Care packages comfort troops
Woman rallies community to action. “Until all our troops come home, we're going to do what we can to make their time there that much easier."
N.D. family looks forward to Thanksgiving
Called back from an anniversary trip to evacuate ahead of floodwaters, Minot parents return to face loss of home, cleanup.
Pastor preaches support for DREAM Act
Observances throughout the U.S. help citizens understand how this legislation would affect young people.
United Methodist shares Nobel Peace Prize
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s ‘non-violent struggle’ championing women’s rights earns distinguished 2011 honor.
Divided Korean families feel stress
‘Goose Families’ struggle with tensions of being apart as mothers, children go to foreign lands for better education.
Six reasons young Christians leave church
Over half of active churchgoers disconnect from the church after age 15. A study by the Barna Group reveals why.
Church reaction mixed on immigration ruling
Judge blocks a provision that clergy feared would criminalize ministry, but let stand key parts of the Alabama law that worry leaders.
Leader calls U.S. a ‘welfare state for rich’
Winkler counters claims poverty rate is exaggerated and advocacy for poor supports unlimited welfare state.
Exploration 2011: You’ve been buzzed
Young people will gather in St. Louis Nov. 11-13 to talk, pray, ponder and listen to God calling them into ordained ministry.
Panel urges church to be more global
After three years of discussions, group introduces proposals to help The United Methodist Church ‘live more fully into our worldwide nature.’
Woman starts African mission with a goat
Jan Brockley turns potential into productivity by empowering African women. “They have never had this opportunity before.”
Report: In church, as in school, seniors rule
While greater numbers of young clergy are serving than in the past decade, older pastors still fill most United Methodist pulpits.
Volunteers needed now for Northeast cleanup
Many flooded communities need basic work done before winter sets in.
Young clergywomen find support online
Knowing you’re not the only one goes a long way in reducing the burnout, frustration and despair of lone-ranger ministry.
Hope among the ashes in Texas
UMCOR disaster response teams perform “funerals for houses” and help devastated families sort through their homes and their emotions.
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