Losses and lessons from 1994 tornados
Rev. Kelly Clem, whose daughter was killed when a tornado hit her church, knows what it's like to have one's life torn apart by a storm.
African clergywomen find voice, claim rights
First-ever meeting will honor Africa’s first woman bishop and strengthen the network of clergywomen on the continent.
Leaders ponder funding, structural changes
Among the proposals is to combine general agencies into fewer groups and to change the denomination’s funding formulas.
Life After Foster Care
Two-thirds of kids in foster care don’t graduate and half end up homeless. Advocates make sure those without parents have someone to turn to.
Abraham Sellu, 64, remembered as leader
The former educator and mission coordinator served in Sierra Leone and East Africa.
Bin Laden’s death challenges pastors
Church leaders struggle with how to talk with members about the tension between being “an American citizen and being a citizen in the Kingdom.”
The mother who is ‘my everything’
From an impoverished childhood to today, Bilha Alegría draws her most valuable lessons from her mother.
Bishops seek change in presidency
The constitutional amendment would allow the Council of Bishops to elect one of its members to be a full-time, nonresidential bishop for four years.
Bishops to change ecumenical agency
If General Conference approves, the agency will become part of the Council of Bishops.
Many hands lighten load in tornado recovery
Across the South, United Methodist congregations assist those who are hurting.
Ohio church’s billboard supports gays
With the sign, an Ohio congregation calls for more than tolerance, a member says.
Alabama church shares heartbreak, hope
As communities recover from April 27 tornadoes, hard-hit Ford’s Chapel United Methodist Church offers compassion, support.
Court voids new policy on clergy marriage
Judicial Council says New York plan allowing same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Garden Grows Community Care
Members of 30 churches left the pews and put on their work gloves to help neighbors. “We want them to see people out there in need.”
Top court looks at requests to review decisions
Issues for reconsideration include a 2005 decision and a clergy due process case.
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