Methodists offer prayers in slaying of family
Mourners post messages of condolence in the killings of three Connecticut family members with strong United Methodist ties.
Publishing House faces 'hard budget realities'
Rising costs and a projected decline in sales has forced United Methodist Publishing House to lay off 30 employees.
South African Methodists offer hope to refugees
In Johannesburg, Central Methodist Mission is an oasis to the homeless, refugees and displaced people – many from Zimbabwe.
Youth trace the walk of the Greensboro Four
Young people learn about the civil rights movement and stepping out in faith by walking in the footsteps of the Greensboro Four.
Texas ranch provides special place for special needs
Down Home Ranch is where adults with Down syndrome and autism can live, work and develop independence as grownups.
Youth learn about realities of AIDS worldwide
A Youth 2007 workshop reminds United Methodist teens that people ages 15-24 are statistically most likely to contract HIV/AIDS.
Ganta mission station seek funds for land survey
Staff members of the Ganta Mission Station in Liberia are raising money for a property survey to stop encroachment on station land.
Vatican stance 'nothing new,' say church leaders
The Pope's reassertion of the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church should not significantly affect relations with United Methodists.
Global gathering draws 6,200 United Methodist youth
Youth 2007 brings together youth and youth leaders from four continents for five days of faith-building and fellowship.
Basketball teaches life skills, coach says
College coach Jevon Gilliard uses a basketball court at Youth 2007 to dispense his "basketball is life" philosophy to young people.
Unconventional businessman invests profits in others
Founder of a successful travel business, Harold Taussig would be a multimillionaire today – if he hadn't given all the profits away.
Emergency appeal aims to save refugees in Chad
Warning that malaria could kill thousands of refugees in Chad, the U.N. Foundation launches an emergency appeal through Nothing But Nets.
Commentary: Help young adults bring passion
A United Methodist college student asks why so few young adults are sitting in our church pews.
British Methodists call climate change a moral issue
Saying the poor are hardest hit by global warming, the British Methodist Church calls for action beyond lip service.
Anglican-Methodist Covenant faces challenges
British Methodists are concerned about a lack of progress in implementing the Anglican-Methodist Covenant.
Holsinger testifies before Senate committee
The United Methodist nominee for U.S. surgeon general stresses his commitment "to provide quality health care to everyone."
Louisiana Conference plants three new churches
New churches near New Orleans are targeting areas where the population has shifted due partly to damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.
UMCOR issues urgent call for disaster relief donations
After a rash of storms and fires across the U.S., the church’s disaster relief agency seeks to replenish its domestic help fund.
Kenya clinic provides care amid doctor shortage
Founded in 2004 in Ugunja, St. Paul's Methodist Health Center gives free care to nearly 300 people living with HIV.
Nevada church gives livestock to faraway families
A congregation brings cows, goats, sheep and chickens onto the church's front lawn and invites donations to Heifer International.
Annual conferences focus on starting new churches
Church growth concerns highlight issues addressed during regional United Methodist meetings held in May and June.
Conference gatherings collect funds for Nets, missions
When United Methodists convene in annual conference, business includes collecting special offerings for missions.
Retired Bishop Ben Oliphint dies at 83
Friends and colleagues remember Benjamin Ray Oliphint as a strong advocate for higher education and developing new church leaders.
Finland Swedish Annual Provisional Conference
In a rare early round of hot and sticky heat with no air conditioning, the Finland Swedish Annual Provisional Conference convened in Grankulla, just outside the country's capital of Helsinki. The theme of the conference was "Our Next Step," and the program offered teaching, music, worship, prayer and testimonies.
General Conference 101: All you ever wanted to know
A guide for the 2008 meeting where United Methodists will set direction for the church for 2009-12.
United Methodists respond to floods in central U.S.
From funding to flood buckets, the United Methodist Committee on Relief is assisting rain-soaked Texas, Kansas and elsewhere.
Video series teaches ‘God is a great big God’
Launched last year, the "Live B.I.G." Sunday school curriculum has kids talking about Bongo and Mr. Z and developing a lifelong faith in God.
Church’s ecumenical body sets global priorities
The United Methodist ecumenical agency targets interfaith dialogue as a priority for the 2009-2012 quadrennium.
New DVDs focus on history, beliefs, practices
Three United Methodist videos respond to requests for learning materials in new formats about basic Christian beliefs and practices.
Agency to share 'women in ministry' study
The six-week program will introduce congregations and groups to the "lost history" of women in the church.
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