Abraham Sellu, 64, remembered as leader
The former educator and mission coordinator served in Sierra Leone and East Africa.
Bin Laden’s death challenges pastors
Church leaders struggle with how to talk with members about the tension between being “an American citizen and being a citizen in the Kingdom.”
The mother who is ‘my everything’
From an impoverished childhood to today, Bilha Alegría draws her most valuable lessons from her mother.
Slideshow: Tornado damage at Ford's Chapel
A look at the devastation and recovery of the people of Haiti after the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake.
Bishops seek change in presidency
The constitutional amendment would allow the Council of Bishops to elect one of its members to be a full-time, nonresidential bishop for four years.
Bishops to change ecumenical agency
If General Conference approves, the agency will become part of the Council of Bishops.
Many hands lighten load in tornado recovery
Across the South, United Methodist congregations assist those who are hurting.
Ohio church’s billboard supports gays
With the sign, an Ohio congregation calls for more than tolerance, a member says.
Alabama church shares heartbreak, hope
As communities recover from April 27 tornadoes, hard-hit Ford’s Chapel United Methodist Church offers compassion, support.
Court voids new policy on clergy marriage
Judicial Council says New York plan allowing same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Top court looks at requests to review decisions
Issues for reconsideration include a 2005 decision and a clergy due process case.
Bishops hear call to lead church’s future
But church leaders face a challenge in gauging what sort of guidance United Methodists need, bishop admits.
Lambuth holds last graduation
Financial trouble forced the 168-year-old United Methodist university to close, leading to a bittersweet ceremony for its last graduating class.
First Holy Week a busy one for new clergy
Easter is the “big day” for churches, and a new experience for pastors in their first appointment.
Prayers, volunteers sustain storm survivors
‘God truly moves through and with us during these times,’ says mission leader.
Easter brings hope for Ivorian Church
Côte d’Ivoire’s United Methodists find resurrection as their country emerges from a period of violence.
Storms can’t wash away churches’ Easter spirit
United Methodists respond to record-breaking severe weather with a helping hand and enduring faith in God’s resurrecting power.
Japan: Progress, despite damage
Church partners, including UMCOR, will meet in Korea to discuss aid.
Bishop champions fight against malaria
Bickerton joins NBA star, actress and others spotlighted for their efforts to prevent malaria deaths.
Did Jesus descend into hell or to the dead?
The phrase in the Apostles’ Creed offers one answer to what Jesus did between Good Friday and Easter.
Ambassador praises hospital in Sierra Leone
U.S. Ambassador Michael Owen sees partnership potential with church’s Mercy Hospital and Child Rescue Center.
Lambuth students ‘torn apart’ by school closing
Years of financial struggles and a loss of accreditation end a 168-year-old United Methodist institution – leaving its students to ponder the future.
Which came first: Easter or the eggs?
Even the most seasoned Easter worshippers may have questions about traditions such as decorated eggs, lilies and Peter Cottontail.
Easter traditions create fond memories
Some joys of the holiday include sunrise services, special music and shiny new clothes.
After storms’ pounding, churches respond
Since tornadoes in the southern U.S., United Methodists are helping people clear debris, find shelter and start to feel whole again.
Ancient traditions still influence Easter
All-night vigils, baptisms, communion — and welcoming all worshippers — are more important than fancy clothes.
Post office honors Dorothy Height
Admirers say the building is a fitting tribute for the United Methodist known as ‘the godmother of the civil rights movement.’
Photographer sees beauty despite disease
She cheers cancer patients even as her eyesight falters. “Because I am going blind I give more freely of the talents God gave me.”
UMCOR grant helps Japan institute reopen
Funds will help the Asian Rural Institute with repairs to its heavily damaged facilities so training in sustainable agricultural can continue.
Ohio churches propel Vietnam mission
From motorcycle rides to ‘Rally in the Valley,’ West Ohio supports growing Vietnamese church.
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