Local Church

Social Concerns
The Rev. Jessica Rooks, pastor at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, Co., speaks during a candlelight vigil following the school shooting on May 7. Photo by Ken Fong, St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

United Methodist churches offer aid after shootings

Two United Methodist churches located close to the STEM School Highlands Ranch opened their doors to grieving community.
General Church
Washington Street United Methodist Church in Petersburg, Va., is back open after closing for two weeks in January as it searched for new insurance coverage. Washington Street was among the United Methodist churches that got higher premium notices just before Christmas from United Methodist Insurance, a subsidiary of the denomination's General Council on Finance and Administration. Photo courtesy of Washington Street United Methodist Church.

Premium hikes have churches scrambling

Churches and conferences are unhappy about higher premium notices from United Methodist Insurance that arrived just before Christmas.
Social Concerns
Close to 200 people gather for a candlelight vigil Jan. 24 at Nuevo Pacto United Methodist Church in Sebring, Fla., in memory of Marisol Lopez. Photo by Juan A. Maldonado for UMNS.

Church lay leader slain in Florida bank shooting

United Methodists are mourning bank shooting victim Marisol Lopez, a prominent member of her Florida congregation.
Local Church
Sepi Lokotui dances during the Sunday service of the Tongan United Methodist Church in West Valley City, Utah, where the youth in high school and junior high worship actively through music and dance.

Youth joyfully lead at Tongan United Methodist church

Young people have great influence over the life of a Tongan congregation in Utah.

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