Global conference on ministries with deaf
“Each country has its own sign language.” Attendees from a dozen countries meet to learn from and encourage each other.
Students room with special needs friends
At Duke Divinity School’s Friendship House, seminarians share space with people with disabilities and learn to be more inclusive.
Children’s Sabbath Resources, Oct. 13
The national Children’s Sabbath celebration is a way for faith communities to celebrate children as sacred gifts of the Divine.
United Methodist link to the U.N.
Oct. 24 is United Nations Day. Church Center for the United Nations offers prayer, hospitality, meeting space for those working for human rights.
Moratorium, study urged on online communion
Group of theologians, pastors, bishops and others agree that the conversation about sacraments and online community will continue.
Offering supports mentoring program
World Communion Sunday is Oct. 6. Program for racial-ethnic seminary students proves Christians have ‘more in common that you ever realized.’
Online communion sparks questions
Larry Hollon says proposal for Internet congregations inspired the ‘constructive conversation’ needed as church evolves in digital age.
Holy Communion: An Overview
As United Methodists across the connection discuss the concept of online communion, read what the church says about this Holy Sacrament.
Bicycle ministry gives wheels and hope
Florida church’s program is a lifesaver for those who can’t afford a car and insurance. “It opened my heart. I got work.”
Two bishops differ on same-sex union
North Alabama Conference Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett issues statement asking retired Bishop Melvin Talbert not to officiate at same-sex wedding.
Faith leaders fear for poor in U.S. shutdown
A group of faith leaders warn the inability to compromise on federal budget will have 'enormous implications' for the poor.
The ‘mother church’ of U.S. Methodism reborn
The Delaware worship house where Asbury and Coke met reopens its door to regular worship as experiment draws crowds.
UMTV: Service Dogs Heal Troops
Veterans dealing with PTSD say training a canine companion "provides a one-time fee for a dog, instead of a lifetime of medication."
Should churches offer Holy Communion online?
Bishops, scholars, agency executives and pastors will tackle the theological implications of that question when they meet next week.
Civil rights leader Evelyn Lowery dies
The wife of Rev. Joseph Lowery, she founded the SCLC/W.O.M.E.N (Women’s Organization for Equality Now) and the Drum Major of Justice Awards.
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