• UM Men select 42 women for high honor

    December 18th, 2014

    Chris Doran proudly shows her Susanna Wesley Award to friends attending the Upper New York Annual Conference meeting in Syracuse. NASHVILLE, Tenn.––Earlier this year, UM Men created the Susanna Wesley Award of Excellence to honor women who have made significant contributions to their families, churches and communities. Martha Davis In March, the… read more

  • Girl Scout cares for others while receiving treatments for blood disorder

    December 17th, 2014

    PLEASANT VALLEY, Conn.—Eliana Giantonio balances trips to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for hematology treatments with efforts to provide fish hats for other cancer patients. She started Fish Hats for Hem/Onc after her doctor admired her knitted hat and suggested other children would love to have one. After speaking to churches, libraries, and… read more

  • My Philmont mistress

    December 12th, 2014

    By Cliff Coan“So, I finally get to meet your mistress?” That was my wife’s response to an invitation to join me for a UM training conference at the Philmont Scout Ranch. I guess all the stories I’ve told and all the Philmont caps and t-shirts I wear made an impression on Tracy. I’ve been to Philmont a total of 10 times… read more

  • National survey finds strong support for scouting in UMC

    December 9th, 2014

    IRVING, TEXAS––The national office of Boy Scouts of America surveyed leaders of the top 10 faith-based charter organizations as determined by total youth membership in 2014. A total of 1,144 leaders of Scout units in United Methodist Churches and UM leaders responded to Voice of the Scout Surveys conducted in March and October, 2014. … read more