• Meal packaging will mark Nelson Mandela Day

    July 14th, 2011

    RALEIGH, N.C. (UMNS) — Stop Hunger Now, a United Methodist Men partner, and its South African business partners expect to package a record 300,000 meals to fight hunger on July 18 to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day.Old Mutual, a financial services company, will sponsor 73,700 meals with 1,000 employees each volunteering 67 minutes of their work … read more

  • 10 Quick Ways to Expand Your Ministry to Men

    July 13th, 2011

    United Methodist Communications offers 10 quick ways to fire up your ministry to men. SUMMARY: In church, women traditionally have filled more pews and volunteer positions and participated in more activities than have their male counterparts. If your church wants to strengthen its presence in the lives of men – whether they are single, widowed or … read more

  • My 4-week tour at the Philmont Scout Ranch

    July 11th, 2011

    Photo: The Rev. Norman Williams, a 2011 chaplain at Philmont Scout Ranch, hands New Testament to Scouts attending a Protestant worship serviceA United Methodist clergyman reports on his summer as a chaplain at the New Mexico Scout campBy Norman O. Williams The Philmont experience was awesome. During the first two weeks of staff training, we received an… read more

  • United Methodist leader gives $4 million to establish high-adventure reservation

    June 29th, 2011

    Bill Latimer (left) receives a Torch Award from Stan Craig during the 2011 Memphis Annual Conference session in Paducah, Ky.William H. Latimer III, a member of First UMC in Union City, Tenn., contributed $4 million to establish a 1,500-acre high adventure Boy Scout reservation in Tennessee. “Literally tens of thousands of youth from Tennessee and… read more