Krockpot Brigade offers food, caring for cancer
A California church provides healthy meals––and compassion––to cancer patients and their families.
Bikers rumble to United Methodist church
"I’ve been to churches where the welcome just wasn’t there for folks like me," says Duncan Overrein. This church is different.
Delegation decries human rights violations
A United Methodist delegation conducted a second fact-finding mission to the Philippines and finds human rights violations continue.
Judicial Council sets docket for fall meeting
The United Methodist Church’s top court will include five new faces when it convenes Oct. 22-25 in Minneapolis.
Candler embraces new faculty, old roots
Bishop Ruediger Minor is one of six new faculty members who will help strengthen the seminary’s United Methodist ties.
Teen musician steps up to lead church choir
Ryan Brunkhurst decided having Christmas without special music at church was unacceptable, so he got involved.
United Methodists in Africa elect first female bishop
The Rev. Joaquina Filipe Nhanala, elected July 23, will lead the church’s Mozambique Area.
Pastor is church’s first openly gay bishop candidate
The Rev. Frank Wulf of Los Angeles sees his failed candidacy as a chance for the church to talk across its divisions.
Western Jurisdiction challenges homosexuality stance
United Methodists in the Western U.S. adopt four statements aimed at changing their denomination’s policies.
Wrap-up: United Methodists elect, assign U.S. bishops for 2009-12
Eight new bishops will take office Sept. 1. Church delegates also address Bush library plans, gay marriage and other issues.
James "Jim" Dorff elected a bishop of The United Methodist Church
The Rev. James (Jim) E. Dorff of McKinney, Texas, has been elected a bishop by the South Central Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church.
North Central bishops receive 4-year assignments
New Bishop Julius C. Trimble will lead the North Central Jurisdiction’s Iowa Area.
Southeastern United Methodists assign bishops
Bishop Paul Leeland, newly elected in the U.S. Southeast, will lead the church’s Alabama-West Florida Area for the next four years.
Stanovsky elected a bishop of United Methodist Church
The Rev. Elaine J.W. Stanovsky of Seattle has been elected a bishop by the Western Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Three South Central areas to welcome new bishops
Newly elected United Methodist bishops in the U.S. Southwest will lead the church’s Dallas, San Antonio and Fort Worth areas.
Three Western U.S. bishops get new assignments
Two newly elected bishops are going to Denver and Seattle, while a third bishop is returning to his former home state of California.
Bishop rules Cal-Nevada statement on same-sex unions ‘void’
Bishop Beverly Shamana says retired clergy in her area could face disciplinary charges if they perform gay marriages.
Distance learning makes education more available
United Methodist partnerships are using innovation and technology to prepare a new generation of Christian leaders.
Hagiya elected bishop of United Methodist Church
The Rev. Grant Hagiya of Redondo Beach, Calif., has been elected a bishop by the Western Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church.
John Michael Lowry elected a bishop of The United Methodist Church
The Rev. John Michael Lowry of San Antonio has been elected a bishop by the South Central Jurisdictional Conference.
Julius C. Trimble elected a bishop of The United Methodist Church
The Rev. Julius C. Trimble of Warrensville Hieghts, Ohio, has been elected a bishop by the North Central Jurisdictional Conference.
Lease of property issue heads to United Methodist 'supreme court'
Question asks if Southern Methodist University can lease land to the Bush Foundation for less than fair market value.
NEJ affirms Calif. clergy on same-gender marriages
In contrast to General Conference, Northeastern Jurisdiction supports clergy performing same-sex unions.
New bishop brings language of the deaf to church
The Rev. Peggy Johnson has dedicated much of her nearly three decades in ministry to work with the deaf.
Northeastern United Methodists assign bishops
The jurisdiction’s newest bishop has been assigned to the Philadelphia Area for the next four years.
Delegates affirm leasing land for Bush center
Mission Council was authorized to permit Southern Methodist University to lease land.
Paul Leeland elected a bishop of The United Methodist Church
The Rev. Paul Leeland of the North Carolina Annual Conference has been elected a bishop of The United Methodist Church.
Peggy Johnson elected a bishop of The United Methodist Church
The Rev. Peggy A. Johnson of the Baltimore Annual Conference has been elected a bishop of The United Methodist Church.
W. Earl Bledsoe elected a bishop of The United Methodist Church
The Rev. W. Earl Bledsoe of College Station, Texas, has been elected a bishop by the South Central Jurisdictional Conference.
Church creates housing for families in need
By making affordable homes available, a Tennessee congregation wants to help eliminate poverty.
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