Court upholds pastor’s right to accept members
Even if the decision is based on sexuality, clergy have the power to determine membership, the Judicial Council rules.
Pastors bike through Congo to bring hope
Two pastors – one from Africa, one from the U.S. – journeyed into remotest Congo to minister to those still suffering from civil war.
Ivorians hope, pray for peaceful vote
On bended knees, United Methodists in Côte d’Ivoire work to influence electoral process.
Mission site reaches hundreds of thousands
More than 400,000 people from 92 countries helped raise more than $70,000 in 10 days through 10-Fold.org.
Pastor’s trip provides shoes for students
A Filipino pastor brought paper feet and prayers to the U.S. to show the plight of seminary students who lack shoes.
Colorful banners honor church saints
On All Saints Day, one congregation is literally surrounded by reminders of the lives of their departed loved ones.
Halloween alternatives gain fans
Church-sponsored events address theological and safety concerns around Halloween.
Reformation Day celebrates common faith
On Oct. 31, we remember the day Luther nailed his list of demands for reform on the Castle Church door, beginning the Reformation.
Dillard University overcomes Katrina
School president credits disaster planning and The United Methodist Church for Dillard’s recovery.
Young people help “rethink mission”
Meeting on the 100th anniversary of the World Missionary Conference, participants want more teens to seek out mission opportunities.
Adversaries urge prayer for religious freedom
Board of Church and Society and The Confessing Movement share concern for persecuted Christians.
UMTV: Church Home for Homeless
Brian Combs leads a congregation of the “housed and unhoused” who share meals, do community service and worship side by side.
Despite benefits, few have been on a mission trip
Barna study finds that most describe mission as a life-changing. Yet, only about 10% of Americans have ever participated in a trip.
Awards honor United Methodist storytellers
Group recognizes compelling work and announces its “Communicator of the Year.”
Favre, Stanford ask: ‘In crisis or in Christ?’
Authors know life can hurt-- both body and soul. Their book offers a “spiritual treatment plan” to transform worries into wonders.
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