Comeback of the neighborhood church
A growing number of Charlotte churches struggling with decline are now focusing on serving people next door, down the street, up the block.
106-year-old renews baptism for birthday
Jean Christy celebrated her 106th birthday by renewing her baptismal vows Aug. 21 at Andrews United Methodist Church, where she has been a member since she was 12 or 13 years old.
105-year-old leads hospitality ministry
Jean Christy heeds God’s call to ministry, volunteering to serve at 104.
Former Nebraska Bishop Monk Bryan, 97, dies
Bishop Bryan served the Nebraska Area as bishop for eight years, remembered for his humor and spirituality.
Bishops oppose racism, back immigration reform
United Methodist leaders call on Christians to advocate for humane reform and to recognize the sacredness of every person.
Bishops urge action on immigration
Leaders offer support to a colleague who is outspoken against Arizona’s controversial new law.
Start of school big recovery step for Joplin
Return to routine — while not the same as before May 22 tornado — reassures churches, students, and families.
Meet a growing, ‘Facebooking’ church
Out of the Box Worship Center is one of the fastest growing new-church starts. How has it grown so rapidly? Two words: Social media.
United Methodists in hunger documentary
Rev. Andy Brock is part of the special. He recommends gleaning to his congregation: “If I preach it, I have to live it too.”
Civil rights pioneer W. Astor Kirk dies
United Methodist layperson fought segregation in church and U.S. society for more than 5 decades.
Call to Action: Defining, creating vitality
The most important question to ask is, "How is our congregation joining Jesus in fulfilling his mission of advancing the Kingdom of God?"
Chaplain remembers fallen helicopter pilot
Higgins served with David R. Carter, one of 29 soldiers killed in Afghanistan. “I’m sorry...there is really nothing else you can say.”
Budget cuts on table for General Conference
Constitutional amendments to allow budget adjustments between conference sessions also will go before 2012 meeting.
Churches get kids reading the Bible earlier
As more children learn to read earlier, some churches are presenting Bibles and introducing them to verses and prayers at a younger age.
What Youth 2011 Sacramento meant
‘Thankful’ because it helped me understand what being United Methodist means, says teen from Watsonville, Calif.
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