A Season of Preparation
As we prepare for Ash Wednesday, find devotions and meditations to help you during the journey to Easter Sunday.
Could you go alcohol-free for Lent?
United Methodist board wants to shed light on the world’s top killer by asking people to abstain from alcohol during Lent.
Mixed blessings in new U.S. church numbers
Declining membership trend continues; 2010 giving to UMCOR up 146 percent and direct giving to causes jumps 29 percent.
Former inmate honored for prison ministry
Lonnie Bingmon, who went to youth detention nine times and jail six times, received a White House award for his service to others.
Helping the Homeless 101
For college students running a Philadelphia homeless shelter, the biggest lesson is one they aren’t learning in class.
John Wesley and black colleges
Walter Kimbrough writes that United Methodists can see the social principles in action when they support the Black College Fund.
Relevance X 2012 brings spirituality to Sin City
A conference in Las Vegas brings young adults and those in young adult ministry together to shape the future of the church and the world.
British cite importance of hospital chaplains
Often targeted by budget cuts, health-care chaplains are shown to improve patient experience.
Ethnic groups offer ideas for vital church
National plans for ethnic/racial ministries are growing churches and planting new ones. They should be part of any new structure, groups say.
Health-care chaplaincy — What’s it good for?
Chaplains get constant opportunity to serve outside their church walls.
Africa’s pioneering clergywomen honored
First female African bishop cries tears of joy as she and 18 other United Methodist women are honored by over 300 African clergywomen.
Giants defensive tackle puts God first
“God has blessed me with a tremendous platform to influence young minds,” says Chris Canty, whose mom is a United Methodist pastor.
Couple ties knot during surprise wedding
It was a traditional church wedding, except that almost none of the guests had a clue that a wedding was going to happen.
Six sweet ideas for couples ministry
Help couples in your congregation and community strengthen their marriages with these ideas for launching or enhancing a couples ministry.
Listening for the melody of God
The Rev. Connie Shelton speaks on living a fuller Christian life through authenticity, song.
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