Many hands lighten load in tornado recovery
Across the South, United Methodist congregations assist those who are hurting.
Ohio church’s billboard supports gays
With the sign, an Ohio congregation calls for more than tolerance, a member says.
Court voids new policy on clergy marriage
Judicial Council says New York plan allowing same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Top court looks at requests to review decisions
Issues for reconsideration include a 2005 decision and a clergy due process case.
Bishops hear call to lead church’s future
But church leaders face a challenge in gauging what sort of guidance United Methodists need, bishop admits.
Lambuth holds last graduation
Financial trouble forced the 168-year-old United Methodist university to close, leading to a bittersweet ceremony for its last graduating class.
First Holy Week a busy one for new clergy
Easter is the “big day” for churches, and a new experience for pastors in their first appointment.
Prayers, volunteers sustain storm survivors
‘God truly moves through and with us during these times,’ says mission leader.
Easter brings hope for Ivorian Church
Côte d’Ivoire’s United Methodists find resurrection as their country emerges from a period of violence.
Tornadoes destroy churches, but not spirit
“I have been moved by the outpouring of grief, prayers and offers for help from Methodists all over the connection,” bishop says.
Bishop champions fight against malaria
Bickerton joins NBA star, actress and others spotlighted for their efforts to prevent malaria deaths.
Ambassador praises hospital in Sierra Leone
U.S. Ambassador Michael Owen sees partnership potential with church’s Mercy Hospital and Child Rescue Center.
Lambuth students ‘torn apart’ by school closing
Years of financial struggles and a loss of accreditation end a 168-year-old United Methodist institution – leaving its students to ponder the future.
Easter traditions create fond memories
Some joys of the holiday include sunrise services, special music and shiny new clothes.
After storms’ pounding, churches respond
Since tornadoes in the southern U.S., United Methodists are helping people clear debris, find shelter and start to feel whole again.
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