• Illinois church has inducted 12 people into John Wesley Society

    April 23rd, 2010

    Photo: Barb Kinnison (left) joins Barb McCann in receiving John Wesley Society plaques from Rick Penny, president of Caseyville UM Men.CASEYVILLE, Ill. –– Caseyville UMC, a church that averages 81 in attendance, has 53 EMS members and 12 John Wesley fellows. The Orville N. Mueth Chapter of UM Men in Caseyville presented their 11th and … read more

  • UM Men, Women confront domestic violence

    April 19th, 2010

    United Methodist Men and United Methodist Women have agreed to a first-of-its kind joint effort to stand with women against domestic violence.The organizations agreed to collaborate on domestic violence programs, training and resources that can be used in churches across the country.Last fall, directors of United Methodist Women encouraged local units to… read more

  • United Methodist map to change in June

    April 16th, 2010

    Photo: Bishop Hee-Soo Jung serves Holy Communion during the Northern IllinoisAnnual Conference’s 2009 meeting. A UMNS Web-only file photo courtesyof the Northern Illinois Annual Conference.   By Rich Peck*7:00 A.M. EST April 14, 2010 | NASHVILE, Tenn. (UMNS)United Methodists will draw a new map of U.S. structures following May and June… read more

  • UM Men leader and wife provide therapeutic horse-back riding for people with special needs

    April 7th, 2010

    Photo: Carter Starr rides Mocha Dot at the Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Oxford, Mich. She is assisted by volunteers Carrie and Andrew Thompson, and Faith Breznau.   OXFORD, Mich.–– Lee Donley, president of UM Men in the North Central Jurisdiction, and his wife, Ruth, have provided therapeutic horseback riding … read more