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Two teens raise more than $100,000 to fight malaria

For 10 years Molly McNamara and Logan Martens of have run a one-day, yearly lemonade stand to raise money for Imagine No Malaria. Learn how their efforts have made a big... Read More

A family in Bom Jesus, Angola, receives a new bed net, one of more than four million nets distributed by The United Methodist Church through the Imagine No Malaria initiative. Photograph by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Five ways The United Methodist Church has impacted malaria

April 25 is the international observance of World Malaria Day. Read how The United Methodist Church has helped to reduce malaria deaths in Africa. Read More

Two Mississippi Moms Lead Fight Against Malaria

Two moms are determined to help the Mississippi Annual Conference raise $1 million in one year to fight malaria. Meet the conference's field coordinator and steering committee chair, who are working... Read More

Imagine No Malaria nearing campaign goal

Imagine No Malaria has raised 92% toward its denominational fundraising goal of $75 million and expects to top the $69 million mark within the next month. Learn more about conferences that have exceed... Read More

INM: Watch “Able” Music Video Now

Watch the video with lyrics from Imagine No Malaria's original song "Able" performed by “American Idol” contestant Jeremy Rosado. Read More

United Methodists Celebrate Imagine No Malaria, Launch Abundant Health

United Methodist members and leaders, global health innovators and an “American Idol” star took the stage to celebrate the success of Imagine No Malaria, an initiative of the people of... Read More

Global Fund Affirms United Methodists as Key Partners in Malaria Fight

Donations from Imagine No Malaria to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 2015 were more than double that of combined donations in the previous four years, according... Read More

Nearing a malaria goal before General Conference 2016

As the denomination’s roving ambassador for malaria prevention, United Methodist Bishop Thomas Bickerton has heard “story after story” about people energized around a cause where they can make a... Read More

Hoop-A-Thon Scores Big For Missions

The goal of shooting a basketball is to put a ball through the net. The goal of Imagine No Malaria is to provide nets to keep mosquitoes from getting through.... Read More

Lenten Calendar as a Teaching Tool

When Anne Kayser decided to use Imagine No Malaria’s Giving Calendar last year for Lent, she had no idea what impact it would have. “It turned out to be... Read More

Alaskan churches take up malaria challenge at Lent

During Lent, many people choose to “give up” something: chocolate, social media, coffee, etc. Others choose to use the season as a time to “take up” something: exercising, donating time... Read More

Alabama-West Florida Conference Saves Lives Through Imagine No Malaria

The Alabama-West Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church has reached its goal of saving more than 100,000 lives, thus raising over one million dollars for Imagine No Malaria. Read More

Mom of 5 Donates Earnings from Part-Time Job to Fight Malaria

An Ohio mom is taking holiday giving to a whole other level. Monica Kleman, a 37-year-old stay-at-home mom, recently took a part-time job at a local department store, and she's... Read More

Good News: Updated Malaria Statistic

Four times the number of children in Sub-Saharan Africa are surviving – and not dying from malaria – than when Imagine No Malaria launched just five years ago. When we began this... Read More

Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2015 - Give Generously!

Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2015. Prepare to Give Generously! Read More

We are at 90% of Our $75 Million Goal to Imagine No Malaria!

Don't stop now! We are at 90% of our goal, and need your help to make it to 100%! Take the #Give10 Challenge and help us get there. Read More

Youth help ‘Imagine No Malaria’ through net-inspired fashion show, T-shirt contest

Youth are now picking up the pace in South Carolina’s fight against malaria, with a T-shirt contest and More Than Nets fashion show adding a bit of creative flair... Read More

Malaria is Scary

#MalariaIsScary - Fight back this Halloween with free donation boxes from Imagine No Malaria! Read More

Pastor Goes From Red-Headed to Bald as Church Saves Lives by Imagining No Malaria

Pastor agreed to shave his head if the congregation reached its goal to save lives through Imagine No Malaria. Read more to learn how he went from red to bald. Read More

Reinhardt University Named Champions of Character Institution

Supporting Imagine No Malaria helped Reinhardt University be recognized as a Champions of Character Institution. Student organizations worked together to make a difference through Imagine No Malaria. Read More

