Arkansas program helps addict ‘let go’
‘I lived in the dark, and now I live in the light,’ says Monte Payne, who found hope at Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church in Little Rock.
Final Cokesbury Christmas for stores
As United Methodist retail outlets close their doors, shoppers find old favorites and new products for Advent at ‘open house’ events.
Cokesbury closures challenge seminaries
Theological schools have multiple options for supplying students. But some worry the loss of brick-and-mortar stores will do lasting damage.
Community health workers bring healing
In remote areas of Liberia with few resources, a team of volunteer health workers is often the only way villagers receive medical care.
N.J. church sign points way to storm relief
Drakestown congregation has provided food, shelter and Internet access to those without power in its community.
Ohio church sews quilts of love for Congo ill
Raising money to buy a new plane for Congo ministry wasn’t enough for a congregation that also wanted a personal touch.
Same-sex unions gain support in U.S. elections
United Methodists were on both sides of the issue Nov. 6 as the vote in four states indicated support for same-sex unions.
Evangelicals team up across denominations
Mainline Protestant evangelicals affirm common theology and explore ways to work together during Dallas meeting.
Reinstated bishop’s next move unknown
The situation is unprecedented. One possibility is that Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe would go to the New Mexico/ Northwest Texas Area.
Top court reinstates ‘retired’ bishop
United Methodist Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe must receive immediate appointment and be restored to full status, Judicial Council rules.
Neighbors help neighbors across NYC
UMCOR-trained early response teams are teaming up with local volunteers to multiply early relief efforts in hard-hit lower Manhattan.
Council affirms focus on mission
The Council of Bishops issued a letter to all United Methodists, sharing the dynamic and creative ways God is leading them after their first meeting of the quadrennium.
Bees, snails, Moringa trees boost Liberians
UMCOR’s program to teach sustainable agriculture and development makes an economic and health impact for West Africans.
Volunteers: Lifeblood of storm response
After Sandy hit New Jersey, volunteers at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church started serving meals for 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
The priorities of 14 new bishops
Their challenges — from disaster response to malaria to global conflict — distinguish them, but reaching out to a world in need unites them.
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