UN explores needs of rural women
United Methodists contribute to discussion between grassroots, governments on empowering women.
FAQ: Should you fast during Lent?
John Wesley considered fasting an important part of a Christian's life and fasted weekly. Learn what the church says about this discipline.
African’s path from Islam to Christianity
Born into a Muslim world, Sierra Leone district superintendent recalls her difficult, often dangerous journey to God.
Churches reach out after swath of storms
A steady stream of tornadoes Feb. 28-March 2 has congregations seeking creative ways to help their communities.
UMTV: Church Fosters Adoption
More foster children are finding “forever homes” thanks to a congregation in Ohio. In 2011, 46 were adopted. “That’s a God thing right there.”
Women celebrate World Day of Prayer
Join women across the globe today in observing the World Day of Prayer, “allowing ecumenical women to get to know and support one another.”
Clergy band plays to fight malaria
Texas clergy combine their love of music with a passion for mission and raise almost $200,000 for United Methodist causes.
Sex abuse suit names TX conference, pastor
Woman seeks $25 million in damages, alleging abuse started when she was 14 and officials knew of inappropriate contact.
Eight generations serve as clergy
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Rev. Carol Hill shares how the women in her family inspired her decision to go into ministry.
Women face long road to change in church
During Women’s History Month, the Commission on the Status and Role of Women celebrates advances, but admits there are still struggles.
Summer food ministries serve children
Churches share how they responded to “three months of kids going hungry" when school let out. “We had to find a way to feed them.”
Better child nutrition brings economic gain
UMCOR, Church World Service join ‘1000 Days’ movement focusing on effects of malnutrition. “Food is the first medicine.”
Churches respond to 2012 winter twisters
Even as they grieve losses, United Methodists find ways to help their neighbors pick up pieces after Feb.29 storms.
Community’s trash is church’s treasure
Inspired by the Vital Congregations Initiative, a church shares how they turned a dumpster problem into a divine opportunity for ministry.
Churches comfort after Ohio school tragedy
Sharing stories and leaning on God are important to people as they try to recover after the shootings at Chardon High School.
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