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Preaching to the congregation of Urban Abbey, a United Methodist congregation meeting in a coffee shop in Omaha, Nebraska, is the Rev. Debra McKnight. Photo courtesy of Urban Abbey. This has been cropped from the original by United Methodist Communications.

Grants Help Churches Get Noticed

For more than a decade, new United Methodist congregations have had the opportunity to apply for a new church start grant from United Methodist Communications. Read More

The Rev. Jerry Herships (left) is founder of AfterHours Denver. The congregation meets in a bar – and serves sandwiches and offers Communion daily in a park that is home to part of Denver’s homeless population.

New places for new people energize worship, outreach

Starting new places for new people in New Mexico's Hispanic/Latino communities is a personal mission for the Rev. Lourdes Calderon. Read More

While at a speaking engagement at Bennett College, A. Monique Hunt (left) meets her Bennett sister, Taylor Turntime.

Bennett College starts foster-care initiative

'The need for a program like this is critical' Read More

At least 14 videoconference sites across the Great Plains Conference groups ranging from small committees to most of the lay and clergy members to have virtual face-to-face meetings with much less travel required.

Videoconferencing bridges distances

The Great Plains Annual Conference, which covers nearly 160,000 square miles of Kansas and Nebraska, wanted a convenient way to bring people from its 17 districts together year round. Read More

The Upper Room nurtures a global prayer movement

In an interview with Interpreter, Sarah E. Wilke, world editor and publisher of Upper Room Ministries, tells about a multifaceted mission that reaches people of all ages around the world. Read More

Laity engage in vital ministry

If you want to become a member at Cornerstone Church: A United Methodist Congregation, you will be asked to discover your ministry niche while getting to know the church. Read More

Church-sponsored scouting creates welcoming space for youth

A Boys Scouts of America co-ed Venture Crew unit at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas creates a space for youth with special needs. Read More

Giving time and service from spiritual gifts

Scripture says each Christian has a spiritual gift. Read More

Philippine Bishops: Veteran, new bishops leading in Philippines

The three episcopal areas of the Philippines Central Conference have new leadership following elections in Bayombong late in December. Read More