Local Church

Social Concerns
The Green Church movement was begun at Suncook United Methodist Church in New Hampshire to encourage congregations to address climate change. Logo courtesy of the New England Conference.

Congregations invited to join Green Church movement

The Rev. Bumshik Min, pastor of Suncook United Methodist Church in New Hampshire, founded the Green Church movement to offer practical steps churches can take and a forum for them to work together to address climate change.
Local Church
Jane Shutt (far right) and volunteers pose for a photo at a Back-to-School Backpack Event in 2022. Shutt helped start a progam at Pineville United Methodist Church that helps community members avoid homelessness. Photo courtesy of Pineville United Methodist Church.

Churchgoer works to prevent homelessness

Pineville Neighbors Place helps people who are just one flat tire or missed paycheck away from homelessness to stay in their homes. Jane Shutt, administrative assistant at Pineville United Methodist Church, helped get the program going about seven years ago.
General Church
Cobb County Superior Courthouse in Marietta, Georgia. Nearly 200 churches are suing the North Georgia Conference leadership seeking both disaffiliation from The United Methodist Church and punitive damages. Photo by Jimmy Emerson, DVM via Flickr.

187 churches sue North Georgia Conference

After pausing disaffiliations, the conference is facing lawsuits filed by churches seeking to immediately leave The United Methodist Church with property. Other conferences are facing similar suits in civil courts.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Mel West. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Mel West.

Youth group outreach changed Mr. X’s views of church

Pastor recalls how young people accomplished amazing results through a program that addressed housing needs.

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