Conference gives $100K to rebuild homes
Indiana United Methodists are providing funds and volunteers to build two Habitat houses in the storm-ravaged southern part of the state.
How accessible is your church?
A new disabilities audit will help your congregation assess strengths and weaknesses. “Accessibility is a visible sign of hospitality and welcome.”
Churches crucial to turn tide of HIV, AIDS
Role of faith groups emphasized as 19th International AIDS Conference evaluates progress, and unfinished business, in mission.
‘Space Coast’ church grows disciples
In 4.5 years, a once dwindling Florida congregation has more than tripled its members. “Everyone is plugged in either serving or leading.”
Chemical dependency ministry marks 30th year
Oklahoma Conference effort, born out of husband seeking help for wife, now teaches others how to build the same ministry.
Ruling keeps immigrant student’s dream alive
With help from her church and a teacher, Maria was able to go to college and wants to become a nurse: “I believe miracles can happen.”
UMTV: Child Advances Missions
Hadley Davis is not 12 yet, but she’s raised hundreds of dollars for UMCOR. She likes to share ideas. “No one can say no to a little kid.”
United Methodist execs seek creative change
Budget cuts, other changes also bring opportunities for church agencies to sharpen focus and shift priorities.
Claremont multifaith plan praised by Africans
African General Conference delegates praise Claremont Lincoln University, which partners Christian, Jewish and Islamic schools.
Mission agency suspends funds to East Africa
Global Ministries acts after independent audit panel says conference must ‘accept responsibility’ and put in place ‘internal controls.’
Teachers honored for exemplary work
Board of Higher Education and Ministry recognizes 50 among United Methodist-related schools for teaching, service and commitment.
How churches can support students
Backpack blessings, celebrations and special liturgies encourage students, teachers and schools as the new year begins.
Traveling VBS teams fill need for volunteers
Like a traveling circus, college students take VBS on the road, running Bible schools at churches that struggle to find enough leaders.
UM Pastor observes Ramadan
During the holy month, Wes Magruder will fast in solidarity with Muslims. "I have no doubt that Muslims and Christians worship the same God."
Church reaches out after Sikh temple attack
United Methodists in area offer prayers and help as calls for greater dialogue and understanding come from across the nation.
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