Church surrounds man slated for deportation
A United Methodist church in Texas is trying to prevent Cristian Ramirez from being deported to a country where he fears for his life.
Online Lenten Bible study enriches faith
United Methodist series focuses on spirituality, political activism, technology and current events.
UMW seeks to become separate church agency
The goal is to create more transparency and strengthen relationships throughout the church, says top executive.
Ecumenical commission considers its future
The general agency has proposed drastically shrinking its board or folding its work into the Council of Bishops.
Set apart, lay people vow a life of service
Deaconesses and home missioners connect day jobs with call to ministry.
Leadership Summit tackles church future
Thousands of United Methodists tuned in to learn how leaders plan to increase vital congregations.
United Methodist students pray for Japan
Colleges are reaching out to those suffering from the earthquake and tsunami.
Ivorian group barricaded near battle
Bishop Boni and others have taken refuge in the church radio building within five minutes’ drive of where forces are still fighting.
Regional conferences gear up to reach out
During 2011 annual conference sessions, United Methodists will debate issues, engage in mission and prepare for General Conference.
Church offers relief in Japan’s new reality
Christians can provide healing after changes wrought by March disasters.
Leadership Summit invites global sharing
April 6 webcast participants will consider future challenges for United Methodist churches and annual conferences.
Alcohol-free Lent causes buzz
The church supported abstinence for years, though moderate use is now allowed. The campaign highlights the impact of alcohol on teens.
March madness melancholy
We place the burden of victory on our sports heroes, but our players, coaches and teams often let us down. Thankfully, God doesn’t.
Church agencies battle human trafficking
Eighty percent of those trafficked are women and girls, and half of all victims are under the age of 13.
Church offers aid amid Ivorian tumult
Churches are providing shelter and relief to people displaced by the fighting, and the United Methodist radio station remains on the air.
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