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Global Health

Teens gather in Kpetewoma village, Sierra Leone. Ebola forced the closing of all schools for the 2014 academic year and educators are concerned that students will not return to the classroom when schools reopen. Photo by Jan Snider, United Methodist Communications.

A generation lost to Ebola

School principal says Sierra Leone may lose a whole generation of students because of the Ebola outbreak that shuttered classrooms for a year. Read More

For the local church

Fort Logan National Cemetery during Memorial Day weekend, 2006. Photo by Anthony Massey, Wikimedia Commons.

Ideas for observing Memorial Day

Churches in the U.S. find a wide variety of ways to honor fallen veterans. "Remember, that was a person who had ... dreams and desires." Read More

video worth watching

Student celebrates after graduation at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. Photo courtesy of Ross Mulhausen, University of Puget Sound.

Go with God: A Prayer for Graduates

Video offers a blessing for those celebrating their accomplishments and looking to the future. View

Making a Difference

The Rev. Sony Augustin is collecting musical instruments for schools in his native Haiti. Photo by Jeff Wolfe, courtesy of the New Jersey Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Pastor bringing music to Haiti

Rev. Sony Augustin loves music but not always what he hears in his native Haiti. He is collecting musical instruments for schools to help foster music “that uplifts people.” Read More

Learn about Special Sunday

Man bicycling down the street in Pai Mae Hong Son at sunset.

Peace with Justice Sunday is May 31

“The United Methodist Church is unwilling to turn a blind eye to injustice.” Find out how special offering makes possible the critical work of addressing human rights issues in Jesus’ name Read More

United Methodist Women

Participants of the Cuban travel seminar for clergywomen sponsored by General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and Boston School of Theology. Photo courtesy, GBHEM.

Clergywomen explore politics, religion in Cuba

Seminar explores Cuban women’s social, political and religious issues, and the evolution of the Cuban Christian church at historic time in countries’ relationship. Read More

Around the World

Views show John Street United Methodist Church in New York City in 1768 and in 2013.  Illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Readers’ Choice: More United Methodist landmarks

Take a virtual tour of some favorite Wesleyan wonders of the world. More

Cross stands at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Photo by Austin Bond Photography.

Daily Devotional

See today’s food for thought from the Upper Room. More

Global Connection

A child walks up to the United Methodist church in Kortihun near Bo, Sierra Leone. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Central conference retirees: From destitution to hope

Dan O’Neill of Central Conference Pension says it's good to talk with retirees about their ministry. “It’s a chance to honor the work they’ve done over 30, 40 or 45 years.” Read More

Rethink Church

People helping each other is an example that 'Church can happen anywhere.' Photo courtesy of Rethink Church.

Church can happen anywhere

United Methodists think church doesn't just happen on Sunday. We think church can happen anywhere. Share this message with sermon starters, invitations, videos and more. Read More

In the Spotlight

Denzel Washington receives an honorary degree at the Dillard Commencement featuring Denzel Washington at Dillard University. Saturday, May 9, 2015. Photo by Josh Brasted, courtesy of The Times-Picayune.

Denzel Washington’s latest role: Dillard keynote speaker

Acclaimed actor Denzel Washington, who received an honorary doctorate from Dillard University, gave advice that graduates of all ages can embrace. “Put God first.” Read More

A beneficiary in Iraq carries an UMCOR bag full of the hygiene supplies that will meet the needs of every member in his family. Photo by GlobalMedic, courtesy of UMCOR.

Supplying basic needs to families in Syria, Iraq

Thanks to your donations, UMCOR has channeled more than $500,000 to initiatives in Syria, Iraq, and other countries hosting more than 4 million Syrian refugees. Read More

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Image from video documentary, “Making the World Their Parish: The Story of Korean United Methodists.” Produced by United Methodist Communications.

History of Korean United Methodists

Documentary traces the path of Korean Methodists, from their immigration to Hawaii to the mainland of America, through rare footage and photos. Read More