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In the 100th episode of Chuck Knows Church, Chuck discusses the Conversion of Saul the Persecutor.

Chuck Knows Church: Saul to Paul

How did Saul the Persecutor come to be known as Paul? Chuck tries to straighten out the confusion (or add to it). View

Image shows bridge and trees. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

Daily Devotional

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

Church Teachings

Bishop Christian Alsted of Northern Central Europe celebrated communion with a congregation in Huntsville, Alabama, as the Rev. Remigijus Matulaitis celebrated with a congregation in Lithuania as part of the In Mission Together Lithuania 50/50 Partnership Summit in June 2015. Each congregation was able to see the other over the internet. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Patrick Friday, In Mission Together.

An open table: How United Methodists understand communion

The sacrament is such a common part of our worship that its uncommon richness can get lost. Learn more of what the church teaches about The Lord's Supper. Read More

It worked for us

Lisa Furney and Dave Inskeep, members of First United Methodist Church of Ankeny, Iowa, say working out together motivates them. Photo courtesy of Lori Staples.

Can church friends be a diet secret?

Keeping up a fitness routine can be rough, but some United Methodist churches offer ways to stay strong. Read More

Life Tip

A photo illustration on the topic of happiness. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Real happiness is more than putting on a face

What makes us happy? A United Methodist pastor and a professor agree that it is not about externals we receive or achieve, but an 'inside job.' Read More

Around the church

Three crosses stand above the cemetery at Israel United Methodist Church near Montrose, W.Va. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Trending Local: The Growing Role of Local Pastors

Local pastors — non-ordained, and in most cases without a seminary degree — are growing in number and taking on more roles in The United Methodist Church. Read More

Topic: Immigration

In recent months, the numbers of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the U.S. border has surged, drawing both concern and criticism. In this file photo, an abandoned sandal lies just across the border from Mexico near Friendship Park in San Diego. Photo by Mike DuBose.

The Church and Immigration

Find resources along with historical context, information, and headlines related to the topic of Immigration. Read More


What is the United Methodist stance on assisted suicide?

Recently the governor of California made assisted suicide legal in that state. Learn what The United Methodist Church says on the topic. Read More

What is a Special Sunday?

Special Sundays

Learn more about the many ways you can participate in church-wide giving, and where the dollars go. Read More