Mass. churches join tornado response
United Methodists offer emergency food, services in wake of severe damage on June 1
Volunteers Adopt Hospice Pets
Deacon recruits foster parents for pets when owners are dying. “People want to help because they wonder, ‘What would happen to my pets?’”
5 ways to improve clergy health
United Methodist leaders have proposed changes to help pastors relieve stress and to promote overall wellness.
Sierra Leone women condemn tribal divisions
Regional and tribal loyalties are unjust and detrimental to national cohesion, United Methodist Women say.
Church musician sets Guinness World Record
Since 1942, Ida Mae Cumbest has played for more than 10,000 services. Her son credits her: “I don't know anyone that has a vocation for as long.”
Church confronts AIDS — but often timidly
While some United Methodists model acceptance, many HIV-positive people still feel the sting of rejection.
UM school gets firm foundation
Because of two sisters, more than 200 children in Sierra Leone no longer have to attend class outside on sand.
Joplin response shows denomination’s strength
After the deadliest tornado on record, the United Methodist connection is getting people the help and hope they need.
Thirty years later, AIDS stigma remains
United Methodist deacon accompanies HIV-positive people "through the valley of the shadow of death to new hope."
Update: 70 Minn. clergy OK same-sex unions
The clergy released the statement at their annual conference in response to a proposed state constitutional amendment.
Young clergy drawn to social justice
Many young pastors say they went to seminary because of The United Methodist Church’s commitment to serving the marginalized.
Celebrating marriage during Sunday worship
Where weddings are concerned, rituals sometimes upstage reverence. Meet three couples who chose a simpler way.
Panel: Church is too U.S.-centric
Ideas to strengthen global bonds include adopting a new covenant, slimming down the Book of Discipline and looking at church restructuring.
Older adult ministries grow with population
The explosion in children’s and youth ministries caused by the baby-boom generation is being repeated in intergenerational ministries.
New site highlights ministries with the poor
Interactive site offers chance to engage in a denominational focus.
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