Effort underway to boost rural Sierra Leone
A new school building and community toilets are among the first collaborative efforts to improve life in West African nation.
Saint Paul relocation brings cheers, tears
Historic United Methodist seminary moves from historic working class neighborhood to grounds of Church of the Resurrection.
Coloradoans come to terms with epic floods
“It’s the worst disaster we’ve faced in my time in ministry.” United Methodists across Denver area assess damage and respond to needs.
The story of Amos, the UMCOR truck
Church’s donation served disaster relief for seven years: ‘If you had told me we'd buy a truck for God, I never would have believed it.’
Resources during tragedy or trauma
Hispanic and United Methodist Heritage
September 15-October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. The Rev. Arturo Reyna chooses to be “metodista unido.”
Intern program honors young man’s mission
They never met in life, but their mission work together gives kids leadership opportunities and helps churches reach out to their neighbors.
Former UMCOR exec’s career of ‘connections’
Tom Hazelwood went to college to run track but the Wesley Foundation inspired him to try ministry. ‘Best decision I ever made.’
‘Promise’ of stability for homeless families
Program helps sustain relationships by letting homeless parents and children stay together in one room. “It gives them some dignity.”
Methodist History: Supporting Education
Camp opens doors for seriously ill kids
With archery, crafts, swimming and more, Oklahoma camp lets children with life-threatening and chronic disease have fun, share coping skills.
Church thrives by blending cultures
Congregation has Fijian, African-American, European-American, Japanese-American members. “We don’t expect everyone to be the same.”
Conference withdraws clergy age guidelines
Texas Conference considered encouraging those older than 45 not to seek ordination but dropped proposal after clergy reaction.
Corny fundraiser aids church missions
Rolling Plains UMC sells 9,000 ears of corn during state fair and proceeds help projects in Haiti, Guatemala. “God works in funny ways.”
Clergy couple’s advice on new appointments
Husband and wife pastors share ideas that helped them navigate new appointments — with a new baby. ‘Do not be afraid to ask for help.’
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