Student Forum explores social concerns in D.C.
Washington D.C. provides the backdrop for United Methodist college students exploring public policy issues at Student Forum 2008.
West Michigan Annual Conference
"Stirring the Waters" was the theme for the 40th session of the West Michigan Annual Conference, which met in Grand Rapids June 5-8 during severe thunderstorms and heavy rain.
Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference
The 2008 Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference convened at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church. The theme "Amazing Love––Great Grace" combined Acts 4:33 with the Charles Wesley hymn "And Can It Be."
Alaska Missionary Conference
Twenty-eight United Methodist churches are spread out over the "last frontier," with ministries to several outlying areas in the Alaska Missionary Conference.
Central Texas Annual Conference
With the theme of "Reaching Out to Others," Bishop Ben R. Chamness presided over his eighth and final business session of the Central Texas Annual Conference June 1-4 in Fort Worth before retiring from the active episcopacy in August.
Florida Annual Conference
More than 1,600 laity and clergy convened the 2008 Florida Annual Conference at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Fla., with John Wesley’s words ringing in their ears.
Indiana United Methodists approve unity plan
The merger of the North and South Indiana conferences will create a new church area with 1,200 congregations in the state.
Indiana United Methodists respond to floods
United Methodists in Indiana are mobilizing to deal with flooding in the central and southern parts of the state.
Louisiana Annual Conference
More than 1,000 United Methodists from around the state gathered at Centenary College in Shreveport for the 2008 Louisiana Annual Conference.
United Methodists declare victory for farm workers
Burger King’s move to increase pay for tomato pickers is being hailed as a "huge victory" for often-abused workers.
Funeral held for wife of Native American leader
Congregations are praying for families as wife of Native American leader is remembered in two United Methodist Churches in North Carolina.
Academy for Spiritual Formation marks 25 years
In 1978, Rev. Danny Morris took a sabbatical to create a place where people could meet God.
Eleven women receive seminary scholarships
Scholarship winners will visit Honduras as part of a continued program of global women’s leadership development begun in 2007.
Church banners protest U.S.-sponsored torture
This June, black and white anti-torture banners are displayed next to the familiar cross and flame at some United Methodist churches.
NGOs have role in China relief, says Amity staff
Massive deaths in China’s earthquake makes need for aid even more critical.
North Central New York Annual Conference
Retiring Bishop Violet Fisher exhorted God’s people to embrace change as she brought her last episcopal address to United Methodists of the North Central New York Annual Conference as they met May 30-June 1 in Liverpool.
Paine College partners in Georgia community project
The United Methodist-related school in Augusta is part of an historic, three-year research initiative.
Church supports police with prayer card ministry
Church members in Peoria send handwritten notes to let police officers know they are being lifted up in prayer.
Stop Hunger Now marks 10th with million meal event
Working to end hunger throughout the world, volunteers from nine U.S. universities will package 1 million meals on Aug. 23.
UMCOR assists local partner for Zimbabwe aid
The United Methodist Committee on Relief is providing humanitarian assistance in politically charged Zimbabwe.
United Methodists in Texas raise $1 million for nets
The church's Texas conference reaches its goal in one year and will help distribute 100,000 nets to Côte d’Ivoire this November.
Church's death penalty stance singles out Texas
The United Methodist Church has called for an end to the death penalty in the state that leads the United States in executions.
North Indiana Annual Conference
The North Indiana Annual Conference met at Purdue University using the theme "Friends with Christ, Friends with Each Other" based on John 15:15.
South Indiana Annual Conference
The South Indiana Annual Conference met at Indiana University using the theme "Friends with Christ, Friends with Each Other" based on John 15:15.
Volunteers stitch comfort clothes for wounded soldiers
A Florida church's sewing club provides an alternative to hospital gowns for soldiers recovering from their injuries.
Native congregation celebrates new church
Prayers were answered on the Memorial Day weekend with the dedication of a Native American church.
Tornado-ravaged Iowa picking up after storms
United Methodists are hard at work responding to the May 25 tornado that devastated Parkersburg, Iowa.
Risk of disease multiplies Myanmar disaster
As relief agencies respond to cyclone, the government’s blockage of supplies takes a deadly toll.
Four students receive campus ministry scholarships
The $15,000 in scholarships will help the four students improve their skills as campus ministers through advanced study.
Michigan United Methodists offer hope to refugees
A congregation finds that co-sponsoring Iraqi refugee families leads to a deeper understanding of “what it means to be Christ.”
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