Remember maternal health on Mother’s Day
Mothers are vital to families and communities, but many women struggle to have healthy pregnancies and births.
UMTV: Bar Church Serves All
Pubs provide alternative to traditional church. "Jesus never said, 'If you need me, I'll be in the temple.' He was always out in the world."
GC2012: 5 Congo siblings capture hearts
Kamana children, ages 9 to 21, bring “O Happy Day” spirit to Florida churches and General Conference worship service.
The plan for congregational vitality
‘Seeing the world as our parish, and seeing the individuals in that world as potential disciples,’ says Bishop Thomas Bickerton, ‘is the key to a revitalization.’
Do we understand how the church works?
Evidence and experience point to knowledge gap separating members from the official stands and policies of the church.
Two views on a set-aside bishop
Pastor questions “modeling church structure after corporate practices,” while COB president says we currently “demand much of one person.”
Congregation offers vital ministries
Native American Ministries Sunday is this weekend. When you give to this special offering, you support congregations like Sacred Pathways.
Two views on Ministry Study report
Bloggers discuss controversial proposals “separating ordination from membership” and “eliminating guaranteed appointment.”
Bishops urged to bring peace to GC2012
Council of Bishops president says more anxiety precedes this General Conference than any in recent history.
Pan-Methodist vote set for GC2012
Approval of agreement would mean ‘full communion’ with five African-American Methodist denominations.
Two perspectives on sexuality debate
One blogger asserts “maintaining the current stance in our Discipline” as another asks, “Is there any chance the outcome will be different?”
GC2012: Will the UMC say ‘I do’ to all?
United Methodists once more will take up denomination’s ban on gay clergy and same-sex marriages as lawmaking body meets.
Two perspectives on restructuring debate
Bloggers share thoughts on which of the plans being presented might work best and discuss concerns about “who at the table is voting.”
GC2012: Where views on marriage differ
Lawmaking body will take up petitions that argue for traditional marriage between man and woman and petitions that urge a new definition.
Housing book offers tips to clergy, churches
Women’s commission compiles standards, ‘best practices’ for church-owned parsonages.
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