Disaster response: On the ground in Oklahoma
From shipping supplies to offering training in early response, providing relief in Oklahoma is part of being “a holy people.”
Peace with Justice offering aids sojourner
Peace with Justice Sunday is May 26. A young woman who fled abuse finds job, hope with help of ministries funded by special offering.
Boy Scouts lift ban on gay members
Leaders voted on proposal that retained prohibition on gay adult leaders. Decision affects United Methodist ministries.
Methodists mark May 24 Aldersgate milestone
World Methodist Evangelism organizes events in London as “people called Methodist” remember the life-changing moment of John Wesley.
The theology behind disaster relief, recovery
United Methodists put theology to work, “following and finding Christ in disaster situations,” explains head of mission agency.
Church protects people and pets in storm
Since 2006, church near Moore, Oklahoma shelters people and their pets whenever storms draw near — to the relief of all family members.
Oklahoma bishop urges strength after storm
Bishop Robert Hayes gives advice for those wanting to offer help, support and hope for the grieving: “We are prepared for the long-haul.”
Bishop Dyck joins Chicago strategy summit
With violence escalating, United Methodists begin partnership with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and residents to address key issues.
Philander Smith acts on social justice legacy
United Methodist-related Arkansas college looks to actions of its founder and graduates for definition of its mission.
Tornadoes: Responding to children’s fears
Consoling children after a tragedy can be difficult. Find resources, books, videos and more to help them cope.
Mental health: Crises challenge rural pastors
United Methodists who serve churches in rural settings have a great opportunity to transform their corner of the world.
Oklahoma pastor asks prayers after tornado
D.A. Bennett, who got news of his son’s safety but must perform funeral for another child, describes “how desperately we need prayers.”
Tornado volunteers urged to be patient
Individuals concerned after storms in U.S. asked to pray but not self-deploy to disaster areas. Find out the best ways to help.
Over 3,000 new places of worship worldwide
Report details church planting throughout connection. “We are making huge strides in reaching new people with the Gospel.”
Hockey ministry scores big with youth
A couple’s shared love of hockey spawned a ministry that helps kids develop in every aspect of their lives.
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