East Africa Annual Conference
The 2007 annual session of The United Methodist Church in the East Africa Annual Conference was opened by Bishop Daniel Wandabula, who was elected and consecrated in 2006 after the death of Bishop John Ndoricimpa. Delegates came from Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Sudan. The conference theme was “Restore unto me the joy of my salvation…”
General Conference host issues call to prayer
United Methodists are asked to pray for God's guidance in the time leading up to and during the church’s 2008 legislative assembly.
North Indiana Annual Conference
Under the theme "Imagine Indiana: Let the Church Rise," North Indiana Annual Conference met at Purdue University as its 1,082 registered members discussed a 12-page report.
U.S. Senate tackles immigration reform compromise
The church's social action agency urges United Methodists to support three amendments being debated this week.
State of the Church report encourages dialogue
Approximately 3,000 United Methodists were surveyed for a first-ever, comprehensive overview of the life of the church.
Commentary: Flag display affirms God’s blessings
Commentary: Should U.S. flags fly in sanctuaries?
A United Methodist pastor explores the tradition and practice of displaying the national flag in many U.S. churches.
Kansas West Conference
The Kansas West Annual Conference, under the leadership of Bishop Scott J. Jones, met around the theme "Serving All Leading Together," or SALT.
Retired Bishop David Lawson dead at 77
Serving 12 years as bishop in Wisconsin and Illinois, the United Methodist leader is lauded for his support of Africa University.
Christians continue work in Pakistan, despite hostility
In a majority Muslim country, Christians live in an environment of increasing uncertainty and tension.
Weatherhead book recognized for sales achievement
More than 60 years after being published by Abingdon Press, The Will of God continues to touch readers.
Unprecedented unity builds for mission initiatives
A movement is under way to bring United Methodists together around the same four areas of emphasis.
Bush nominates United Methodist as surgeon general
Dr. James W. Holsinger, a physician from Kentucky, also serves on the Judicial Council and World Methodist Council.
Commentary: Peace remains elusive in Middle East
Church agency executive Linda Bales finds heartbreak during a two-week visit to the troubled region.
Pastor speaks of transgender experience
The Rev. Drew Phoenix — formerly the Rev. Ann Gordon — speaks to his peers in Baltimore-Washington about his journey.
Agency awards three communication scholarships
United Methodist Communications chooses three young scholars answering a call to be religion journalists.
Clergywoman solicits help in breast cancer fight
The Rev. Sheron C. Patterson is using her battle with the disease to increase awareness of breast cancer.
Gulfside on ‘deliberate’ track to recovery
Gulfside Assembly in Waveland, Miss., needs volunteer help and other support as it rebuilds following Hurricane Katrina.
Bed Start ministry helps kids get much-needed sleep
A Plano, Texas, church is giving new and gently used beds to families of children in the local Head Start program.
Detroit Annual Conference
The Detroit Annual Conference met at United Methodist-related Adrian College, and the stewardship-based theme was “Abundance Given to Give.”
Dillard University seeks reconstruction assistance
The United Methodist-related school in New Orleans is calling for help as it continues its post-Katrina recovery.
NCC’s Bob Edgar to lead Common Cause
The pastor and CEO of the National Council of Churches since 2000 is taking over the national advocacy group.
Volunteers in mission provide medical help in Panama
A team from Illinois is providing the only medical care that many people in the Chiriqui area will receive this year.
Encounter fund focuses on Latin America, Caribbean
The United Methodist fund is supporting a wide variety of ministries, including resources for youth and health care training.
Lina McCord interns will promote black colleges
Twenty-five students and recent graduates will travel to 32 annual conference sessions this spring and summer.
Little Rock Nine member helps launch book
Carlotta Walls LaNier, part of a group that integrated all-white Central High, recalls the “days that marked me for life.”
Church provides 'lids for kids' to cancer ward
“This is faith in action," says the Rev. Allen Weller, of a ministry providing hats to cancer patients at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.
Commentary: A vision for an inclusive church
Bishop Linda Lee encourages United Methodists to vote for diversity when choosing delegates to General Conference.
Methodist social action tied to 20th century history
The Methodist Federation for Social Action has influenced policy on major issues throughout the past 100 years.
Commission wants further study of church’s ministry
The group will ask General Conference for four more years to review the United Methodist system of ordination.
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