‘Exploring Differences, Deepening Faith’
During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, a student reflects on how living with other faiths and cultures strengthens her own.
30 years and still learning
The Rev. Laurie Haller shares lessons learned from her 30-year pastoral journey establishing “a solid foundation for effective ministry.”
Conference trains church planters
Lay missionary planting network project works to develop new faith fellowships, churches in Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference.
Bishops vow to uphold same-sex union ban
Council of Bishops’ letter is first response after statements by United Methodist clergy willing to bless such unions and by clergy opposed.
Oklahoma church sends Bibles to Congo
United Methodist pastor at General Conference hears story of pastors without Bibles and starts effort to send God’s word.
Food ministry rises above Minot flood
Ada and Bob Lower lost their home and church, but they still feed the hungry. People need them ‘now more than ever.’
High expectations surround GC2012
Assembly will set policies and pass resolutions that have “a major impact on the life of our denomination and our role in the world."
Cyclists pump up hearts, environment
Creative ministry not only helps homeless people get exercise and job skills, it benefits the environment.
UMTV: Church Drive-Thru Prayer
Atlanta drivers stuck in rush hour traffic can pull over for some comfort and connection. “I’ve seen tears of joy and restoration.”
UMTV: Green Gym At Church
A United Methodist pastor is leading a revolution — a green revolution. Donated exercise equipment and discarded tires provide jobs and power.
UMTV: Santa’s Toymakers at Church
Church volunteers have made 25,000 toys for kids in need. “It’s not just what’s going in the box, it’s what’s going on inside that building.”
Putting faith in Wall Street
United Methodist pension agency helps church put its investment money where its mouth is.
Black leaders talk about church changes
Annual forum for church leaders dominated by discussion of impact of proposed changes on African-American congregations.
United Methodists reach out at Christmas
In diverse ways, congregations, conference employees and others shared resources, time and talents to brighten holiday for others.
Board screens out private-prison stocks
Pension board of directors decides profiting from the incarceration of people is not in keeping with church teachings.
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