Editor’s note: Last week Dr. Donald Haynes informed us his intention to end his service to UMR and the broader church through his Wesleyan Wisdom column. For 8 years we’ve been honored to feature valuable commentary by Dr. Haynes on life and practice in the UMC. We’ve especially appreciated the focus on learning from our […]
Nationwide, 25 percent of military families — 620,000 households — need help putting food on the table, according to a study by Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks.
“The results are alarming,” said Bob Aiken, chief executive officer of Feeding America. “It means that people in America have to make trade-offs. They have to pick between buying food for their children or paying for utilities, rent and medicine.”
One in seven Americans — 46 million people — rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families, the study found.
The Foundation for Evangelism announces the selection of Bishop Richard C. Looney as the 2014 Distinguished Evangelist of The United Methodist Church.
As a member of the Holston Annual Conference, Looney served appointments in Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee, shared in Pulpit Exchanges in England and Australia, and work missions in Peru, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
“It will be extremely communal,” Hagans said of the smaller sessions. “It will be more about relationships and how we live our faith in day-to-day life, rather than strictly biblical. There will be ‘radical transparency’ around brokenness, without being judged or condemned.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (GBOD) – Despite enduring a devastating typhoon, United Methodist young people and adult leaders from 34 countries successfully completed their convocation and legislative assembly in the Philippines and adopted petitions for presentation to the next General Conference. As participants in the Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly (GYPCLA), organized by Young People’s […]
FERGUSON, Mo. (RNS) On the fourth morning after Michael Brown’s death, residents from different parts of the region came together to pick up the pieces. Some were young, some old. The majority arrived as part of the faithful. Others trickled in after spotting volunteers marching up and down West Florissant under the hot sun. Carrying […]
The United Methodist Church is seeking input from members and partners worldwide as it prepares to launch a new stage of global health ministry that will build on and deepen the success of the much-applauded Imagine No Malaria (INM) program.