New England Annual Conference
The 209th session of the New York Annual Conference met at Hofstra University under the theme: "For Such a Time as This: The World Will Know Us By Our Love."
Independent feature movie tells story of John Wesley
The director of "Wesley" believes the story of the founder of the Methodist movement will warm the hearts of moviegoers of all faiths.
Commentary: Strong youth ministry aids ‘the call’
If churches want to develop future pastors, begin by supporting an effective youth ministry, says Bishop Robert Schnase.
Florida camp instills respect for the environment
Riverside Retreat uses the backdrop of God's creation to teach children and youth to nurture the earth's natural beauty.
Kenyans displaced after elections still need aid
Although the violence has subsided, UMCOR and its partners continue to assist more than 62,000 people still without homes.
Methodist educators focus on shaping future leaders
Methodist leaders in higher education use global education and communication as the foundation for their 2008 worldwide gathering in Argentina.
UMCOR coordinates supplies for Georgia
The United Methodist Committee on Relief coordinates medicines and medical supplies being airlifted to the conflict zone in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
Student federation combines faith, action
Christian student organizations around the world speak out on crises in Zimbabwe, Philippines, elsewhere.
Bishop Ralph Dodge, who led church in Zimbabwe, dead at 101
Dodge was an outspoken advocate for inclusiveness in both the church and government in the former Rhodesia Area.
Study guide offers steps on Darfur involvement
The biblically based study is available to help the Christian community mobilize against atrocities in Sudan.
Connection aids hurricane-damaged churches
Congregations are encouraged to support the Katrina Church Recovery Appeal around the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Hunger banquet gives students taste of reality
A Denver ministry gives young people a personal experience of the gap between affluence and poverty.
United Methodist injured in church shooting
John T. Worth was visiting a Unitarian Universalist church in Knoxville, Tenn., when a gunman opened fire, killing two people.
‘Wandering generation’ looks for connections
A Presbyterian pastor and author says the church must emphasize relationships to connect with young people.
Church development school hears ‘change is good’
A pastor in Indiana tells a congregational growth school that the church must "innovate or die."
Church turnaround brings ‘living water’ to community
A Texas pastor recounts how a struggling congregation reconnected with God's word and then reconnected with its community.
Church developers explore United Methodist 'myths'
Mistaken notions about the church are preventing many congregations from growing, according to the Rev. Craig Miller.
Church leaders urged to think and act like Jesus
Bishop Minerva Carcaño urges participants in the United Methodist School of Congregational Development to live and act like Jesus Christ.
Commentary: Church must be 'place of hope' amid rising U.S. violence
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung issues a call to action following a wave of violent killings of children and young people in the Chicago area.
Indiana floods leave behind long-term needs
Long-term recovery sites are being set up around the state following floodwaters that swept through central Indiana in early June.
Mending broken bikes repairs broken community
A church ministry in North Carolina helps children repair their bikes and saddle up for supervised neighborhood rides.
Commentary: Extending ministry to Asian Americans
The Rev. Judy Chung says the church’s Asian American ministry plan is an important resource to reach a growing population.
Conference helps Korean clergy, laity to partner
A Korean United Methodist Church event brings together lay people and pastors to share ideas on church growth.
Korean-American youth explore their ‘kingdom’ roles
The 2008 event in San Diego brings together students with youth teachers and pastors from the Korean United Methodist Church.
Advocates for pregnant immigrants speak out
Authorities’ treatment of Juana Villegas, her newborn and her family was unnecessary and cruel, say her supporters in Nashville, Tenn.
Church-supported program assists Haiti food crisis
Haitians in some remote regions are gaining food security through a sustainable agriculture program supported by Church World Service.
Scholarship program builds recruitment database
In addition to awarding scholarships, the church program identifies almost 30,000 prospective United Methodist college students.
Krockpot Brigade offers food, caring for cancer
A California church provides healthy meals––and compassion––to cancer patients and their families.
Bikers rumble to United Methodist church
"I’ve been to churches where the welcome just wasn’t there for folks like me," says Duncan Overrein. This church is different.
Delegation decries human rights violations
A United Methodist delegation conducted a second fact-finding mission to the Philippines and finds human rights violations continue.
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