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.
Minnesotans add $2 million to malaria fight
Fundraising sets new mark for United Methodist regional conferences as Imagine No Malaria effort total now exceeds $19 million.
UMTV: Holiday Warmth for Armenia
“Coats for Carrie’s Kids” honors the memory of a missionary. Friends sent winter wear for 400 kids in 11 remote villages. “Carrie would be proud.”
Church distributes toys, love and grace
Last Minute Toy Store offers greatest gift of all. “It’s helping grow a community of struggling folks into a community of mutual caring.”
Children enjoy ‘Blessing of the Toys’
Kids get excited about special church service. “It was a way of bringing the joy of their home celebrations into our worship experience."
How the skunk stole Christmas
This Advent season, a Cleveland, Tenn., church has been battling persistent — and stinky — visitors.
Top UMC Videos of 2011
From TV stars to missionaries, United Methodists showed the role faith plays in their journey. And how they share that faith with others.
2011 church restructure plan headed to vote
Concerns expressed as General Conference 2012 to consider plan to consolidate general agencies into new mission, ministry center.
Gay, lesbian ministry still 2011 flashpoint
General Conference 2012 to take up revisions to Book of Discipline ban on gay clergy and officiating at same-sex unions.
Outreach to young adults pays off in 2011
This year, the best way churches could minister to young people may have been finding them a job. More are finding that job as clergy.
2011: The year in pictures
This week we look back at the past year. From disaster aid to helping the jobless, United Methodists across the world reacted and reached out.
United Methodists score high in survey
Church can ‘turn a good reputation into a gospel opportunity,’ LifeWay Research official says.
United Methodists share faith, fun at Christmas
With socks, random acts of kindness and more, annual conference and agency staff reach out to God’s children.
UMTV: Youth Share Thanksgiving Meals
“I was taught at this church that everybody is family.” Young people prepare turkey dinners with a side of caring for elderly neighbors.
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