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The Oakville Ballet Company in Ontario performs

Finding faith in "The Nutcracker"

You may be very familiar with this seasonal favorite, but a United Methodist pastor says we can see it in a new way through the lens of faith. Read More

Making a Difference

Servant-Leader Intern Deidre Thornton helps student Jonathan learn a new word at the Freedom School at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Take the Spiritual Gifts Assessment

The Spiritual Gifts Assessment will help you identify meaningful ways your God-given gifts can connect with others in your community of faith. Read More

Christian living

Around Christmas time in Sweden, one of the biggest celebrations is St. Lucia’s Day celebrated by a girl dressing in a white dress with a red sash round her waist and a crown of candles on her head.

Santa teaches lesson in grace

We walk an emotional and spiritual tightrope between letting our children enjoy a magical Christmas and making sure they know that Jesus is the reason for Christmas. Read More

Our Methodist History

St. Louis Salvation Army sign in a photo by Thomas Hawk, shared via Flickr, Creative Commons

Methodist ties to The Salvation Army

The red kettles are a familiar sight at Christmastime. But did you know the group has deep ties to Methodism and Wesleyan tradition? View

Coloring Advent

Coloring can be a creative addition to your Advent devotions this Christmas. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Creative devotions for Christmas

Read scripture and reflect on the season as you color. These sample pages and devotions offer a way to pause and ponder in the busyness of Christmas. Read More

Chuck Knows Church

Chuck Knows Church lights and Advent Wreath and talks about the significance of each candle.

Advent Wreath

Advent is a time of anticipation. Chuck looks at the symbolism in using an Advent wreath to count the weeks to Christmas. View

True Meaning of Christmas Tour

“The True Meaning of Christmas” truck tour will be stopping in 11 cities between Nov. 25 and Dec. 17, with pop-up events at even more locations across the country. Find the truck or event near you!

Delivering Christmas cheer

“The True Meaning of Christmas” truck tour will stop in 11 cities between Nov. 25 and Dec. 17, with pop-up events at even more locations across the country. Find the event near you! Read More

Ask The UMC

Ask the UMC is a service of United Methodist Communications. Logo by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications

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. Read More

Daily Devotional

The Trek by Robert Hruzek. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Today’s prayers and resources

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