Church fights poverty through friendship
Greenville District’s ministry goes beyond food to partner with families through mentoring, alliance, friendship and mutual goal-setting.
GCFA extends benefits to same-sex couples
Finance agency decides to change the general agencies welfare benefits program’s definition of “spouse” to include same-sex spouses.
Are women welcomed as preachers?
Nearly 60 years after Methodists added women clergy, some still fight for acceptance. “My ministry was challenged but I had God’s promise.”
30 pastors to perform same-sex wedding
Clergy say they will violate church law to show support for a fellow pastor who is going before a church trial Nov. 18.
Ancient Prayer Practices Webinar, Oct. 22
Labyrinths, Protestant prayer beads and contemplative prayer ‘allow people to hear God.’ Read more and sign up for free webinar.
Fewer delegates at 2016 General Conference
The Commission on the 2016 General Conference voted to set number of delegates at 850 in first significant drop since 1968.
Indy event targets spousal abuse in church
Faith communities are not exempt from domestic violence, and every church needs a safety team and a safety plan, says advocate.
Bishop Wertz, uniting leader, dies at 97
Leaders credit him with helping forge the merger into today’s United Methodist Church.
Same-sex wedding a challenge for church
Upcoming marriage of two men to be officiated by retired Bishop Melvin Talbert inspires passionate reactions on both sides of the issue.
$25 million pension goal aids retired clergy
Central Conference Pension Initiative reaches goal. “Providing for retired pastors…across the Central Conferences is the right thing to do.”
Diverse membership represents 25 countries
Tennessee congregation embraces its diversity, adding Hispanic Ministries, English language classes, and an International Festival.
UMTV: Church Photos of a Lifetime
For 50 years, photographer has used his lens to bring human struggles into focus. “I could use it as a means to promote social change.”
Anchorage church ‘sheds light’ on abuse
Domestic violence affects men, women and families “of all races, of all economic levels, of all ages, of all religions,” says Jennifer Miller of First United Methodist Church.
Wesley Foundation campus ministry is 100
In the beginning, ‘the opposition was sometimes bitter,’ but the campus ministry begun a century ago is alive and well today.
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.
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