Human trafficking becomes ecumenical target
Representatives from 15 church denominations hear stories of child abductions, beatings and forced sex—all done in the name of profit.
Lack of donations challenges Ike relief
U.S. economic setbacks and lack of media attention hurt contributions, United Methodist official says.
Pastor stayed behind in hurricane to minister to flock
After riding out the storm, the Rev. Marty Boddie and his wife, Nicole, were able to help area residents in need.
Bayous, bays and oceans sent waves of destruction
Texans in hurricane-whipped coastal cities clean up their churches, homes and businesses.
Nashville church gives homeless a church home
Even homeless people deserve to have a church home, says the pastor of an unconventional congregation in Tennessee.
New seminary president relishes 'opportunity to serve'
The Rev. Wendy Edwards of United Theological Seminary becomes the first woman president of a U.S. freestanding United Methodist seminary.
Little church feeds multitudes after Hurricane Ike
A small Texas church feeds hundreds of stranded people with a handful of volunteers, a modest pantry and a belief that they could.
United Methodists call for stewardship over greed
The church’s social action agency calls for regulating Wall Street, while its finance executives stick to a long-term outlook.
Ike leaves behind damaged homes, lost memories
Vivian Paysse celebrated her 99th birthday a few days before Hurricane Ike scattered a lifetime of memories along the Texas Gulf Coast.
Native American women hear call to be role models
United Methodist Native American women from more than 20 tribes gather to celebrate their heritage and listen to God's call on their lives.
Texas United Methodists need help to rebuild after Ike
Bishop Janice Riggle Huie asks for a Sept. 28 offering for hurricane recovery aid in Texas, Louisiana, Haiti and elsewhere.
Commentary: Who is visiting small churches today?
Large-membership churches aren't for everyone, reminds the Rev. Lewis A. Parks in a commentary about small congregations.
Drive-in worshipers opt for bucket seats over pews
On Sunday mornings, the Rev. Norman Markle turns the front steps of a Georgia church into a pulpit and a parking lot into a sanctuary.
Bishop James M. Ault was prominent church leader
Dead at age 90, the retired bishop is remembered as an educator, ecumenist and leader in The United Methodist Church.
Church finance leader dismisses two executives
Three weeks into his new job, the leader of the United Methodist finance agency announces staff changes.
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