings, but no weddings until denomination allows same-sex marriage.
UMTV: Mentor for Homeless
Once an orphan on the streets, Kevin King now ministers to the homeless through church program: “If I reach one person then I’m doing God’s work.”
Haiti 2013: Bringing light to darkest slum
A friend to Haiti since 2002, now missionary of a Florida church, Seung Don Kim walks with Haiti’s children. First story in a series.
Women making history: Debra Wallace-Padgett
“Women’s History Month,” says Bishop Wallace-Padgett, “helps all of us to enlarge our vision of who, by the grace of God, we can be.”
What St. Patrick can teach United Methodists
The patron saint of Ireland left a legacy of evangelism that Christians today can emulate. He also knew something about piracy.
United Methodists welcome new pope
Church leaders note choice of name of St. Francis and Jesuit order of new pope as signal of continued effort to serve poor.
Newtown church helps heal the community
Church that served as staging area after shooting must “learn to sing a new song as a people who endured disaster.”
Inclusion of women in combat welcomed
United Methodist women in military service note that what ruling really does is to equalize competition for more than 200,000 jobs.
Women at U.N. share real-life challenges
United Methodist delegates among those ‘seeking their place at the table’ to advocate as they tackle issues of violence, poverty and war.
Positive messages unite college campus
A campaign for unity at Duke University distributed encouragement via Twitter and a ‘flood of sticky notes.’
Women making history: Jalisa Ross
“Women’s History Month reminds us of the women who are not yet here. Will we leave them a mess or … a future worth fighting for?”
View research about vital congregations
A new study of a group of United Methodist congregations identifies 3 common elements for successfully dealing with change.
Japan: Two years of relief
Through partnerships and donations to UMCOR, millions of sunflowers are being grown to help with recovery from Japan’s disasters of March 2011.
Computers feed minds and bodies in Haiti
United Methodist Communications partnership putting solar-powered technology in hands in remote areas of world.
President invites bishop to immigration meeting
Bishop Minerva Carcaño among faith leaders invited to White House; immigration ‘a moral issue we all share,’ she says.
Women making history: Meeli Tankler
“My childhood and youth memories,” recalls seminary president, “are predominantly about hiding our faith and using different ‘covers’ to gather … with other Christians.”
Man hikes Kilimanjaro for church camps
Indiana native Mike Marker climbed the highest peak in Africa for lofty goal: to send 100 kids to United Methodist summer camps this year.
Farmers in Armenia benefit from donations
Food growing project helps families help themselves. Gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing on Sunday support church's relief agency.
Uganda infants benefit from your donations
Babies begin life “with dignity” thanks to layette kits from UMCOR. Gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing support the church’s agency for relief.
Women’s History Month: We need each other
“Our goal … will not happen until and unless women can strive together,” says United Methodist women’s leader.
Devotionals for Newtown first responders
United Methodist Men to present Strength for Service to God and Community, a new manual designed specifically for first responders.
Busy first semester for freshman, president
New vision for school, the lead in a musical and a pie in the face highlight 2012 for University of Indianapolis freshman and new president.
Unclutter your church
Pastor and author Dottie Escobedo-Frank gives advice on clearing out the clutter from our buildings — and our spiritual habits.
Young people make big impact in Las Vegas
Impact Las Vegas takes church outside the four walls and into the community.
Chuck Knows Church: Candles
This installment of the video series sheds light on why candles began to be used in worship and what they symbolize.
Could you ‘go hungry’ for Lent?
After he felt God “lay a Lenten call” on his heart, Matt Brodie chose to live only on food relief packets to better understand chronic hunger.
Dying well according to John Wesley
Wesley’s died on March 2. Chris Johnson says the theologian felt the contemplation of death was a chance to examine “our standing with God.”
Women making history: Cynthia Fierro Harvey
During Women's History Month, Louisiana Area bishop says we “learn about the women that have gone before us, who have blazed trails.”
UMTV: Kenya Youth Leader
Peter Karanja fled violence in his town, but found a church home at the United Methodist Church of Naivasha. Now his faith inspires others.
20 conferences pay 100% of apportionments
Highest payout level for U.S. conferences since 2001 is “a testament to the commitment of the Church for local and global ministry.”
Methodist history mixed on abolitionism
Individuals recognized for their efforts for freedom, justice and equality, but the church as a whole failed to join despite John Wesley’s philosophy.
Six devotionals for Lenten season
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Prison chaplains benefit from horse therapy
Pilot program helps foster leadership, listening and self-knowledge: “Horses are quite attuned to people and their needs.”
Service welcomes special needs families
For families used to “staying home,” service offers acceptance: “They praise God in their own way and they are very welcome.”
Young people seek church relevance
Young adults gathered in Las Vegas to strategize how to transform The United Methodist Church for the future … and the now.
UM photographer captures King’s last year
John Goodwin’s anti-war coverage included Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Beyond Vietnam’ speech and protest events.
Lent and Easter Resources 2013
Ash Wednesday is Feb. 13. Get resources for the season of Lent, including devotions, study guides, prayers, perspectives and more.
Men’s leaders urge Scouts to delay change
Letter to Boy Scouts of America says United Methodist churches need more time to research implications of ending gay ban.
Civil rights leader Lowery tells sit-in story
Encounters at a diner during efforts to desegregate the U.S. South taught lessons. “Our movement freed white, black, all folks.”
UMTV: Prison Ministry Restores Hope
Former inmate Kimery Finger credits support of Cascade UMC for her new lease on life. “They were a bunch of sisters holding me up.”
East Africa audit ends, funds still suspended
Mission board panel says conference unable to provide ‘reasonable assurances’ that previous funds used for intended purposes.
Veterans learn skills to strengthen marriage
One military chaplain cares for the nation’s wounded by helping them repair crumbling intimate relationships.
More teams needed for U.S. Sandy recovery
Response to hurricane transitions to rebuilding: “The relief phase lasted 100 days and recovery is expected to be 10 times that.”
Dream leads to afterschool program
After educator and pastor husband ponder meaning of “mission,” church of 20 creates “Homework Club” with help of Ark. conference members.
Wesleyan values shape future leaders
United Methodist-related Shenandoah University’s leader says, ‘We are here to form and transform young people.’
Lent: A Time to Fast and Pray
Faithful advised to see fasting as a devotion, not an imposition.
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