Golfers Drive Out Malaria

Early this month, 67 golfers converged on Washougal, WA for a new charity tournament called Drive Out Malaria. Despite temperatures in the high nineties, they played all 18 holes in a scramble... Read More

‘Guitarbeque’ raises funds for Boonton church

A unique barbecue supports Imagine No Malaria. "Guitarbeque" combines creativity, music, fundraising and fun for worthy causes. Read More

United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria

Imagine No Malaria Day at the Zoo celebrates children helping children, a thank you to the many creative and generous ways in which young people and their congregations throughout West... Read More

Children leading children: Fighting malaria South Carolina-style

Children are leading the fight against malaria in the South Carolina Conference. The most significant amounts of money right now are all being netted by children and youth of local... Read More

Imagine No Malaria Resource DVD

The time is NOW: Bring Change . . . Imagine No Malaria. Order a free DVD packed full of resources including video, graphic and worship resources like PowerPoint templates for... Read More

U2charist is a rockin’ Sunday service

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? A Florida congregation uses the music of U2 to reach out in new ways through worship and invites them to give... Read More

Vaccine a milestone in fight against malaria

First malaria vaccine hailed as an important step in fighting the deadly disease. Read More

Imagine No Malaria Profile: Julia Frisbie

“I may be the only person in my conference who wakes up every morning and says, ‘What can I do for Imagine No Malaria today?’” admits Julia Frisbie Read More

Mission Accomplished: Arctic Imagine Ride finds pastors in hog heaven to benefit malaria charity

And they’re off! On Aug. 2, two motorcycling circuit riders roared out of their suburban driveways and onto highways headed north. The Arctic Imagine Ride to benefit Imagine No Malaria... Read More

Compassion in the Classroom: Kindergartners learn they can save lives now!

Nashville, Tenn. teacher, Joe Baughman, believes that even a 5 year-old can understand the injustice of a disease that kills one child every minute. Read More

UMC Annual Conferences Meld Generosity and Creativity to Raise Funds To Fight Malaria

Annual conference reports show various ways churches are raising money for Imagine No Malaria. The reports, available at, also indicate the progress conferences are making toward raising their... Read More

Global Impact of Imagine No Malaria

United Methodists around the world are uniting to #BringChange and Imagine No Malaria! Read More

Pastor to shave his head for malaria

When Pastor Pope-Sears attends the California-Nevada Annual Conference, he already knows how he will answer the people there who ask, "So, why did you shave your head?" Read More

West Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church Meets Imagine No Malaria Goal

The West Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church has reached – and likely surpassed -- its Imagine No Malaria goal of $3.5 million following the offering taken during the Global... Read More

Couple will bike to AC15 for Imagine No Malaria

Barb Lemmel and Mitchell Hay are “pedaling” an idea they hope folks in the New England Conference will support. They will be bicycling the 180 miles from Essex Center, VT, to... Read More

Sunday School teacher extraordinaire challenges children to goal save lives

A Massachusetts church Sunday school was challenged to double their donation to Imagine No Malaria. The church surpassed its goal and celebrated with a head shaving celebration! Read More

Superhero costumes and mosquito nets help Imagine No Malaria

At the UP!Word Conference Council on Youth Ministry gathering, Laurel O’Connor, field coordinator, asked the youth to think creatively … with mosquito nets. She challenged participants to share their... Read More

Jennifer’s Story

Mother’s Day has a special meaning to people around the world. To celebrate Mother’s Day, we captured the story of Jennifer, one of our Imagine No Malaria field... Read More

Imagine No Malaria proves it is about more than a mosquito

Dr. Philippe Okonda Akasa, health coordinator for The United Methodist Church in East Congo, spends much of his time battling effects of malaria. Still, one of the most dramatic stories... Read More

The United Methodist Church Contributes $9.6 Million to Fight Malaria in Africa

The people of The United Methodist Church today will make a historic donation to the Global Fund with a gift of $9.6 million, the single largest contribution made by a faith... Read More