• Society of St. Andrew saves 19 million pounds of food in eight months

    September 11th, 2014

    BIG ISLAND, Va.––in the first eight months of 2014, volunteers with the Society of St. Andrew saved 12 million pounds of food through gleaning efforts. The agency also led efforts to save seven million pounds of produce through potato drops. A total of 3,130 events involving 15,802 volunteers resulted in 19 million pounds of food providing… read more

  • Revised meditation

    September 8th, 2014

    Bishop Thomas Bickerton consecrates the bread during a Sept. 7 Communion service with the General Commission on UM Men NASHVILLE, Tenn.––“Did you ever have something planned that you changed at the last minute?” Pittsburgh Area Bishop Thomas Bickerton, vice president of the General Commission on United Methodist Men, asked … read more

  • United Methodists work to reverse Scout losses

    September 8th, 2014

    Larry Coppock, director of scouting ministry (left), and Phil Howard, president of the Scouting Ministry Committee, lead a discussion on ways to increase ministries to communities through scouting. NASHVILLE, Tenn.–The number of young people involved in Scouting declined from 2.85 million in 2012 to 2.49 million in 2013 (the last full year of reporting). … read more

  • UM Men target domestic violence

    September 8th, 2014

    Members of the General Commission on United Methodist Men consider ways to decrease the incidences of domestic violence.  NASHVILLE, Tenn.––Leaders of UM Men agreed to increase efforts to eliminate domestic violence. “Only men can stop domestic violence,” said Gilbert C. Hanke, top staff executive of the General Commission on… read more