Grants Available for Young People’s Racial Justice Projects


From the office of Discipleship Ministries NASHVILLE, Tenn. Sept. 22, 2017 /Discipleship Ministries/ Applications are now available for grants to help United Methodist young people with a passion for racial justice to initiate projects that can impact their church, community and world.   Grants up to $2,500 per project will provide seed money to ...

Swanson Receives Award from Andrew Jackson Council BSA


Boy Scouts, cubmasters, scoutmasters, silver beavers and several United Methodist congregants, pastors and district superintendents came out to support service in Scouting by attending the Whitney Young Service Award Dinner at the JSU E-Center Thursday, September 28. Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. was one of three recipients of the award and shared in...

UMCOR is There For the Long Haul


Sandy McCall looks through her furniture and flooded possessions on the street outside her home in Orange, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.  By Julie Dwyer Sept. 25, 2017 | UMNS While Irma, Harvey and Maria dominate news headlines, the United Methodist Committee on Relief hasn’t forgotten about Matthew. That storm left...

Emory Ranked Among Top National Universities by U.S. News


Emory University has been ranked 21st among the nation’s top universities in the new 2018 Best Colleges guidebook from U.S. News & World Report. “Emory’s students are drawn to the university’s combination of groundbreaking research and academic excellence in the liberal arts,” says Dwight A. McBride, provost and executive vice president of ...

Rule 2 Grant Recipients Named


from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Named after Wesley’s Rule for Christian Living “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can,” the Rule 2 Grant is designed to support collegiate ministry groups, local churches, ...

UM Foundation Offers Communications for Churches Workshop


The Mississippi United Methodist Foundation is pleased to present Communicating in an Ever-Changing World with Scott Vaughan (photo right). The workshop for clergy and church communicators is Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Foundation Building located at 581 Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland. The ...

United Methodists Provide Relief to Mudslide, Flood Survivors


Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS Displaced children, including some orphaned by the Aug. 14 mudslide that killed hundreds, eat breakfast at one of the relief centers established for mudslide victims in Freetown, Sierra Leone.   By Phileas Jusu and Julu Swen Aug. 31, 2017 | FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (UMNS) With more than 1,000 feared dead and thousands more...

Churches Shelter Many as Harvey Damage Spreads


Photo by Michele Sibley, courtesy Bear Creek United Methodist Church Volunteers from Houston’s Bear Creek United Methodist Church used boats to help residents evacuate from Tropical Storm Harvey’s rising floodwaters. By Sam Hodges Aug. 30, 2017 | DALLAS (UMNS) With his rapidly flooding town needing an emergency shelter, the Rev. John Mooney of ...

Harvey Floods Hit Houston Churches


Photo courtesy the Rio Texas Conference The Island in the Son United Methodist Church in Corpus Christ, Texas, was badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The Rio Texas Conference hopes to get emergency response teams to the Corpus Christ area by Aug. 29. By Sam Hodges August 28, 2017 | DALLAS (UMNS) From flooded buildings to pastors and other staff ...

Texas Floods Force Rescue of Many


Photo courtesy of the Rev. Andrew Wolfe Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey engulf the home of the Rev. Andrew Wolfe, associate pastor at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Houston. By Shannon Martin and Sam Hodges Aug. 27, 2017 | HOUSTON (UMNS) United Methodists ministers have been among those rescued from rising waters in Houston as ...

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