Alternative breaks focus on service
United Methodist-related Cornell College makes vacations count as students gain experience and a global perspective.
Resources for World Refugee Day
Is praying for others good for the soul?
Studies show praying for someone is beneficial even if they aren’t religious, says David Briggs. “It provides a special source of hope.”
Basketball ministry ‘assists’ young men
When a church opened its doors for boys to have a place to play ball, a mentoring program began that helps young men realize their dreams.
The Gospel of Bark: Dog-friendly service
When congregants asked if they could bring their dogs to church, the answer was, “Why not? It tends to bring smiles to people’s faces.”
Road trip? See United Methodist landmarks
State by state guide lists heritage landmarks of the church across the U.S. including Johnstown church, site of 1946 Uniting Conference.
Undocumented citizens invisible post-disaster
UMCOR reports undocumented citizens are particularly vulnerable after violent storms. “The church has a role in helping those most in need.”
‘Fatherless’ on Father’s Day
As a young adult watching her dad say, “Our Father,” for the last time, Tiffany Dale is reminded that we are never “fatherless.”
The Church in China: Focus on disaster relief
When disaster strikes, Amity goes to front lines, a new action in a country where government traditionally managed disaster response.
‘Son-powered’ service after Oklahoma twister
Lack of electricity no deterrent to Moore-First church which is helping with recovery efforts. “We must light the darkness for others.”
Door open to Southern Baptist Scout groups
United Methodist Men responds to Baptist action to support church and families that want to cut ties to Boy Scouts.
The Church in China: To serve God, society
For the past 28 years, the Amity Foundation has worked to assist those on the margins of Chinese society.
UMTV: Feeding Bodies, Souls at the Border
During Hispanic Heritage month, we profile Saúl Montiel. Born in Mexico, he fights for social justice and is now a missionary near Tijuana.
UMTV: Joining Families at the Border
Offering prayers and Communion on both sides of the wall, the Rev. John Fanestil serves loved ones separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
$3.5 million pledged to fight malaria
Largest-ever commitment for Imagine No Malaria, announced by Bishop Palmer of the West Ohio Conference, is a “cause for rejoicing.”
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