Bishops’ letter pledges to protect God’s creation
Poverty, violence and environmental damage are connected, church leaders say.
Judicial Council voids sexuality statement
Regional group cannot overule general conference, court rules.
Top court rules on financial, clergy issues
Paying apportionments in full is called “the first benevolent responsibility of the church.”
United Methodist bishops urged to do soul check
Steering committee recommends churchwide evaluation.
Meharry Medical College receives $21.4 million grant
Research center will address health disparities.
Race agency creates new positions
Closing date for job applications is Dec. 7.
Study highlights lack of young clergy
Clergy older than 55 are fastest growing segment of United Methodist ordained ministry.
Scrub Club kids wash wheelchairs, walkers
Scrub Club kids wash wheelchairs, walkers.
Vets in need get free food at Texas church
Food pantry provides food to about 30 vets and their families.
Pumpkins harvest funds for mission
Churches reap $4 million in sales.
Service overcomes two centuries of division
Joint worship service reversal of history.
New Web site expands audience for misconduct issues
The updated site on sexual ethics includes a section for people who may be “accused or confused.”
Church court to address apportionments, sexuality
The Judicial Council will also consider whether clergy can fill local church posts reserved for laity.
Philadelphia Methodists join to reverse history
Two congregations, linked by history but separated by race, plan worship service together.
Couple offers guide to adoption
Thirteen years, 6 foster and 12 adopted children later, couple writes a book to help others do the same.
Salon owner lifts up inner, outer beauty
Literacy ministry helps create more beautiful lives, founder says.
In battle of germs, Jesus wins
Worshippers urged to rejoice and fear not.
‘Imagine something more’ to end malaria, bishop says
United Methodists working to eliminate disease by 2015.
Campus ministers hear need for new ministry models
Showing value needs to be a priority, education leaders say.
United Methodists discuss clergy job guarantees
Guaranteed appointments limit opportunities for young clergy, some believe.
Bishop Eugene M. Frank, social activist, dies at 101
Church leader had passion for social justice, education.
Live from Stamford: The commissioning
Two couples at work in different parts of the world were among those commissioned via a live Webcast Oct. 13.
Skype brings global missionaries close to home
Through the use of Skype, Board of Global Ministries directors were able to converse with a missionary directly from Mozambique.
United Methodist legislators disagree on reform details
Members of Congress fall in line with their parties, agreeing on the need for reform but differing on how.
Women call for affordable health care for all
Leaders of United Methodist Women hold a rally and reaffirm their belief in health care as a human right.
Agency reorganization eliminates five positions
The move reflects a new direction for the Commission on Religion and Race, executive says.
Harvard student receives United Methodist grant
Tiffany Stanley, a master of divinity student, sees religion journalism as a way to blend her callings.
'Little church with big heart' catches Yankees’ pitch
United Methodists in the Bronx serve uneaten food from concession stands to area residents.
Advice columnist stands on her faith
Amy Dickinson, a United Methodist, says church has been an important part of her life.
Kidney donation leaves two students closer to God
Two women find strength through prayer to take leap of faith.
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