Gulfside on ‘deliberate’ track to recovery
Gulfside Assembly in Waveland, Miss., needs volunteer help and other support as it rebuilds following Hurricane Katrina.
Dillard University seeks reconstruction assistance
The United Methodist-related school in New Orleans is calling for help as it continues its post-Katrina recovery.
NCC’s Bob Edgar to lead Common Cause
The pastor and CEO of the National Council of Churches since 2000 is taking over the national advocacy group.
Volunteers in mission provide medical help in Panama
A team from Illinois is providing the only medical care that many people in the Chiriqui area will receive this year.
Encounter fund focuses on Latin America, Caribbean
The United Methodist fund is supporting a wide variety of ministries, including resources for youth and health care training.
Lina McCord interns will promote black colleges
Twenty-five students and recent graduates will travel to 32 annual conference sessions this spring and summer.
Church provides 'lids for kids' to cancer ward
“This is faith in action," says the Rev. Allen Weller, of a ministry providing hats to cancer patients at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.
Methodist social action tied to 20th century history
The Methodist Federation for Social Action has influenced policy on major issues throughout the past 100 years.
Commission wants further study of church’s ministry
The group will ask General Conference for four more years to review the United Methodist system of ordination.
Native American team provides disaster response
"Every tribe has its own culture and ways of dealing with grief," says a pastor organizing disaster response to Native communities.
Resources explore United Methodist-Episcopal ties
The two denominations have released new resources to promote study of an interim agreement of shared eucharist.
United Methodist bishop named to truth commission
Bishop Arthur Kulah is part of a nine-member commission seeking to uncover the truth about human rights abuses in Liberia.
Mission volunteer numbers show ‘incredible’ growth
The number of participants in United Methodist Volunteers in Mission climbed from about 20,000 in 1992 to almost 111,000 in 2006.
United Methodist pastor running the race at age 90
The Rev. Champion Goldy is a man in a hurry, especially when competing in 100- and 200-meter races.
Children share time, conversation with 'grandpals'
Sunday school kids and elderly residents in Osceola, Neb., are blessed by their bi-monthly visits as part of a 5-year-old church ministry.
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