A UMNS slideshow: Spirituality and culture
Native Americans celebrate their heritage and culture at Native Moccasins Rock, a gathering organized by Tennessee United Methodists.
Ohio church comes again—and again—to Gulf Coast
For Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, the 14-hour drive from the Dayton area to New Orleans has become an especially familiar path.
Florida church teaches church planters to fertilize soil
A pastor and church planter in East Orlando shares 10 lessons learned from experiences starting new congregations.
Illegal immigrant’s case shows need for policy changes, say her supporters
United Methodists crowd a Tennessee courtroom to protest the treatment of an illegal immigrant jailed on minor traffic charges.
Independent feature movie tells story of John Wesley
The director of "Wesley" believes the story of the founder of the Methodist movement will warm the hearts of moviegoers of all faiths.
Commentary: Strong youth ministry aids ‘the call’
If churches want to develop future pastors, begin by supporting an effective youth ministry, says Bishop Robert Schnase.
Kenyans displaced after elections still need aid
Although the violence has subsided, UMCOR and its partners continue to assist more than 62,000 people still without homes.
Methodist educators focus on shaping future leaders
Methodist leaders in higher education use global education and communication as the foundation for their 2008 worldwide gathering in Argentina.
Student federation combines faith, action
Christian student organizations around the world speak out on crises in Zimbabwe, Philippines, elsewhere.
Bishop Ralph Dodge, who led church in Zimbabwe, dead at 101
Dodge was an outspoken advocate for inclusiveness in both the church and government in the former Rhodesia Area.
Study guide offers steps on Darfur involvement
The biblically based study is available to help the Christian community mobilize against atrocities in Sudan.
First lady distributes mosquito nets on Asia trip
Laura Bush delivers 10,000 nets to protect families in Myanmar from malaria.
Connection aids hurricane-damaged churches
Congregations are encouraged to support the Katrina Church Recovery Appeal around the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
‘Wandering generation’ looks for connections
A Presbyterian pastor and author says the church must emphasize relationships to connect with young people.
Church development school hears ‘change is good’
A pastor in Indiana tells a congregational growth school that the church must "innovate or die."
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