Young adults talk church relevance
Relevance X 2011 asked young Christians to see serving others an extension of their faith and a way God works outside church walls.
Faith and Mental Health
Read how United Methodists are addressing the issues of mental health through caring communities.“It’s time to remove the fear.”
Mental health: Clergy job often equals stress
Itinerancy, too little down time and even too many potlucks take their toll on spiritual leaders if they don’t focus on their own health.
Audit discovers misuse of board funds
A forensic audit found that a former United Methodist Board of Discipleship staff person diverted monies for personal gain.
Conference raises $1 million vs. malaria
One group did a Harlem Shake dance and one church’s staff plans to jump from a plane as Holston Conference works to save lives in Africa.
Bishop rules on gay clergy candidate
Dorff says question of whether the board of ordained ministry acted properly in discontinuing candidacy is “moot and hypothetical.”
Former missionary to lead UMCOR
The Rev. Denise Honeycutt, nominated to serve as new deputy general secretary of UMCOR, served on boards of UMCOR, Global Ministries.
Furor over block to gay clergy candidate
Bishop asked to rule on due process in case of Texas woman who had completed steps toward ordination when she came out as lesbian.
Hugs for Heroes ministry serves military
From care packages to bike blessings, aids active and retired military. "We are on a shoestring budget, but we are moving mountains."
Aviation ministry’s new plane heads to DRC
Pilot thanks United Methodist partners for “the biggest dream of my life,” a larger plane for transporting critically ill in DR Congo.
Should Star-Spangled Banner be in church?
Some say making an issue of the flag is probably more divisive than the flag itself.
Church planter grows Hispanic presence
In 18 years as a pastor, Geovanna Chavez Huffman has planted campus ministries, Anglo and multicultural churches.
Tools for responding after violence
Find resources to help children and adults cope with tragic events and read how United Methodists are making a positive difference.
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.”
The Gospel of Bark: Dog-friendly service
When congregants asked if they could bring their dogs to church, the answer was, “Why not? It tends to bring smiles to people’s faces.”
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