Women rebuild lives through La. program
Baton Rouge First United Methodist Church takes lead in helping women find productive and faithful lives after jail, recovery programs.
Vital churches share common characteristics
Highly effective congregations grow, engage more people in ministry and are more generous in giving to mission, says Bishop Schol.
The year I became uncool
Now 35, Rev. Tom Arthur is no longer of use to marketers. But the years he's spent preparing for leadership make him invaluable to his church.
What Youth 2011 Sacramento meant
‘Thankful’ because it helped me understand what being United Methodist means, says teen from Watsonville, Calif.
Deaf community in Haiti rebuilds
Hundreds of hearing-impaired people displaced by the quake have formed a community and are moving forward with help from UMCOR and others.
Feast of Friends fights HIV stigma
Doctor applauds families facing challenges firsthand. “Their desire to live a healthy life shines in the presence of a deadly disease.”
Second Chance After Prison
My Sister’s Keeper pairs female inmates with professional women on the outside to build relationships that can last long after a person is released.
Why Somalia matters
Larry Hollon saw a malnourished baby die and the image haunts him. “Somalia is a challenge to our conscience…We must not turn away.”
12 million caught in Africa food crisis
Worst drought in decades and civil strife push crisis to “critical mass” in Horn of Africa as aid workers raise cry for help.
New same-sex blessing complaint filed
The Minnesota Annual Conference will investigate whether a pastor’s actions violate a ban on celebrating gay unions.
Faithful urged to contact Congress about debt
Cuts to programs that assist the poor are ‘unacceptable’ to people of faith, says top executive of United Methodist Board of Church and Society.
Actually, that’s not in the Bible
Did Satan tempt Eve to eat an apple or is “Cleanliness is next to godliness” from Proverbs? You’re not alone if you’re uncertain of the answers.
Flood-drenched city seeks volunteers
As a bitter winter approaches, United Methodists in Minot, N.D., struggle with cleanup tasks.
Church uses music to attract young seekers
A Knoxville church is breaking musical barriers with a worship team that includes a former “Idol” contestant and a singer/songwriter.
How to get more young people to church
Relationships are key to attracting younger generations, writes Mike Ratliff. They need to know that at least one adult knows and cares for them.
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