Louisiana Annual Conference

Disaster Relief
Caton Darling, 17, secures a tarp over the roof of his family’s home in Lake Charles, La., after Hurricane Laura toppled trees that damaged the roof.

Amazing grace comes in many ways for storm survivors

Hurricane Laura destroyed churches, homes and businesses but failed to drown the United Methodist spirit of caring.
Mission and Ministry
Two views show extensive damage to University United Methodist Church in Lake Charles, La. Southwestern Louisiana has widespread destruction from Hurricane Laura, which made landfall Aug. 27 with winds of up to 150 miles per hour. Photos by Jerry Jackson, courtesy of the Rev. Angela Cooley Bulhof, University United Methodist Church.

Louisiana churches hit by Hurricane Laura

Though flooding was less than feared, ‘the wind was not our friend,’ bishop says.
Mission and Ministry
A family from First United Methodist Church of Miami stands with a yard sign given to them by the church. Photo by Kipp Nelson, First United Methodist Church of Miami.

Modeling non-anxious leadership during pandemic

As the U.S. coronavirus death count mounts and the economy suffers, United Methodists bishops, pastors and chaplains keep reminding the faithful that God is with us.
General Church
Bishop William B. Oden grew up on an Oklahoma farm, and would eventually travel the world as a representative for The United Methodist Church, advocating for ecumenical and interfaith cooperation. Photo courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Bishop Oden, ecumenical leader, dies at 83

He led two annual conferences, served as Council of Bishops president and helped strengthen United Methodist ties with the Episcopal Church.

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