Malaria advocates ask Congress to save lives
United Methodists at Imagine No Malaria Days on the Hill urge retention of U.S. funding to fight malaria.
Korean National Plan exceeds its goals
Plan’s council continues support as it tells message of hope in growth of new churches, training of pastors and laity.
How to make more Hispanic disciples
Southern California conference works to reach the 13 million Hispanics through full implementation of the national plan.
Care packages comfort troops
Woman rallies community to action. “Until all our troops come home, we're going to do what we can to make their time there that much easier."
2 Ugandan church staff arrested
District superintendent, mission intern face cyber-crimes charges after bishop’s complaint about anonymous blackmail attempts.
N.D. family looks forward to Thanksgiving
Called back from an anniversary trip to evacuate ahead of floodwaters, Minot parents return to face loss of home, cleanup.
Pastor preaches support for DREAM Act
Observances throughout the U.S. help citizens understand how this legislation would affect young people.
United Methodist shares Nobel Peace Prize
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s ‘non-violent struggle’ championing women’s rights earns distinguished 2011 honor.
Divided Korean families feel stress
‘Goose Families’ struggle with tensions of being apart as mothers, children go to foreign lands for better education.
Church reaction mixed on immigration ruling
Judge blocks a provision that clergy feared would criminalize ministry, but let stand key parts of the Alabama law that worry leaders.
Exploration 2011: You’ve been buzzed
Young people will gather in St. Louis Nov. 11-13 to talk, pray, ponder and listen to God calling them into ordained ministry.
Panel urges church to be more global
After three years of discussions, group introduces proposals to help The United Methodist Church ‘live more fully into our worldwide nature.’
Serbia/Macedonia Annual Conference
“Seek the Lord with all your heart” was the theme of this year’s meeting of the Serbia/Macedonia Annual Conference, which took place from Sept. 22-25, 2011, in Kisac Serbia.
Report: In church, as in school, seniors rule
While greater numbers of young clergy are serving than in the past decade, older pastors still fill most United Methodist pulpits.
Volunteers needed now for Northeast cleanup
Many flooded communities need basic work done before winter sets in.
Young clergywomen find support online
Knowing you’re not the only one goes a long way in reducing the burnout, frustration and despair of lone-ranger ministry.
Response continues for 2011 U.S. disasters
Tornados and flooding of historic proportions means more support needed for United Methodist relief efforts.
Hope among the ashes in Texas
UMCOR disaster response teams perform “funerals for houses” and help devastated families sort through their homes and their emotions.
8-year-old battles malaria with crayons
Alayna Strunk “wanted to help save lives in Africa.” She came up with a crafty way to raise funds to fight malaria.
Pastor called to serve neglected immigrants
A United Methodist pastor hears God’s call to serve an immigrant community in New Mexico. The neighborhood lacks streets, sewers and running water.
Pastors pray to stop Troy Davis execution
With doubts about his guilt and citing church’s stance against the death penalty, two United Methodist pastors hope mercy will prevail.
Relief supplies offer ‘loving connection’
UMCOR’s seven different disaster kits always in need to tell those in distress that the United Methodist Church cares.
Disaster case managers walk with survivors
More than 30 UMCOR-trained case managers assist people in North Dakota’s Souris Valley as residents recover from massive floods.
More children in poverty not a surprise
United Methodists emphasize need to break poverty cycle along with maintaining programs to care for children.
N.D. confirmands live their vows to do good
Flood that swept through Minot changed summer for teens from lazy days to nonstop work helping those who lost their homes in the disaster.
Atlanta church’s ribbons remember war dead
Prayers for Peace Memorial honors those who lost lives and represents prayers for peace throughout the world.
Clergy, laity push bishops on gay union ban
Hundreds of clergy and laity hope letters pressure the Council of Bishops to uphold publicly the denomination’s homosexuality stance.
Sabbath honors dreams of young immigrants
United Methodist churches encouraged to focus on the DREAM Act that will give young immigrants a chance to become U.S. citizens.
Ethnic caucuses voice restructure concerns
Legislation to consolidate general agencies “minimizes and will exclude” the participation of ethnic minorities, the statement says.
Fear of Islam changed prison chaplaincy
Two chaplains serving federal prisons say 9/11 caused major shift in how chaplains could relate to Muslim inmates.
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