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Volunteers from Wesley Church in Bethlehem, Penn. handed out new backpacks, school supplies, clothing, hot dogs, and offered free haircuts to elementary school children. Photo courtesy of Wesley Church.

Pennsylvania church helps thousands with backpack program

Volunteers from Wesley Church in Bethlehem, Penn. handed out new backpacks, school supplies, clothing, hot dogs, and offered free haircuts to elementary school children. Read More

Meet the Bishop

Bishop Joaquina F. Nhanala of Mozambique is presented with a carving to commemorate her decade as the first and only female United Methodist bishop in Africa during a celebration at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS.

Nhanala: ‘Africa is ready’ for second female bishop

Mozambique Area Bishop Joaquina F. Nhanala is the first and only female United Methodist bishop on the African continent. It is her prayer that “more women are elected into episcopacy in 2020.” Read More

Back to School

Young adults whose parents shared the importance of their faith are far more likely to continue in church. Members of the Bonn family pray during a 2014 service at Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tenn., to lift up those facing the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

The secret to faith after high school? Parents!

Worried about your child heading to college, and heading away from church? Youth leaders share tips to make your home a stronger spiritual base. Read More

Sexual misconduct at church

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What every member should know

More and more women are speaking up against sexual harassment. Here are resources the church offers to address this issue. Read More

2019 General Conference

Church members react to the three published plans for the future proposed by the Commission on a Way Forward.

Top court sets October oral hearings

The United Methodist Judicial Council will hold a hearing in October to rule on whether the proposed legislation for plans for the special General Conference in February 2019 is constitutional. Read More

State Fair Season

Since 1949, the West Des Moines United Methodist Church food stand continues to serve a full food menu to state fair attendees. Photo courtesy of the West Des Moines United Methodist Church.

Iowa church still serves State Fair food

Now in its 70th year at the Iowa State Fair, West Des Moines United Methodist Church continues to serve fellowship and a full food menu to attendees. Read More

Ask the UMC

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We've got answers to your questions

We have been keeping a list of intriguing questions about The United Methodist Church. Get the answers and send us your query. Read More

Daily Devotional

Today’s prayers and resources

Spend some time in prayer each day with these resources from The Upper Room. Read More

Parenting

Children learn vacation Bible school songs at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, Calif. Photo courtesy of First United Methodist Church, Pasadena.

Five tips to help address racism with children

It's important to talk to young people about racism, before they learn about it through others or through hard experience. Read More