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4 hrs ago |

Methodists respond to border crisis with donations

The North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, which includes the Eastern half of the state, is collecting socks and underwear to send to the U.S./Mexico border.


Related Topix: Religion, North Carolina, Durham, NC, Durham County, NC, Alamance County, NC

6 hrs ago | United Methodist Church

Seminary welcomes Mexican, Colombian pastors

Ricardo Aldana Mogollon, a Methodist pastor from Colombia, enjoys a pickup soccer game outside Prothro Hall at Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Religion, Colombia Travel, Travel, Southern Methodist University, North America Travel, Mexico Travel, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

12 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

More than a few good men

In Troop 125, which meets at 7 p.m. on Mondays at the United Methodist Church, the number of scouts who become Eagles is from 57 to 77 percent.


Related Topix: Religion

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Daily Record

Laurie Anne Spagnola | Board of Child Care

The Board of Child Care , the Baltimore-based agency of the United Methodist Church providing support for children and families, has named Laurie Anne Spagnola as president.


Related Topix: Religion

West of the I

Methodist churches to host "Weird Animals" vacation Bible school

Vacation Bible School will take place at Salem United Methodist Church during the week of Aug. 4-8.


Related Topix: Religion, Vacation Bible School, Pleasant Prairie, WI, Weird

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Free Republic

My Church Loyalties

In 2005, after Benedict XVI was elected pope, I wrote an essay for the Century titled 'In need of a pope?' That essay cost me a job at a Protestant evangelical institution.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Benedict Xvi, Pope Benedict XVI

United Methodist Church

'A dream for peace on the Korean Peninsula'

Walking the route from Foundry United Methodist Church to the White House, marchers shout, "Peace for Korea Now!" while holding signs and banners during Korean Peace March on July 28, 2014.


Related Topix: Religion, South Korea, World News, Asia, Asian-American, Korean-American

Limerick Today

New Minister looks forward to new role in 'cradle' of his faith

IT'S a long way from Keokuk, Iowa to Adare, County Limerick but for Rev Bill Olmsted it marks a homecoming of sorts - to the place he regards as the "cradle" of his faith.


Related Topix: Keokuk, IA, Religion, Travel, Europe Travel, Ireland Travel

Sat Jul 26, 2014


Singing Sensation: Slava Kosak

Slava Kosak is touring the United States and is in Chattanooga this weekend. He is here to perform at a concert in order to raise awareness and money for the mission and ministry of the United Methodist Church in the Czech Republic.


Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Religion

Nashua Telegraph

A Boise church bell was lost, and now it's found

The anniversary arrives with a special gift - the return of the church's original bell from the First Methodist Church after more than 120 years.


Related Topix: Troy, NY, Religion, Urban Legend

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Oklahoma descendant of Colorado massacre ponders forgiveness, healing

The atrocities of the Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado left an indelible mark on White Buffalo Woman until the day she died.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Arapaho, OK, Religion, Weatherford, OK, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Tikkun Magazine

Does "God" Make Sense? A Theological Autobiography

I was a pious child. God was my loving companion, the one to whom I could talk most freely with the confidence of being understood.


Related Topix: Religion, New York, University of Chicago, US News, Liberal Political News

Thu Jul 24, 2014

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

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

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