• Leadership Summit to draw global participation

    March 31st, 2011

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) -- A summit for those interested in the role of annual conferences and local churches in meeting challenges and making short-term and long-range changes will be webcast from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central Time on April 6, with conversation groups organized in episcopal areas. The United Methodist Church Leadership Summit is sponsored by … read more

  • Inmates offer Lenten thoughts on God’s love

    March 31st, 2011

    Photo: Eric Sewell, left, and Brad Major hold a copy of the 2011 Lenten Devotional, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. Both men, members of Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tenn., contributed personal reflections. A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry. By the Rev. Kathy NobleNASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) -- When Ronnie writes of prisoners who “have … read more

  • Marine supported by Boy Scouts wounded by IED in Afghanistan

    March 29th, 2011

    Photo: Jake Romo prepares for a medflight from the Bethesda (Md.) Naval Hospital to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton where he was stationed before deploying to Afghanistan. ARLINGTON, Tenn. ––Boy Scout Troop 452 of Arlington UMC has been writing and sending personal notes, calling cards, and care packages to Marine units in Afghanistan.… read more

  • IN Memoriam -- A.J. Coon

    March 28th, 2011

    GENESEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. –– A. J. Coon, 92, former president of Flint District UM Men and editor of the district newsletter, died Jan. 7.A World War II veteran, he spent 30 years as a Boy Scout leader, and he was active for 35 years with Dort-Oak Park Neighborhood House. He also participated in many mission trips to the Red Bird Missionary Conference. His… read more