Clergy, laity push bishops on gay union ban
Hundreds of clergy and laity hope letters pressure the Council of Bishops to uphold publicly the denomination’s homosexuality stance.
Sabbath honors dreams of young immigrants
United Methodist churches encouraged to focus on the DREAM Act that will give young immigrants a chance to become U.S. citizens.
Fear of Islam changed prison chaplaincy
Two chaplains serving federal prisons say 9/11 caused major shift in how chaplains could relate to Muslim inmates.
N.D. flood doesn’t stop start of school
Minot children return to school in makeshift classrooms housed in churches and auditoriums due to extensive damage to school buildings.
Susquehanna flooding affects churches
In both Pennsylvania and New York state, communities are swamped along rivers, creeks.
Flight 93 Ambassadors honor 9/11 heroes
Land where hijacked plane crashed in Pennsylvania is now a National Park Service site, thanks to Shanksville UMC members.
My mother’s prayers and 9/11
New York pastor looks at 10-year anniversary of terrorist attacks as a time to “rededicate, rediscover and recreate ourselves and our churches.”
How one 9/11 death changed my life
When an Ohio father, husband and church member died on 9/11, his life became an inspiration and reminder to “Give me Jesus.”
Ministering after 9/11: Four stories
Pastors responded to the demands of that day and the needs that followed in different ways, but all moved forward in faith.
New York cop-turned-chaplain recalls 9/11
Former NYPD officer, now United Methodist pastor, says that terrible day in the midst of tragedy taught him the ministry of presence.
9/11 healing aided by United Methodist funds
Response to the tragedy reshaped how UMCOR responds to major tragedy and established disaster response training.
Churches face flood, fire in Lee’s wake
UMCOR disaster response puts immediate focus on fire-ravaged Texas where flames continue to burn.
UMCOR’s 9/11 aid lifted Pentagon corridor
The Love in the Midst of Tragedy fund helped ‘secondary’ economic victims in the area pick up the pieces of their lives.
Pastor seeks peace despite 9/11 hurt
Brother’s death in twin towers only intensifies N.J. pastor’s lifetime of commitment to peace and justice.
Inland flooding prolongs misery of Irene
Irene leaves significant damage behind in Upper New York, Greater New Jersey; areas of Vermont are still unreachable.
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