Local churches receive grants for global projects
The United Methodist social action agency awards more than $150,000 in grants to help ethnic churches engage in social justice ministry.
Flood buckets, kits needed at UMCOR supply depot
A rash of 2008 floods and hurricanes in the U.S. have drained the inventory of supplies at UMCOR's Sager Brown Depot in Louisiana.
Methodist bishops celebrate election, pray for Obama
With tears, hymns and prayers, a jubilant United Methodist Council of Bishops celebrates the election of Barack Obama as U.S. president.
A new Bible for a new U.S. president
In keeping with a long tradition, Bishop Gregory Palmer signs a Holy Bible to be presented to the next U.S. president.
Online survey seeks responses from clergy spouses
The voices of clergy spouses are often not heard by the church, but one church agency is trying to remedy that.
Election Day prompts online 'Conversation on Race'
Barack Obama's presence in the U.S. presidential race spurs a series of commentaries exploring race and racism.
Rejected pastors receive 'extraordinary ordination'
Two women who disagree with church law on homosexuality receive "extraordinary ordination" in an ecumenical service.
Chaplains provide ‘listening ears,’ ‘tender hearts’
Military chaplains care for the hearts and souls of soldiers while other military commanders oversee their physical and mental preparation.
Cross opens doors for military chaplains to minister
Chaplains stand out because of what they wear and what they don’t carry. They wear crosses. They carry no weapon.
Military chaplains extend church’s global outreach
In a five-part series, UMNS shares the stories of United Methodist clergy serving as military chaplains in the Pacific Rim.
Chaplains: Ministry to warriors is exciting, humbling
U.S. Navy Chaplain Douglas Waite shares his unlikely journey from being a '70s flower child to a military chaplain in Hawaii.
Korea is fertile ground to reach young soldiers
While mainline U.S. churches struggle to reach the elusive age group, two chaplains in Korea have ample opportunities.
Mike DuBose named UMAC Communicator of the Year
A slideshow shows why the denomination’s photographer is honored for his years of chronicling the church at work in the world.
Commentary: Claiming the name 'United Methodist'
"What is so troubling about United Methodism that pastors and congregations would no longer want to claim the name?" a pastor asks.
Global Ministries launches effort to start 400 churches
United Methodists can help plant churches around the world through a fund launched with an initial gift from an Atlanta businesswoman.
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