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Arsonists torch four neighboring churches

United Methodists in Western North Carolina seek answers to recent blazes in Part 2 of Special Report on church fires. Read More

Church fire guts building, not spirit

Outreach to Athens, Ga., community will continue as Oconee Street United Methodist Church faces uncertain future. Read More

‘Moments of deep grace’ after church fire

"People from all denominations have rallied to our cause" with prayer and encouragement after church fires. Part 3 of a Special Report. Read More

Church fires challenge United Methodists

Part 1: Whether caused by lightning strike or arsonist's torch, blazes force congregations to face the unknown, accept help from others. Read More

A Dec. 22, 2012, fire destroyed the sanctuary, office area and part of the fellowship hall of Gideon Grove United Methodist Church, Stokesdale, N.C. Photo by the Rev. Nancy Rankin.

Church fires: Damage, recovery, prevention

During 2012 and early 2013, fire destroyed or damaged more than a dozen United Methodist church properties across the United States. Read More

Churches beware: Liability insurance a must

The reality is that congregations must be prepared for lawsuits; having the right insurance is the first step. Read More

How do you protect your church property?

When choosing insurance against property loss such as fire, churches should not be penny-wise but pound-foolish. Read More

Photo by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications

How to protect your church from theft

Insurance and other measures can help churches reduce their risk from financial shenanigans. Read More

Prevent Damage from Frozen Pipes

A church might have ownership of a vacant building or close off a section of the church complex that’s not in use. Without proper maintenance, this can lead to... Read More

Mold and Moisture: Act Quickly

Mold growth can cause serious secondary damage when you have temperature changes and water infiltration. Mitigate mold growth Call United Methodist Insurance (UMI) immediately if you have water... Read More

How to Clean your Basement after a Flood

Whether a storm or a burst pipe causes your basement flood, you need to begin clean-up immediately to minimize damage. Step One: Document and report your losses Contact... Read More