Soldier’s little sister sings in YouTube hit
A video showing 6-year-old Heather Martin singing in her Oklahoma church is one of YouTube’s most requested videos ever.
Teen's CD raises money, awareness after Katrina
Fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Cumbest created a CD of songs to benefit a storm-battered church in Biloxi, Miss.
United Methodist bishop elected as senator in Congo
A bishop in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been elected to that country’s Parliament.
Former hostage visits Upper Room
"While I was kidnapped, you were in captivity here praying for me until my release. Because of your tears and prayers, the Lord has brought me back," the Rev. Tongkhojang Lunkim told worshippers in the Upper Room Chapel on Dec. 13.
Movie spotlights church's role in saga of homeless man
The Rev. Cecil Williams has met many homeless who have come through his church. But he won't forget Chris Gardner.
Pastor's Nativity sets reflect universality of Christmas story
The traditional Nativity set usually has a straw-filled manger in a facsimile of a stable, surrounded by a Mary, Joseph, three kings, a couple of shepherds and a hovering angel -- often with European features -- and an assortment of animals.
Gold Rush town hosts Las Posadas for Christmas
It's 2 in the afternoon, and Faye Fyock, her short dark hair catching a gust of early December wind, clicks off the items still to be completed before the evening's festivities.
Commentary: Finding the Holy Grail at the communion table
We have seen headlines about how some have used the Eucharist to promote their own political and social agendas, by denying access if you believed this way or that way.
Churches offer ways to keep ‘holy’ in holidays
Here they come again, the traditions of the late-year holidays — sumptuous party food, families reuniting, brightly wrapped gifts, soaring carols — and head-pounding stress, frayed nerves and overheated spending.
College fellowship leads to devotional cookbook
Graduating seniors involved in the fellowship program at a United Methodist-related college wanted to leave a legacy, so they turned the recipes for the meals they shared into a cookbook.
Pastor relies on God's strength in aftermath of Pa. shooting
For Mike Remel, a 32-year-old seminary student and the pastor of Georgetown United Methodist Church, the recent shootings at a local Amish school impacted him as a pastor, father and neighbor responding to an unimaginable tragedy.
Finees Flores, leader in Hispanic ministries, dies at 78
The Rev. Finees Flores Jr., 78, former editor of el Intérprete magazine and an influential figure in the United Methodist Church's Hispanic ministries, died Nov. 18 at his home in San Antonio, after a long struggle with cancer.
Commentary: First steps to fulfilling a dream and a promise
The Rev. Chester Jones reflects on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream.
Cottage industry rejuvenating lives
A new cottage industry is recycling tires and rejuvenating lives at Cookson Hills Center in Oklahoma. Recycle Rebound adds to the growing number of small-business projects at the United Methodist mission south of Tahlequah, Okla. These projects generate jobs and income for people who are economically at risk.
Through organ donations, teenager 'gave life to so many'
Whenever Betty Chaffin sees the Rev. John Hastings, she asks if she can put her ear on his chest and listen to the sound of his heart.