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.
Nashville church gives homeless a church home
Even homeless people deserve to have a church home, says the pastor of an unconventional congregation in Tennessee.
Little church feeds multitudes after Hurricane Ike
A small Texas church feeds hundreds of stranded people with a handful of volunteers, a modest pantry and a belief that they could.
United Methodists call for stewardship over greed
The church’s social action agency calls for regulating Wall Street, while its finance executives stick to a long-term outlook.
Ike leaves behind damaged homes, lost memories
Vivian Paysse celebrated her 99th birthday a few days before Hurricane Ike scattered a lifetime of memories along the Texas Gulf Coast.
Texas United Methodists need help to rebuild after Ike
Bishop Janice Riggle Huie asks for a Sept. 28 offering for hurricane recovery aid in Texas, Louisiana, Haiti and elsewhere.
Children learn reading skills in homeless shelter
In Atlanta, a United Methodist-supported literacy program works with children in homeless shelters.
U.S. religious leaders urge moral hurricane response
Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders join together to call for a prompt and just recovery policy in the Gulf Coast.
United Methodist leaders tour hard-hit Texas areas
Church leaders assessing damage in hurricane-battered communities fear the worst is yet to be discovered.
Hurricane Ike response begins in Texas, Louisiana
United Methodists assess damage from Hurricane Ike and respond to emergency needs along its wide trail of destruction.
Ministry builds, recycles cottages for elderly people
A United Methodist ministry in South Carolina partners to build and transport portable cottages for elderly people on fixed incomes.
Lack of license limits UMCOR response in Cuba
United Methodists express frustration over not being able to provide disaster relief to Cubans hit hard by the 2008 hurricane season.
Missionary shares story of his Palestinian mother
In a new book, the Rev. Alex Awad traces the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through its impact on his mother’s life.
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