Britain celebrates Charles Wesley's life, legacy
On the anniversary of Charles Wesley's 300th birthday, worshippers gather in London to celebrate the life of the prolific hymn writer.
Church hymn-singing has evolved over centuries
Once illegal in the Church of England, hymn-singing has become integral to Christian worship and theological understanding.
Hispanic group decries hostile climate for immigrants
Noting Jesus was born to parents journeying to a foreign land, a church group asks United Methodists to remember the plight of immigrants.
Southeastern Jurisdiction tackles diversity issues
A United Methodist gathering works to bring ethnic groups from diversity into community.
Workshop aims to develop servants, not suckers
When panhandlers or the homeless ask for a handout, how can you help in a Godly way?
Churches remember murder victims, pledge shalom
United Methodists in Baltimore hold a special worship service for the city's 269 homicide victims this year, along with their families.
Ghanaians find home through London fellowship
Ghanaians immigrating to England from West Africa receive support and encouragement through a Methodist fellowship in London.
Santa’s sleigh raises money for mission work
A Santa's helper turns a Chevy Astro Van into a souped-up "sleigh," making kids smile while generating funds for church missions.
United Methodist finance leader plans to retire early
Sandra Lackore, chief finance executive for the denomination, will retire Dec. 31 instead of next June as earlier planned.
Black clergy team explores needs in New Orleans
Team hears concerns about absence of African-American volunteers in Katrina recovery.
Personal stories behind Nativity sets enhance exhibit
A church in Tullahoma is featuring a display of 100 Nativity scenes, each with a special story.
Pan-Methodists raise concerns about Pickens’ dismissal
Members of the United Methodist ecumenical agency are questioning the process that led to the executive’s dismissal.
Pastor experiences racial threats, cross burning
A Tennessee pastor suffers a heart attack after finding a noose and a burning wooden cross on his porch.
Task force seeks ways to increase Hispanic clergy
Barriers prevent many Latinos from pursuing ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church, speakers say.
Bishop sends letter to Congress on Philippines
Bishop Felton May asks for assurance that U.S. military aid isn’t being used in ways that violate human rights.
United Methodists help Korean community own homes
Hyepin Im and her husband, Jin Kim, offer services aimed at moving people from poverty to self-sustenance.
United Methodists’ global relationships enter ‘new phase’
Globalization is changing how the church relates to other religious bodies, says Bishop William Oden.
In tight economy, Africa University acts to keep staff
The school’s directors adopt a staff retention policy, as many professionals leave Zimbabwe for better opportunities.
United Methodist bishop prays for shooting victims
Bishop Felton E. May questions gun violence in today’s society following two shootings in Colorado.
University honors Murapa's 10 years of service
Alumni, church leaders and others say farewell to Rukudzo Murapa, who led Africa University through a decade of growth.
Young adults seek to put faith into action, leader says
People between the ages of 18 and 30 represent "a passionate movement" in the church, a United Methodist executive says.
Africa University names interim leader
Fanuel Tagwira, the dean of agriculture and natural resources, has been named interim vice chancellor of the pan-African school.
Ministry gives hope to AIDS orphans in Africa
A program called Giving Hope is doing just that, providing AIDS orphans with the seeds needed to sow their future.
United Methodists respond to mall shooting
Nine people are left dead and several others are wounded, including a member of First UMC in Omaha (pictured).
Church’s interfaith commission dismisses leader
The Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns chooses not to re-elect the Rev. Larry Pickens.
Commentary: Profiling delegates is disservice to Body of Christ
Paul Black takes aim at a survey of General Conference delegates that seems to “counts heads” before the assembly.
United Methodist free clinic opens in New Orleans
Based at a local church, the clinic provides medical care and other help to area residents.
Group urges compassion for immigrants
Iowa faith leaders are calling on U.S. presidential candidates to address immigration in a way "that respects human dignity."
'Johnny Appleseed' organizes tree-planting project
Tom Sisulak has launched “The 1,000 Tree Planting Project” as a way to promote stewardship of God’s creation.
Women’s Division supports call to drop torture case
The United Methodist entity joins a call to drop charges against the San Francisco 8.
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