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16 Dec, 2016, 06:00 ET United Methodist Church offers the gift of hospitality

If you see people walking around town wearing what looks like bright red jetpacks, you might want to head over. They're actually bearing gifts -...


15 Dec, 2016, 21:29 ET United Methodist Church offers the gift of hospitality

The United Methodist Church is taking to the streets of nine major U.S. cities to offer the gift of hospitality this Christmas with a warm...


25 Apr, 2014, 06:00 ET Imagine No Malaria to Distribute Nets in Sierra Leone

 Today on World Malaria Day, Imagine No Malaria moved forward with plans to distribute nearly 400,000 life-saving insecticide-treated bed nets...


25 Nov, 2013, 11:55 ET UMC #GivingTuesday gifts have twice the impact

Online donations to The Advance matched on Dec. 3  Kick off the season of giving by making an online donation to mission through The...


17 Feb, 2012, 09:12 ET United Methodists Attracting Young Adults to Religion with a Back-to-basics Approach

- "Rethink Church" campaign provides skeptical generation with new ways to practice faith - "Bringing a first-century approach to Christianity...


30 Aug, 2011, 22:00 ET Economy Trumps Terrorism as Top Concern

Poll looks at American attitudes towards global citizenship A decade after 9/11, only 16% of Americans believe terrorism is the most important...


09 May, 2011, 14:23 ET Event Mobilizes Churches to Change the World

United Methodists Join Together to Make a Difference Cleaning. Building. Painting. Repairing homes. Landscaping. Fundraising for worthy causes....


22 Apr, 2011, 18:02 ET Pauley Perrette Joins United Methodist Imagine No Malaria Campaign

Imagine No Malaria, a ministry of The United Methodist Church, is pleased to introduce actress Pauley Perrette to its growing community of...


11 Jan, 2011, 11:15 ET Haiti Earthquake Recovery: One Year Later

Containers of rubble show there is work to be done To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti that occurred Jan. 12,...


12 Jul, 2010, 13:53 ET New Study Identifies Key Factors Impacting Vital Congregations

Lively, vital churches come in all sizes, locations, and settings says a new study commissioned by The United Methodist Church, but they...


19 Apr, 2010, 18:25 ET Jars of Clay to Headline World Malaria Day Celebration in Austin

On World Malaria Day, Sunday, April 25, The United Methodist Church will officially launch Imagine No Malaria, its $75 million initiative to...


16 Apr, 2010, 14:20 ET United Methodists Help Fight Malaria in Democratic Republic of Congo

The people of The United Methodist Church will join with partner organizations to distribute 30,000 long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets in...


13 Jan, 2010, 18:53 ET UMCOR Responds to the Earthquake in Haiti

A major earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday, causing widespread destruction. Millions of people are affected and thousands are feared...


04 May, 2009, 13:52 ET United Methodist Bishops Combat Poverty Head on During Rethink Church Launch

The top spiritual leaders of The United Methodist Church are rethinking the way they combat poverty and rolling up their sleeves in the process....


01 May, 2009, 11:00 ET Video: The United Methodist Church Launches $20 Million 'Rethink Church' Advertising Campaign

Rethink Church, the next evolution of The United Methodist Church's "Open hearts" welcoming and advertising campaign, will kick off on May 5 and 6...


24 Apr, 2009, 14:33 ET World Malaria Day: United Methodists to Help Blanket Sierra Leone With Nets

On the eve of World Malaria Day, the people of The United Methodist Church announced they will participate in a nationwide nets distribution...


24 Feb, 2009, 19:22 ET United Methodist Leaders Call for Hope, Outreach in Economic Crisis

The global financial crisis underscores the importance of a renewed focus on mission and ministry for the church and reminds Christians to maintain...


12 Nov, 2008, 19:42 ET Photo: United Methodist Church, Partners Launch Life-Saving Campaign in Cote d'Ivoire

Bed net distribution helps prevent malaria The people of The United Methodist Church and their partners worldwide helped Cote d'Ivoire's National...


25 Oct, 2002, 01:00 ET Tennessee United Methodist Bishop Urges 'No' on Lottery Amendment

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling gambling "an immoral means that balances our state budget on the backs of the poor," Tennessee...