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Hosts in Tampa area stand ready to serve

Hosts in Tampa area stand ready to serve

The Rev. Jim Harnish, pastor of Hyde Park UMC in Tampa, Fla., likes to say that “people who live in ...
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2012 is first cookie-free General Conference

2012 is first cookie-free General Conference

For the first time since anyone can remember, General Conference is strictly BYOC—bring your own cookies, according to the conference’s ...
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Adam Hamilton

Four steps toward vitality in our denomination

By Adam Hamilton ••• Special Contributor As an aside, I don’t believe that restructuring the general boards is the key ...
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Stephen Sidorak, Jr.

Q&A: Planning the Act of Repentance

History has not been kind to the 32 million indigenous peoples in the world, according to the Rev. Stephen Sidorak ...
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A brief history of General Conference sessions

A brief history of General Conference sessions

Here’s a review of some General Conference landmarks since the 1968 Uniting Conference that brought together the Methodist Church and ...
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Will restructuring of the UMC cut vital ministry?

Will restructuring of the UMC cut vital ministry?

By Heather Hahn, United Methodist News Service ••• Plans to restructure the United Methodist Church’s 13 general agencies could imperil ...
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Bishop Palmer

Separating truths, myths about Call to Action

By Bishop Gregory Palmer ••• Special Contributor There is a myth that the Call to Action started with discussions by ...
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A beginner’s guide to ‘speaking Methodist’

A beginner’s guide to ‘speaking Methodist’

The United Methodist Church doesn’t lack for obscure terms or for acronyms, including “UMC.” And the verbiage has gotten thicker ...
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