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Season of Lent

New ways of praying at Lent

Find ideas to create prayer centers to enhance the Lenten journey. Read More

How We Serve

Born blind with cataracts on both eyes, 8-year-old Morlai Bangura, who lives in the remote village of Barmoi in northern Sierra Leone, can now see. Thanks to successful eye operations at the Sierra Leone Conference’s Lowell and Ruth Gess United Methodist Eye Hospital, Morlai has started attending school in eastern Freetown. Photo courtesy of Dr. Moges Teshome, Lowell and Ruth Gess United Methodist Eye Hospital.

United Methodist hospital changes blind boy’s life

Thanks to Sierra Leone Conference’s Lowell and Ruth Gess Eye Hospital, 8-year-old receives successful cataract surgery and now has the opportunity to attend school. Read More

Test Your Knowledge

The inlet cross of Belin UMC gleams brights against the sky over Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina. Photo by Austin Bond Photography.

The United Methodist Lent Quiz

How much do you know about the themes and practices during the season of Lent? Take this quiz and be sure to share it with others. Read More

Women's History Month

Portrait of Helenor M. Davisson, courtesy of Archives and History (edited from original); portrait of Anna Howard Shaw, courtesy of the Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College Libraries.

Ask the UMC: When did the church first ordain women?

Women served as preachers from the beginnings of the Methodist movement. Read More

Staying Relevant in Wesley's Homeland

The Rev. Katy Thomas (rear) presides over a

Ministering to 3 churches brings challenges, joys

A British Methodist minister tends to three very different congregations in Cheshire, including one at a chapel owned by the National Trust. Read More

Improving health care

A new health center in Joyah, Sierra Leone, will provide prenatal care, routine deliveries, immediate postnatal and neonatal care, vaccinations and other services. The center was built with support from The United Methodist Church in Norway. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Attending to health needs in remote Sierra Leone

Community empowerment program, supported by United Methodists in Norway, provides nearly $40,000 for rural center, which includes a maternal and child health post. Read More

Providing refuge and skills training

Evelyn Lot directs the Women Fellowship Choir during worship at Abuja Area 1 United Methodist Church in Abjua, Nigeria, March 4, 2018. The church is facing the threat of a federal government penalty for failing to meet construction deadlines due to a lack of funds to complete the structure. Photo by E Julu Swen, UMNS.

Nigerian church faces hefty fines for building delays

A lack of money has led to missed deadlines and fines imposed by the federal government, further challenging the completion of Abuja Area 1 United Methodist Church. Read More

Daily Devotional

Today’s prayers and resources

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

Summary for Church Members

Bishop Ough announced a plan a General Conference 2016. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, United Methodist Communications.

Commission on a Way Forward: 5 things you need to know

A quick overview offers members of The United Methodist Church details about an important effort that will help shape the future of the denomination. Read More