Church leader, 80, killed in sanctuary
Lillian Wilson died as she lived -- serving God.
Wyoming Annual Conference
The 159th and final session of the Wyoming Annual Conference opened Friday, June 4 in Scranton, Pa. Bishop Susan W. Hassinger called the gathering to order under the theme, “So Great a Cloud of Witnesses.”
Churches struggle with debt load
Report finds debt per congregant rose from $260 in 2000 to $420 in 2007.
UMCOR issues appeal for flood survivors
Relief agency highlights continuing need in Southeast.
No room on Sunday? Try Saturday school
Bible study can take place any day of the week to reach busy congregants.
Finance group explores clergy job guarantees
“Excess clergy” pose financial burden to local churches.
Kansas West Annual Conference
The Kansas West Annual Conference met under the leadership of Bishop Scott J. Jones. The theme, “Go Light Your World,” focused the intentional sharing of faith.
Churches mentor young marriages
Classes help couples “find what marriage really is and what it takes to make it work.”
Effective clergy by the numbers
Bishop Willimon says Wesleyans “believe in the growth of the Kingdom of God.”
Detroit Annual Conference
“Wherever the Water Flows … Life Flourishes, Life Abounds” was the theme of the 2010 Detroit Annual Conference session, held May 20-23 on the campus of Adrian College in Adrian, Mich.
Study shows high obesity rate for clergy
Job stress is a likely factor in the “alarming” prevalence of weight problems and related diseases, researchers say.
Colleges train poor to help with oil spill
United Methodist-related schools provide 75 low-income workers with skills to remove hazardous waste.
Pastors say job security part of covenant
Clergy concerned ending guaranteed appointments may have chilling effect on ministry.
Troy Annual Conference
Tears, celebration surround closing of Troy Conference
Immigration policy divides churchgoers
Church members differ on how to best provide “justice for all.”
Church in Vietnam moves forward
Step toward official recognition called “a historic moment for the United Methodist mission in Vietnam.”
Millennials support increased immigration
Young adults more tolerant of diversity, have positive attitude toward immigration.
Congregations strive to zap malaria
Pennsylvania church enlisted members of all ages for Imagine No Malaria campaign.
Council settles Philippines’ dispute
Top courts decides which annual conference was valid.
Peace grant helps inner-city youth
Chicago church is everything but a Sundays-only congregation.
Clergy couple overcome health scares
Deep blessings follow medical challenges on path to ministry.
United Methodists create legacy of peace
Friendship lifts barriers among religious and ethnic groups in Macedonia.
Zimbabwe leader was man of the people
In life and in death, Bishop Abel Muzorewa was the face of the nation for many Zimbabweans.
Commission takes aim at clergy job guarantees
Guaranteed appointments called a “major factor contributing to mediocrity and ineffectiveness.”
For campus ministry, summer is a 'blessing'
Like their students, campus ministers use the summer to recharge.
Mom goes from welfare to grad school
Marcy-Newberry Association transforms lives on Chicago’s West Side.
Bishop Owen, mission leader, dies at 78
Son says dad “was passionate about helping God to build God’s Kingdom.”
Generous God vs. cheap church
Free coffee and donuts one way a congregation can model generosity.
Vietnamese build church home in Arkansas
Congregation finds warm welcome in The United Methodist Church.
Youth turn plastic bags into bed mats
Students crochet hundreds of bags together to provide bedding for the homeless.
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