WCC members discuss issues in-depth
World Council of Churches assembly engages participants in discussions of critical issues affecting the life and witness of the church today.
United Methodist campuses fight bullying
“Character is not just important for my child,” says one parent, “but for every child on campus. Positive behavior is contagious.”
Why mark Reformation Day on Oct. 31?
Martin Luther’s theses sparked the Protestant Reformation in 1517. Find out how its themes are echoed in The United Methodist Church.
Jesus Versus the Zombies
Sermon series looks at the bad church ideas that just … won’t … die.
Pastor helps church rise from ashes
As workers guide cross to top of building, Jim Crawford recalls 22-year mission to rebuild San Jose church that burned in 1991.
Haunted? Even Wesleys heard ‘bumps in night’
It's that time of year. Read ghost stories from churches, cemeteries and the home of one famous Methodist.
How United Methodists respond to disaster
One year after Hurricane Sandy, a special report details what United Methodists have done to provide relief and recovery.
N.Y. pastor expects to face church trial
Rev. Stephen Heiss, pastor in Upper New York Annual Conference who has officiated same-sex weddings, says he will likely face church trial.
Bishop told to rule in clergy candidate case
Denomination’s top court says Southwest Texas bishop must decide in 60 days on question about lesbian clergy candidate.
Bishop Talbert performs wedding for two men
Retired United Methodist Bishop Melvin G. Talbert officiates Oct. 26 marriage ceremony for Bobby Prince and Joe Openshaw in Alabama.
What St. Francis can teach United Methodists
The reformer influenced Christian ministry with the poor, preaching, peace and, of course, pets.
Same-sex couple responds to bishops
Men respond to Council of Bishops executive committee’s statement asking retired Bishop Melvin Talbert to not perform their wedding.
Bishops urge against same-sex union
Council of Bishops’ executive committee issues statement in response to retired Bishop Melvin G. Talbert’s plans to officiate same-sex marriage.
Church fights poverty through friendship
Greenville District’s ministry goes beyond food to partner with families through mentoring, alliance, friendship and mutual goal-setting.
GCFA extends benefits to same-sex couples
Finance agency decides to change the general agencies welfare benefits program’s definition of “spouse” to include same-sex spouses.
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