Japan: Progress, despite damage
Church partners, including UMCOR, will meet in Korea to discuss aid.
A year after Gulf oil spill, healing begins
A $75,000 UMCOR grant has helped churches minister to those affected and help with recovery. “God requires us to carry one another’s burdens.”
Easter traditions create fond memories
Some joys of the holiday include sunrise services, special music and shiny new clothes.
After storms’ pounding, churches respond
Since tornadoes in the southern U.S., United Methodists are helping people clear debris, find shelter and start to feel whole again.
What I didn’t say at the Leadership Summit
Church leader wishes she had taken up the topic of sexual orientation, “a real and present tension in the church.”
Post office honors Dorothy Height
Admirers say the building is a fitting tribute for the United Methodist known as ‘the godmother of the civil rights movement.’
UMCOR grant helps Japan institute reopen
Funds will help the Asian Rural Institute with repairs to its heavily damaged facilities so training in sustainable agricultural can continue.
Ohio churches propel Vietnam mission
From motorcycle rides to ‘Rally in the Valley,’ West Ohio supports growing Vietnamese church.
Study shows how black churches use music
Sacred songs are a critical part of worship at many African-American congregations, and often they are taught without hymnals.
Online Lenten Bible study enriches faith
United Methodist series focuses on spirituality, political activism, technology and current events.
Leadership Summit tackles church future
Thousands of United Methodists tuned in to learn how leaders plan to increase vital congregations.
UMW seeks to become separate church agency
The goal is to create more transparency and strengthen relationships throughout the church, says top executive.
Church surrounds man slated for deportation
A United Methodist church in Texas is trying to prevent Cristian Ramirez from being deported to a country where he fears for his life.
Set apart, lay people vow a life of service
Deaconesses and home missioners connect day jobs with call to ministry.
Church offers relief in Japan’s new reality
Christians can provide healing after changes wrought by March disasters.
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