New devotional studies for Lent
From meditations on Jesus’ miracles to giving up something “bad,” five books offer ways to experience the season from a different perspective.
Church responds to Mozambique flood
Heavy rains washed away homes, crops and livestock, affecting 140,000. Several church entities are rushing aid.
Men’s leader affirms Scout decision delay
After more review, Boy Scouts of America says it will consider in May the issue of whether to end its ban on gay members and leaders.
Church’s ministry means ‘deaf will hear’
Service includes sign language interpreter because “the word of God should be accessible in any language.”
Churches host football party for homeless
On Super Bowl Sunday, some congregations are making the big event have big meaning for others. ‘We want people to feel cared about.’
Haitian women reclaim livelihood after quake
Homeless and jobless after 2010 disaster, Constant Pharly is empowered by program: ‘Now I know how to manage my business.’
Men’s leader elaborates on scouting changes
United Methodist Men faced criticism after supporting a proposal to allow local groups to choose whether to have gay leaders and members.
Chuck Knows Church: The Cross
Why the cross rather than the fish for the accepted Christian symbol? Do you know?
Daring giving plan a success
One pastor’s bold idea to give parishioners money and ask them to ‘go forth and multiply’ pays off big for small Florida church.
Churches should tell stories, not beg
Instead of painting a ‘gloom and doom’ picture, expert says show the value of church’s ministry: ‘I gave my money, and something was done.’
Church takes fresh look at Christian unity
New Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships begins with meeting to “strengthen and enhance” efforts toward unity.
Children and Prayer: Fostering a lifetime habit
Prayer can benefit the very young and be an anchor in ‘life’s storms.’ Read ways to teach them about this calming ‘experience with God.’
2 agencies agree with change in Boy Scout ban
Possibility of ending ban on gay scouts and leaders more consistent with church law, say United Methodist Men and Church and Society.
Carcaño guest at Obama immigration speech
United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcaño joined other faith leaders in affirming the President’s call for immigration reform.
Church immigration network changing
In what promises to be a watershed year in immigration reform, the United Methodist immigrant justice network refocuses on a national scale.
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