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An online ministry of First United Methodist Church in San Marcos, Texas, helped recruit and organize volunteers to help with flood relief there. Students from San Marcos High School and Texas State University removed items from a flooded home in San Marcos' Blanco Garden area. Photo by the Rev. Todd Salmi

Texas floods wash away people, homes

A United Methodist man is among those who died in the floods. Read More

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Annual Conferences Annual Conferences

How does an annual conference function? Read about this important part of our structure and follow news of the 2015 meetings as they are filed. When you hear the term “annual conference,” it could be referring to any one of three things. The annual conference is a regional body, an... Read More

Our Faith

The Holy Spirit is often depicted as a dove, as in this photo of the National Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, MI. Photo by Nheyob, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Come, Holy Ghost: A Wesleyan perspective on the Spirit

A Wesleyan sermon and hymn offer a fresh understanding of this sometimes misunderstood member of the Trinity. Read More

New Church Starts

Rev. Will Shewey carries in the donated meal that will be served before worship at Shades of Grace in downtown Kingsport, Tennessee. Photo by Annette Spence, courtesy of the Holston Conference.

The least of these: Church serves ‘forgotten community’

Located in a former flooring store, new church’s congregation is 50 to 60 percent homeless and provides meals, showers, prayer, and acceptance. “This church is amazing. They don’t judge.” Read More

May 31 is Peace with Justice Sunday

Drawing from Bonner Springs United Methodist Church Sunday School class, courtesy General Board of Church and Society.

Sowing seeds of peace

“Find the cure for Ebola. Stop bullying. Love each other.” Special offering helps United Methodists make a difference in many ways, as illustrated by kids’ art projects. 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

Special Sunday Offering

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

Peace with Justice Sunday: Overview

“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

Where Your Dollars Go

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

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

Around the Church

Bishops hear hope in economist’s report

Bishop Michael McKee and Bishop Sally Dyck share thoughts about the church's future in light of an economist's report presented at a recent Connectional Table... Read More

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

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

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... 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