Michigan Girl Scouts explore Liberia from afar
Scouts organizing a churchwide 'Liberia night' to earn their silver badges end up gaining much more.
Board considers global aspect of United Methodism
One-third of United Methodist membership now lives outside the United States, the church's research director reports.
Maryland churches oppose legalized slot machines
Churches are warning about a wide range of social ills that could result if state-owned slot machines are approved.
Sri Lankan Methodists find hope despite war, tsunami
Sri Lankan church leader W.P. Ebenezer Joseph thanks United Methodists for their help during difficult times.
Emerging church seeks to get back to church’s roots
What is the emerging church? A recent United Methodist conference explores the movement transforming churchgoing from the inside out.
Kentucky emerging church takes people to the waters
The architect of an emerging church network says his call is not to sit in an office but in a Starbucks where he can "love on people."
United Methodists increase support in South Africa
More aid is on the way for a Johannesburg church helping hungry Zimbabwean refugees pouring into South Africa.
Native American urges steps to save languages
Richard Grounds is working to save the Euchee language, one of many Native American languages at risk of becoming extinct.
New chief: Recent disasters drive UMCOR changes
For the Rev. Sam Dixon, the biggest task facing the church's relief agency "is just preparing for the next one."
New leader shares vision for racial justice agency
Erin Hawkins wants to move the Commission on Religion and Race from the fringe to the heart of The United Methodist Church.
New UMW leader likes mix of devotion, action
Harriett Olson embraces UMW's storied past and future possibilities as she's confirmed new chief executive of the Women's Division.
Women’s Division wants more action on Jena crisis
United Methodist Women call for racial justice and reconciliation in Jena, La., and respect for human rights in Myanmar.
Commentary: 'Bourne' offers lessons for churches
"The Bourne Ultimatum" holds clues for revitalizing churches, says a United Methodist leader in congregational development.
Native American plan to focus on new church starts
A task force on Native American ministry visualizes ways to be part of the renewed emphasis on growing the church.
NCC nominates Kinnamon as chief executive
The Rev. Michael Kinnamon, a Christian Church pastor and ecumenical leader, is nominated to lead the National Council of Churches.
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