Judicial ruling sought on East Africa funds
Western PA Conference questions about use of mission funds in East Africa projects are part of controversy surrounding bishop’s actions.
Did Jesus have a wife?
Papyrus fragment has revived an old debate that likely reflects early Christian disputes about marriage — not the historical Jesus.
Top award given for chaplain support
Crystal Springs (Miss.) UMC honored with Dept. of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
Louisiana asks for Isaac cleanup volunteers
Conference to start cleanup in October and needs to line up teams to go to the hard-hit St. John the Baptist and Livingston parishes.
Help end killing, says Congo bishop to U.S.
“Rwanda is killing our people,” United Methodist Bishop Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda tells U.S. House subcommittee at hearing.
NCC plans for ‘bold future’
Streamlined, flexible replacement for faltering structure will rely more on council members, including United Methodists.
Green UM colleges make ‘cool schools’ list
Seven United Methodist-related schools make the list of 96 in Sierra Club survey of sustainability savvy.
Ministry boosts small church vitality
Hinton Rural Life Center, a United Methodist retreat, offers resources and training to strengthen country churches.
Health kits delight Louisiana school kids
‘God was all over the place,’ pastor says, as caring United Methodists gave — and continue to give — of time and treasure.
‘My Favorite (School) Year’
Meet a first-time school president and a freshman as they begin their journey at United Methodist-related University of Indianapolis.
Adding skills to end malaria in Africa
Conference sponsored by Imagine No Malaria and hosted by UMCOR teaches health board members fine points of maintaining initiatives.
Churches respond to Chicago school strike
As Chicago public schoolteacher strike enters second day, churches open doors for tutoring, recreation and fun.
Practicing ‘shalom’ for 20 years
United Methodist response to 1992 L.A. riots has evolved into global effort to address a community’s needs with its assets.
Black caucus ‘stands with’ Bishop Talbert
Statement responds to a letter asking for public censure of a retired bishop for remarks urging clergy to stand firm on same-sex union pledge.
Church agencies look forward, not back
Open to change, top executives seek new ways to collaborate to reach young adults and people new to the church.
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