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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

Attendance has almost tripled at Danga United Methodist Church in Calumpit, Bulacan, Philippines, due to an outreach program called Banyuhay. Many of the program’s participants and their families and neighbors have joined the church. Photo courtesy of The Rev. Mienie N. Tolentino.

Filipino church grows amid war on drugs

Danga United Methodist Church hosts reformation program for drug traffickers and addicts, then welcomes participants and their families into ministry. Read More

Mission of the church as our Way Forward

Mission should be the driving force as the church moves toward the special called 2019 General Conference. Read More

A man and a youth killed in separate package explosions in Austin, Texas, both had family connections to the city’s Wesley United Methodist Church. Neither victim attended Wesley, said the pastor of the historic African-American church. Photo by Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 3.0

Bombing victims had family ties to church

Pastor of Austin’s historic Wesley United Methodist sees no reason to think church was target. Read More

United Methodists to join DC rally on racism

Mass gathering on National Mall and other April 3-5 events signal a new campaign to end racism in the U.S. Read More

As a student intern at the Frontera Wesley in Tucson, Arizona, Mendoza is bringing her insight as an immigrant to a Lenten devotion, “40 Days in the Desert: Resisting Temptation in the Borderlands.”

Arizona DACA student writes Lenten devotion

Ana Mendoza is bringing her insight as an immigrant to a Lenten devotion for Frontera Wesley in Tucson. Read More

#MeToo and The United Methodist Church

As other professions grapple with realities of sexual harassment and misconduct, a clergywoman explains how these problems have affected The United Methodist Church. Read More

Participants in an immersion experience hosted by the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference visit the Washita Massacre site in Cheyenne, Okla., where Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer led an 1868 attack against a Cheyenne encampment, killing 30 to 60 people. Photo by Ginny Underwood.

Immersed in Native culture, history

Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference immersion experience helps United Methodists live out Act of Repentance. Read More

Delegates read the bishops' statement about sexuality and the church on May 18, 2016, at the United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Maile Bradfield, UMNS.

Delegates’ early thoughts on Way Forward

Bishops have focused on two possibilities for how the church ministers with LGBTQ individuals, with a traditionalist plan waiting in the wings. Delegates share views on proposals so far. Read More

Clergy line up outside St. Peter's United Methodist Church in Gitega, Burundi, for a special Burundi Annual Conference session to celebrate unity within the church. Photo by Tafadzwa Mudambanuki, UMNS.

United Methodists celebrate unity in Burundi

Special annual conference session brings long-divided factions in the country together as they vow to move forward as one church. Read More