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Social Principle: Healthcare

United Methodists join others in advocating for affordable healthcare. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Board of Church & Society.

What the church teaches about healthcare

United Methodists believe "healthcare is a basic human right." Here are three things you can do to help insure every American has access to affordable care. Read More

150 Years of Frank Lloyd Wright

Annie Pfeiffer Chapel is one of 12 structures designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright for the campus of Southern Florida College in Lakeland, Florida. Wright agreed to create a master plan for the campus and to design 18 buildings. Ultimately, the college completed 12 structures. It still owns all the designs. Photo courtesy of Florida Southern College.

United Methodist college showcases renowned architecture

Florida Southern College, with the most Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings of any single site, was named a United Methodist Historic Site this year. Read More

God Works In Us

“Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love,” a new book by Bishop William H. Willimon, examines the “biology of fear” and the role Christians can play in welcoming those that are different from them. Book image courtesy of Abingdon Press

Bishop’s new book focuses on turning fear to love

In ‘Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love,’ United Methodist Bishop William H. Willimon explores the role of Christians in welcoming the ‘Others’ among us. Read More

New Church Starts

Members of Embrace Church in northern California’s Bay Area pose for a group selfie. The new church, which launched officially in July 2015, began as a small group of Oakland Korean United Methodist Church. Photo courtesy of Embrace Church.

How to reclaim the church-planting tradition

Methodists once planted at least a church a day. Today’s United Methodists are recovering their heritage — with a modern twist. Read More

Summertime

The inlet cross of Belin UMC gleams brights against the sky over Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina. Photo by Austin Bond Photography. .

To Everything There is a Season: A United Methodist Meditation

It is now the summer season in the U.S. Watch a video reflection about change using a well-known passage from Ecclesiastes. View

"Give back to Africa"

Odilon Mwaba (center) and Tikky Giorgio Olang’o (left) raise their caps in celebration at Africa University’s 2017 commencement. More than 700 students from 23 African countries graduated from the United Methodist university in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Photo courtesy of Africa University.

718 graduate at Africa University

The graduating class at the United Methodist university in Zimbabwe heard from an alumnus, a health sector executive. Read More

Daily Devotional

A nature scene from Lake Junaluska taken in August 2013. A United Methodist Communications photo by Kay Panovec.

Today's prayers and resources

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

Music as medicine

The choirs of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis sing during a Sunday service. Photo courtesy of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.

Choir members enjoy health, spiritual benefits

Singing in church creates better worship, a greater sense of community, and improves health, say United Methodist music ministers. Read More

Ask the UMC

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Got questions? We've got answers!

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