Black caucus examines new church starts
“New churches are the best way to reach new people,” says the Rev. Candice Lewis.
Black Methodists to share God’s ‘amazing grace’
Black church leaders called to deepen commitment to ministry with the poor.
Heidinger reflects on Good News leadership
Clergyman retires with “a sense of fulfillment, that I was where God wanted me to be.”
Students harvest produce to feed hungry
"The food we waste here is enough to feed the people who are starving in Africa," says Givewell Myaradzi.
Zimbabwe’s suffering is man-made, lawyer says
“Zimbabwe did not suddenly become poor and destroyed,” says Tinoziva Bere.
Minnesotans near Red River watch and pray
Minnesotans in Red River area watch cautiously for breaches in sandbag levees.
Tragedy in Sudan moves conference to expand goals
Holston Conference leaders appeal for broader rescue effort
Study team faces turmoil in Sudan
Gunfire keeps team sequestered in hotel, provides opportunity for ministry to hotel staff and to one another.
United Methodists address Red River threat
The Rev. Rich Zeck has spent the last 10 days bagging sand for the emergency dikes.
Bishop Ole Borgen dies at 83
The first non-American president of the Council of Bishops dies March 24.
The European church: small but committed
Bishop's seeks to strengthen the mission of local churches and develop leadership among women.
Agency will help develop leaders in Brazil
Board of Higher Education and Ministry sees opportunity for developing leaders in Latin America.
Buy chocolate, help farmers, agency says
UMCOR encourages buying fair-trade chocolate for Easter to meet the 100-Ton Challenge.
Higher Ed board approves plan, cost cuts, scholarship
Agency’s directors focus on what it means to lead the church in developing principled leaders.
Minister focuses attention on devastating condition
Obstetric fistula leaves women – often young girls – with stillborn babies, injuries and chronic incontinence.
Obama staffer says make neighbor’s struggles real
Michael Strautmanis encourages church board members to be engaged with their communities and the Oval Office.
United Methodists share concerns with lawmakers
The time is now for faith communities to mobilize around health care reform, an aide to Sen. Edward Kennedy says.
Churches focus on Christian recovery programs
United Methodist congregations are joining programs that address hurts, habits and hang-ups.
Survey looks at United Methodist clergy spouses
Data indicates that male spouses have a different experience of the spousal role
Church leaders suggest ways to overcome profiling
Understanding the myths that lead to profiling is an important step to beating the problem, experts say.
GracePoint United Methodist Church starts over
Kansas Church is rebuilding after leaders depart and form nondenominational church of the same name
Racial profiling in society broadens
Often based on false assumptions, profiling is a source of fear for many people of color.
United Methodists to look at Pacific Islanders
Global Ministries to examine needs of people in Hawaii, Fiji, Guam, Samoa, and Tonga.
United Methodists confront profiling issue
The United Methodist Church is not immune to incidents of profiling, even as it confronts the problem in wider society.
Conferences to consider church structure
Delegates to worldwide United Methodist annual sessions will vote on 32 amendments to change the church’s constitution
Russia Initiative event highlights youth
Young adults bring a spirit of newness to the 2009 consultation of the United Methodist Russia Initiative.
Cuba visit brings changes to covenant
The structure of the relationship between Florida and Cuba will be different.
Job loss provides opportunity to serve others
Peoria First United Methodist Church will be clearinghouse for people needing assistance.
Michigan churches adjust to economic downturn
Eight of the largest churches in the Detroit Conference may not be able to pay their 2009 apportionments in full.
Specialists to help men mature spiritually
United Methodist Men to help congregations develop ministries for men.
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