PeaceGen 2011 trip motivates teens
Thanks to the annual churchwide Peace with Justice Sunday offering, Northern Illinois youth learn how to put their faith into action.
Remembering the saints who nurtured me
Honoring a great cloud of witnesses — ‘my family, my church community, my co-workers, my neighbors and people I may never meet.’
Top court rules on Philippine actions
Judicial Council upholds the validity of decisions made by interim bishop in Manila Area.
Bishops called to reclaim church’s mission
Council of Bishops president urges church to be ‘a community of faith active in love, alive as the body of Christ.’
Retired Bishop Duecker dies in Fort Wayne
Involvement with Africa University and camping ministry kept bishop’s ministry active long after his retirement.
Rural ministry celebrates 50th year
Hinton Rural Life Center aims to be ‘a catalyst for building healthy and effective communities of faith.’
Hispanic Plan builds communities of faith
Reaching out town by town in Wisconsin, followers use Hispanic-Latino plan modules and form worship groups.
Church to focus on ‘healing relationships’
Act of Repentance by United Methodists in 2012 addresses mistreatment of indigenous peoples.
Feeding ‘tummies and souls’ of job seekers
For participants in a jobs ministry at Georgia church, encouragement, networking and dinner are all served free.
Young job seekers find inspiration, help
Georgia church’s job ministry reassures graduates as they deal with the frustrations of today’s economy.
Hollon named top communicator
The Rev. Larry Hollon was called “a passionate voice for communications as a ministry.” Athey and Whiting were inducted into Hall of Fame.
Pastor receives civilian medal from Obama
The Rev. Roberto Perez was one of 13 honored for working on behalf of others in their communities and around the world.
Gates praises church in malaria fight
United Methodists' work and leadership in fighting malaria draws praise from Melinda Gates.
Missionaries’ gift documents church role
Publications donated to Africa University portray profound political changes of ‘50s and ‘60s that helped shape the church.
The Muppets take East St. Louis
"Sesame Street" had a primetime episode on hunger. Children got a special screening at a ministry — brought to you by the letters U M C.
Church attacks malaria on several fronts
Imagine No Malaria effort in Sierra Leone includes nets, education, training of health-care workers, improvement of hospitals and clinics.
Exhibit explores Christianity in China
‘Thy Word is Truth’ has stops in four U.S. cities. Displays provide a look at centuries of struggles.
MLK dedication is a multifaith celebration
King’s dream of beloved community comes to life as spectators from all races, faiths join together in tribute.
United Methodist initiatives find homes
Pension board program, other church efforts help local initiatives to find homes — and stability — for people in transition.
Grief centers help children cope with loss
Texas ministries supported by United Methodists find grief-stricken adults are not always best help to children with losses.
‘Extreme Makeover’ aids United Methodist
ABC-TV show, airing Oct. 21, features Pennsylvania family whose church has reached out in unexpected ways.
Looking ahead to future mission trends
Expanding partnerships for Global Ministries includes contact with The Mission Society.
$1 million grant for Alabama tornado relief
Other large grants approved by UMCOR directors address Japan and Haiti earthquakes, Dakotas flooding
Conference must pay in sex-abuse case
Minnesota woman awarded $1.4 million in civil suit against pastor and conference; $164,000 assessed against conference.
Growing Latino ministry in New Orleans
2 new faith communities and an educational center grow from efforts of National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries.
Pop stars, Presidents honor Lowery
Stevie Wonder, Obama and others celebrate the 90th birthday of the United Methodist pastor, called the ‘dean of the civil rights movement.’
Settlement in Capitol Rotunda arrests
Church and Society’s Winkler, others charged in ‘faithful act of civil disobedience’ reach pretrial resolution.
CROP Walkers fight hunger, step by step
Every year, United Methodists from across the U.S. join their neighbors for CROP Hunger Walks, benefiting people worldwide.
Peace prizewinner shines her light
Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist, shares honor with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkul Karman.
Lowery celebrates 90 years of blessings
A celebration for the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, “His words—our gift,” will be held at the Atlanta Symphony Hall on Oct. 9.
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