Families welcome reopened community center
Through the work of The United Methodist Church, a community center in New Orleans is again open to children in the hurricane-whipped city.
Liberian Council of Churches elects Innis president
United Methodist Bishop John G. Innis is assuming the top position for the West African church council.
New hymnal proposed for United Methodist Church
United Methodists could be singing from a new hymnal by 2013 under plans endorsed by the denomination’s Board of Discipleship.
Student hikes to New Orleans to raise relief funds
When 20-year-old Ben Poor told his parents he wanted to go for a walk this summer, he wasn’t talking about a stroll around the block.
Churches rebuild, recreate ministries in Louisiana
While Hurricane Katrina did not damage all church buildings in Louisiana, it continues to affect each congregation’s ministries.
Mississippi center coordinates disaster response
For almost two years since Katrina hit, a United Methodist control center in Meridian has managed rebuilding efforts in Mississippi.
United Methodists help lead Katrina response
The denomination has helped more than 60,000 people rebuild 25,000 homes in the Gulf Coast since the hurricane season of 2005.
Katrina volunteers to get hand-made prayer shawls
Volunteers to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast will receive a special ‘mantle of prayer’ during an upcoming celebration in New Orleans.
Volunteers make lifelong connections in Gulf Coast
Some mission teams feel called to return again and again to hammer away at the destruction left by Hurricane Katrina.
Academy prepares Hispanic youth for leadership
A training program is preparing young people such as Erica Granados-De La Rosa to lead the church.
Caucus honors theologian Justo González
The longtime scholar and author is celebrated for his contributions to Hispanic/Latino ministry.
Hispanic caucus urges immigration reform
MARCHA will ask General Conference to urge Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Older-adult ministry leaders hear call to expand table
Bishop Violet Fisher urges leaders of older adult ministries to “bring folk in” and ensure everyone has a place at Christ’s table.
A parent's dilemma: When your child is gay
Kathy and Dave England were surprised to learn their son was gay, but nothing was going to change their love for him.
Arkansas man organizes Kenyan chicken project
The Lord told John Boster to build chicken houses in Kenya, and the United Methodist chicken breeder is determined to obey.
Louisiana children’s homes give thanks for support
For children coping with a lifetime of trauma, Hurricane Katrina was an especially hard blow.
Author: Faith should lead, politics follow
In her new book, United Methodist Charlene Floyd explores the effects of religion on politics.
Immigration activist arrested after leaving sanctuary
Elvira Arellano is deported to Mexico days after leaving her United Methodist church in Chicago, where she had taken refuge for a year.
Olson elected to lead church's Women's Division
Harriett Jane Olson has been elected chief executive of the Women's Division of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.
Special Hurricane Katrina offering planned Aug. 26
Two years after Hurricane Katrina, United Methodist churches will collect a special offering to help with continued rebuilding.
Aug. 29 will be day of prayer, reflection, in Mississippi
United Methodists will mark the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall by holding three prayer services.
Commentary: Take time to make the connection
After reporting on the European Methodist Festival, UMNS correspondent Kathleen LaCamera offers her reflections on the event.
UMCOR offers aid in Peru earthquake
The United Methodist Committee on Relief is responding to the Aug. 15 earthquake that leveled several cities in Peru and killed more than 400 people.
European Methodist Festival unites cultures
More than a thousand Methodists from across Europe congregate in Slovakia to celebrate Europe’s diverse and vibrant Methodist tradition.
Home-grown pastors to serve in Albania
For the first time, Albanian United Methodists will soon be shepherded by pastors who are natives of the southeastern European country.
Slovak United Methodists hold fast to faith
United Methodists in today's Slovak Republic survived communist rule but now struggle with a broken economy.
AME Zion dedicates former United Methodist building
The dedication of an African Methodist Episcopal Zion congregation ends a six-year legal journey for United Methodists in Alaska.
Commentary: Reflections on the Virginia Tech tragedy
As students start a new school year Aug. 20, the United Methodist campus minister at Virginia Tech reminds that 'God will prevail.'
United Methodist Women take to the road for justice
Participants in a U.S. seminar in Nashville, Tenn., see what it means to be homeless, an immigrant or without health care.
Racial justice agency names Erin Hawkins as CEO
Hawkins will become top executive of the Commission on Religion and Race effective Sept. 1.
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