Dillard University overcomes Katrina
School president credits disaster planning and The United Methodist Church for Dillard’s recovery.
Adversaries urge prayer for religious freedom
Board of Church and Society and The Confessing Movement share concern for persecuted Christians.
Awards honor United Methodist storytellers
Group recognizes compelling work and announces its “Communicator of the Year.”
UMCOR aids farmers hit by Haiti’s earthquake
Farmers receive an animal and then share the offspring, along with skills and resources, with others to build community and sustainability.
Can church tackle Sunday football?
What if the UMC stole a page from the NFL playbook and created a “Sunday ticket” for fans of worship? Admission is free!
Churches can help youth fight cyberbullies
Modeling good Christian behavior to youth helps them learn how to be more civil online.
UMCOR plans food project for Sudan
The relief campaign is scheduled to launch the same month as a referendum on southern Sudan’s independence.
'Yappy Hour' at church draws people and pets
Services to bless animals help “harmonize our lives with the lives of all creation.” And welcome pet lovers to worship.
United Methodists aim to lift HIV/AIDS stigma
The church wants to intensify its fight against a disease that has infected 33.4 million people worldwide.
What would be on Jesus’ resume?
Carpenter, healer, savior of the world ... would you hire him?
Finding God amid fire’s ashes
Heather Hahn has survived two devastating fires. Her lesson? God is with us in suffering. And often God's hands in the world are neighbors we meet.
Voice of faith crucial to young gays
The church has long been conflicted over homosexuality, but a recent rash of suicides shows the need for compassion remains.
Clergy couple offers hope to migrants
Pastors are a gift to fieldworkers toiling in the vineyards in a poor county in California.
Students told ‘Africa needs you’
Africa University vice chancellor urges incoming students not to move away after graduation, rather to return to rebuild their home countries.
Laity Sunday celebrates people in the pews
In church, being there makes all the difference. This weekend United Methodists celebrate laity who witness through their presence.
New congregation growth reaches half-way mark
Board of Global Ministries program has started 210 churches, expanding the denomination’s reach in Asia and Africa.
New pastor back on college campus
This time last year, Mara Bailey was a college student. Now she’s ministering to college students.
Bishops break new ground at Africa University
The $60,000 staff duplex is the first structure built by The United Methodist Church’s African bishops.
Chilean Methodists, UMCOR sign agreement
While the world celebrates the miners’ rescue, international Methodist efforts continue Chile earthquake recovery.
Church women focus on domestic violence
United Methodist Women want to make sure survivors of domestic violence do not have to choose between their faith and being safe.
Clergy couple blends ministry, marriage
The Rossberts spend most days on opposite ends of town as they serve their first appointments in different churches.
Mission initiative launches with focus on Haiti
Each day, visitors to the website 10-Fold.org will get to see United Methodist mission programs around the world.
Civil rights leader Bishop Thomas dies
James S. Thomas broke racial barriers. Of his work, he said, "I didn't come to be a black bishop. I have come to be the best bishop I can be."
First impressions matter to church guests
Can your church compete with Starbucks, McDonald’s or a nice, cozy bed?
United Methodist ecumenical leader dies
Along with Christian unity, the Rev. Robert Huston championed the gifts of young adults and women.
10-Fold shows mission in action via technology
The 10-day event offers podcasts, streaming videos and online chats to connect directly with missionaries and ministry projects.
New York bishop and others run for mission
Bishop Park hopes the 5K inspires youth to support missions and get on a track to good health.
Court sides with agency on use of funds
Superior Court finds ‘clear and convincing evidence’ donations were not restricted solely for temperance and alcohol work.
How churches can protect children
Missouri United Methodists strive to be proactive about safety for children, youth and the adults who work with them in church programs.
Native Americans share struggles at gathering
Participants confront issues and find hope during High Plains Initiative event.
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