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Q&A: Finding a way into Methodism, and the clergy

Editor’s note: Throughout March, designated Women’s History Month by Congress, United Methodist News Service offered Q&As with notable women in the UMC. Here’s one with Roslyn Lee, a licensed local pastor pursuing ordination as an elder. Barbara Dunlap-Berg, internal content editor for United Methodist Communications, did the interview. Tell us a little about yourself. A […]

To rise from the ashes – Churches face challenge of recovering from fires

It’s every congregation’s worst nightmare. Fire strikes and the church building that members have loved for decades is suddenly gone or seriously damaged. Three churches in the UMC’s Arkansas Conference and congregations in six other states understand that nightmare all too well as they recover from recent fires. One fire, ignited by lightning, destroyed the […]

Deployed to help: Churches plan ministries with military families

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.—If your congregation is seeking ways to reach out to military families, New Providence United Methodist Church, on the Tennessee-Kentucky border, might inspire you. Just six miles from the Fort Campbell Army base in Kentucky, New Providence is home to many retired soldiers and their families. They know what it is like to have […]

Twenty ways to reach out on Veterans Day

By Barbara Dunlap-Berg and Kathy L. Gilbert, United Methodist News Service… The observance of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, began almost a century ago. In the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Allied nations and Germany declared an armistice—a temporary cessation of hostilities—in World War I. Commemorated as Armistice […]