Global Ministries launches effort to start 400 churches
United Methodists can help plant churches around the world through a fund launched with an initial gift from an Atlanta businesswoman.
Got a Methodist question? Go to Archives and History
The United Methodist Commission on Archives and History is beefing up its Web site—and expanding access to church history.
UMCOR advocates to provide Cuba storm relief
The United Methodist Committee on Relief makes some progress toward obtaining government licenses to assist Cuba's hurricane survivors.
Palmer urges U.S. candidates to stop the rhetoric
The president of the Council of Bishops calls for an end to "divisive and demeaning rhetoric" in the U.S. presidential race.
Retired pastor receives compensation for torture
The Rev. Frederick Birten Morris has also received an apology from the Brazilian government for torture endured 34 years ago.
Local church kids find no mission impossible
For the Mission Possible Kids in Plano, Texas, no point on the globe is too remote for outreach – even Antarctica.
United Methodists in Angola play role in election
Church’s bishops help voter turnout by urging all people to exercise their “sacred and patriotic” duty at the polls.
Commentary: The Bible vs. the gravy train of greed
“The rescue of the rich is taking place right now,” writes Jim Winkler. “The rest of us are being thrown to the wolves.”
Path 1 focuses on ‘biggest mission field’: the U.S.
With 1,500 U.S. members leaving the church each week, United Methodist leaders are emphasizing new church starts.
Church has place in new planned community
A Tennessee community promoted as a space to "live, shop and play" now has a new verb in its lineup: Worship.
Church members can address trafficking locally
Advocates against human trafficking urge local churches to educate themselves and make a difference to end "human retail."
Human trafficking becomes ecumenical target
Representatives from 15 church denominations hear stories of child abductions, beatings and forced sex—all done in the name of profit.
Lack of donations challenges Ike relief
U.S. economic setbacks and lack of media attention hurt contributions, United Methodist official says.
Pastor stayed behind in hurricane to minister to flock
After riding out the storm, the Rev. Marty Boddie and his wife, Nicole, were able to help area residents in need.
Bayous, bays and oceans sent waves of destruction
Texans in hurricane-whipped coastal cities clean up their churches, homes and businesses.
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