Red Bird Mission School to reopen
"It's confirmation that the Lord is in charge," school official says.
Top court takes up membership issues
Judicial Council asked to revisit decision allowing pastor to bar a gay man from joining his congregation.
United Methodist camps offer s’more love
Church has 220 camps and retreat centers serving 1 million people a year.
Gulf gives evidence of the land mourning
Theologian says renewed faith holds the solution to Gulf oil spill.
To be a kid again—and go to church camp
A sunburned camper fifty years ago, Barbara Dunlap-Berg still finds inspiration at today’s United Methodist campgrounds.
U.S. conferences report declining numbers
Annual conferences explore ways to build vital, growing churches.
Conferences feature petitions, push-ups
Volunteers repair homes, package food as part of annual meetings.
Leaving first church can be hard for pastors
In Part II of a series, second appointees talk about experiencing their first transition.
Oil spill teaches us scientists are not gods
Our high expectations leave little room for grace, says Tina Carter.
Pastor takes important step to ordination
Part I of a series about clergy introduces one young man as he becomes a provisional elder. Next in the series: second appointments.
United Methodist church anchors Dulac
Last July, small towns near the Gulf Coast were reeling from the Deep Horizon oil rig explosion. Now at least some things are back to normal.
Bishop Dew, social justice advocate, dies
Church leader championed marginalized throughout ministry.
Partnership creates Sierra Leone clinic
Health center provides care and education in remote region.
‘Simple churches’ put mission on fast track
Faith groups meet in homes and back rooms in restaurants.
Call to Action offers signs of crisis and hope
Leaders look at church operations and vitality. “There are lots of things we can do right now.”
Tennessee Annual Conference
The theme of the 2010 Tennessee Annual Conference was “Intentional Faith Development.”
New York Annual Conference
With the question, “Are you ready?” Bishop Jeremiah J. Park opened the 211th session of the New York Annual Conference at Hofstra University Arena.
United Methodists caught in Uganda blast
Mission agency leader reflects that missionaries are not exempt from political turmoil—but know God is with them.
Churches mourn dead in boat accident
Youth groups share tears, hugs and prayer.
Do not discard job guarantees
Ministry director says clergy need better supervision, more assistance.
California-Nevada Annual Conference
The emphasis was on fruitfulness when members of the California-Nevada Annual Conference gathered for their 162nd annual conference session, June 16-19, 2010.
Muslim leaders honor United Methodists
Islamic Society of North America says church is ally in work for social justice, peace.
North Carolina Annual Conference
The theme of the North Carolina Annual Conference, which met June 10-12 in Greenville, N.C., was “A Future with Hope ... Living for Jesus.”
Pacific Northwest Annual Conference
The Pacific Northwest Conference gathered for its 137th session from June 17-20, 2010 at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.
Iowa Annual Conference
“Radical Hospitality: Offering God’s Love” was the theme of the 167th yearly gathering of the Iowa Annual Conference.
Kansas East Annual Conference
The Kansas East Annual Conference met at United Methodist related Baker University and under the leadership of Bishop Scott J. Jones.
United Methodist camp hosts military kids
Children whose parents are deployed benefit from being around other military families and learn coping skills.
United Methodist funds put pressure on BP
Owning stock in oil companies gives church seat at the table.
Haiti volunteers already looking to 2012
Space remains for additional volunteer teams this year.
July 4: An Army chaplain’s perspective
Chaplain often asks himself why he’s in Iraq, but is reminded every Independence Day.
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