‘Advisory group on steroids’ tackles reform
Connectional Table approves creation of an Interim Operations Team, which will flesh out the Call to Action recommendations.
Advent 2010: New ways to welcome the Messiah
Resources like “Christmas Gifts that Won’t Break” and “Makin’ Room in the Inn” offer new ways to celebrate the season.
Transgender pastor urges sexuality debate
A pastor shared his long-kept secret, and thinks the church should talk more about sex and gender. Not everyone shares his opinion.
Church without building offers adventure
Bubble tea, cupcakes and an upcoming “flash mob” for hunger are just a few of the unique experiences offered by one new church start in New York.
SMU breaks ground on Bush Center
Former president tells 3,000 supporters: "Today's groundbreaking marks the beginning of a journey."
Imagine No Malaria has first release of funds
Anti-malaria initiative partners with UMCOR and Global Fund to eliminate malaria deaths in Africa by 2015.
Church TURNS middle school kids around
First UMC knew some students across the street didn’t have food and needed tutors and positive role models. It was their TURN to help.
Laura Bush talks faith at cancer center fundraiser
The former first lady discussed her family’s brush with the disease and how scripture brings comfort in trying times.
Children remember, honor vets’ sacrifices
The kids put 350 handmade wreaths on vets’ graves. "They feel like they are doing something special and important when they are making them."
Women wrestle with spiritual, world issues
Evening Dialogue group chooses themes like simplicity, gratitude, and forgiveness. “Religion is a way of life and you practice it every moment."
Winter threatens flood victims in Pakistan
Lack of adequate shelter and clothing concerns relief agencies as cold weather approaches.
Native American ministry maps new course
Duke graduates serve on the Navajo Nation where the beauty of the high desert, an ancient culture, and dreams for the future combine.
Student Day nurtures new leaders
They hope to serve the world in roles such as food scientist, music therapist, and minister. Your Nov. 28 offering can help fulfill their dreams.
Film shows problem of male sexual abuse
As many as 1 in 6 boys has been sexually abused. The Board of Global Ministries funded a documentary that tells the unheard stories of survivors.
Ordination, appointment changes proposed
Recommendations to GC2012 will include a shift away from employment security, and a streamlining of the ordination process.
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