2011 numbers show U.S. members still sliding
Emptier U.S. pews and tighter budgets are affecting the denomination, but there are bright spots in the statistics.
UMVIM team finishes church in Zimbabwe
Bishop Taylor visited a church in Africa that had outgrown its building, but lacked resources to expand. The people of SC responded.
Chicago church puts faith into action
Church takes hands-on approach to dealing with social issues endangering neighborhood. “We have to be a light in that community.”
Cheyenne get UMCOR grant after wildfire
After fire consumed a quarter of their land, residents are struggling to recover from losses of homes, cars, livestock and water access.
Ministry feels the pain of Northern Cheyenne
Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 still alive as Wyoming United Methodist church workers try to develop trust with massacre descendants.
United Methodist Olympian credits faith
With hard work and support from his church, Jeremy Scott overcame injuries to make the team. “Everybody’s prayers, my own prayers helped.”
Methodists join in Olympic dreams
‘It turns out many British Methodists are just as excited as I am about the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games,’ says United Methodist pastor.
Bledsoe appeals removal as bishop
Bishop challenges the constitutionality of provision used to place him on involuntary retirement.
UMTV: Surgeon On A Mission
Dr. Steve Herbst performs surgeries in Nicaragua to serve the poor. “If I don’t use my gift then I’m shorting what I could do for the kingdom.”
Western Jurisdiction: Gay issue stand wrong
Grassroots movement OK’d to challenge bishops, clergy, laity, local churches to operate as if law book statement “does not exist.”
Five conferences merge to become two
South Central Jurisdiction approves the cost-saving merger of two Texas-based conferences and joining of two Kansas and Nebraska conferences.
Pastor mourns friend killed in Aurora shooting
Denver-area pastor helps others in Aurora theater tragedy as she comes to grips with loss of someone she knew well.
228 years of bishops in Methodist tradition
The precedent was set in 1784 for elections that have evolved and been modified throughout the years since.
U.S. bishops elected, assigned for 2012-16
United Methodists also place a bishop on involuntary retirement and respond to shooting in Colorado.
South Central elects final bishop
Mike McKee becomes final bishop and third Texan elected. With his election, all 11 of the current openings for U.S. bishops have been filled.
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