Reinstated bishop’s next move unknown
The situation is unprecedented. One possibility is that Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe would go to the New Mexico/ Northwest Texas Area.
Top court reinstates ‘retired’ bishop
United Methodist Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe must receive immediate appointment and be restored to full status, Judicial Council rules.
Neighbors help neighbors across NYC
UMCOR-trained early response teams are teaming up with local volunteers to multiply early relief efforts in hard-hit lower Manhattan.
Council affirms focus on mission
The Council of Bishops issued a letter to all United Methodists, sharing the dynamic and creative ways God is leading them after their first meeting of the quadrennium.
Bees, snails, Moringa trees boost Liberians
UMCOR’s program to teach sustainable agriculture and development makes an economic and health impact for West Africans.
Volunteers: Lifeblood of storm response
After Sandy hit New Jersey, volunteers at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church started serving meals for 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
The priorities of 14 new bishops
Their challenges — from disaster response to malaria to global conflict — distinguish them, but reaching out to a world in need unites them.
Election Day Communion to promote unity
UM congregations across the U.S. join with other churches in offering a special Eucharist to promote healing after divisive political season.
Cokesbury closures leave sense of loss
The United Methodist Publishing House announced a new transition initiative, which will serve customers through online and digital options.
After Sandy, thousands know church cares
10,000 meals from one church, 4,000 cleaning buckets to one town show inestimable support. “You have restored my faith in humanity.”
Homeless after storm, N.J. pastor feeds others
“We needed to provide respite for those who have been bailing water and dealing with the level of destruction in their town,” Bostwick said.
Bishop Wenner addresses council
In her first presidential address, Bishop Rosemarie Wenner encouraged the bishops to lead so "we may be one in ministry to all the world."
Bishops to gather for closed retreat
Among 125 active and retired bishops attending the event on St. Simons Island are 14 new episcopal leaders, elected this summer and fall.
N.J. church opens doors after storm
Since Hurricane Sandy, volunteers have turned Morrow Memorial United Methodist into a living room, office, play space and kitchen for neighbors.
N.J. struggles to assess storm damage
Bishop focuses concern on human needs, says “our main challenge is 2.4 million people without electricity. Everything is down.”
Sierra Leone students to fight malaria
Plan is for schoolteachers to train health club members who will spread knowledge to their peers, families and communities.
Hurricane Sandy: The Church Responds
New York area churches will be open for worship on Sunday, reports Bishop Martin McLee, to offer hope in the midst of devastation.
Malaria fighter faces his son’s battle
Phileas Jusu’s job is to help prevent the spread of malaria, which hit home recently when his own son was stricken with the disease.
Fall 2012 Judicial Council roundup
Church’s top court ruled on questions including bishops’ rulings on sexuality issues and whether a bishop can be compelled to retire early.
Religion and Race agency charts new future
Commission on Religion and Race is in conversation with the Commission on the Status and Role of Women about aligning their work.
Court defers East Africa financial dispute
The Judicial Council hears arguments over handling of church money but postpones the matter until spring.
Judicial Council upholds security of appointment
Church’s top court strikes down legislation that would have weakened job security for clergy.
The 2012 State of the Church Report focuses on Vital Congregations
Responding to the call for more vital congregations in The United Methodist Church
Civil rights leader urges seminarians to vote
Joseph Lowery told an audience at Gammon Theological School to take part in the U.S. election. “God can turn this country around. God is able.”
Making an impact on the mission field
Directors for the re-tooled United Methodist Board of Global Ministries asked to provide witness and wisdom for the work ahead.
Food fight in the church kitchen? You bet!
Nashville woman takes on battle against childhood obesity as she transforms the food fare at West End United Methodist.
Tennessee faith groups fight youth obesity
Seventeen percent of children are considered obese. United Methodist churches and agencies want to help change that statistic.
Top court has full docket this week
Among 18 items to be considered by United Methodist Judicial Council are guaranteed clergy appointments.
George McGovern: Champion of the hungry
A United Methodist pastor remembers the mentor and friend whose deepest passions were to end war and eliminate hunger.
United Methodists salute McGovern’s legacy
Wesleyan roots ran deep for preacher’s son who considered service to others as the key to a good life.
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