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The PORCH ministry provides support for families struggling with addiction. It all happens on Donna and Chuck Alexander's porch in Telford, Tennessee.
How sitting on the porch could help fight addiction

By Michael Vaughn In June 2019, the Holston Annual Conference received an offering of $129,733 to fight the opioid addiction epidemic in our conference. This money is being distributed through grants to area churches to implement new addiction ...

Amber Harrison and Celeste Vanhoose (back to camera) de-label and crush plastic bottles for shredding. Photo: Mollie Erickson
Project seeks new life using discarded plastics in Birmingham

By Christie R. House Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church February 2020 | ATLANTA The Rev. Adam Burns, an ordained deacon in full connection with the North Alabama Conference, encounters many challenges as pastor of the Church of the ...

Bishop Scott J. Jones prays during the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.
Traditional Plan goes into effect Jan. 1

The Traditional Plan was adopted by the special General Conference by a vote of 438 to 384 in February 2019. The legislation maintains the church stance, which dates to 1972, that the practice of homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian ...

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A.T. chaplain nears end of ‘2,200 miles of ministry’

Story by Joey "Hills" Butler, photos by Mike "Grateful" DuBose Nov. 1, 2017 | PEARISBURG, Va. (UMNS)   For most United Methodist itinerant pastors, changing churches can be a period of anxiety. But once the Rev. Matt Hall finishes his appointment ...