Congo woman shares story of forgiveness
During West Congo Annual Conference seminar on violence, widow challenges African United Methodists to forgive even when it is difficult.
How to make a school bag for those in need
Are you a seamstress? UMCOR has instructions for school bags, sweaters, layette kits to help kids who lack essential supplies.
Detroit homeless ministry looks to future
Despite fear and stress, homeless ministry leaders hope city’s financial woes will “shine a light on some of these hurting areas.”
United Methodists ready kids for school
Special back-to-class events offer resources and fun for families, along with a chance to see the church in action.
Renaissance theme helps draw 400 to VBS
Knights in armor, princesses in gowns and a medieval castle help kids learn to “stay strong” for God at South Dakota vacation bible school.
Coffeehouse ministry fills cups and souls
Fresh coffee and comfortable seats help make interfaith ministry a “nontraditional — and non-intimidating — introduction to church.”
How do you protect your church property?
When choosing insurance against property loss such as fire, churches should not be penny-wise but pound-foolish.
Want to attract young adults to church?
“We need to let God break our heart for the next generation." Read the top ways congregations can be more welcoming to young people.
Effort to make Social Principles more global
2012 General Conference adopts petition to revise to make them “more succinct, theologically founded and globally relevant.”
After Explosion, West, Texas stays strong
“This town is rebuilding a lot—their homes and their lives and their emotions.” UMCOR trained responders listen and aid long-term recovery.
Churches beware: Liability insurance a must
The reality is that congregations must be prepared for lawsuits; having the right insurance is the first step.
Honest talk needed after Trayvon Martin case
Kwasi Kena challenges churches to have open conversations about the role of race “in matters of morality, justice, sanctity of life.”
Academy makes young African entrepreneurs
In an annual conference where one-sixth of the members are youth, United Methodists are reaching out in new ways.
Young adults talk church relevance
Relevance X 2011 asked young Christians to see serving others an extension of their faith and a way God works outside church walls.
Faith and Mental Health
Read how United Methodists are addressing the issues of mental health through caring communities.“It’s time to remove the fear.”
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