Churches respond to Chicago school strike
As Chicago public schoolteacher strike enters second day, churches open doors for tutoring, recreation and fun.
Practicing ‘shalom’ for 20 years
United Methodist response to 1992 L.A. riots has evolved into global effort to address a community’s needs with its assets.
Black caucus ‘stands with’ Bishop Talbert
Statement responds to a letter asking for public censure of a retired bishop for remarks urging clergy to stand firm on same-sex union pledge.
Emerging S. Sudan now faces malaria battle
United Methodists are working to help newest nation in world as it puts behind 50 years of one war only to fight another.
Maryland D.S. takes ‘prayer bike tour’
The Rev. Evan Young took a 55-mile trip in his district to show how he feels “the church needs to engage itself …meet people where they are.”
Who cares for caregivers?
Providing continual care takes a toll. Care Team Ministry at St. John’s United Methodist Church supports those who watch over others.
United Methodist ‘church’ on a ferry boat
Small Michigan town has a waiting line of 30 minutes to board for Friday night vespers under the sky.
Zimbabwe volunteers care for HIV-positive
United Methodist Wesley Clinic tries to help patients and families through counseling, support and other relief help.
Arkansas tries new job seeker, employer plan
United Methodists hope church members will hire training-program graduates.
Needed help reaches those in Isaac’s path
At the Mississippi Conference’s request, Bill Carr brought supplies from the Memphis Conference to in the middle of the hurricane.
After Haiti impact, U.S. braces for Isaac
A United Methodist work team from Louisiana rode out the storm in Haiti but now prepares for pounding at home.
Communications key to future, Africans told
Africa University vice chancellor encourages United Methodist communicators to use all available channels to reach communities.
United Methodists respond to Isaac’s wrath
As rescue efforts continued in Louisiana, first responders went to work, people filled cleaning buckets and generous givers reached out.
Acts of Repentance guide stresses healing
United Methodists journey from learning to apologies to developing relationships with indigenous people.
Loan break for United Methodist students
BorrowSmart offers a 3.75 interest rate, different repayment option to try to help students graduate without huge amounts to repay.
United Methodists prepare to meet Isaac
As Tropical Storm Isaac continued toward Haiti on Friday afternoon, Aug. 24, United Methodists were gearing up to provide relief.
Bishop accused of urging disobedience
Letter asks bishops to ‘publicly censure’ retired Bishop Melvin Talbert for his advocacy for gay marriage. Talbert stands by his statements.
Congo Central Conference elects bishop
The Rev. Gabriel Unda Yemba of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, has been elected bishop by delegates.
College majors’ value not measured in cash
In response to Kiplinger’s “worst college majors,” Dillard University president says salary is not only criteria for choosing what to study.
‘Church history requires we discuss racism’
It is essential we remember what has happened, says the Rev. Gil Caldwell, so we don’t treat others as we have been treated.
Bishops Wandabula, Nhanala re-elected
Africa Central Conference episcopal elections first of gatherings to elect or re-elect bishops in Africa, Europe, Eurasia and Philippines.
Churches crucial to turn tide of HIV, AIDS
Role of faith groups emphasized as 19th International AIDS Conference evaluates progress, and unfinished business, in mission.
Chemical dependency ministry marks 30th year
Oklahoma Conference effort, born out of husband seeking help for wife, now teaches others how to build the same ministry.
United Methodist execs seek creative change
Budget cuts, other changes also bring opportunities for church agencies to sharpen focus and shift priorities.
Claremont multifaith plan praised by Africans
African General Conference delegates praise Claremont Lincoln University, which partners Christian, Jewish and Islamic schools.
Mission agency suspends funds to East Africa
Global Ministries acts after independent audit panel says conference must ‘accept responsibility’ and put in place ‘internal controls.’
Teachers honored for exemplary work
Board of Higher Education and Ministry recognizes 50 among United Methodist-related schools for teaching, service and commitment.
Church reaches out after Sikh temple attack
United Methodists in area offer prayers and help as calls for greater dialogue and understanding come from across the nation.
Indiana volunteers take VBS on the road
Edwardsville United Methodist volunteers provide ‘Construction Junction’ for children in tornado-stricken Henryville.
2011 numbers show U.S. members still sliding
Emptier U.S. pews and tighter budgets are affecting the denomination, but there are bright spots in the statistics.
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