• Men sing hymns in dungeon during storm warnings

    March 5th, 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– Early Friday morning, March 2, men attending the National Association of Presidents of UM Men were notified that tornados were approaching middle Tennessee, and they should be prepared to move to the basement level of the Denman Building which houses the historic Upper Room Chapel. In the afternoon, Gil Hanke, top staff executive … read more

  • Finance agency proposes reductions in the Episcopal Fund

    November 18th, 2011

    A UMNS report by Heather Hahn* The General Council on Finance and Administration will recommend a 2013-16 budget of more than $90 million to support the denomination’s 157 active and retired bishops, a decrease of $4 million from the 2009-2012 budget. The Episcopal Fund, one of seven apportioned funds, supports the salaries, housing, travel… read more

  • Panel urges church to be more global

    September 28th, 2011

    Photo: Bishop Scott Jones     By Heather Hahn The time has come for The United Methodist Church to get serious about its global nature and be less U.S.-centric, says an international panel of United Methodist leaders. “We are really hoping to shape the hearts and minds of the church,” said Bishop Scott J. Jones, chair of … 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