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American figure skater Mirai Nagasu embraces her Japanese roots

On property of the First United Methodist Church in San Gabriel stands a modest-sized house that serves as a Japanese school classroom. Notices to the parents of students are posted on a whiteboard near the front door. For several days, a picture of Mirai Nagasu has been taped alongside a couple...

The week ahead in L.A. classical music, Feb. 11-18: Yefim Bronfman, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and more

Baxter Memorial Concerts Chamber music by Brahms and Clara Schumann. First United Methodist Church, 13222 Bailey St., Whittier. Sun., 2 p.m. Free. (562) 698-0022. Camerata Pacifica Works by Schubert, Walter Rabl, Rebecca Clarke, et al.; with pianist Warren Jones and baritone Andrew Garland. Museum...

Children’s Home Visioning Process Begins Sunday, Feb 11th

From the City’s Renae Madison… As you may remember, in August of last year, the City of Decatur completed its purchase of the 77 acre United Methodist Children’s Home on South Columbia Drive. I am excited to announce that the time has come for the community to come together and create a vision for this property. Show More Summary

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Fmr. United Methodist Children’s Home property, Decatur GA (Photo courtesy of Tonio)

Man remains in church for refuge from deportation

The courtyard at Grace United Methodist Church in Mid-City is a pleasant enough spot to pass the time, with a cluster of palm trees and small wrought iron tables and … Click to Continue »

Church passes out 100 $100 bills for giving over holidays

An anonymous donor in Maryland put her fellow congregants to work spreading Christmas cheer. The donor arranged for her pastor at Severna Park United Methodist Church to distribute a $100 … Click to Continue »

Mission Viejo High choir performs a Christmas carol singalong Saturday

The award-winning Mission Viejo High School choir will perform a free Christmas program and carol singalong 4-7 p.m. today at Laguna Country United Methodist Church. Coffee and dessert will be served. The church is at 24442 Moulton Parkway in Laguna Woods. For information call 949-837-3414.

Dunwoody Community Memorial Service for Chesnut art teacher, Ms. Lee Ann Brunson on Monday, December 4th at 7pm at Kingswood United Methodist Church

Please join us for a Dunwoody community memorial service for Lee Ann Brunson on Monday, December 4th at 7pm at Kingswood United Methodist Church. Children who are old enough to sit relatively quiet during the service are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Brickbat: No Mercy in Malibu

3 months agoNews : Reason

Under pressure from city officials, Malibu United Methodist Church has ended twice-weekly dinners for the homeless. Officials say the dinners were just attracting more homeless and making the problem worse. Some homeless people say residents were complaining because many of the homeless coming in were black and the city is 90 percent white.

Malibu Church Told to Stop Feeding Homeless

A church in upmarket Malibu has decided to stop providing free meals for those in need after claiming they were told by officials they were attracting too many homeless people. The United Methodist Church, one of many churches that provides food and help, has been offering free meals twice a week. Show More Summary

Malibu church 'pressured to end meals for the homeless' because it 'lures the needy'

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

A church in upmarket Malibu has decided to stop providing free meals for those in need after claiming they were told by officials they were attracting too many homeless people. The United Methodist Church, one of many churches that provides food and help, has been offering free meals twice a week. Show More Summary

2 Shot in Church While Discussing Church Shootings

A man accidentally shot himself and his wife at an east Tennessee church on Thursday while he was showing off his gun during a discussion on recent church shootings, police said. Elder members of First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains were cleaning up about 1 p.m. Show More Summary

Two churchgoers shot during discussion about bringing guns to church

A man accidentally shot himself and his wife during a discussion on gun violence in churches, less than two weeks after a deadly massacre in a Texas church. Older members of a United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains, Tennessee were meeting for a Thanksgiving gathering on Thursday afternoon. One member of the group took out his […]

California Church Asked to Stop Feeding the Homeless. Wait ‘Til You See Why

Members of a California church say local government officials asked them to stop serving food to the homeless — but the city has so far refused to give any reasonable explanation as to why. Since 2014, United Methodist Church in Malibu...Show More Summary

The week ahead in L.A. classical music, Nov. 12-19: 'Bernstein on Stage,' 'War of the Worlds' and more

3 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Baxter Memorial Concerts LA Phil violinist Mischa Lefkowitz plays pieces by Bach, Handel, et al., accompanied organist J. Thomas Strout. First United Methodist Church, 13222 Bailey St., Whittier. Sun., 2 p.m. Free. (562) 698-0022. Camerata Pacifica Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 1 and Messiaen’s...

Texas Rangers bust youth pastor for alleged sexual assault

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Clinton Brackett was serving as the Director of Student Ministries for First United Methodist Church in Lindale, Texas when he was arrested for sexual assault. A KLTV report revealed that Brackett was arrested and subsequently fired when investigators caught up with him. The 32-year-old was brought...

Gay Cincinnati Pastor Fights For His Job Following Complaints After He Married His Partner: VIDEO

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A gay Cincinnati pastor is fighting to keep his job since he married his partner last year. According to Reverend David Meredith (above right with husband Jim), on Sunday the United Methodist Church‘s Committee on Investigation heard...Show More Summary

On its 100th birthday, a church repents for its racist founders

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church grapples with how address the wrongs of different people in a different time.

Texas Church Says It Won’t Perform Weddings Until Denomination Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The United Methodist Church doesn't condone same-sex marriage, even though it's legal in the U.S.

Texas Church Says It Won't Officiate Weddings Until It Can Marry Same-Sex Couples

Same-sex marriage is legal in the U.S. But the United Methodist Church still doesn't condone it.

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