• Number of General Conference delegates stays same

    November 8th, 2010

    PANAMA CITY, Panama (UMNS) – The Rev. L. Fitzgerald Reist announced today that the number of delegates for the 2012 General Conference will be near the 1,000-delegate limit. "Although a variety of opinions have been expressed, I've heard strong pleas to retain similar numbers as before, and I believe any significant reduction in the number of… read more

  • Society of St. Andrew saves produce on Tennessee farm

    November 5th, 2010

    Photo: Nathaniel Smart runs back to picking peppers after dropping off a bag     By Blake Farmer WPLN NewsPIKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Society of St. Andrew is reviving an ancient practice to feed the poor – gleaning.Old Testament scriptures kept farmers from picking their fields and vineyards clean. The book of Deuteronomy requires … read more

  • Bishops support church reforms, accountability

    November 5th, 2010

     Photo: Raleigh (N.C.) Area Bishop Alfred W. Gwinn Jr. requests a vote on the Call to Action Steering Team's recommendations on Nov. 4, during the United Methodist Council of Bishops meeting in Panama City, Panama. A UMNS photo by Heather Hahn. By Heather HahnPANAMA CITY, Panama (UMNS) -- United Methodist bishops have unanimously endorsed recommendations… read more

  • UM Men urged to 'lighten the burden' of persons affected by HIV/AIDS

    October 28th, 2010

    DALLAS, Texas –– UM Men are encouraged to "lighten the burden" of men and women infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.Joe Boatman, president of UM Men in the Central Texas Annual Conference, was one of the 170 participants in “Lighten the Burden III,” the third international AIDS conference held Oct. 14-16 in Dallas.The stigma“One… read more