Leadership academy nurtures African-American youth
Thirteen students attend the first Thomas Shockley Youth Theological Academy, cultivating African-American leaders for the church’s future.
Reflections on Epiphany
January 6th is also known as the Day of the Kings, Twelfth Day or Twelfth Night. The Magi brought gifts to Jesus. What can you offer God?
2012: Church outreach up despite fewer funds
Despite budget cuts, program agencies say ‘thanks’ for the support, recall accomplishments and look ahead to 2013-16.
2012: Judicial rulings play big role
The actions of the denomination’s top court were felt and debated throughout the connection.
United Methodists of note who died in 2012
Bishops, agency leaders, evangelists and political leaders among those United Methodists who filled their lives with contributions.
2012: The year in pictures
View images from around the world of the church in action from the United Methodist News Service archives.
Grief transcends faith boundaries in Newtown
Religious community of Connecticut area comes together with governor and President to lead the healing process after horror of shootings.
Coping in aftermath of school shootings
Newtown UMC members have a passionate history of reaching out in mission, but now finds the world’s attention and caring focused on its own Connecticut community.
Agency lowers East Africa bishop’s salary
Unprecedented action will remain in place until Bishop Daniel Wandabula and his office are in full compliance following audit.
East Africa treasurer responds to audits
Charles Bamutya’s public response follows move to set a lower salary for his bishop until accounting issues are resolved.
‘Blue Christmas’ service reaches out
“There’s pain and uncertainty in the Christmas story itself.” Colorado church offers service to acknowledge range of emotions during holidays.
Hope of Hearing restarts in Haiti
Program providing hearing aids for children changes lives: ‘He entered meek but left a young man with a new value of himself.’
Philippines emerges from flood-inducing typhoons
The United Methodist Committee on Relief is responding with emergency supplies and other aid.
Four years after fire, church has new life
After lightning destroyed their home, congregation worked through ‘identity crisis’ to experience its ‘very own resurrection.’
UMTV: Missionary’s Global Calling
Romeo del Rosario has served for decades, speaks 9 languages, and credits call to missionaries in Philippines. “God leads me all the way.”
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