News and Views

November 2016

A Post-Election Message from Bishop Easterling

November 9, 2016

You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust." -- Psalm 91: 1-2  Beloved:  It is the day after another...

Church leaders challenged to lead with courage

November 8, 2016

Bishop Grant Hagiya told the 750 church leaders gathered at the Council of Bishops’ Extended Cabinet Summit to lead with courage for the sake of the future of The United Methodist Church.

The word is... miracle

November 4, 2016

Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column.

Church Leaders Kick Off Quadrennium With Vital Congregation Focus

November 4, 2016

About 750 leaders of The United Methodist Church gathered in Jacksonville, Fla., this week to start the new quadrennium focused on the mission of cultivating vital congregations to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Metropolitan Memorial UMC: Church of Presidents

November 3, 2016

Metropolitan Memorial UMC in Washington, D.C., was founded in the 1800’s by an act of the General Conference to represent Methodists from all over the United States. Churches and individuals from all states, including President Abraham Lincoln...

Mother and pastor discover astounding connection

November 1, 2016

“God is all over this thing,” is the response most people offer when they hear the story about the Rev. Meredith Wilkens-Arnold and the speaker at Calvary UMC’s Stephen Ministry celebration.