Giving thanks in Katrina’s wake
Five years after the hurricane's devastation, Bishop Ward says prayers, presence and partnership are critical to recovery.
Opening doors to people with disabilities
Study concludes church needs to be more welcoming, recognizing gifts of all members.
UMTV: Clinic Heals After Katrina
New Orleanians lost homes and hospitals after the hurricane. Now churches and volunteers offer health care for residents.
Creating quiet spaces
Where do you find sacred space? A new book shares ideas for finding solitude in church, home, work, or retreat settings.
Donors respond slowly to Pakistan floods
Relief officials say the need in Pakistan is great, but donations are not keeping pace.
Give a Bible to a seeker
For $5, you can place a Rethink Church edition of the NT in the hands of a spiritual seeker who has responded to one of The United Methodist Church’s ads.
Cafe serves poetry, jazz and Jesus
New Covenant UMC’s Joyful Noise Jazz Café transcends race and age barriers by showcasing musicians and poets.
Border school strengthens spirits
United Methodist school in Texas gives Mexican students an opportunity to learn and to grow in faith.
United Methodists address mosque conflicts
Plan to build Islamic center near ground zero presents complex ethical debate.
Reasons teens are avoiding church
Is Facebook really keeping kids from church? Shane Raynor says no one is ever too busy to go to church.
Church growth often requires starting small
Walking, photography, card playing groups help build spiritual community.
Jilma Meneses: Helping orphans find homes
After a mission trip to the DRC, attorney Jilma Meneses started an adoption agency in the U.S. "In some countries there are orphans as a result of the spread of AIDS. In DRC, there are orphans because of the war and the brutality that has occurred ... I want these children to have an opportunity."
Pakistan floods threaten millions of children
United Methodist partners providing clean water, food, health care.
UMTV: Renesting After Home Loss
Project pairs interior decorator and volunteers with those in transition to make houses feel homier.
The real roots of clergy burnout
A "dis-ease" of soul has plagued pastors for nearly 100 years, according to one writer. Addressing only symptoms does not get to the root.
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