Loan break for United Methodist students
BorrowSmart offers a 3.75 interest rate, different repayment option to try to help students graduate without huge amounts to repay.
Camp changes lives of kids in poverty
The church’s Project Transformation program impacts children through education, fun and opportunities for personal growth.
Black caucus ‘stands with’ Bishop Talbert
Statement responds to a letter asking for public censure of a retired bishop for remarks urging clergy to stand firm on same-sex union pledge.
Refugee outreach renews small NC church
A rural congregation in North Carolina, with “no money but a huge God,” helps families fleeing conflict in Burma.
9/11 Memorial in Shanksville
In 2001, passengers of Flight 93 gave their lives to save others in the path of a hijacked plane. Now a permanent memorial in Pa. honors them.
Church agencies look forward, not back
Open to change, top executives seek new ways to collaborate to reach young adults and people new to the church.
Maryland D.S. takes ‘prayer bike tour’
The Rev. Evan Young took a 55-mile trip in his district to show how he feels “the church needs to engage itself …meet people where they are.”
Who cares for caregivers?
Providing continual care takes a toll. Care Team Ministry at St. John’s United Methodist Church supports those who watch over others.
Mom uses labyrinth to curb Chicago violence
Mary Long first walked a labyrinth in prison and was changed. When her only child was killed, she created one to help heal her community.
Attending church in prison
Daring leadership creates a church for female inmates that offers a message of true freedom.
United Methodist ‘church’ on a ferry boat
Small Michigan town has a waiting line of 30 minutes to board for Friday night vespers under the sky.
UMCOR sends $10,000 after Hurricane Isaac
Relief agency cares for survivors and uses church-to-church connections to assess needs. Text RESPONSE to 80888 to give $10.
United Methodists respond to Isaac’s wrath
As rescue efforts continued in Louisiana, first responders went to work, people filled cleaning buckets and generous givers reached out.
2011 numbers show U.S. members still sliding
Emptier U.S. pews and tighter budgets are affecting the denomination, but there are bright spots in the statistics.
After Haiti impact, U.S. braces for Isaac
A United Methodist work team from Louisiana rode out the storm in Haiti but now prepares for pounding at home.
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