New pastor lives homeless for a week
After God spoke to him in a dream, Willie Lyle lived on the street for five days. “Churches could learn a lot from the homeless and hungry.”
VBS programs keep up with times
More than a million kids take part in summer programs at United Methodist churches. Workers share ideas and innovations to make the most impact.
Florida to end insurance for some workers
Conference decision will mean many lay employees of churches will have to look to the exchange for coverage.
What does Obamacare mean for churches?
The answer will depend on how U.S. conferences are able to use the insurance marketplaces after Oct. enrollment begins.
Audit discovers misuse of board funds
A forensic audit found that a former United Methodist Board of Discipleship staff person diverted monies for personal gain.
Future bright for college president, student
After a hectic but fun first year, one University of Indianapolis student looks forward to Year 2 while the president looks toward the next 18.
Conferences set cash record in malaria fight
Creative fundraising activities like “Skeeter Runs” and campouts under mosquito nets raise $1.27 million for Imagine No Malaria.
Conference raises $1 million vs. malaria
One group did a Harlem Shake dance and one church’s staff plans to jump from a plane as Holston Conference works to save lives in Africa.
Students join peace and justice communities
United Methodist-related schools introduce young people to human and civil rights education and awareness.
Oklahoma license plate suit sparks debate
United Methodists respond to pastor’s belief that Native American imagery on state’s license plates violates his religious liberty.
Hugs for Heroes ministry serves military
From care packages to bike blessings, aids active and retired military. "We are on a shoestring budget, but we are moving mountains."
Bishop rules on gay clergy candidate
Dorff says question of whether the board of ordained ministry acted properly in discontinuing candidacy is “moot and hypothetical.”
Scout honored for 9/11 memorial
Jeff Cox will receive the United Methodist Men’s Good Samaritan Award for his original design that includes steel from the World Trade Center.
Bagging a record, feeding hungry kids
North Georgia United Methodists join other volunteers to best Guinness World Record for most sandwiches made in an hour, all for a good cause.
Former missionary to lead UMCOR
The Rev. Denise Honeycutt, nominated to serve as new deputy general secretary of UMCOR, served on boards of UMCOR, Global Ministries.
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