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19 hrs ago |

Christians, show compassion to Central American children, urges head of United Methodist Church in Harrisburg

In this July 10, 2014, photo, children watch television at the "Todo por Ellos" shelter for migrant children in Tapachula, Mexico.


Related Topix: Religion, World News, Mexico, Granjeno, TX

21 hrs ago | United Methodist Church

vitality increases in U.S.

The Rev. Stephen Handy prays with the staff of the YouthWorks mission camp at McKendree United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn.


Related Topix: Religion, Breakfast, Life, Food, Ontario, OH

Yesterday | News Max

Religious Denominations Embracing Illegal Migrants

Religious denominations that generally lean left politically, from Catholic and Methodist to Reform Jewish, are working to make illegal migrant children feel welcome in the United States, The New York Times reported.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Immigration Reform, US News, Terry Branstad, US Governors

Wed Jul 23, 2014


"wait for a bunch of old ideas to die in order for a church to live"

A Church Divided Over Marriage Equality The Church's rules against homosexuality have divided Methodists for forty years.


Related Topix: Religion

Sag Harbor Online

New Minister Takes Helm of Methodist Church

To an outsider, it might seem to be a circuitous route that brought the Reverend Rose Livingston to the Sag Harbor United Methodist Church, where this month she took over for Pastor Tom McLeod who moved to the North Fork at the end of June.


Related Topix: Livingston, NY, Sag Harbor, NY, Religion, Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Bridgehampton, NY

Post and Courier

Judge in Episcopal schism trial: It's a civil matter

The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, joined by the Presbyterian Church and the United Method Church, is among those asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a Texas case similar to the schism in South Carolina.


Related Topix: Religion, Episcopal Church, South Carolina, US News, US Supreme Court, Charleston, SC

The Economist

When a pastor is re-frocked

FRANK SCHAEFER, a Methodist preacher in Pennsylvania, officiated at his son's same-sex wedding in 2007.


Related Topix: Wedding, Religion, Santa Barbara, CA, Gay/Lesbian

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Paradise Post

SHOR fund raisers scheduled

Sojourners House on the Ridge , Paradise's own seasonal homeless shelter, is entering its second fund raising season with a lot of hope.


Related Topix: Religion

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Clinton United Methodist Church welcomes Rev. Michael P. Smith

Pastor Michael grew up in Delran, and attended Dobbins UMC and Delran UMC. While attending Asbury College, he received the call into ministry and began to pursue ordination in the United Methodist Church.


Related Topix: Religion, Asbury College

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Rwanda native part of Methodists' efforts to defeat malaria

She knows it from the members of her family who had it; she can't even count them all.


Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health, Religion

The Times-Herald

Cowetans played role in development of factory town

It is not surprising that several Cowetans played a part in the history of the industrial town.


Related Topix: Georgia, Newnan, GA, Coweta County, GA, Religion, Fayette County, GA, Brooks, GA, Turin, GA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Times

Johnny Vardeman

One of the oldest camp meetings in North Georgia begins Monday at the historic Antioch Campground on Antioch Campground Road in west Hall County.


Related Topix: Hall County, GA, Religion, Burke County, GA, Sardis, GA

Methodist miniser: Refrocked, relocated and ready for what's next

AFTER TWO ROUNDS of national media attention - once in December when he was defrocked by the United Methodist Church for officiating at his gay son's 2007 wedding, then again last month when he was officially refrocked - the Rev.


Related Topix: Religion, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Isla Vista, CA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Times

New minister brings nurturing outlook to Oakwood First United Methodist Church

"There's a lot of hurting people and a lot of people in need," Skinner said, "but no matter what the circumstances are, if they know God is bigger than circumstance, if they feel his love and feel valued throughout, I believe that's the message they need to hear."


Related Topix: Religion, Emory University, Franklin County, GA, Carnesville, GA

Times Herald

Travelers take time to help at retreat center

They travel the country looking for work. This group, however, works for free. They're called NOMADs -- Nomads On a Mission Active in Divine Service -- and they're associated with the the United Methodist Church.


Related Topix: Service, MS, Religion

Red Bank Green

Fair Haven: Gardeners Share Harvest

Among the plots in Fair Haven's community garden is an area with two small signs.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Religion, Life, Food, Vegetables, Eatontown, NJ

Thu Jul 17, 2014

United Methodist Church

IRD agrees not to use church mailing list info

The North Texas Annual Conference has reached an out-of-court settlement with the Institute of Religion and Democracy over the latter's use of names and addresses of church members within the conference.


Related Topix: Religion, Plano, TX

Ocracoke Journal

Maurice Ballance

Today at 1 pm the Ocracoke Community will gather at the United Methodist Church to celebrate the life of Maurice Ballance.


Related Topix: Ocracoke, NC, Religion

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Fort Mill Times

July means 27th year for Methodist Salkehatchie helpers fixing houses in York County

They also brought hammers and saws, screwdrivers and huge hearts. If it is July, the 50-plus young people around Rock Hill and York covered with sweat, singing as they work, are the Salkehatchie Summer Service volunteers.


Related Topix: York County, SC, Religion, Rock Hill, SC, York, SC, India Hook, SC, Saluda, SC

The Rock County Star Herald

Community supper fosters friendships

Noah Abrahamson, 6, and his sister, Emma, 4, enjoy the kids' dessert at a community supper July 9 at the United Methodist Church in Luverne.


Related Topix: Religion, Luverne, MN