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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

Featured Resource

A cross pin reflects Cmdr. Laura Bender’s service to the military. Photo by Jay Malin, UMNS

Topic: Ministry With Those Who Serve

Find stories, resources and videos about how The United Methodist Church supports military families. 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

A Blog for Aldersgate Day

‘Strangely warmed’

Rev. Liberato Bautista revisits John Wesley’s Aldersgate experience in the context of Filipino migrant workers -- an opportunity for compassion but also for spreading the word of God “unto all the nations.” Read More

Heritage Sunday May 24

Heritage Sunday 2015: Welcoming the Stranger

This year’s theme highlights the work of those who welcomed the immigrant, as well as immigration responses. Find worship resources and articles. 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

Feeding the spirit

Many connect with God's presence in places other than church.  Photo illustration by Debbie Fielding Wray.

Lessons for church from the ‘spiritual but not religious’

New study reveals the “religiously unaffiliated” population has grown to 22.8% in the US. Christians can learn from this spiritual change. 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

Featured Resource

Chin Quan Chan Family, c. 1911. Courtesy of the U.S. National Archives.

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

During the month of May, we celebrate the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and The United Methodist Church. Read More

Older Adult Recognition Month

(From left) Ed Schellhaas, Gary Brand, Clancy Biegler, and Charles Barker, all members of Trinity United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio, traveled to Washington as part of Honor Flight. Biegler was among the veterans on the flight; Brands, Schellhaas and Barker traveled as guardians. Photo by Jeff Fisher.

Ministries make sure older adults feel valued

‘The face-to-face contact is most important.’ Advice for church ministries that reach out to members who can no longer participate regularly. Read More

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

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

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The United Methodist Church's top legislative body will meet at the Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, tentatively scheduled from May 10-20, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Oregon Convention Center.

General Conference 2016

Keep up with the news about the church's most important gathering as it unfolds. Read More