Oklahoma bishop urges strength after storm
Bishop Robert Hayes gives advice for those wanting to offer help, support and hope for the grieving: “We are prepared for the long-haul.”
Churches Dealing with Disaster
Whether a tornado, hurricane, flood, fire or earthquake, when disaster hits a community pastors and congregations need to be prepared.
Tornado volunteers urged to be patient
Individuals concerned after storms in U.S. asked to pray but not self-deploy to disaster areas. Find out the best ways to help.
Oklahoma pastor asks prayers after tornado
D.A. Bennett, who got news of his son’s safety but must perform funeral for another child, describes “how desperately we need prayers.”
Mental health: Crises challenge rural pastors
United Methodists who serve churches in rural settings have a great opportunity to transform their corner of the world.
Over 3,000 new places of worship worldwide
Report details church planting throughout connection. “We are making huge strides in reaching new people with the Gospel.”
Hockey ministry scores big with youth
A couple’s shared love of hockey spawned a ministry that helps kids develop in every aspect of their lives.
UMTV: Church Thrives on Diversity
Church in an exclusive suburb seeks to be more inclusive. The result is a large, diverse, vital congregation.
UMTV: Bowling Church
When an Ohio congregation tried worship outside the walls, attendance doubled, then tripled. “We had lines waiting to get into the building.”
When disaster hits: Churches must prepare
Texas tornados left six dead, many homeless. Learn how UMCOR, annual conferences provide disaster response training.
Newtown responders get ‘Strength for Service’
First responders receive blessings and healing after witnessing “a vision that no one should” at scene of Dec. 14 tragedy.
Slideshow: Bishops visit U.S./Mexico border
United Methodist bishops from around the world immersed themselves in the reality of life at the U.S. border to learn more about ministry there.
Mental Health: Church needed on or off campus
Students facing mental health crises fastest-growing group on college campuses as they struggle to cope and look for help.
Fighting malaria through Change the World
As United Methodists empower the people of Africa to eradicate malaria, Change the World events raise awareness, funds.
Answering the cry of our mothers
10,000 pregnant women die from malaria yearly. On Mother’s Day, events will bring awareness to the church’s role in promoting maternal health.
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