United Methodism’s Chinese connections
Church’s ties began in 1847 with arrival of Methodist Episcopal Church missionaries and continues today.
‘Son-powered’ service after Oklahoma twister
Lack of electricity no deterrent to Moore-First church which is helping with recovery efforts. “We must light the darkness for others.”
Basketball ministry ‘assists’ young men
When a church opened its doors for boys to have a place to play ball, a mentoring program began that helps young men realize their dreams.
$3.5 million pledged to fight malaria
Largest-ever commitment for Imagine No Malaria, announced by Bishop Palmer of the West Ohio Conference, is a “cause for rejoicing.”
The Church in China: Pews are full
Many of country’s historic churches now filled with thousands—instead of hundreds—as young people turn to churches in large numbers.
The Church in China: One pastor’s journey
At 69, he looks back on a Christian lifetime nurtured by his father and grandfather, who embraced the faith in the mid-19th century.
The Church in China: A growth in size, faith
As the number of Christians in China climbs, Chinese faith leaders work to maintain relationships with faith groups internationally.
Church reaches out after floods in Europe
As Committee on Relief offers assistance, Bishop Wenner, Germany Episcopal Area, calls for prayers and solidarity with those affected.
Oklahoma climbs back after multiple tornadoes
United Methodists in Oklahoma extend relief work to areas hit by massive May 31 tornado, widest on record.
Young people inspire at preaching festival
Indiana Annual (regional) Conference lifted up by 18 youthful sermons at event designed to showcase and encourage.
Aviation ministry gets new wings and a prayer
Slideshow: After United Methodists raised more than $2.1 million, supporters blessed plane bound for medical mission in the Congo.
Africa U. to offer palliative care degree
Palliative care treats the whole person — body, mind and spirit.
United Methodists ahead of malaria goal
Fundraising for Imagine No Malaria reaches June goal of $40 million early, more than halfway to final goal of $75 million by 2015.
Church vitality: From ‘dying’ to ‘reborn’
Failing German congregation had planned to sell its building, but God had other plans. Last year the church was re-consecrated.
Food ministries flourish on different paths
May 28 is World Hunger Day. Two churches in Indianapolis find different ministries to feed the hungry and enable people to reach potential.
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