Photographer sees beauty despite disease
She cheers cancer patients even as her eyesight falters. “Because I am going blind I give more freely of the talents God gave me.”
UMCOR grant helps Japan institute reopen
Funds will help the Asian Rural Institute with repairs to its heavily damaged facilities so training in sustainable agricultural can continue.
Ohio churches propel Vietnam mission
From motorcycle rides to ‘Rally in the Valley,’ West Ohio supports growing Vietnamese church.
Study shows how black churches use music
Sacred songs are a critical part of worship at many African-American congregations, and often they are taught without hymnals.
What I didn’t say at the Leadership Summit
Church leader wishes she had taken up the topic of sexual orientation, “a real and present tension in the church.”
After war, Ivorian church seeks healing
With Gbagbo in custody, church leaders deal with lack of food, displaced families and fears of continued strife.
Church surrounds man slated for deportation
A United Methodist church in Texas is trying to prevent Cristian Ramirez from being deported to a country where he fears for his life.
Online Lenten Bible study enriches faith
United Methodist series focuses on spirituality, political activism, technology and current events.
UMW seeks to become separate church agency
The goal is to create more transparency and strengthen relationships throughout the church, says top executive.
Ecumenical commission considers its future
The general agency has proposed drastically shrinking its board or folding its work into the Council of Bishops.
Set apart, lay people vow a life of service
Deaconesses and home missioners connect day jobs with call to ministry.
Leadership Summit tackles church future
Thousands of United Methodists tuned in to learn how leaders plan to increase vital congregations.
United Methodist students pray for Japan
Colleges are reaching out to those suffering from the earthquake and tsunami.
Ivorian group barricaded near battle
Bishop Boni and others have taken refuge in the church radio building within five minutes’ drive of where forces are still fighting.
Regional conferences gear up to reach out
During 2011 annual conference sessions, United Methodists will debate issues, engage in mission and prepare for General Conference.
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