Students offer hugs at Westboro protest
Rather than fight a “hate” group with more hate, United Methodists at American University protested with poetry and hot chocolate.
Church urged to keep focus on poverty
An international aid specialist encourages United Methodists to strengthen the church’s ministry with the poor.
Man begins mission work at age 90
Rather than relax, Kenneth Kruger volunteered to work in Chile, Belize and Costa Rica. “I thought, ‘I’ve got to do something.”
King James Bible changed language
No other book seems to have influenced the English language more. Phrases like “the blind leading the blind” are now part of daily speech.
BBC puts focus on King James Bible
Because the translation still has such resonance in everyday life, the UK network will devote hours of airtime to its history.
British Methodists transcribe Bible by hand
Five-month initiative aims to help people encounter the Bible’s stories, poetry and teachings in a new way.
Worship Resources for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan 18-25)
The Week of Prayer enters into congregations and parishes all over the world. Pulpits are exchanged, and special ecumenical worship services are arranged.
Detroit church has history of social activism
Known as "The Conscience of a City," historic Central UMC has been committed to fighting for peace and justice. "We just can't sit back."
Early Christmas gift shelters Eritrean family
Twenty-two United Methodist congregations in the Indianapolis area joined to build a Habitat for Humanity house.
Givers pick compassion over consumerism
Churches offer ways for people of good conscience to buy gifts that support people who are struggling and in need.
Going Green for Funerals
Church camp provides eco-burial. Cremated remains are placed under a tree in a preserved forest. “A memorial to people and God’s creation.”
Illuminating the Bible: A Labor of Love
For 23 years, James Pepper has crafted the Scriptures in calligraphy, with intricate illustrations, His is one of few handwritten Bibles in 500 years.
Advent & Christmas Resources 2010
Evoking the wonder of the Nativity
Is the Christmas story literally true, are the angels historical fact? How can you keep a sense of awe, a “rebirth of wonder,” during this season?
Agency approves change to insurance program
The shift is intended to lower costs and increase liability and property coverage churchwide.
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