Chabadza! Zimbabwe-Norway project pays off
Tradition of lending a helping hand results in new medical facility for mothers and babies and other projects on the boards.
Disaster recovery: Harvest reaps blessings
The tornado gave church new opportunity to reinvent itself, learn from past, embrace a brighter future, says Alabama pastor.
Disaster recovery: Indiana town bounces back
One year after tornado levels Henryville, pastor says, “When we bind together as the body of Christ, we are a force to be reckoned with.”
Disaster recovery: Minot celebrates beginnings
"The flood changed my entire ministry here," says the Rev. Debra Ball-Kilbourne, pastor of Faith United Methodist Church.
When disaster hits: Lessons from others
As tornadoes and floods challenge churches, one clergywoman says, “People do not recover without support, nudging and compassion.”
Zimbabwe preschool struggles but succeeds
‘Ministering church’ serves through preschool begun in 2009 with three teachers and operating from makeshift facilities in church hall.
White House honors youth solar ministry
United Methodist church and Rotary Club partner on program that brings light to places without electricity.
United Methodists plan Sand Creek project
As massacre’s 150th anniversary approaches, denomination wants to set record straight on Methodist involvement and work on healing.
Africa U. celebrates its first 20 years
In a short 20 years, the United Methodist-related university has grown to a world-changing institute with more than 4,000 graduates.
Mary Magdalene: Apostle or harlot?
In the Bible, she is among the first to bear witness to Christ’s resurrection. But she still has a reputation as the Gospels’ bad girl.
The untold story of African AIDS relief
Zimbabwean United Methodists lead way in caring for HIV/AIDS patients and talking about what has been taboo to discuss.
Women making history: Eunice Musa Iliya
“A woman is dependent on how society defines her,” says Nigerian pastor. “So as I was growing up, I didn’t know who I was as a woman.”
The right rockin’ Rev. Sherry Cothran
Her journey has taken Nashville pastor from the concert stage to the pulpit … with occasional trips back to the stage.
Haiti 2013: Rebuilding St. Martin Methodist
Worship in St. Martin today is far different from that Sunday in 2010 when Haitian Methodists stood among rubble. Fifth in a series.
Women making history: Jocelyn Briddell
“It is critical,” says Scarritt-Bennett Center director, “that our history is highlighted…so we can envision a bright future… .”
Women making history: Lessie Vonner
“It’s important for young women to know how much the women before them have done for the world,” says jazz trumpeter and church musician.
Haiti 2013: Methodist staff rebuild homes
United Methodist groups find way to help Haitian staff of Methodist Guest House construct homes lost in 2010 earthquake. Fourth in a series.
Women making history: Roslyn Lee
“Women’s History Month is not only about history,” says local pastor. “It is also about me and my identity and how I claim my identity.”
Africa U. to celebrate 20 years of progress
More than 4,000 from 23 African nations have graduated since United Methodists built world-class university, fulfilling a dream from 1800s.
Haiti 2013: Future seen through eyes of a ‘kid’
For rural families in two communities in Haiti, goats are the gift that keeps on giving. Third in a series.
Haiti 2013: Women help women improve lives
From working to ensure healthy moms and babies to funding small growers, Haiti Artisans for Peace makes a difference.
Church says no I do's until all can marry
North Carolina church will still offer premarital counseling and blessings, but no weddings until denomination allows same-sex marriage.
Haiti 2013: Bringing light to darkest slum
A friend to Haiti since 2002, now missionary of a Florida church, Seung Don Kim walks with Haiti’s children. First story in a series.
Women making history: Debra Wallace-Padgett
“Women’s History Month,” says Bishop Wallace-Padgett, “helps all of us to enlarge our vision of who, by the grace of God, we can be.”
United Methodists welcome new pope
Church leaders note choice of name of St. Francis and Jesuit order of new pope as signal of continued effort to serve poor.
Inclusion of women in combat welcomed
United Methodist women in military service note that what ruling really does is to equalize competition for more than 200,000 jobs.
Positive messages unite college campus
A campaign for unity at Duke University distributed encouragement via Twitter and a ‘flood of sticky notes.’
Women at U.N. share real-life challenges
United Methodist delegates among those ‘seeking their place at the table’ to advocate as they tackle issues of violence, poverty and war.
View research about vital congregations
A new study of a group of United Methodist congregations identifies 3 common elements for successfully dealing with change.
Women making history: Jalisa Ross
“Women’s History Month reminds us of the women who are not yet here. Will we leave them a mess or … a future worth fighting for?”
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