Thirty years later, AIDS stigma remains
United Methodist deacon accompanies HIV-positive people "through the valley of the shadow of death to new hope."
Panel: Church is too U.S.-centric
Ideas to strengthen global bonds include adopting a new covenant, slimming down the Book of Discipline and looking at church restructuring.
New site highlights ministries with the poor
Interactive site offers chance to engage in a denominational focus.
Older adult ministries grow with population
The explosion in children’s and youth ministries caused by the baby-boom generation is being repeated in intergenerational ministries.
A van is my parish
Without transportation to school, these Ohio teens might not graduate. A caring United Methodist pastor offers them a ride and a listening ear.
In Joplin, faith remains where little else stands
United Methodists look beyond the rubble left by deadly May 22 tornado.
Churches help storm-weary heartland
After deadly twisters in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas, United Methodists reach out.
Hog Father boosts hunger-relief effort
The United Methodist pastor and ardent motorcyclist lived for 40 days on Stop Hunger Now packets to help feed global hungry.
Book explores ‘when pastors prey’
A new book shares stories of women who were sexually exploited by clergy, and focuses on preventing abuse of power.
Change the World puts churches ‘In the Garden’
In a weekend full of service to others, many United Methodists chose to serve the planet as well.
Malawi school forms Christian entrepreneurs
The sewing school at a United Methodist church helps lift widows out of poverty. Many were wives in polygamous marriages.
Joplin tornado hits UM churches, members
Missouri town of 49,000 now resembles ‘a lunar landscape,’ pastor says.
Police chaplain serves the tornado-stricken
The Minneapolis pastor says much of her ministry is listening to survivors’ stories.
Wesley broke convention to aid poor
Caring for the poor was not the norm in John Wesley’s time, but is now a central focus of United Methodism.
Windsor Village models diversity
With the Rev. Kim Orr’s appointment, the largest United Methodist congregation in the U.S. models what it hopes to become: color blind.
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