Technology replaces phone cards for military
After 7 years and more than 17 million minutes donated, the phone-card program is being phased out due to use of Skype and social media.
UMTV: Dogs Rescue Soldiers
At 26, Jacob Hyde is a vet with a hidden wound: PTSD. Puppies Behind Bars gave him a new “battle buddy” to help him cope in civilian life.
Glide UMC ministers to those on the margins
Mission focuses on offering unconditional love to those who otherwise might not step through the doors of a church.
Authors examine roots of worship decline
Factors like ‘60s permissiveness,‘70s conservatism and the tech revolution have changed how people feel about going to church.
African bishops urge theological education
Pastoral training is not keeping pace with church growth. Leaders hope $2 million will help change that.
Would Wesley keep time on a ‘crackberry’?
Journaling was a key method of spiritual growth for the early Methodists. Tom Arthur appreciates what today’s smartphone offers.
UM Student Day funds future leaders’ education
Many worthy causes compete for support. But without education, students lose “the ability to fight for the good of anything else.”
Military chaplains ask if church cares
Chaplains serving in wartime ministries need to know the church values and appreciates them, writes the Rev. Randolph Cross.
Bishops face challenge on same-sex unions
In states where gay marriage is legal, United Methodist leaders focus on upholding church law while encouraging dialogue and respect.
Bishops support church reforms, accountability
Eighty active and retired bishops endorsed widespread reforms, including accountability for promoting church growth.
Hmong churches embrace multicultural ministry
With roots in Asia, Hmong churches in the U.S. seek to incorporate their new culture and language.
At ease, soldier!
For military families and veterans, the Lazarus Project creates space for relief and healing.
Court acts on delegate, clergy issues
The Judicial Council considers a question on how much power the General Conference secretary should have to set the number of delegates.
UMTV: Lazarus Project Supports Soldiers
Wesley Foundation at Austin Peay University provides counseling and care for families and friends of those at war.
Casting a vote with a side of pie
Chicken dinners, chili suppers, bake sales and bazaars dot small towns on Election Day as essential fundraisers for congregations.
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