• Hanke nominated as United Methodist of the year

    December 29th, 2010

    Gilbert C. Hanke, top staff executive of the General Commission on United Methodist Men, is one of 11 persons nominated as “United Methodist of the Year.”The United Methodist Reporter selected two staff executives with the General Board of Global Ministries who died in the Haiti earthquake for the top honor. “For the courageous service to… read more

  • In memoriam

    December 28th, 2010

    Jack Edward Saunders TAMPA, Fla. –– Jack Edward Saunders, 66, a leader in United Methodist scouting ministries, died Dec. 10, 2010. A member of Wesley Memorial UMC in Tampa, he served as a Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, District Chairman, and he was the course director of the Gulf Ridge Council Wood Badge. He was also … read more

  • United Methodist Church stars in Christmas special

    December 20th, 2010

    By Linda BloomPhoto: A camera operator lines up shots of lessons and carols during a pre-broadcast rehearsal for the CBS Christmas Eve special at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, United Methodist, in New York. UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin.NEW YORK (UMNS) –– When members of the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, United Methodist, … read more

  • Former fire fighter becomes 100th scouting ministry specialist

    December 20th, 2010

    SHAMONG, N.J. –– James D. Smith, a former fire fighter, now disabled, became the 100th scouting ministry specialist in December, 2010. The president of UM Men of Indian Mills UMC in Shamong, N.J., Smith is a certified lay speaker and father of seven children and grandfather of two. Smith says he was in a Boy Scout troop chartered by Tabernacle… read more