UMCOR co-sponsors airlift to Republic of Georgia
An airlift sponsored by UMCOR and Project Hope arrives in Tbilisi with millions of dollars in donated medical supplies.
Commentary: Can United Methodists follow their call?
A ministerial candidate weighs in on why more young people aren't going into local parish ministry.
Lackore announces her retirement as finance chief
Sandra Lackore, who heads the agency that administers finances for The United Methodist Church, will retire at the end of next June.
Bishop: Pressure remains on Christians in Pakistan
Six years after the tragedy of Sept. 11, Bishop Alexander John Malik says religious extremism has increased in Pakistan.
Church budget tightens around four areas of focus
The United Methodist Church faces the hard, painful work of cutting ministries while building its budget around newly named initiatives.
Ordination service is long-distance family affair
Even as an ocean separated them, technology enables the Rev. Nancy Neelley and daughter, Marissa, to share an important family moment.
Pittsburgh church offers dramatically different worship
It's cutting edge at Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community, where Scripture is told through drama and weekly baptisms are the standard.
United Methodist loans can now be repaid online
A newly launched online system makes repaying United Methodist student loans easier.
Group focuses on city’s health issues, church vitality
Church leaders in Memphis, Tenn., look at developing a long-range plan for the city, using both faith and health care components.
United Methodists celebrate Humble School in Uganda
School provides ministry of hope for children, many of whom are from war-torn areas or homes affected by AIDS.
Gulf Coast thanks, celebrates Katrina volunteers
During a Katrina Summit in New Orleans, United Methodist volunteers are welcomed, thanked and challenged to keep coming back.
New hurricane season brings need for donations
UMCOR prepares to respond as reports filter in from Nicaragua and Honduras about damage from Hurricane Felix.
Interns embrace diversity, justice issues
Fourteen Ethnic Young Adult interns, sponsored by the Board of Church and Society, spent the summer working in Washington.
Church growth continues in former Soviet Union
Bishop Hans Vaxby likens the atmosphere in Eurasia to that of pioneer America. “The church is on the move," Vaxby says.
Native American community rebuilds after storms
More than 50 volunteer teams, working through the Dulac Substation, have helped Louisiana residents.
Symbols of hope endure in Hurricane Rita recovery
Two large trees of hope encourage the volunteer staff in the Rita Recovery office in the Wesley United Methodist Church.
Texas church helps community prepare for storms
Churches affected by Hurricane Rita are ensuring their residents — especially those with special needs — are better prepared.
Worshippers make Boat Church their port of call
At Sunday services on Georgia’s Lake Blackshear, it doesn’t matter what you wear – and bring the pets too.
Commentary: Church calls for sweeping prayer revival
To mark the 150th anniversary of the Fulton Street prayer revival, churches are invited to unite in prayer around Sept. 23.
Katrina project to memorialize Virginia Tech students
A New Orleans house is being rebuilt in memory of Ryan Clark and Leslie Sherman, who served the Gulf through a United Methodist ministry.
United Methodist Church now official in Albania
Fifteen years after Methodism is reintroduced in the Balkan nation, Bishop Patrick Streiff signs formal papers in Tirana.
Arrest of mother puts 'human face' on immigration
United Methodist leaders say the case of Elvira Arellano will force the U.S. Congress to see the issue in terms of justice and mercy.
Church offers back-to-school supplies, haircuts
In New York's poorest county, Belfast United Methodist Church eases the financial burden for students going back to school.
Commentary: Finding despair and hope in the desert
After visiting immigrants and volunteers at the border, Bishop Minerva Carcaño says what she saw is both disturbing and hopeful.
Higher education board approves racial-ethnic grants
Training and leadership programs for Hispanics, African Americans and Korean Americans are among ministries to benefit.
Ohio Northern director receives Edwards Award
Christine C. Cole receives a $5,000 graduate scholarship to develop her leadership in higher education in The United Methodist Church.
United Methodist agencies join anti-tobacco effort
The church partners with 24 other religious groups to urge the U.S. Congress to authorize FDA regulation over tobacco products.
Women's social justice champion Linda Hollies dies
The prolific author and motivational speaker also broke barriers as a pastor and United Methodist leader.
Commentary: A mission trip takes me back 'home'
Twenty-year-old Aloise McCullough tells how a mission trip to New Orleans gave her the closure she needed from Hurricane Katrina.
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.
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