Power outages hamper Gustav disaster response
United Methodist relief officials join church’s Louisiana staff in assessing damages and responding to needs.
Baton Rouge church houses Red Cross volunteers
Experienced Red Cross volunteers from across the United States know the "Broadmoor Hilton" is the place to stay in southern Louisiana.
Commentary: VIM builds mutual respect in U.S., Cuba
More important than the bricks and mortar left behind are the relationships forged across cultures, says a VIM team member.
Tennessee church opens doors to Gustav evacuees
One day after being designated a Red Cross shelter, a Nashville church shows radical hospital to evacuees from New Orleans.
Katrina’s lessons helped Louisiana: church leader
“We were prepared,” says the Rev. Don Cottrill, with the United Methodist Louisiana Conference.
United Methodists to assess hurricane’s impact
Staff with the United Methodist Committee on Relief is expected to be on the ground for assessments by Sept. 3.
Rebuilt lives are legacy of Katrina Aid Today
Three years after Hurricane Katrina slammed the U.S. Gulf Coast, UMCOR-managed Katrina Aid Today stands as a success story.
Bishop Ernest Newman dead at age 80
He is remembered as the first African American who was elected a United Methodist bishop in the southeastern United States.
New Orleans pastor rebuilds 'inner spirit of the people'
Three years and three churches later, the Rev. Connie Thomas is still recovering from Hurricane Katrina—as is her flock.
United Methodist clergy couple delivers benediction
The Revs. Youngsook and JinHo Kang give a closing benediction before 20,000 people at the U.S. Democratic National Convention.
Religious leaders call for cease-fire in Philippines
United Methodist Bishop Leo A. Soriano denounces fighting in the southern Philippines between the government and Muslim rebels.
Grandmas, grandpas welcome kids at G.G.’s House
For kids who can't enjoy homemade cookies at their own grandparents' home, a church in Florida offers the next best thing.
United Methodist Men seeks to reach all men
With its goal to "help men know Jesus Christ," the group's commission is reaching out beyond chartered local church chapters.
Texas church crosses the border for ministry
A 'Saturday school' is part of the ongoing ministry in Juarez, Mexico, by a United Methodist church in El Paso.
Black Methodist caucus starts fund, giving program
The new initiatives aim to empower young African Americans and help them become church leaders.
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