Church mourns family killed in plane crash
The pilot, Fred Teutenberg, and his family were active members of Niceville UMC. Fred played in the praise band and handled the church’s IT.
Churches scramble in Minn. shutdown
A lack of government services has led to increased calls for help to area churches, and demand may exceed supply.
Bishops, nuns ＆ rabbis debate gas fracking
Bishop Bickerton is among religious leaders who are questioning the benefits and environmental impact of natural gas drilling.
Three secrets to strong worship services
Marcia McFee explains how an anchor, frames, and threads can make worship fun, manageable and inspiring.
Conferences focus on disaster relief
While conferences also worked on feeding the hungry, fighting malaria and encouraging youth, helping victims of this year’s storms was a priority.
Vegetables sprout health, hope in Omaha
Even the hungriest rabbits cannot daunt the spirit of The Big Garden as it engages the community and encourages healthy nutrition.
Worship forms disciples
Through sermons, liturgy, prayers and music, "worship is the primary place in which disciple-making happens."
Zimbabwe women’s club empowers
Teaching sewing, craft and cooking skills benefits women financially as well as personally.
Youth discover service, potential in mission
Mission trips are key in Missouri Conference. “It helps them see what they are capable of doing and that they can do great things.”
Volunteers send ‘Hugs for Soldiers’
One Georgia church helps people show their support for our military every day — not just on July 4 — by sending soldiers the comforts of home.
United Methodists boost UMCOR kit supply
Illinois Great Rivers bests Iowa in towel-collecting competition as other annual (regional) conferences donate relief items.
Young pastors prepare for season of change
As their first year of ministry ends, young clergy look to the future – and some look toward a new church home.
Rural churches a unique start for young clergy
Many first-time clergy learn the ropes at small rural churches, but those churches often feel they lose their pastors too soon.
World refugee count at 15-year high
Church agency, refugee programs look for more local congregations to assist with U.S. resettlement.
Church honors those lost in Iraq, Afghanistan
Ribbons with the names of the 6400 Americans killed line the church lawn. "We want them to know their loved one is remembered with gratitude."
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