Names of derision deny God, youth told
United Methodist storyteller Ray Buckley reminds young people that God calls them beloved in a society that often says otherwise.
Bishops seek younger church membership by 2019
Plan calls for lowering average age to 47.
Judicial Council voids sexuality statement
Regional group cannot overule general conference, court rules.
Pastor speaks of transgender experience
The Rev. Drew Phoenix — formerly the Rev. Ann Gordon — speaks to his peers in Baltimore-Washington about his journey.
US clergy not trained on sexual issues, report says
U.S. seminaries failing to teach future clergy how to deal with sexuality issues.
Top court rules on financial, clergy issues
Paying apportionments in full is called “the first benevolent responsibility of the church.”
Study highlights lack of young clergy
Clergy older than 55 are fastest growing segment of United Methodist ordained ministry.
Scrub Club kids wash wheelchairs, walkers
Scrub Club kids wash wheelchairs, walkers.
Service overcomes two centuries of division
Joint worship service reversal of history.
Church court to address apportionments, sexuality
The Judicial Council will also consider whether clergy can fill local church posts reserved for laity.
Philadelphia Methodists join to reverse history
Two congregations, linked by history but separated by race, plan worship service together.
Chaplain helps troops readjust to home life
Soldiers returning home from Iraq “are dealing literally with a form of trauma,” says Lt. Col. John Morris.
Mental Health Ministries: Resources for Mental Illness Awareness Week in October
Online survey seeks responses from clergy spouses
The voices of clergy spouses are often not heard by the church, but one church agency is trying to remedy that.
United Methodist ‘Open hearts’ tagline wins award
Best-in-Class taglines selected by 4,800+ non-profit professionals.
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