Bishop Machado: Deeds, not words, needed to make true disciples
True disciples will use deeds to transform the world.
Church leaders support sanctuary for immigrants
Pastor calls immigrants' plight an "affront to God."
Coalition sees role as ‘catalyst for renewal’
Groups such as Good News lobby General Conference on a variety of doctrinal issues.
Daily wrap-up: Church receives $5 million for global health work
Other highlights included a call to action by Mozambique Bishop João Somane Machado, a Judicial Council ruling and the introduction of delegates from affiliated churches.
Doubts arise following gifts of cell phones
Gifts to 150 African and Filipino delegates raise questions for some delegates and church officials.
Language on board membership is unconstitutional, Judicial Council says
Ruling applies to petitions that would mandate some types of board members and delegates.
Mission summit points to church expansion
Ten languages used to celebrate evangelism and church expansion on four continents.
Potato drop yields 20 tons of food for area hungry
Sweet potatoes will feed people, such as the 13-year-old who ate grass, “because it was like eating salad.”
‘Join us in choosing hope,’ church leaders urge
Seven-year-old Katherine Commale provides life-saving bed nets for African children -- and life-giving hope for United Methodist adults.
Church focuses on poverty, health, people, leaders
Church's general agencies organize their budgets and ministries to emphasize key priorities.
Church urges humane treatment of immigrants
About 300 United Methodists gather for a rally on immigrant and human rights in Fort Worth.
Daily wrap-up: Legislative work begins, follows day of speeches at General Conference
Delegates to General Conference heard major addresses and began legislative work.
Finance report emphasizes abundance over scarcity
The United Methodist Church needs to claim spiritual truth of abundant living in managing its finances.
Invitation, personal ministry make disciples, laity told
Lay people must get involved in winning people for Christ, Laity Address speaker says.
Request anticipates constitutionality questions
In the opening hours of the 2008 assembly, delegates to the 2008 General Conference requested a decision from the Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church.
Transgender United Methodists share stories
This year, persons who have changed their gender are adding a new angle to the debate over sexual identity at General Conference.
United Methodist delegates receive message of hope
In the Episcopal Address, Bishop Sharon Brown Christopher says the world is hungering for "the bread of life."
Young people call United Methodists to action now
General Conference hears a challenge to be bold and to have confidence in the church's young people.
Young people work as team to deliver address
Six strangers became friends as they worked to deliver the first ever Young People’s Address.
Church can be key to fighting AIDS, speakers say
United Methodists must "pray and pay" to solve the global AIDS/HIV crisis.
Council accepts resignation of Bishop Edward Paup
Bishop Edward W. Paup says he will leave his episcopal position to lead the church’s mission agency.
Daily wrap-up: United Methodists begin legislative marathon with worship
Nearly 1,000 delegates from United Methodist churches around the world begin General Conference.
Three Texas conferences ‘net’ support for ‘Nets’
Nothing But Nets gets a fundraising boost through a bike ride and basketball tournament
Bishops elect Goodpaster as president-designate
Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster has been unanimously elected to lead the Council of Bishops in 2010.
Agency withdraws petition on Caterpillar divestment
The action follows Caterpillar’s steps to address concerns regarding the use of its equipment in the Mideast.
Commentary: Developing a new hymnal in harmony
What might a new United Methodist hymnal look like in the United States?
Delegates prepare, pack for General Conference
Nearly 1,000 United Methodist delegates from around the world converge April 23 on the Fort Worth Convention Center in Texas.
United Methodist project develops clergywomen
A new project aims to support clergywomen who lead churches with more than 1,000 members and help others to follow their paths.
General Conference to include emphasis on health
During 10 consecutive days of meetings, delegates will be able to take daily fitness walks and visit a Health and Wholeness booth.
Oregon pact models Methodist, Lutheran communion
Two churches sharing space and missions embody the spirit of the proposed United Methodist/Evangelical Lutheran communion.
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