Foot-washing ceremony touches souls
Bishop Hayes knelt and washed the feet of the 12 people being ordained. “No one expected it. There wasn't a dry eye in the place, mine included.”
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Bishop Earl Bledsoe stepping down
North Texas bishop announced in a videotaped message that he will retire effective Aug. 31, after serving only one term.
Vital church connects with community
Reaching out to Hispanic residents and holding a community breakfast are ways a Maryville church is doing mission in their own backyard.
Retired pastor supports young, new clergy
Western Pennsylvania mentoring program aims to fight the stress and burnout first-time clergy often face.
Peace with Justice grant builds Hispanic leaders
Young leaders are eager to be advocates for change. “We want to work for God and make a difference outside of the church.”
UMTV: Photographer’s Ministry with Poor
"The poor don’t have the luxury of giving up." Missionary Paul Jeffrey finds God in the field. “I’m continually evangelized by the poor.”
Young adults + social media = future UMC
More than 150 participate in May 14 tweetup to chat about GC2012 and where the church goes from here.
Launching a Christian singles ministry
Find tips on providing never-married, divorced, separated and widowed adults and single parents opportunities to bond and grow in faith.
12 lessons from 12 General Conferences
Rich Peck has seen a lot of history and worn a lot of hats in five decades attending General Conference.
5 Congo siblings capture hearts
Kamana children, ages 9 to 21, brought “O Happy Day” spirit to Florida churches and General Conference worship service.
Avoiding church signs that make people cringe
What should a good church sign do? Here is a list of blunders, as well as some ideas for messages that are inviting and inspiring.
United Methodists ready to Change the World
More than 1,500 congregations, charges, districts and conferences around the globe take the church into the community.
GC2012: 40 more sent to mission service
Worldwide church gathers at General Conference as church sends new people to witness for God throughout the world.
Missionaries: Sent forth to serve
In this video, four missionaries talk about their calling and ministries. We participate in their service through our prayers and our financial support.
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