• UM Men invited to participate in the ‘Change the World’ weekend

    February 8th, 2011

    NASHVILLE –– Groups of United Methodist Men are invited to sponsor projects during the May 14-15 “Change the World” weekend.United Methodists around the world will participate in community service projects on Saturday and neighbors will be invited to attend church services on Sunday. United Methodist Communications will provide a resource packet of … read more

  • International Aid Specialist Urges Church to Keep Focused on Ministry with the Poor

    February 2nd, 2011

    Photo: Three thousand people responded to a call to prepare Stop Hunger Now packets for Haiti. The Forest, Va., event also reaised $51,000 to pay shipping costs of the 13-ounce feeding packets.   by Elliott Wright      New York, NY -- An international aid specialist urged United Methodists not to slack off or give in to the "sin… read more

  • In Memoriam

    February 1st, 2011

    John Henry Dieken   TORRANCE, Calif. –– John Dieken, 62, former scouting coordinator for the California-Pacific Annual Conference died Jan. 22, 2011. Born in Hartford, S.D., Dieken attended Hartford High School and Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1968 and retired as a major in 1993 after … read more

  • Number of Scouts in UM churches increases

    January 12th, 2011

    IRVING, Texas ––The number of Scouts chartered by United Methodist churches increased for the second year in a row, according to a recent report by the Boy Scouts of America.At the end of 2010, 371,499 Scouts were participating in 11,237 Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops and Venturing crews sponsored by United Methodist churches across … read more