Churches help storm-weary heartland
After deadly twisters in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas, United Methodists reach out.
In Joplin, faith remains where little else stands
United Methodists look beyond the rubble left by deadly May 22 tornado.
Can Christians embrace faith and science?
As many states consider preventing the teaching of evolution, United Methodists ask why science and the church can’t coexist.
Hog Father boosts hunger-relief effort
The United Methodist pastor and ardent motorcyclist lived for 40 days on Stop Hunger Now packets to help feed global hungry.
It’s time for people of faith to accept evolution
The author of The United Methodist Church’s petitions on science and faith says science can enhance, not destroy, one’s faith.
Twisters déjà vu for Alabama pastor
The Rev. Kelly Clem lost her child and her church in a 1994 tornado. Now she is comforting others recovering from storms.
Malawi school forms Christian entrepreneurs
The sewing school at a United Methodist church helps lift widows out of poverty. Many were wives in polygamous marriages.
Book explores ‘when pastors prey’
A new book shares stories of women who were sexually exploited by clergy, and focuses on preventing abuse of power.
Change the World puts churches ‘In the Garden’
In a weekend full of service to others, many United Methodists chose to serve the planet as well.
Joplin tornado hits UM churches, members
Missouri town of 49,000 now resembles ‘a lunar landscape,’ pastor says.
Police chaplain serves the tornado-stricken
The Minneapolis pastor says much of her ministry is listening to survivors’ stories.
Wesley broke convention to aid poor
Caring for the poor was not the norm in John Wesley’s time, but is now a central focus of United Methodism.
Pastor shocks by giving away prize money
A German United Methodist pastor’s generosity to a friend in financial need teaches how Christians share, draws attention to the church.
Radiation threat slows Japan’s recovery
Denominations cooperate in efforts to rebuild Japanese churches and communities, but fear building in areas touched by radiation.
Is the end near?
Most United Methodists laugh off the prediction that May 21 is Judgment Day, but such end-times conjectures are no joke, scholars say.
Saving souls and bodies in Africa
Bishop shares how the church’s anti-malaria fight and Côte D’Ivoire radio station make disciples.
As waters rise, volunteers serve neighbors
On a global day of service, Louisiana congregations assembled 1,500 cleaning buckets where flooding is anticipated.
Change the World sows seeds, reaps blessings
In 15 countries, including the United States, United Methodists reached out to their neighbors through more than 2,000 projects.
Leaders give church changes yellow light
Advisory panel asked to proceed with caution on proposals to add a new board and have agencies charge for services.
Windsor Village’s ‘three-legged’ ministry
The pastor of the 18,000-member Houston-area church talks about his successes, church vitality and obstacles to church growth.
Denomination faces sizable budget cuts
For the first time in the history of The United Methodist Church, even the best-case budget projection called for a reduction in available funds.
Lay speakers give Haitians clean water
Cholera will likely affect more lives in Haiti than the 2010 earthquake, and United Methodists across the U.S. are doing something about it.
Thousands gear up to Change the World
On May 14 and 15, United Methodists from more than 1,600 churches will participate in some 1,800 events to reach out to their communities.
Methodist e-Academy welcomes first full class
Online theological education grows Europe’s future spiritual leaders while they grow community with one another.
Nets may save newborn’s life
Bintu Kamara has lost three children to malaria. New bed nets hanging in her home will give her newborn a better chance at life.
Drenched communities pray levees will hold
As melted snow and record rainfall flood towns and farmland across the U.S., United Methodists respond and reach out.
Jamaica event to continue focus on peace
Searching for the ways of ‘just peace’ as the WCC’s Decade to Overcome Violence ends.
African clergywomen find voice, claim rights
First-ever meeting will honor Africa’s first woman bishop and strengthen the network of clergywomen on the continent.
Leaders ponder funding, structural changes
Among the proposals is to combine general agencies into fewer groups and to change the denomination’s funding formulas.
Abraham Sellu, 64, remembered as leader
The former educator and mission coordinator served in Sierra Leone and East Africa.
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