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Artist Edward J. Mikula poses with the Cross and Flame emblem he had designed in 1968. This photo is from the book Keeping Up With The Revolution by Edwin Maynard. Archived Photo, United Methodist Communications.

Has The United Methodist Church always had an official symbol?

Since its founding in 1968, The United Methodist Church has used a single logo: the Cross and Flame. Preceding denominations used a variety of symbols and seals over the years. Read More

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Former NBA player Shan Foster mentors a group of teens in partnership with the YWCA and United Methodist Men. Photo courtesy of Shan Foster.

NBA Star Asks Men To End Domestic Violence

Hear how one pro athlete helps young men find safe spaces to discuss their emotions as a way to curb domestic violence. View

Children's Sabbath is October 19-21

Children's Sabbath includes times of celebrating children and reaching out to meet their needs. File photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Why United Methodists observe Children’s Sabbath

Churches mark the Children's Sabbath as a time to renew our commitment to care, protect, and advocate for all children. Read More

Take a Quiz!

Vintage eyeglasses. Photo by faungg, courtesy of Creative Commons

United Methodist Vocabulary Quiz

We invite you to take a short quiz to test your knowledge on some of the vocabulary words we use when talking about The United Methodist Church. Read More

Pastor Appreciation Month

The formal act of welcoming a visitor is a respected custom in African culture. In this photo, Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda arrives for worship at Nazareth United Methodist Church in Kindu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Cloths are spread on the ground to form a walkway in a sign of traditional welcome. 2015 File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

‘Pounding’ a pastor: Great ideas for welcoming

What are some of the best ways to greet a new pastor? United Methodists share some creative and practical ideas - like ‘pounding’ - for a very warm welcome. Read More

A call to participate

Superintendent Wilfried Nausner (right) with Mr. Rigels Kasmollari, Executive Director of the Foundation Diakonie Metodiste in Albania. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Wilfriend Nausner.

Better Together: Why church membership matters

Joining a congregation is not about what we receive. It is a commitment to a local community and a global body of believers. Read More

When disaster strikes

When tragedy strikes, we find comfort in serving others. Creative Commons courtesy

“You did it for me”: Serving others in times of tragedy

As we search for hope, comfort, and answers after tragic shootings or natural disasters, a story from Jesus offers guidance for United Methodists to reach out in love. Read More

2019 General Conference

The Rules Committee of the Commission on General Conference discusses plans for one legislative committee at the 2019 special session. From left are Stephanie Henry, chair of the Rules Committee; commission members Audun Westad and Stanislas Kassongo, and translator Isabelle Berger. The commission met Oct. Oct. 3-5 at Epworth by the Sea in St. Simons, Ga. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Plan approved for GC2019 decision-making

The Commission on General Conference has decided on a process to help delegates to the 2019 special session do the legislative work together. Read More

Daily Devotional

Sunrise behind the cross at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina by Austin Bond Photography.

Today’s prayers and resources

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