Missionary shares story of his Palestinian mother
In a new book, the Rev. Alex Awad traces the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through its impact on his mother’s life.
College students meet million-meal challenge
Some 4,000 volunteers and tons of rice and soy are the ingredients for a record-breaking challenge to feed the world's hungry people.
UMCOR assists storm-ravaged people in Haiti
The United Methodist Committee on Relief responds to four catastrophic storms that tore through Haiti in less than a month.
Bishop sends messages of comfort during Gustav
Louisiana Bishop William W. Hutchinson stayed in touch with pastors and church members before, during and after the storm.
Commentary: Friends offer hospitality as storm rages
Despite damage to their home from Hurricane Gustav, a Louisiana family provided shelter and comfort to a UMNS team.
University sees positive signs, despite economy
Africa University remains resilient amid Zimbabwe’s woes, but school officials urge churches to pay apportionments early.
Africa University issues urgent plea for funding
Operating amid economic and political turmoil in Zimbabwe, the head of Africa University asks United Methodists for money and prayers.
Gustav leaves behind plenty of debris for cleanup
After touring southwest Louisiana, Bishop Hutchinson invites 'chainsaw gangs' to help remove trees so that power can be restored.
Pastors: Food, prayers needed for Gustav survivors
As parts of Louisiana face weeks without power, churches and food banks prepare to feed Gustav survivors already living in poverty.
Power outages hamper Gustav disaster response
United Methodist relief officials join church’s Louisiana staff in assessing damages and responding to needs.
Baton Rouge church houses Red Cross volunteers
Experienced Red Cross volunteers from across the United States know the "Broadmoor Hilton" is the place to stay in southern Louisiana.
Commentary: VIM builds mutual respect in U.S., Cuba
More important than the bricks and mortar left behind are the relationships forged across cultures, says a VIM team member.
Tennessee church opens doors to Gustav evacuees
One day after being designated a Red Cross shelter, a Nashville church shows radical hospital to evacuees from New Orleans.
Katrina’s lessons helped Louisiana: church leader
“We were prepared,” says the Rev. Don Cottrill, with the United Methodist Louisiana Conference.
Rebuilt lives are legacy of Katrina Aid Today
Three years after Hurricane Katrina slammed the U.S. Gulf Coast, UMCOR-managed Katrina Aid Today stands as a success story.
Bishop Ernest Newman dead at age 80
He is remembered as the first African American who was elected a United Methodist bishop in the southeastern United States.
New Orleans pastor rebuilds 'inner spirit of the people'
Three years and three churches later, the Rev. Connie Thomas is still recovering from Hurricane Katrina—as is her flock.
United Methodist clergy couple delivers benediction
The Revs. Youngsook and JinHo Kang give a closing benediction before 20,000 people at the U.S. Democratic National Convention.
Religious leaders call for cease-fire in Philippines
United Methodist Bishop Leo A. Soriano denounces fighting in the southern Philippines between the government and Muslim rebels.
Bishop Yemba re-elected in the Congo
United Methodist Bishop David Kekumba Yemba will continue to oversee the church's Central Congo Area.
Grandmas, grandpas welcome kids at G.G.’s House
For kids who can't enjoy homemade cookies at their own grandparents' home, a church in Florida offers the next best thing.
United Methodist Men seeks to reach all men
With its goal to "help men know Jesus Christ," the group's commission is reaching out beyond chartered local church chapters.
Texas church crosses the border for ministry
A 'Saturday school' is part of the ongoing ministry in Juarez, Mexico, by a United Methodist church in El Paso.
Black Methodist caucus starts fund, giving program
The new initiatives aim to empower young African Americans and help them become church leaders.
Southwest Texas Annual Conference
More than 1,300 clergy and lay delegates gathered at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi to hear reports about church membership, the state of churches and clergy effectiveness, and to adopt several reports and processes in behalf of the Southwest Texas Annual Conference.
Missouri Methodists surpass Mozambique goal
Volunteers build 16 houses in Africa during eight days in July to surpass their three-year goal through Habitat for Humanity Mozambique.
United Methodists prepare for post-Fay relief work
With Tropical Storm Fay still swirling off the east coast of Florida, United Methodists begin to assess the damage in the waterlogged state.
Côte d’Ivoire event promotes cross-cultural music
Musicians from the United States and Africa cross borders and cultures to enhance United Methodist music ministries across the globe.
Commentary: Why should I be a Christian?
If someone were to ask that question, what would you say? United Methodist Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker explores some answers.
Ohio church comes again—and again—to Gulf Coast
For Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, the 14-hour drive from the Dayton area to New Orleans has become an especially familiar path.
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