United Methodist Church

Rev. Thomas Ogletree (credit: religiousstudies.yale.edu/ogletree)

Methodist Bishop Drops Trial Against Conn. Pastor Who Officiated At Son’s Gay Wedding

Bishop Martin McLee, who announced the decision, called on church officials to stop prosecuting other pastors for marrying same-sex couples. McLee leads the church’s New York district.


Rev. Thomas Ogletree (credit: religiousstudies.yale.edu/ogletree)

Methodist Pastor To Be Tried For Officiating Son’s Gay Wedding

A spokeswoman for the Rev. Thomas Ogletree says he’ll be tried March 10 in Connecticut for violating the prohibition against officiating at gay weddings. Some clergy complained after his son’s wedding announcement appeared in The New York Times.


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2 Men Rescued In Dramatic Crane Rescue Atop New Jersey Church

Police were able to use another larger crane to pull the men back to safety in what was described as an “incredibly daring and dangerous rescue.”


Parishioners sit for a Christmas Eve service in Trinity Church December 24, 2010 in New York City. Trinity Church, a 300-year-old Episcopal parish in the heart of lower Manhattan, conducts several Christmas-time services every year. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Christians Head To Church To Celebrate Christmas Mass

Christmas services are taking place all over the region. For Christians, the true meaning Christmas isn’t about the gifts, but for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.