‘Exploring Differences, Deepening Faith’
During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, a student reflects on how living with other faiths and cultures strengthens her own.
Group proposes alternative restructure
Methodist Federation for Social Action is the only unofficial caucus to submit its own reorganization to General Conference.
Racism still stings, bishop tells King
In his birthday letter to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Bishop Woodie White ponders whether race is America’s ‘stubborn virus.’
Conference trains church planters
Lay missionary planting network project works to develop new faith fellowships, churches in Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference.
Breadfruit flour effort aims to enrich Haiti
Despite obstacles, Hennepin Avenue church in Minneapolis works toward innovative project to provide food and jobs.
Methodists cooperate in Haiti’s recovery
Two years after the devastating earthquake, church partners measure progress toward recovery in many ways.
Cyclists pump up hearts, environment
Creative ministry not only helps homeless people get exercise and job skills, it benefits the environment.
2 big disputes ahead at General Conference
Proposals to restructure agencies and end “guaranteed appointments” for clergy stir reactions across theological spectrum.
Black leaders talk about church changes
Annual forum for church leaders dominated by discussion of impact of proposed changes on African-American congregations.
Oklahoma church sends Bibles to Congo
United Methodist pastor at General Conference hears story of pastors without Bibles and starts effort to send God’s word.
United Methodists reach out at Christmas
In diverse ways, congregations, conference employees and others shared resources, time and talents to brighten holiday for others.
New report connects farmers, the hungry
Bread for the World’s 2012 hunger report focuses on need to change policy to increase nutritious food production in ways that benefit all.
Board screens out private-prison stocks
Pension board of directors decides profiting from the incarceration of people is not in keeping with church teachings.
Minnesotans add $2 million to malaria fight
Fundraising sets new mark for United Methodist regional conferences as Imagine No Malaria effort total now exceeds $19 million.
Science can help church keep its young folk
Clergy Letter Project and Evolution Weekend offer opportunities to show young people that church door is open to them.
Transforming the lives of African orphans
ZOE Ministry’s work is mutually beneficial, says director, who sees a “glimpse of Jesus” in the lives of the young people.
Mozambique South Annual (regional) Conference
The Mozambique South Annual (regional) Conference of the United Methodist Church met in one more session, at Cambine Mission on Dec. 6-11.
How the skunk stole Christmas
This Advent season, a Cleveland, Tenn., church has been battling persistent — and stinky — visitors.
2nd pastor injured by police at Occupy Seattle
Seattle-area United Methodist pastor says he was beaten, arrested while trying to keep the peace during protest at port.
Shepherd of today relates to nativity
Glen Fisher has watched over flocks for more than 30 years. He delights that those in his profession were among the first to hear the good news.
2011 church restructure plan headed to vote
Concerns expressed as General Conference 2012 to consider plan to consolidate general agencies into new mission, ministry center.
Doctor driven to help homeless young people
Sponsored by a United Methodist ministry, medical crew takes to streets of Phoenix in a big, blue RV to dispense health care.
2011: Tsunami to tornadoes, floods, fires
United Methodists reach out with help, as year’s disasters become record-setters from Japan to Joplin.
Gay, lesbian ministry still 2011 flashpoint
General Conference 2012 to take up revisions to Book of Discipline ban on gay clergy and officiating at same-sex unions.
Outreach to young adults pays off in 2011
This year, the best way churches could minister to young people may have been finding them a job. More are finding that job as clergy.
Suffering increased for poor, hungry in 2011
United Methodists engage in ministry with the poor, hungry and marginalized around the world.
Top UMC Videos of 2011
From TV stars to missionaries, United Methodists showed the role faith plays in their journey. And how they share that faith with others.
United Methodists score high in survey
Church can ‘turn a good reputation into a gospel opportunity,’ LifeWay Research official says.
United Methodists share faith, fun at Christmas
With socks, random acts of kindness and more, annual conference and agency staff reach out to God’s children.
Don’t let holiday blues steal the season
Taking time for reflection, relaxation could be best gift of all during busy holiday season.
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