As president of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), I am making this emergency appeal for United Methodists and their friends to supply Health Kits, bottled water and blankets for survivors of Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast. The need is desperate throughout the area devastated by the storm, especially among people who have been or are being evacuated from their homes.
Commentary: Church turns to crowdfunding
A retired pastor who volunteers with a church that was overwhelmed by a multi-million dollar building project believes the church has found a path to resurrection.
Commentary: Threat of schism hangs over jubilee of church
The constitution of The United Methodist Church faces a critical test, the Rev. William B. Lawrence and Sally Curtis AsKew write in an essay about the crisis facing the denomination.