Ancient Prayer Practices Webinar, Oct. 22
Labyrinths, Protestant prayer beads and contemplative prayer ‘allow people to hear God.’ Read more and sign up for free webinar.
Fewer delegates at 2016 General Conference
The Commission on the 2016 General Conference voted to set number of delegates at 850 in first significant drop since 1968.
Indy event targets spousal abuse in church
Faith communities are not exempt from domestic violence, and every church needs a safety team and a safety plan, says advocate.
Bishop Wertz, uniting leader, dies at 97
Leaders credit him with helping forge the merger into today’s United Methodist Church.
Same-sex wedding a challenge for church
Upcoming marriage of two men to be officiated by retired Bishop Melvin Talbert inspires passionate reactions on both sides of the issue.
$25 million pension goal aids retired clergy
Central Conference Pension Initiative reaches goal. “Providing for retired pastors…across the Central Conferences is the right thing to do.”
Diverse membership represents 25 countries
Tennessee congregation embraces its diversity, adding Hispanic Ministries, English language classes, and an International Festival.
UMTV: Church Photos of a Lifetime
For 50 years, photographer has used his lens to bring human struggles into focus. “I could use it as a means to promote social change.”
Anchorage church ‘sheds light’ on abuse
Domestic violence affects men, women and families “of all races, of all economic levels, of all ages, of all religions,” says Jennifer Miller of First United Methodist Church.
Wesley Foundation campus ministry is 100
In the beginning, ‘the opposition was sometimes bitter,’ but the campus ministry begun a century ago is alive and well today.
Global conference on ministries with deaf
“Each country has its own sign language.” Attendees from a dozen countries meet to learn from and encourage each other.
Students room with special needs friends
At Duke Divinity School’s Friendship House, seminarians share space with people with disabilities and learn to be more inclusive.
Children’s Sabbath Resources, Oct. 13
The national Children’s Sabbath celebration is a way for faith communities to celebrate children as sacred gifts of the Divine.
United Methodist link to the U.N.
Oct. 24 is United Nations Day. Church Center for the United Nations offers prayer, hospitality, meeting space for those working for human rights.
Moratorium, study urged on online communion
Group of theologians, pastors, bishops and others agree that the conversation about sacraments and online community will continue.
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