Board screens out private-prison stocks
Pension board of directors decides profiting from the incarceration of people is not in keeping with church teachings.
Minnesotans add $2 million to malaria fight
Fundraising sets new mark for United Methodist regional conferences as Imagine No Malaria effort total now exceeds $19 million.
Transforming the lives of African orphans
ZOE Ministry’s work is mutually beneficial, says director, who sees a “glimpse of Jesus” in the lives of the young people.
How the skunk stole Christmas
This Advent season, a Cleveland, Tenn., church has been battling persistent — and stinky — visitors.
2nd pastor injured by police at Occupy Seattle
Seattle-area United Methodist pastor says he was beaten, arrested while trying to keep the peace during protest at port.
Shepherd of today relates to nativity
Glen Fisher has watched over flocks for more than 30 years. He delights that those in his profession were among the first to hear the good news.
2011 church restructure plan headed to vote
Concerns expressed as General Conference 2012 to consider plan to consolidate general agencies into new mission, ministry center.
Doctor driven to help homeless young people
Sponsored by a United Methodist ministry, medical crew takes to streets of Phoenix in a big, blue RV to dispense health care.
2011: Tsunami to tornadoes, floods, fires
United Methodists reach out with help, as year’s disasters become record-setters from Japan to Joplin.
Gay, lesbian ministry still 2011 flashpoint
General Conference 2012 to take up revisions to Book of Discipline ban on gay clergy and officiating at same-sex unions.
Outreach to young adults pays off in 2011
This year, the best way churches could minister to young people may have been finding them a job. More are finding that job as clergy.
Suffering increased for poor, hungry in 2011
United Methodists engage in ministry with the poor, hungry and marginalized around the world.
2011: The year in pictures
This week we look back at the past year. From disaster aid to helping the jobless, United Methodists across the world reacted and reached out.
Top UMC Videos of 2011
From TV stars to missionaries, United Methodists showed the role faith plays in their journey. And how they share that faith with others.
United Methodists score high in survey
Church can ‘turn a good reputation into a gospel opportunity,’ LifeWay Research official says.
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