‘My struggle for the American Dream’
“We need to work…towards an immigration reform…we should make a difference.” Young person reflects on her role in the immigration debate.
Bishops hold 2nd closed meeting
Gathering will be more like a retreat to exchange ideas, say bishops. Still, some longtime church observers say the meeting should be open.
Mental health care: Training equips churches
Two-day event in Northern Illinois Annual (regional) Conference draws clergy, laity starting initiatives to address mental illness.
Mental health care: Education is key
After her son’s tragic death, the Rev. Cheryl Magrini made it her mission to fight the stigma and raise awareness of mental illness.
Make a Difference Day honors Alabama ministry
Alabama Rural Ministry wins Make A Difference Day Award. Actor, author Tony Danza salutes volunteers for being selfless in their efforts.
Church vitality: How do you define it?
Leaders across the denomination ponder that question even as they try to increase the number of highly vital churches.
Conferences exceed 100% giving to Africa U.
Annual conferences meet or exceed goals in support of school "making a difference in the "lives of students, the church and the region.”
How old is too old to join the clergy?
A Texas Conference proposal to encourage people over 45 not to seek ordination is igniting debate.
Church part of Hilary Swank malaria movie
On World Malaria Day, learn how church that chose malaria nets as a mission project was in a movie to raise awareness of the disease.
United Methodists on historic China trip
A delegation is visiting China to renew old friendships and forge deeper relationships with Chinese Christians.
Church hotline is an information ministry
From questions about church history and doctrine to personal inquiries about getting married, “InfoServants” offer a one-on-one experience.
Remembering Bob Edgar and his impact
A tribute to a “tireless champion for vulnerable people” who will be sorely missed.
UMTV: Church Thrives on Diversity
Church in an exclusive suburb seeks to be more inclusive. The result is a large, diverse, vital congregation.
United Methodists mourn Bob Edgar
The top executive of Common Cause, longtime advocate for the poor, and United Methodist pastor died today at 69.
Women making history: Sandra Steiner Ball
“I had some learning challenges in my early years … the church was where I found sanctuary, peace and encouragement.”
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