Texas pastor’s journey began in Mexico
Eduardo Rivera mastered English, earned a Ph.D., gained U.S. citizenship, and ministered to migrants. Now he leads a large church in Abilene.
Ministry boosts small church vitality
Hinton Rural Life Center, a United Methodist retreat, offers resources and training to strengthen country churches.
Church to host first ‘biker service’
Dream will become a reality when Mariner’s Bethel UMC welcomes “motorcycle minister” and message of God’s love and acceptance.
Health kits delight Louisiana school kids
‘God was all over the place,’ pastor says, as caring United Methodists gave — and continue to give — of time and treasure.
UMTV: Biker Church
Crossfire UMC in North Carolina welcomes those who feel “regular churches wouldn’t want our type” with open arms.
‘My Favorite (School) Year’
Meet a first-time school president and a freshman as they begin their journey at United Methodist-related University of Indianapolis.
Camp changes lives of kids in poverty
The church’s Project Transformation program impacts children through education, fun and opportunities for personal growth.
Adding skills to end malaria in Africa
Conference sponsored by Imagine No Malaria and hosted by UMCOR teaches health board members fine points of maintaining initiatives.
Refugee outreach renews small NC church
A rural congregation in North Carolina, with “no money but a huge God,” helps families fleeing conflict in Burma.
Churches respond to Chicago school strike
As Chicago public schoolteacher strike enters second day, churches open doors for tutoring, recreation and fun.
Practicing ‘shalom’ for 20 years
United Methodist response to 1992 L.A. riots has evolved into global effort to address a community’s needs with its assets.
9/11 Memorial in Shanksville
In 2001, passengers of Flight 93 gave their lives to save others in the path of a hijacked plane. Now a permanent memorial in Pa. honors them.
Black caucus ‘stands with’ Bishop Talbert
Statement responds to a letter asking for public censure of a retired bishop for remarks urging clergy to stand firm on same-sex union pledge.
Church agencies look forward, not back
Open to change, top executives seek new ways to collaborate to reach young adults and people new to the church.
Emerging S. Sudan now faces malaria battle
United Methodists are working to help newest nation in world as it puts behind 50 years of one war only to fight another.
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