Tornado Losses, Lessons
The Rev. Kelly Clem lost her child and her church in a 1994 tornado. Now she is comforting others recovering from storms.
Creative and Color Blind Church
The Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell’s forward thinking is embodied in his non-traditional choice in a new associate pastor.
Mentoring and Ministry
In three decades of leading one of the largest congregations in the U. S., the Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell has developed his own style of preaching, and his own strong opinions about staying vital.
Omaha Celebrates Community Day
United Methodists came together in Omaha, Nebraska for a unique effort to reach out to their neighbors and help change the world.
Car Care for Single Moms
Church makes mothers’ day. "They came for free gas, but the look in their eyes when you said ‘I would be glad to pray for you’ was a God moment."
Life After Foster Care
Two-thirds of kids in foster care don’t graduate and half end up homeless. Advocates make sure those without parents have someone to turn to.
Garden Grows Community Care
Members of 30 churches left the pews and put on their work gloves to help neighbors. “We want them to see people out there in need.”
Good Friday Cross Journey
A pastor took a tree from his yard and created a 14 ft., 425-lb. cross neighbors carried for 14 miles. “We became a church without walls.”
Malaria Lab Fights Killer
Andrea Henkel is a scientist with personal reasons to Imagine No Malaria. She got malaria in Togo and children close to her died from the disease.
Reflections on the Titanic: Historian Phil Gowan
United Methodist Phil Gowan is a historian with a wealth of knowledge about Methodist ties to the Titanic.
Ties to the Titanic: Methodist Band Members
Historian Phil Gowan says the band leader had Methodist roots, and the last song was probably not "Nearer my God to Thee."
Ties to the Titanic: Methodists on the Titanic
Among the many intriguing stories of survivors, historian Phil Gowan says a Methodist man married a woman he met on a lifeboat.
Blind Photographer’s Vision
Tiffany Chartier is a young mother, an active church member, and a professional photographer. She also has a disease that is robbing her of her sight.
Research shows that there are four categories of factors which show up over and over again in thriving churches.
Hospice Care with Pets
Giving up beloved animals can be heartbreaking for the terminally ill. A United Methodist chaplain found a way to keep people and pets together.
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