Sierra Leone appoints 2 women to D.S. posts
‘We will not fail you,’ promises lay leader as appointments end 15 years without a woman in district superintendent post.
Hope over hype
Chris Mesa has been giving away Bibles “to those at risk of getting caught up in consumerism” to remind them of the meaning of Christmas.
Black Friday becomes Bless Friday
Serving rather than shopping the day after Thanksgiving? “We want to begin our Christmas celebration by serving others just as Jesus did."
Exploration 2011: ‘God is calling’
Slideshow captures images of young people considering ordained ministry. “God doesn’t call the equipped, God equips those who are called.”
Sleep Out wakes youth to homeless causes
Hundreds of young people slept in cold to raise awareness. “I will enjoy my bed, but I will be thinking of those who don’t have one.”
Food pantry serves homeless, hungry teens
Youth pantry serves ages 14 to 21. Anyone older is served once, and then directed to other food resources in the area.
UMTV: Jamming for Hungry
Thanks to good cooks and a bumper crop of wild berries, some food banks are offering sweet treats in addition to the usual staple items.
Free meals nourish struggling students
Campus minister helps run café with meals at no cost so students won’t be forced to choose between books and food.
Hunger continues to plague Horn of Africa
UMCOR, Church World Service among aid groups providing emergency and long-term relief to drought-stricken region.
Occupy ‘astonishing opportunity for clergy’
Seattle pastor pepper-sprayed by police urges colleagues to see ‘pulpit now in streets’ and share Gospel through pastoral care.
Young chefs feed needy pets
‘Kids on a Mission’ bake treats to fill a food pantry just for needy animals so struggling families can keep their beloved pets.
UMTV: Feeding People And Pets
Volunteers delivering food to their needy neighbors made an addition to their ministry after noticing they gave part of their meal to their pets.
Philippine clergywomen celebrate gains
Hoping for a woman bishop and more opportunity, women pastors in the Philippines ‘lift up, level up and lead on’ as their numbers grow.
Japan relief efforts pay off
United Methodist congregations find unique ways to show their concern after the March earthquake/tsunami in Japan.
Women, clergypersons of color earn less
Study finds that race and gender do play a role in clergy salaries – but for different reasons. What is the largest differentiating factor?
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