General Conference 101: All you ever wanted to know
A guide for the 2008 meeting where United Methodists will set direction for the church for 2009-12.
Oct. 26 deadline set for General Conference petitions
United Methodists face a fall deadline for submitting legislation to the assembly, which meets next spring.
Plan would pave way for U.S. regional conference
A task force examining the global nature of The United Methodist Church proposes four changes to the denomination's constitution.
Assembly sets guidelines on clergy effectiveness
Bishops who question the effectiveness of a clergy person now have procedures for terminating the appointment.
Commentary: Seeking balance at General Conference
"What we are doing … is a spiritual work," says the assembly's chief scheduler, urging the 2012 gathering to observe Sabbath.
UMTV: Carolina Impacts Community
15,000 in North Carolina weed gardens, stock food pantries, and clothe the homeless.
Methodist preachers rock out for charity
Some Dallas-area clergy play in a band that’s raised more than $100,000 for disaster relief and to fight malaria.
Church celebrates special needs residents
A Mobile congregation welcomes residents from a local home for Sunday School and worship. "They bring sunshine into our lives."
Haiti still needs help
Dakotas leader travels to see ongoing efforts. “Tents are everywhere.”
Congo seminary seeks to renew land title
Mission station trying to hold off miners interested in mineral-rich property.
God’s Economic Theory
Stock markets and the fortunes of nations rise and fall. But the Gospel refuses to be smothered by any business plan.
Church settles dispute over homeless ministry
Zoning battle ends with commitment to expand mission to the poor in Phoenix.
Parish nurses inject faith into health care
More churches are providing caregivers who help remind patients “that God is here and he loves them."
People’s stories inspire domestic disaster exec
Behind every pile of debris, there is a story of transformation—of individuals, communities and volunteers.
The connection: End of life or new creation?
The United Methodist Church is experiencing heightened stress, says Ken Carter. What does this mean for the future?
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