Convocation inspires pastors to build bridges
Nearly 400 African-American pastors hear challenges to use bridges for receiving God’s promise of a new future.
Bish Schna-Z raps with UM bloggers
Bishop Robert Schnase and other online scribes explore the impact of blogging for the church.
'Five Practices' book leads to church movement
What does it take to be a fruitful congregation? A bishop shares five themes at the Congress on Evangelism.
Young clergy numbers rise, bucking leadership trend
The number of United Methodist clergy under age 35 rose in 2008, offering a sign of hope as the church focuses on developing leaders.
UMCOR Sager Brown Ships over $4.7 million of Relief Supplies in 2008
UMCOR Sager Brown, the material resource ministry of the United Methodist Committee on Relief, has shipped over $4.7 million in relief supplies internationally and in the continental United States in 2008.
United Methodists elect bishop for Sierra Leone
The Rev. John K. Yambasu, has been elected bishop of the United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone.
Bishops adopt guidelines for granting deacons sacramental authority
The United Methodist Council of Bishops has approved guidelines for allowing deacons to administer Holy Communion.
Church economic advisers assess recession's impact
The United Methodist Church faces significant challenges in 2009, but finance leaders project a recovery late next year.
Ike survivors welcome donated Christmas decorations
A United Methodist church in Texas organizes giveaways of Christmas decorations for families who lost everything in the storm.
‘Extraordinary ordination’ has no United Methodist status, bishops say
Council says the ordination of a lesbian and another woman who champions gay rights has no status in the denomination.
United Methodist bishops elected in Philippines
Two new bishops and one current one will oversee the church's work in the Philippines following episcopal elections in Manila.
2009 Prayer calendar (UMW)
Offertory Prayers for December '08
Through Changing Years, Marcy-Newberry Continues Community Commitment
United Methodist Women-supported Marcy-Newberry Association, Inc., in Chicago, Ill., marks the beginning of its 125th year of working with the community Dec. 9.
New Points of Hope: UMCOR to open new supply depot in Utah
After months of research, anticipation and community support, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has finalized plans to establish a material supply depot in the western part of the United States.
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