• Mining engineer serves as scouting ministry specialist in Kentucky

    September 30th, 2011

    Photo: Steve Richards, a scouting ministry specialist in Kentucky, promotes the Mining Merit Badge. MAYSVILLE, Ky¬. –– Steve Richards, a mining engineer and a former Scoutmaster, noted that there were no Boy Scout troops in any of the six United Methodist churches in this town of 6,500 people. “I really wanted our church, the Washington… read more

  • Panel urges church to be more global

    September 28th, 2011

    Photo: Bishop Scott Jones     By Heather Hahn The time has come for The United Methodist Church to get serious about its global nature and be less U.S.-centric, says an international panel of United Methodist leaders. “We are really hoping to shape the hearts and minds of the church,” said Bishop Scott J. Jones, chair of … read more

  • Thirty-year Scout veteran helps Arizona churches expand youth ministries

    September 27th, 2011

    SIERRA VISTA, Ariz.––Jim Larsen a 30-year veteran of scouting is available to help neighboring churches expand their ministries through Boy Scouts and other youth-serving organizations. Larsen has been certified by the General Commission on United Methodist Men as a scouting ministry specialist. He joins three other specialists: Chuck … read more

  • Take your men to a movie

    September 26th, 2011

    ALBANY Ga.–– Take your UM Men organization to see Courageous, a film produced by the pastors of Sherwood Church in Albany, Ga. The movie, which opens Friday, Sept. 30, is about four fathers in law enforcement who go through a terrible tragedy. They begin looking at their role as fathers . . . and they begin challenging one another to fulfill… read more