UMCOR’s worst (and best) donations ever
From used tea bags to old cans of paint, responders at the United Methodist Committee on Relief have seen it all. What is best to give?
Dream led to orphanage in South Sudan
Seeing Sudanese youth left homeless by civil war and violence, Libby Dearing helped create a place children could “be safe and grow.”
Creating sacred space at school
Sophia Agtarap says moving into a new dorm or apartment is easier if we can foster a sense of belonging and make room for God.
The ABCs of back-to-school outreach
Whether your congregation is large or small, you can learn creative ways to reach out to students and families in a new academic year.
UMTV: Africa’s Miracle Tree
What plant can lower cholesterol, purify the liver, and prevent blindness? Learn how UMCOR helps farmers grow a nutritional powerhouse.
Then and now: Marching on Washington
Edith Lee-Payne, photographed on her 12th birthday at the walk, will return so granddaughters know “their presence can make a difference.”
Churches’ math and literacy camps a hit
Jump Start program’s fun approach helps keep children's skills sharp. "If the kids leave and say, 'math is fun," that's all we want."
Baltimore-Washington partners with Zimbabwe
Focus on Pastors’ School and building a new sanctuary unites conference and Zimbabwe Episcopal Area partners in shared goals.
Church on Congo violence: ‘9/11 every day’
Board of Church and Society leaders meet with bishop and government minister in DRC to support ‘just peace’ In face of ongoing violence.
Tackling hunger ‘hands-on’ at annual conference
This year, 10 United Methodist conferences packed 680,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now during annual conference sessions.
Wesley professor joins U.S. State Department
Shaun Casey’s main task will be to reach out to religious groups around the world.
Marking 50 years since March on Washington
Starting Aug. 24, events will commemorate 50th anniversary of historic march to continue the battle for jobs, justice and freedom.
Despite declines, signs of vitality in 2012
Leaders of conferences that saw growth last year offer advice to the majority that saw dips in membership and attendance.
Conference budgets show modest growth
More United Methodist conferences are seeing a modest budget increase for 2014 than are cutting their budget or staying flat.
After tragedy, church honors firefighters
Rev. Beverly Worden Devine’s visit to her local fire station in Arizona led to a new bond with first responders mourning Hotshots’ deaths.
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