Leadership Summit invites global sharing
April 6 webcast participants will consider future challenges for United Methodist churches and annual conferences.
Alcohol-free Lent causes buzz
The church supported abstinence for years, though moderate use is now allowed. The campaign highlights the impact of alcohol on teens.
March madness melancholy
We place the burden of victory on our sports heroes, but our players, coaches and teams often let us down. Thankfully, God doesn’t.
Church agencies battle human trafficking
Eighty percent of those trafficked are women and girls, and half of all victims are under the age of 13.
Church offers aid amid Ivorian tumult
Churches are providing shelter and relief to people displaced by the fighting, and the United Methodist radio station remains on the air.
What is the meaning of purple during Lent?
Learn why the cloths used on the altar, lectern, or pulpit are purple during the Lenten season.
Illinois chooses life over death penalty
Illinois joined a growing number of states abolishing the death penalty, a stance that The United Methodist Church has supported since the 1950s.
Inmates offer Lenten thoughts on God’s love
Repentance and Christ’s death have special meaning for prisoners. “They make mistakes. We make mistakes. But the Lord loves us all.”
Christopher called man of faith, peace
The former U.S. secretary of state lived out his United Methodist identity on the world stage, his pastor said.
Japan’s churches to help house survivors
Even a country as well-prepared as Japan cannot cope without assistance. Churches play a key role in recovery.
Login or log out of Facebook for Lent?
Users spend more than 700 billion minutes a month on the site. What if we used that time to connect in person or do something kind for someone?
Holy Land pilgrimage inspires young visitors
Young United Methodist clergy and laity traveled to the Holy Land, but they didn’t just sightsee. They embraced the roots of their ministry.
Rapper wins $40K for UM children’s home
Lil Jon’s success on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ will benefit Atlanta’s United Methodist Children’s Home.
Clergywomen struggle despite open doors
Many local churches still resist ethnic minority pastors, particularly women, says the Rev. Constance Y. Pak.
Post on hell lands pastor in hot water
Chad Holtz lost his pulpit after he lost his belief in hell. But that is not the whole story.
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