• Bishops hear call to lead church’s future

    May 3rd, 2011

    Photo: Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster gives his presidential address to the United Methodist Council of Bishops on May 2. Goodpaster, who leads the denomination?s Charlotte (N.C.) Area, urged his fellow bishops to take a greater role in leading the denomination into the future.  A UMNS photo by Heather Hahn.   By Heather Hahn* ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga… read more

  • Tornadoes destroy churches, but not spirit

    April 29th, 2011

    Photo: Vaughn United Methodist Church in Griffin, Ga., stands open to the elements after a tornado stripped away the wall. A UMNS photo by the Rev. Mike Cash.  A UMNS ReportBy Barbara Dunlap-Berg and Kathy NobleGracie “Bug” Briscoe huddled and prayed with her family while wind and rain pummeled the small community of Vaughn, Ga. The tornadoes … read more

  • Steve Bays named scouting ministry specialist in Kentucky

    April 25th, 2011

    Photo: Steve Bays, a scouting ministry specialist works with members of Troop 341 on studies prepared by Programs of Religious Activities with Youth. LOUISVILLE, Ky. –– Steve Bays, a 20 year scouting volunteer with Summit Heights United Methodist Church, is serving as one of four scouting ministry specialist in the state. A former… read more

  • Men invited to create life-long reminders

    April 19th, 2011

    Photo - Sample paver NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– UM men are invited to purchase life-long reminders of those they love or wish to recognize on engraved pavers on the walkway in front of the Nashville office of the General Commission on UM Men. Purchase of the pavers will not only honor a loved one, it will also support the international ministries … read more