UMTV: Living Simply, Giving Generously
Pastor and his wife prove anyone can be a big giver. By donating 60% of their annual income, they’ve given $500,000+ to charity.
Church without building offers adventure
Bubble tea, cupcakes and an upcoming “flash mob” for hunger are just a few of the unique experiences offered by one new church start in New York.
Church TURNS middle school kids around
First UMC knew some students across the street didn’t have food and needed tutors and positive role models. It was their TURN to help.
Bishops support church reforms, accountability
Eighty active and retired bishops endorsed widespread reforms, including accountability for promoting church growth.
Native American ministry maps new course
Duke graduates serve on the Navajo Nation where the beauty of the high desert, an ancient culture, and dreams for the future combine.
Student Day nurtures new leaders
They hope to serve the world in roles such as food scientist, music therapist, and minister. Your Nov. 28 offering can help fulfill their dreams.
Ordination, appointment changes proposed
Recommendations to GC2012 will include a shift away from employment security, and a streamlining of the ordination process.
Technology replaces phone cards for military
After 7 years and more than 17 million minutes donated, the phone-card program is being phased out due to use of Skype and social media.
Court acts on delegate, clergy issues
The Judicial Council considers a question on how much power the General Conference secretary should have to set the number of delegates.
African bishops urge theological education
Pastoral training is not keeping pace with church growth. Leaders hope $2 million will help change that.
Authors examine roots of worship decline
Factors like ‘60s permissiveness,‘70s conservatism and the tech revolution have changed how people feel about going to church.
Military chaplains ask if church cares
Chaplains serving in wartime ministries need to know the church values and appreciates them, writes the Rev. Randolph Cross.
UM Student Day funds future leaders’ education
Many worthy causes compete for support. But without education, students lose “the ability to fight for the good of anything else.”
Mission site reaches hundreds of thousands
More than 400,000 people from 92 countries helped raise more than $70,000 in 10 days through 10-Fold.org.
Windsor Village gets cross-racial appointment
While some white churches have for years tried to diversify, few predominantly black churches have had white clergy appointed.
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