United Methodists honor Inouye’s service
U.S. senator “demonstrated the highest ideals of what it meant to serve the country as well as to serve the public,” says bishop.
Grief transcends faith boundaries in Newtown
Religious community of Connecticut area comes together with governor and President to lead the healing process after horror of shootings.
Coping in aftermath of school shootings
Newtown UMC members have a passionate history of reaching out in mission, but now finds the world’s attention and caring focused on its own Connecticut community.
2012: Judicial rulings play big role
The actions of the denomination’s top court were felt and debated throughout the connection.
A Sunday of tears and comfort in Newtown
After the horrors of school shooting, nothing seems right until a congregation comes together to ask, “In our trials, Lord, walk with us.”
Church serves as help site in shooting wake
Newtown United Methodist, near the scene of Friday’s deadly school shooting in Connecticut, is serving as a Red Cross respite center.
East Africa treasurer responds to audits
Charles Bamutya’s public response follows move to set a lower salary for his bishop until accounting issues are resolved.
United Methodists of note who died in 2012
Bishops, agency leaders, evangelists and political leaders among those United Methodists who filled their lives with contributions.
2012: Hunger spiked when disaster struck
Whether natural or economic, disasters have driven up need for food assistance this year.
Malaria partnership all about nets
Great Plains and Zimbabwe East conferences celebrate joint efforts as they prepare to distribute 22,000 malaria nets.
Hope of Hearing restarts in Haiti
Program providing hearing aids for children changes lives: ‘He entered meek but left a young man with a new value of himself.’
2012: Church outreach up despite fewer funds
Despite budget cuts, program agencies say ‘thanks’ for the support, recall accomplishments and look ahead to 2013-16.
‘Blue Christmas’ service reaches out
“There’s pain and uncertainty in the Christmas story itself.” Colorado church offers service to acknowledge range of emotions during holidays.
Christmas giving blesses giver, receiver
At United Methodist alternative-giving markets, shoppers find that compassion, not consumerism, is the best way to honor the Christ-child.
Typhoon lessons learned in Philippines
Focus on disaster risk reduction by UMCOR and others paid off when Typhoon Bopha struck Dec. 4.
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