United Methodist initiatives find homes
Pension board program, other church efforts help local initiatives to find homes — and stability — for people in transition.
Grief centers help children cope with loss
Texas ministries supported by United Methodists find grief-stricken adults are not always best help to children with losses.
‘Extreme Makeover’ aids United Methodist
ABC-TV show, airing Oct. 21, features Pennsylvania family whose church has reached out in unexpected ways.
$1 million grant for Alabama tornado relief
Other large grants approved by UMCOR directors address Japan and Haiti earthquakes, Dakotas flooding
Conference must pay in sex-abuse case
Minnesota woman awarded $1.4 million in civil suit against pastor and conference; $164,000 assessed against conference.
Growing Latino ministry in New Orleans
2 new faith communities and an educational center grow from efforts of National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries.
Pop stars, Presidents honor Lowery
Stevie Wonder, Obama and others celebrate the 90th birthday of the United Methodist pastor, called the ‘dean of the civil rights movement.’
Settlement in Capitol Rotunda arrests
Church and Society’s Winkler, others charged in ‘faithful act of civil disobedience’ reach pretrial resolution.
CROP Walkers fight hunger, step by step
Every year, United Methodists from across the U.S. join their neighbors for CROP Hunger Walks, benefiting people worldwide.
Peace prizewinner shines her light
Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist, shares honor with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkul Karman.
Lowery celebrates 90 years of blessings
A celebration for the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, “His words—our gift,” will be held at the Atlanta Symphony Hall on Oct. 9.
Malaria advocates ask Congress to save lives
United Methodists at Imagine No Malaria Days on the Hill urge retention of U.S. funding to fight malaria.
Korean National Plan exceeds its goals
Plan’s council continues support as it tells message of hope in growth of new churches, training of pastors and laity.
How to make more Hispanic disciples
Southern California conference works to reach the 13 million Hispanics through full implementation of the national plan.
N.D. family looks forward to Thanksgiving
Called back from an anniversary trip to evacuate ahead of floodwaters, Minot parents return to face loss of home, cleanup.
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