Tornado volunteers urged to be patient
Individuals concerned after storms in U.S. asked to pray but not self-deploy to disaster areas. Find out the best ways to help.
Over 3,000 new places of worship worldwide
Report details church planting throughout connection. “We are making huge strides in reaching new people with the Gospel.”
Hockey ministry scores big with youth
A couple’s shared love of hockey spawned a ministry that helps kids develop in every aspect of their lives.
Saying farewell to United Methodist Reporter
Losing the national newspaper like ‘the death of a family member or friend,’ says one longtime reader and alum.
Churches Dealing with Disaster
Whether a tornado, hurricane, flood, fire or earthquake, when disaster hits a community pastors and congregations need to be prepared.
Feeling God’s presence on the border
‘God’s mercy will outlast all national boundaries,’ says pastor as bishops join faithful for Holy Communion while standing in two nations.
Tijuana: Where the world’s migrants wait
United Methodist Church and Methodist Church of Mexico reach out to those trapped between nations, hiding and becoming prey to many.
UMTV: Young Pastor’s Fresh Ideas
Stephanie Price encourages churches to partner with local farmers. “We’re closing that gap between people outside our walls and people within.”
United Methodist Reporter closing
UMR Communications, publisher of the Reporter and 45 other editions, traces history to pre-Civil War Methodist newspapers in Texas.
Church vitality: What is the secret to growth?
Florida pastor sees congregation grow by 25 percent in one Sunday as he does ‘what a pastor is called to do.’
When disaster hits: Churches must prepare
Texas tornados left six dead, many homeless. Learn how UMCOR, annual conferences provide disaster response training.
Clean water a source of hope in Nicaragua
Clean water partnerships, education and sustainability help build communities with strong relationships and “without sickness.”
Mental health: Activity benefits aging
“As a church,” says successful-aging leader Barbara Bruce, “we must not let our older members languish and become stagnant.”
Fighting malaria through Change the World
As United Methodists empower the people of Africa to eradicate malaria, Change the World events raise awareness, funds.
Hope lives at the border
Back from border trip, Bishop Julius Trimble urges support of immigration reform: “Nothing can separate God’s children from his love.”
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