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Jenny and Elise Bonsky received capes from Kids Capes of Courage and Northampton United Methodist in Ohio. Photo by Gwen Kisker.

Kids’ Capes of Courage

Sewing ministry shares the superpower of love with those in need. "It is The United Methodist Church wrapping themselves around these children." View

Ministering to Kids

Talking with children about Nepal, Baltimore, and violence

Find resources for helping your children respond to violent events through prayer and action. Read More

Bringing Healing

Bishop Warner Brown Jr., president of the Council of Bishops, calls on bishops to address racism and strengthen ecumenical relationships in his presidential address. Photo by Diane Degnan, United Methodist Communications

Bishops urged to speak out as group on racism

Bishop Warner Brown Jr. tells the Council of Bishops about events in his native Baltimore, urging the church to pray and act on racism. Read More

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The Rev. Jennifer Long talks about having malaria during her pregnancy. Image from video courtesy of Rev. Long.

Mother learns about malaria first-hand while pregnant

When Rev. Jennifer Long delivered a healthy baby after being diagnosed with malaria, the Imagine No Malaria field coordinator was forever changed. “I had to do something.” Read More

Methodist History

Wendy and Jake Jacobs were presented Saturday with a plaque dedicating Amis House, as a historic site of the United Methodist Church. The plaque was presented by Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor, left. Photo by Jeff Bobo, courtesy Times News Online.

Bishops return to Amis House 225 years after Ashbury’s visit

Amis House in Kingsport, Tenn., is considered the site where Bishop Francis Asbury launched his westward outreach in 1790. The settlement has been deemed an official church historical location. Read More

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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

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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 General Conference as it unfolds, including plans to provide simultaneous translations in eight languages. Read More

Around the Church

Bishop Bruce Ough speaks, as from left, Bishops Kenneth H. Carter, Marcus Matthews, Christian Alsted, Michael Watson, Bishop Warner Brown and Cynthia Fierro Harvey listen during the May 2015 meeting in Berlin. Dakotas-Minnesota Area Bishop Ough, was elected next president of the Council of Bishops. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications

Bishops Ough, Carter win elections to lead bishops

Altogether, the United Methodist Council of Bishops elected six officers to help lead its work in the next four years. Read More

Mother's Day is May 10

Family praying over meal.

Ways to celebrate the Christian home

See family devotionals, church activities and more to observe Christian Home Month during May. Read More

Tulips in Tennessee. Photo by Kay Panovec, courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Daily Devotional

See today’s food for thought from the Upper Room. More

News You Can Use

Scholarships available for 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions

Event features speakers like Tavis Smiley and The Dalai Lama, workshops, worship and more. Scholarships exist for United Methodist seminary students. Deadline for application is May 22. Read More

Our Beliefs

What does the church say about capital punishment?

Recent cases in the U.S. have renewed the discussion about the morality of the death penalty. What is the official stance of The United Methodist Church? Read More

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The Connectional Table held a  panel on human sexuality on Feb. 10, 2015 in Maputo, Mozambique. From left are Nordic and Baltic Bishop Christian Alsted, the Rev. Israel Alvaran of the Philippines and the Rev. Nday Bondo, a lecturer at Africa University. Photo by Andrew Jensen, United Methodist Communications.

Topic: Human Sexuality

Learn more about the official position of the church, read personal opinions and view other resources and headlines on the subject of sexuality. More