'Open Hearts' ventures into online advertising
Coming to a Web site near you, The United Methodist Church’s new ad effort is expected to reach more than 21 million people.
Arkansas United Methodists walk for children, families
More than 250 people raise awareness of Methodist Family Health, which has been in ministry for more than a century.
Oklahoma camp teaches peace to inner-city children
Organizers of the Peace Challenge Camp are helping kids learn to resolve conflicts peacefully.
Church helps senior adults brush up on driving skills
Near Atlanta, Alpharetta United Methodist Church offers older drivers a tune-up on the rules of the road.
Leadership academy nurtures African-American youth
Thirteen students attend the first Thomas Shockley Youth Theological Academy, cultivating African-American leaders for the church’s future.
Final Study of Ministry report available online
A commission issues its final report on its work to clarify the ordering of ministry within The United Methodist Church.
Missionary service is family tradition for Wingeiers
In a family whose missionary service began in 1896, a father and son talk about their own work as United Methodist missionaries.
Prayers, resources offered in wake of bridge collapse
A half-page newspaper ad reminds people in Greater Minneapolis that the people of The United Methodist Church are praying with them.
Six young people to address General Conference
Six United Methodists from 15 to 28 have been chosen to deliver the first Young People's Address at the 2008 General Conference.
Bishop: Media contributes to drug abuse in Africa
A United Methodist leader says movies and the media have been instrumental in encouraging the spread of drug abuse in East Africa.
Canadian church connects Filipino United Methodists
Filipinos with United Methodist roots have formed the denomination’s only congregation in northwest Canada.
United Methodist ministry targets substance abuse
A denominational program is teaching churches they can do more to fight substance abuse than providing space for AA meetings.
Racial, ethnic clergywomen to explore gains, barriers
A January gathering will discuss the findings of a 2004 study of the status of racial-ethnic clergywomen in the denomination.
United Methodists urged to divest from 20 companies
A task force is urging members to divest from companies identified as supporting Israel's occupation of Palestinian land.
Japanese church gives $100,000 for United Methodist work
The Hiroshima Nagarekawa Church has given $100,000 to the Board of Global Ministries for mission work in East Asia.
United Methodists seek change in tone at assembly
General Conference organizers endorsed “Guidelines for Holy Conferencing – What God Expects of Us” for the 2008 meeting.
Commentary: God has a plan for Afghans, Koreans
The Rev. Jin Kook Lee says the 23 Koreans held hostage by the Taliban will impact missions in Afghanistan, Korea and around the world.
Convocation addresses human rights in Philippines
The National Association of Filipino-American United Methodists has approved a resolution urging the U.S. government to condition continued foreign aid to the Philippines.
Minneapolis churches respond to bridge disaster
United Methodists across Minneapolis are standing in solidarity with victims and families following the Aug. 1 collapse of a major bridge.
United Methodists pray for Korean hostages
United Methodists are offering prayers and expressing concern about the South Korean Christians being held hostage in Afghanistan.
Youth groups win film contest with stories of faith
Three United Methodist youth groups won top honors in an online film contest from the United Methodist Board of Discipleship.
Film festival entry features New York congregation
"One Body, Many Parts," produced by a United Methodist in Troy, N.Y., is one of 10 films screened during the Oikumene Film Festival.
Ministers promote environmental stewardship
The Rev. Mic McGuire turned a rusty 1971 Super Beetle into a model of efficiency that runs off of electricity instead of gasoline.
United Methodists help honor ecumenical movement
Participants from 80 denominations and organizations celebrate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Faith and Order experience.
Youth give back to make a difference for others
Youth 2007 participants fan out across Greensboro, N.C., to participate in mission and outreach projects.
Names of derision deny God, youth told
United Methodist storyteller Ray Buckley reminds young people that God calls them beloved in a society that often says otherwise.
Study: Clergy changes parallel membership decline
The number of elders in The United Methodist Church dropped 2.25 percent from 2000 to 2005, says a new study.
Irish Methodist pastor receives Queen’s Honors
A peace activist is recognized for his work in Northern Ireland with a Queen’s Birthday Honors award in Great Britain.
Restorative justice advocate Harmon Wray dies
The United Methodist crusader believed some of the most profound theology shared in the world takes place within the walls of prison.
General Conference petitions lost through e-mail
Petitions sent via e-mail before noon on July 27 should be resubmitted to the 2008 General Conference due to technical problems.
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