Families welcome reopened community center
Through the work of The United Methodist Church, a community center in New Orleans is again open to children in the hurricane-whipped city.
Liberian Council of Churches elects Innis president
United Methodist Bishop John G. Innis is assuming the top position for the West African church council.
New hymnal proposed for United Methodist Church
United Methodists could be singing from a new hymnal by 2013 under plans endorsed by the denomination’s Board of Discipleship.
Student hikes to New Orleans to raise relief funds
When 20-year-old Ben Poor told his parents he wanted to go for a walk this summer, he wasn’t talking about a stroll around the block.
Churches rebuild, recreate ministries in Louisiana
While Hurricane Katrina did not damage all church buildings in Louisiana, it continues to affect each congregation’s ministries.
Mississippi center coordinates disaster response
For almost two years since Katrina hit, a United Methodist control center in Meridian has managed rebuilding efforts in Mississippi.
United Methodists help lead Katrina response
The denomination has helped more than 60,000 people rebuild 25,000 homes in the Gulf Coast since the hurricane season of 2005.
Volunteers make lifelong connections in Gulf Coast
Some mission teams feel called to return again and again to hammer away at the destruction left by Hurricane Katrina.
Academy prepares Hispanic youth for leadership
A training program is preparing young people such as Erica Granados-De La Rosa to lead the church.
Caucus honors theologian Justo González
The longtime scholar and author is celebrated for his contributions to Hispanic/Latino ministry.
Hispanic caucus urges immigration reform
MARCHA will ask General Conference to urge Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Older-adult ministry leaders hear call to expand table
Bishop Violet Fisher urges leaders of older adult ministries to “bring folk in” and ensure everyone has a place at Christ’s table.
Arkansas man organizes Kenyan chicken project
The Lord told John Boster to build chicken houses in Kenya, and the United Methodist chicken breeder is determined to obey.
Louisiana children’s homes give thanks for support
For children coping with a lifetime of trauma, Hurricane Katrina was an especially hard blow.
Author: Faith should lead, politics follow
In her new book, United Methodist Charlene Floyd explores the effects of religion on politics.
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