Typhoon lessons learned in Philippines
Focus on disaster risk reduction by UMCOR and others paid off when Typhoon Bopha struck Dec. 4.
Four years after fire, church has new life
After lightning destroyed their home, congregation worked through ‘identity crisis’ to experience its ‘very own resurrection.’
Chuck Knows Church: The Hymnal
“Turn in your hymnal to page….” Heard that before in church? Chuck digs into the book usually within an arm’s length each Sunday.
UMTV: Missionary’s Global Calling
Romeo del Rosario has served for decades, speaks 9 languages, and credits call to missionaries in Philippines. “God leads me all the way.”
‘Queen’ reigns over Liberian hospital
In addition to her duties as warehouse assistant at Ganta United Methodist Hospital, Ester Deline also serves as Ganta’s ‘queen.’
Road took many turns to hospital chaplaincy
After her parents became ill, biology teacher felt called to minister by nurturing ‘the presence of God in the daily life of the hospital.’
Malaria fighters convene on Capitol Hill
Advocates from 29 states, 40 conferences meet with members of Congress to advocate global health funding. Read details of their visit.
5 Tips to Promote Church Giving
Video offers ideas and inspiration to motivate your congregation to contribute, and be an active part of the United Methodist connection.
Ethnic diversity critical to church future
Commission on Religion and Race gathering draws cross-section leaders to talk about how to help nourish vital, multicultural congregations.
Conferences push malaria goal past $26M
Imagine No Malaria advocacy days on Capitol Hill begin as 100 United Methodists head out to make case for continued global health funding.
Agency lowers East Africa bishop’s salary
Unprecedented action will remain in place until Bishop Daniel Wandabula and his office are in full compliance following audit.
‘Handicapable’ ministry makes impact
Dec. 3 is U.N. International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Read how church includes special needs worship services in unique program.
Ministry changes perception of AIDS
Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day. Program addresses the misinformation that still exists, and helps churches be ‘safe havens’ for those affected.
UMTV: Special Needs Service
Church “no-shush” policy lets adults with developmental delays participate in worship. “They can be themselves. They are children of God.”
Chuck Knows Church: Advent Wreath
Four candles in a circle with a big one in the middle? Why is there a pink candle? Learn about the Advent wreath from “Chuck Knows Church.”
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