Churches host football party for homeless
On Super Bowl Sunday, some congregations are making the big event have big meaning for others. ‘We want people to feel cared about.’
Churches should tell stories, not beg
Instead of painting a ‘gloom and doom’ picture, expert says show the value of church’s ministry: ‘I gave my money, and something was done.’
Daring giving plan a success
One pastor’s bold idea to give parishioners money and ask them to ‘go forth and multiply’ pays off big for small Florida church.
Bishops to change ecumenical agency
If General Conference approves, the agency will become part of the Council of Bishops.
Denomination urged to trust, share leadership
Nearly 1,000 United Methodists attend leadership-training event focused on finding common language and instilling trust for next four years.
Still there, Connectional Table starts anew
Church body regroups with new members to set priorities, but emotions surrounding previous effort to restructure operations evident.
Connectional Table splits on petition
Proposal to redistribute $60 million sparks debate even though the proposal originated with the 60-member body.
Church rejects move toward regional bodies
Bishops ratify five of 32 proposed amendments to the church’s constitution.
United Methodist hired at National Cathedral
Gina Campbell is first United Methodist to serve as worship director at U.S. ‘National House of Prayer,’ site of Inaugural prayer service.
Adam Hamilton preaches at Inaugural Service
Pastor asks the president to lead us to be a ‘compassionate people, to be concerned for the marginalized’ as we look to America’s future.
Human Relations Day gifts aid recovery
Easter tragedy leads to lifesaving outreach to addicts in Arkansas. “This is not just a job,” says executive director. ‘It’s a ministry.’
Embrace military families and give thanks
Retired Navy chaplain reflects on 30 years of active service and shares ways for United Methodist churches to reach out.
Are churches in competition?
The Rev. Teddy Ray maintains we should see other churches as allies in the fight against evil, and evidence of God’s abundance.
Sunday Supper events reach out to military
Seeking new ways to honor veterans and to embrace military families, United Methodist congregations share special plans for Jan. 20 and beyond.
Caregivers need care after traumatic events
Clergy who volunteer as crisis care responders often find themselves needing a shoulder to lean on.
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