Two bishops differ on same-sex union
North Alabama Conference Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett issues statement asking retired Bishop Melvin Talbert not to officiate at same-sex wedding.
Faith leaders fear for poor in U.S. shutdown
A group of faith leaders warn the inability to compromise on federal budget will have 'enormous implications' for the poor.
The ‘mother church’ of U.S. Methodism reborn
The Delaware worship house where Asbury and Coke met reopens its door to regular worship as experiment draws crowds.
Should churches offer Holy Communion online?
Bishops, scholars, agency executives and pastors will tackle the theological implications of that question when they meet next week.
Civil rights leader Evelyn Lowery dies
The wife of Rev. Joseph Lowery, she founded the SCLC/W.O.M.E.N (Women’s Organization for Equality Now) and the Drum Major of Justice Awards.
Churches ‘star’ in movies, TV shows
Although they’re no strangers to the big screen, United Methodist churches have turned up in an unusual number of films and TV shows this year.
Top court to address gay-related rulings
Rulings on actions by annual conferences regarding church law on homosexuality issues will be considered by the Judicial Council in Oct.
Trial date set for pastor who officiated gay son’s wedding
A Nov. 18-19 trial has been set for a Pennsylvania pastor who officiated at the same-sex wedding of his son five years ago.
Agency: Health law needs fix for churches
Without the Church Health Plan Act, the future of church-sponsored health plans is in danger, says the United Methodist pension board.
Nominee named to lead Board of Discipleship
The Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Bias will be presented as the nominee for General Secretary of GBOD at the board’s meeting Oct. 10-12.
Church vitality: Turning mission into members
An aging, urban congregation committed to improving its neighbors’ health and ended up boosting its own vital signs as well.
Messages of hope for Coloradoans
After historic flooding, the church is reaching out to Coloradoans in a variety of ways, including ads expressing concern and support.
Annual conferences join to fight malaria
United Methodists have raised more than $53 million to fight deadly disease. ‘We have malaria on the run; let’s finish the job!’
Saint Paul relocation brings cheers, tears
Historic United Methodist seminary moves from historic working class neighborhood to grounds of Church of the Resurrection.
Prayer, funds needed after Colorado floods
United Methodists in Colorado are asking for prayers and monetary donations in the wake of ongoing floods.
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