Church finance leader dismisses two executives
Three weeks into his new job, the leader of the United Methodist finance agency announces staff changes.
Sidorak brings ecumenical expertise, justice concerns
The new top staff ecumenical officer for The United Methodist Church knows ecumenism from the pew up.
United Methodists organize for new ecumenical efforts
The church's ecumenical agency has new leadership at its helm, many new members on its board and an expanded agenda.
Great Event challenges African-American churches
More than 500 black Methodists are urged to find their voice and power during a church growth and revitalization gathering.
Children learn reading skills in homeless shelter
In Atlanta, a United Methodist-supported literacy program works with children in homeless shelters.
U.S. religious leaders urge moral hurricane response
Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders join together to call for a prompt and just recovery policy in the Gulf Coast.
United Methodist leaders tour hard-hit Texas areas
Church leaders assessing damage in hurricane-battered communities fear the worst is yet to be discovered.
Women’s commission provides better online access
A redesigned Web site launches for the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women.
Hurricane Ike response begins in Texas, Louisiana
United Methodists assess damage from Hurricane Ike and respond to emergency needs along its wide trail of destruction.
Ministry builds, recycles cottages for elderly people
A United Methodist ministry in South Carolina partners to build and transport portable cottages for elderly people on fixed incomes.
Bishop rules request for SMU library decision 'moot'
A request for a decision of law on Southern Methodist University's lease for the Bush library is ruled "improper, moot and hypothetical."
Lack of license limits UMCOR response in Cuba
United Methodists express frustration over not being able to provide disaster relief to Cubans hit hard by the 2008 hurricane season.
Missionary shares story of his Palestinian mother
In a new book, the Rev. Alex Awad traces the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through its impact on his mother’s life.
University sees positive signs, despite economy
Africa University remains resilient amid Zimbabwe’s woes, but school officials urge churches to pay apportionments early.
Gustav leaves behind plenty of debris for cleanup
After touring southwest Louisiana, Bishop Hutchinson invites 'chainsaw gangs' to help remove trees so that power can be restored.
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