2012: Hunger spiked when disaster struck
Whether natural or economic, disasters have driven up need for food assistance this year.
Hope of Hearing restarts in Haiti
Program providing hearing aids for children changes lives: ‘He entered meek but left a young man with a new value of himself.’
2012: Church outreach up despite fewer funds
Despite budget cuts, program agencies say ‘thanks’ for the support, recall accomplishments and look ahead to 2013-16.
Africa University host to continental summit
The World Methodist Evangelism Institute taps school as site for its global gathering on the African continent.
Christmas giving blesses giver, receiver
At United Methodist alternative-giving markets, shoppers find that compassion, not consumerism, is the best way to honor the Christ-child.
Typhoon lessons learned in Philippines
Focus on disaster risk reduction by UMCOR and others paid off when Typhoon Bopha struck Dec. 4.
Four years after fire, church has new life
After lightning destroyed their home, congregation worked through ‘identity crisis’ to experience its ‘very own resurrection.’
‘Queen’ reigns over Liberian hospital
In addition to her duties as warehouse assistant at Ganta United Methodist Hospital, Ester Deline also serves as Ganta’s ‘queen.’
Malaria fighters convene on Capitol Hill
Advocates from 29 states, 40 conferences meet with members of Congress to advocate global health funding. Read details of their visit.
Ethnic diversity critical to church future
Commission on Religion and Race gathering draws cross-section leaders to talk about how to help nourish vital, multicultural congregations.
Conferences push malaria goal past $26M
Imagine No Malaria advocacy days on Capitol Hill begin as 100 United Methodists head out to make case for continued global health funding.
Agency lowers East Africa bishop’s salary
Unprecedented action will remain in place until Bishop Daniel Wandabula and his office are in full compliance following audit.
Church honors veterans’ stories of valor
Mother remembers 19-year-old son and families write thank-you notes for those who “put their lives on the line” during Veterans Day service.
45 United Methodists in diverse Congress
United Methodist numbers will drop slightly when the most religiously diverse Congress convenes in January.
Bishop Stokes, scholar and reconciler, dies
Stokes, 100, was a longtime professor at Candler and helped bring together previously segregated church in Mississippi.
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