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A Personal Call

The Rev. Bob Deich leads the Early Response Team for the Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church. Video image by Todd Rossnagel, Louisiana Conference.

United Methodist Early Response Team takes action

A Louisiana responder describes serving others after disaster hits. “I can’t stop it now, but I can come along beside people.” View

The call is a journey

Michael Rashon Adkins with two former students. Courtesy photo

Teachers have a calling to their schools

Three United Methodist teachers tell how they live their faith daily in their classrooms. Read More

How We Serve

Intercessory prayer brings people of all ages together. Photo courtesy of Bob Dickson and his daughter Rachel, Madison (Georgia) First United Methodist Church.

“All is prayer”: How words and actions serve God and others

United Methodist ministries prove that intercessory prayer makes a difference for others and in our own spiritual journeys. Read More

Care for God's Creatures

Feeding pets of the homeless

Ministry keeps beloved and loving pets of homeless people healthy. Read More

Ask the UMC

The Rev. Anne Lau Choy baptizes an infant at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Fremont, Calif. Photo by Brian Teodoro.

Do United Methodists swear oaths?

At baptism, marriage and ordination, United Methodists "vow" (promise) simply and directly that they affirm or will do what is asked of them. Read More

Care for the Lumads

Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan (left) prays for a leader (red vest) at a refugee camp in Malaybalay, Philippines. United Methodists pooled their resources to provide relief to wounded soldiers and people displaced due to violence between the military and the Islamic State group or ISIS. Photo courtesy of Dan Ela.

Filipino United Methodists help those fleeing violence

Filipino United Methodists provided relief to wounded soldiers and people displaced because of violent conflicts. Read More

'God loves me'

The United Methodist Orphanage in Jalingo, Nigeria, is a beacon of hope for more than 189 orphans. First begun as a partnership between the Nigeria Conference and four U.S. conferences, the home has cared for, educated and given love to Nigerian children with no parents. Photo by the Rev. Ande I. Emmanuel, UMNS.

United Methodist orphanage in Nigeria a beacon of hope

Founded in 1999, the home has cared for, educated and given love to Nigerian children with no parents. Read More

Spiritual Journey

Image shows hands folded on pages of a Bible. Creative Commons, courtesy of Unsplash.

True discipleship is intentional: Ideas to grow your faith

Experiment. Do things that bring you joy. Commit to growing closer to God. Faithful United Methodists share their tips for being better disciples. Read More

Daily Devotional

A nature scene from Lake Junaluska taken in August 2013. A United Methodist Communications photo by Kay Panovec.

Today’s prayers and resources

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