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Holy Week

Geoffrey Booker, 6, prays before mealtime at his home in Brentwood, TN. File photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Celebrating Easter at home

Here are several ideas to help families journey toward Easter together and then to make Easter a season long, rather than one-day, celebration. Read More

'One Body of Christ'

Members of the Southern Nigeria Conference pray during the 2018 Christian Revival Gathering held March 14-18 in Jalingo, Nigeria. More than 12,000 members attended, including a group who had left the conference five years ago. Photo by Ande I. Emmanuel, UMNS.

Revival in Nigeria brings back breakaway members

Members who left five years ago after the election of Bishop John Wesley Yohanna return to Southern Nigeria Conference, United Methodist connection. Read More

Global Church

Parishioners sing during worship at the United Methodist Church of the Redeemer in Munich, Germany. From left are Jula Carlsen and Daniel  and Carina Kuß. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Vitality takes many forms in German churches

Churches in Germany are providing sanctuary, classes and programs — outreach benefiting the churches, not just refugees and migrants. Read More

'Finding God's Peace'

An anchor stands atop a wrecked boat after Hurricane Irma demolished St. Martin. Upper Room Ministries sponsored a devotional-writing workshop on the island during a three-day retreat to help participants express their trauma after the September 2017 disaster. Photo courtesy of Upper Room Ministries.

Writing helps Irma survivors confront trauma

Upper Room Ministries hosted a workshop in Irma-affected St. Martin to help ‘Find God’s Peace’ after storm. Read More

Prom Season

High school students and parents shop for prom dresses at Prom Boutique at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church. Photo courtesy of Prom Boutique.

Churches offer free formal wear, and God’s love, to teens

Ministries that share donated dresses help students cut costs and look great. 'Maybe she’ll think about the church that made her feel beautiful.' Read More

Disaster Relief

David Ivey mucks out the second floor of a damaged home in Hatillo, Puerto Rico, a town known for having as many cows as people. Photo by Matt Brodie.

United Methodists help Puerto Rico rise

A South Carolina mission team helped the storm-battered island begin recovery through UMCOR, Home Depot and the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico partnership. 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

Daily Devotional

Today’s prayers and resources

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