Church growth often requires starting small
Walking, photography, card playing groups help build spiritual community.
Pakistan floods threaten millions of children
United Methodist partners providing clean water, food, health care.
Southwest Texas Annual Conference
More than 1,300 Southwest Texas Conference lay and clergy delegates gathered inside the American Bank Center for the annual conference session and helped celebrate 150 years of ministry in the Southwest Texas area.
West Ohio Annual Conference
Under the banner “Love in Action: Building Bridges Out of Poverty,” the 41st session of the West Ohio Annual Conference was presided over by Resident Bishop Bruce R. Ough as we celebrated the multiple ways the congregations of the West Ohio Conference are engaged in ministry with those living in poverty.
Alaska Missionary Conference
The Alaska United Methodist Conference held their annual meeting June 4-6, after having an all-day “Rethink Church” workshop on June 3.
Facebook fans rank favorite hymns
Social media discussion about favorite songs resonates with United Methodists across the church.
Global AIDS Fund provides help, comfort
Church support helps AIDS orphans become self-sufficient and eases patients’ final days.
New England Annual Conference
The New England Annual Conference met in holy conferencing at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., from Thursday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19, 2010.
North Texas Annual Conference
The North Texas Conference met June 6-8 in Wichita Falls, Texas. The conference was developed around the principle of “Risk-Taking Mission.”
United Methodists lose pounds, gain health
Programs promote wellness on step at a time.
Church AIDS work makes a difference
An October conference aims to rejuvenate United Methodist work toward an ‘AIDS-free world.’
Special-needs camps build confidence
Kids, adults with medical challenges find acceptance at U.M. camps.
Young adults learn the ropes on Capitol Hill
Program brings young people to Washington to learn advocacy process.
Small groups give churches room to grow
Intimate gatherings work by connecting people to Christ and each other.
Church grapples with sexual ethics
A ‘Do No Harm’ training event aims to help leaders better address cases of misconduct.
Council revives debate over God language
Discussion explores diverse faith terms that bring people closer to God.
East Ohio Annual Conference
Members of the East Ohio Annual Conference came together in a time of confession, prayer, hope and healing.
UM aid worker killed in Afghanistan
Daniel Terry spent 40 years of his life helping people in desperate need.
Ruling intensifies debate on homosexuality
Rejection of California’s same-sex marriage ban will add to the debate on how the church ministers to gays and lesbians.
‘God’s Call’ camp explores ministry
Counselors offer time and encouragement to help campers consider where God might be leading them.
Global event showcases young leaders
Young people from around the world meet in Germany to determine the future – and the present – of the church.
United Methodists aid Pakistan flood victims
UMCOR is coordinating with four partners to help those displaced by the worst floodwaters to hit Pakistan in 80 years.
Should we judge art, or the artist?
Ethicists debate how Christians should view the work of misbehaving celebrities.
UMC pastor officiates Clinton wedding
Like her mother, Chelsea Clinton is a United Methodist. That’s why she invited Rev. Bill Shillady to be part of her interfaith ceremony on Saturday.
Reclaiming lay leadership key to revival
Making faithful disciples more important than creating an empire, scholars say.
Church group balances ministries, buildings
United Methodist City Society sells "dinosaur properties" to finance mission work.
Summer church camps nurture bodies, souls
United Methodists find mission opportunities in special-interest camps.
Agencies receive poor grades on mission
Study also finds need for greater collaboration, oversight.
Church must pay attention to numbers
The Rev. Jason Byassee defends bishop’s plea for growth.
Red Bird Mission School to reopen
"It's confirmation that the Lord is in charge," school official says.
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