• Philadelphia Area Bishop encourages churches to charter units of United Methodist Men

    January 11th, 2011

    VALLEY FORGE, Pa. –– Philadelphia Area Bishop Peggy Johnson says she loves United Methodist Men organizations, and she encourages local churches to charter groups with the General Commission on United Methodist Men.“My first encounter with the United Methodist Men was when I was 14 and I was the director of a children's choir at my home… read more

  • Four United Methodist bishops ask for prayers following shooting

    January 10th, 2011

    UMNS Photo: Bishop Minerva Carcaño Bishop Gregory Palmer, Bishop Peggy Johnson, Bishop Bruce Ough, and Bishop Minerva Carcaño are calling for prayers of healing following the Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson, Ariz., that left six dead and more than a dozen – including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- wounded. Bishop Gregory Palmer "… read more

  • UM Men and UM Women join to oppose domestic violence

    December 31st, 2010

    Photo: United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men have joined forces to stand with women against domestic violence. A UMNS photo illustration by Ronny Perry.NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– In an effort to oppose domestic violence, the General Commission on UM Men and the Women’s Division of the General Board of Global Ministries are encouraging… read more

  • Three-hundred member church has 50 EMS members and 13 John Wesley fellows

    December 31st, 2010

    Photo: Rick Penny presents a John Wesley Society Award to Vernie Cox, the longest serving member of Caseyville (Ill.) UMC.  CASEYVILLE, Ill. –– The Orville N. Mueth Chapter of United Methodist Men in Caseyville, Ill., presented their 13th John Wesley Society Award on December 12, 2010, to Vernie Cox, the longest-serving member of the 300-… read more