Tiny church rises above flooding disaster
A 30-member congregation comes together to muck out water and make repairs. Their story shows need for disaster plan and strong faith.
Regional conferences take on social issues
United Methodists tackled hot-button topics like homosexuality, gun violence, divestment and immigration reform.
Perfect Sunday School attendance blesses
When Eddie Wade Workman vowed to go to church, he meant it. He sings in the choir, rings the bell and hasn’t missed Sunday School in 48 years.
Haiti captured her heart
Youth director’s work with Haiti Response Plan changed her life. “I lived in constant heartache for them. Yet, they are a people of great faith.”
How to make a school bag for those in need
Are you a seamstress? UMCOR has instructions for school bags, sweaters, layette kits to help kids who lack essential supplies.
Find your unique spiritual gifts
Passion for recycling? Love to teach? Through assessments and classes, churches can help members find where they are best suited to serve.
Congo woman shares story of forgiveness
During West Congo Annual Conference seminar on violence, widow challenges African United Methodists to forgive even when it is difficult.
United Methodist pastor is 2013 CNN Hero
After experiences with gang-related violence, Lisa Fitzpatrick co-founded a youth center in New Orleans to help shape and build lives.
Detroit homeless ministry looks to future
Despite fear and stress, homeless ministry leaders hope city’s financial woes will “shine a light on some of these hurting areas.”
United Methodists ready kids for school
Special back-to-class events offer resources and fun for families, along with a chance to see the church in action.
Immigration Table meets with Congress
“Widest spectrum of evangelical leaders we have ever seen” gathers at U.S. capitol to support comprehensive immigration reform.
Renaissance theme helps draw 400 to VBS
Knights in armor, princesses in gowns and a medieval castle help kids learn to “stay strong” for God at South Dakota vacation bible school.
John Wesley’s sermons online
On July 25, 1741, Wesley spoke about the “almost Christian.” See those words and more in unique catalog of 141 sermons.
Coffeehouse ministry fills cups and souls
Fresh coffee and comfortable seats help make interfaith ministry a “nontraditional — and non-intimidating — introduction to church.”
Immigration: It’s about families
Bishop Minerva Carcaño writes that comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S. must include the reunification of immigrant families.
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