N.D. flood doesn’t stop start of school
Minot children return to school in makeshift classrooms housed in churches and auditoriums due to extensive damage to school buildings.
Susquehanna flooding affects churches
In both Pennsylvania and New York state, communities are swamped along rivers, creeks.
‘The war’s happening all over again’
College student recalls how 9/11 attacks brought back horrific memories of the Rwandan massacres her family came to the U.S. to escape.
Memories and lessons of 9/11
Watching the second plane hit the tower as he and his family drove into New York City left a memory that shapes Reggie Morrow today.
Flight 93 Ambassadors honor 9/11 heroes
Land where hijacked plane crashed in Pennsylvania is now a National Park Service site, thanks to Shanksville UMC members.
My mother’s prayers and 9/11
New York pastor looks at 10-year anniversary of terrorist attacks as a time to “rededicate, rediscover and recreate ourselves and our churches.”
9/11 brought the world to my neighborhood
Adam Robbins watched the attacks from his high school a few blocks from the World Trade Center, forever changing his awareness of the world.
How one 9/11 death changed my life
When an Ohio father, husband and church member died on 9/11, his life became an inspiration and reminder to “Give me Jesus.”
Ministering after 9/11: Four stories
Pastors responded to the demands of that day and the needs that followed in different ways, but all moved forward in faith.
New York cop-turned-chaplain recalls 9/11
Former NYPD officer, now United Methodist pastor, says that terrible day in the midst of tragedy taught him the ministry of presence.
9/11 healing aided by United Methodist funds
Response to the tragedy reshaped how UMCOR responds to major tragedy and established disaster response training.
Churches face flood, fire in Lee’s wake
UMCOR disaster response puts immediate focus on fire-ravaged Texas where flames continue to burn.
UMCOR’s 9/11 aid lifted Pentagon corridor
The Love in the Midst of Tragedy fund helped ‘secondary’ economic victims in the area pick up the pieces of their lives.
Pastor seeks peace despite 9/11 hurt
Brother’s death in twin towers only intensifies N.J. pastor’s lifetime of commitment to peace and justice.
Inland flooding prolongs misery of Irene
Irene leaves significant damage behind in Upper New York, Greater New Jersey; areas of Vermont are still unreachable.
Young Malawi churches tackle big issues
Education, ministering to those with AIDS, fighting malaria, scholarships and youth training top Malawi accomplishments.
Bishop urges fight against racism
Carcaño tells Hispanic / Latino caucus to recognize racism within as it leads fight against discrimination inflicted by others.
N.D. flood survivor gives thanks for what is
‘We could be so much worse off,’ insists Minot, N.D. flood survivor now living in camper while she plans future.
Alabama immigration law put on hold
Judge says the hold will give her sufficient time to rule on motions to block the law. Bishop Willimon calls injunction ‘good news.’
Homeless flood survivors race winter
Though no longer in the headlines, the situation in North Dakota remains dire. “It’s the worst flooding they’ve had in more than 100 years.”
United Methodists assess Irene’s toll
The final tally will take days, but ‘we’ve got some areas that were pretty devastated,’ says UMCOR U.S. disaster response chief.
Volunteers bring help to N.D. heartbroken
“I just felt I needed to be a part of sharing Christ wherever I could,” says relief worker who helped homeowner dismantle his home of 32 years.
‘Broken’ Minot church, community lean on faith
Residents keep faith despite scarce housing, looming winter and little help as they struggle to clean up from seven weeks of flooding.
‘White coat’ ceremony signals path to medicine
At United Methodist Meharry Medical College, presenting white coats to first-year students is a time-honored tradition.
106-year-old renews baptism for birthday
Jean Christy celebrated her 106th birthday by renewing her baptismal vows Aug. 21 at Andrews United Methodist Church, where she has been a member since she was 12 or 13 years old.
Kenyans suffer in East Africa drought
Relief workers in Kenya try to find long-term solutions to water shortage as failed crops and high food prices threaten millions with starvation.
How many years until you graduate?
To fight mounting student debt, some schools are offering ‘four years and you’re out’ graduation guarantees.
Could I give away my possessions?
Writer is challenged by her encounter with pastor who gave up her salary and belongings to live on the streets and minister to the homeless.
Former Nebraska Bishop Monk Bryan, 97, dies
Bishop Bryan served the Nebraska Area as bishop for eight years, remembered for his humor and spirituality.
Places of worship honor workers on Labor Day
The United Methodist Church’s long history of defending the rights of workers began with its founder, John Wesley.
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