Judicial ruling sought on East Africa funds
Western PA Conference questions about use of mission funds in East Africa projects are part of controversy surrounding bishop’s actions.
Did Jesus have a wife?
Papyrus fragment has revived an old debate that likely reflects early Christian disputes about marriage — not the historical Jesus.
Top award given for chaplain support
Crystal Springs (Miss.) UMC honored with Dept. of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
Louisiana asks for Isaac cleanup volunteers
Conference to start cleanup in October and needs to line up teams to go to the hard-hit St. John the Baptist and Livingston parishes.
Mississippi churches embrace diversity
Providing a safe place of worship for all types of people “created in God’s image” is a shared goal for Hattiesburg pastors.
Advice for preaching on tough issues
When topics are divisive, Adam Hamilton tells pastors to teach both sides, dialogue with others and let people reach their own conclusions.
Help end killing, says Congo bishop to U.S.
“Rwanda is killing our people,” United Methodist Bishop Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda tells U.S. House subcommittee at hearing.
Young adults teach and learn in Haiti
Mission team reflects on how their lives changed after making a trip to teach photography to children in Cange.
NCC plans for ‘bold future’
Streamlined, flexible replacement for faltering structure will rely more on council members, including United Methodists.
Mission team learns from Zimbabwe hosts
Western Pa. volunteers spent five weeks with families in Africa and found a common theme of love, kindness and a reliance on “God’s plan.”
Green UM colleges make ‘cool schools’ list
Seven United Methodist-related schools make the list of 96 in Sierra Club survey of sustainability savvy.
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.
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