United Methodists ahead of malaria goal
Fundraising for Imagine No Malaria reaches June goal of $40 million early, more than halfway to final goal of $75 million by 2015.
Church vitality: From ‘dying’ to ‘reborn’
Failing German congregation had planned to sell its building, but God had other plans. Last year the church was re-consecrated.
Boy Scouts lift ban on gay members
Leaders voted on proposal that retained prohibition on gay adult leaders. Decision affects United Methodist ministries.
Methodists mark May 24 Aldersgate milestone
World Methodist Evangelism organizes events in London as “people called Methodist” remember the life-changing moment of John Wesley.
The theology behind disaster relief, recovery
United Methodists put theology to work, “following and finding Christ in disaster situations,” explains head of mission agency.
Philander Smith acts on social justice legacy
United Methodist-related Arkansas college looks to actions of its founder and graduates for definition of its mission.
Mental health: Crises challenge rural pastors
United Methodists who serve churches in rural settings have a great opportunity to transform their corner of the world.
Hockey ministry scores big with youth
A couple’s shared love of hockey spawned a ministry that helps kids develop in every aspect of their lives.
Feeling God’s presence on the border
‘God’s mercy will outlast all national boundaries,’ says pastor as bishops join faithful for Holy Communion while standing in two nations.
Tijuana: Where the world’s migrants wait
United Methodist Church and Methodist Church of Mexico reach out to those trapped between nations, hiding and becoming prey to many.
United Methodist Reporter closing
UMR Communications, publisher of the Reporter and 45 other editions, traces history to pre-Civil War Methodist newspapers in Texas.
Church vitality: What is the secret to growth?
Florida pastor sees congregation grow by 25 percent in one Sunday as he does ‘what a pastor is called to do.’
When disaster hits: Churches must prepare
Texas tornados left six dead, many homeless. Learn how UMCOR, annual conferences provide disaster response training.
Mental health: Activity benefits aging
“As a church,” says successful-aging leader Barbara Bruce, “we must not let our older members languish and become stagnant.”
Newtown responders get ‘Strength for Service’
First responders receive blessings and healing after witnessing “a vision that no one should” at scene of Dec. 14 tragedy.
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