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Help ‘intercept’ human trafficking during Super Bowl

Thousands will travel to Phoenix for the big game, but many will be there by force. Find out how United Methodist Women plan to ‘huddle’ to help combat human trafficking. Read More

Outside Church Walls

The Rev. David Scavuzzo, lead pastor at Strongsville United Methodist Church, and church member Sue Puffer have helped organize a summer camp for abused and neglected foster children (Bob Sandrick/Northeast Ohio Media Group).

Camp for foster kids includes birthday cake

Rev. David Scavuzzo says church program will include parties for children who may have never had one - and the loving message that 'God has a purpose for their lives.’ Read More

Cool Idea

Football challenge spurs friendly ‘food fight’

Friendly rivalry between the Pacific Northwest and the New England Conferences during Super Bowl XLIX will mean food for meal programs, high-needs schools. Read More

Good News

Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma commended the Koinadugu district Ebola Response Center for the efficient management of the outbreak since the disease was first reported in the country. The district has recorded no cases in more than a week.  Photo courtesy of Sierra Leone State House Communications Unit

2015 ushers in renewed hope with dip in Ebola cases

Drop in new Ebola cases brings hope for an end to the deadly epidemic in Sierra Leone, as the Christmas lockdown is extended. Read More

It Worked For Us

Bakers at First United Methodist Church in Gautier, MI sell baked goods to raise funds for those in need. 2011 file video image by Reed Galin, UMTV.

United Methodist Pie Ladies Serve Others

Pie Day is a fun January celebration in the U.S. Meet some bakers who have raised thousands by sharing their sweet concoctions. View

For Lent

One Great Hour of Sharing Lenten Devotions

Each devotional shares an aspect of UMCOR’s work to alleviate human suffering in more than 80 countries, including the United States. More

Of Note

Courtesy photo of Andrae Crouch.

Andrae Crouch: ‘Soon and Very Soon’

Gospel great who died January 8 left legacy that includes music for ‘The Color Purple,’ ‘The Lion King,’ and three songs in The United Methodist Hymnal. Read More

Video Worth Watching

Members of Wildwood United Methodist Church (Fla.) show off their faith tattoos. UMTV video image by Reed Galin.

Taking Church to a Tattoo Parlor

Some churchgoers are getting cross and flame tattoos that they hope will spark meaningful conversations about their faith. View

Life Tips

A beautiful sunrise signals the start of a new day. Photo by Howard Lebowitz, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons.

Beyond New Year’s Resolutions — make ‘faithful intentions’

Once a year resolutions can be hard to keep. Making a covenant to be more spiritual is a process that will enrich your life. Here are eight starting points. Read More

Feeding the Spirit

Members of Luz del Pueblo pray together. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Olinda Salazar-Veliz.

Too busy to pray? See tips to find more time

These practical pointers can help you prioritize prayer in your daily life. More

A candle burns during a service. Photograph by Angelia Sims of Angelia's Photography.

Daily Devotional

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

Forum

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Personal Perspectives on Homosexuality and the Church

The topic can be challenging for people of faith. Read a variety of first-person reflections, meant to help us understand one another better. More