• In Memoriam ––Edward Russell Clark

    February 18th, 2014

    MCMINNVILLE, Oregon––Edward Russell Clark, 74, former president of the Western Jurisdiction of United Methodist Men, died peacefully on Feb. 14, 2014, at his home after a formidable battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Ed was the fourth of nine children born to Archie and Genevieve (DeGroot) Clark.  The family moved to Los Angeles, … read more

  • UMC tops list of denominations using PRAY awards

    February 13th, 2014

    The Rev. Mark Dicken, pastor of Trinity UMC in Elkhart, Ind., present PRAY Awards to five Scouts and a Cross and Flame Award to Craig Fulmer (right). ST. LOUIS, Mo––A total of 23,972 young people earned PRAY (Programs of Religious Activities with Youth) awards in 2013. The UMC continues to give the highest number of awards with 6,246 … read more

  • Scout leader prepares a 40-day spiritual-formation guide

    February 11th, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga.––A Scout executive, has developed a 40-day meditation guide to help people  think theologically about their role in scouting and to sample various spiritual practices leading to a closer relationship with God. Ty LaValley, a UM Silver Torch recipient and scouting ministry specialist, has developed The 40 Day Shepherd … read more

  • Order Lenten devotions from Society of St. Andre

    January 28th, 2014

    Commit to a daily time of study, reflection, prayer, and giving during the season of Lent (March 5-April 19). Deepen your faith as you give to provide healthy food for our hungry brothers and sisters through the work of Society of St. Andrew.Lent is a season of penitence, a time of asking God’s forgiveness for our sins, and seeking a new way… read more