United Methodists explore divestment proposals
Divestment petitions aimed at bringing about change in the Middle East are reviewed at a General Conference informational session.
Teens seek new youth director in YouTube ad
Wanted: One church youth director who loves Jesus, likes hanging at the beach and enjoys working with tech-savvy teens.
Heavy rains displace thousands in southern Africa
Torrential rains in Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe continue to force thousands from their homes in southern Africa.
Flooded Indiana areas get United Methodist relief
The church helps flood survivors in northern Indiana with flood buckets, relief funds and volunteers.
Churches Uniting in Christ seeks reconciliation
Members of the ecumenical group seek to bring two of its historically black partner denominations back to the table.
Fort Worth hotel changes challenge church assembly
With the United Methodist assembly just three months away, organizers are scrambling for rooms to accommodate delegates and others.
Florida churches enjoy drop in insurance premiums
United Methodist churches in hurricane-prone Florida begin 2008 with good news: a 22 percent decrease in insurance costs.
UMC, ELCA conclude dialogue, look toward votes
After three decades of talks, The United Methodist Church and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America seek "full communion."
Clergywomen of color build unity to build influence
United Methodist clergywomen from six racial-ethnic groups gather to worship, network and position themselves for leadership in the future.
Strong sense of calling undergirds ethnic clergywomen
The Rev. Cynthia Belt shares her experiences as an African-American clergywoman in the predominantly white United Methodist Church.
Nigerian United Methodist Bishop Mavula dies
Less than a year after his election to the episcopacy, Bishop Kefas K. Mavula of Nigeria has died of an undetermined illness. He was 40.
Pastors, laity receive tools to help revitalize church
Using the metaphors of "thunder and rain," a symposium addresses ministry in dry places and the need for refreshing rain.
Summit brings thunder to African-American churches
A gathering of African-American pastors and laity explore ways to partner to energize the ministry of black churches.
Wesley hymns inspire United Methodist evangelists
Using the Wesley hymn "Spirit of Faith Come Down" as its theme, the 2008 Congress on Evangelism draws 700 participants.
Post-tsunami Sri Lanka rebuilds amid worsening war
Sri Lankans displaced by the 2004 tsunami work to earn a sustainable living again despite renewed fighting and cultural disruptions.
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