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Dja Serge studies an e-reader during the Feb. 7 workshop held at Methodist University in Codody, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

United Methodist Media Library

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Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata poses with the Impact Las Vegas 2013 volunteers following the morning cleaning a neighborhood off Palos Verdes.

United Methodist News Photos

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Young people listen to a presentation about preventing the spread of Ebola prepared by United Methodist Communications during a service at the United Methodist Church in Sassandra. From left are: Anaya Grace Camara, 22; Flore Diobo, 30; and Marie Yao, 9.

Côte d’Ivoire faith leaders join fight to keep Ebola out

The faith community has an important role in the fight against Ebola since more than 80 percent of the people in Côte d’Ivoire attend a place of worship. Read More

Sgt. Dongo Atta Blaise of the prefecture of Sipilou, Côte d'Ivoire, watches over a remote border crossing into Guinea. Until the first case of Ebola was Photos by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Ebola changes Cote d’Ivoire without crossing border

Polite bows and hearty bonjours have replaced handshakes and hugs even though Ebola has not crossed the Cote d’Ivoire border. Read More

Isabelle Ake sings during worship at Temple Bethel United Methodist Church in Abobo-Baoule, outside Adidjan. Although worship in this West African country is still exuberant, the threat of Ebola is changing the way people interact. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Ebola at the border

United Methodist Communications photographer Mike DuBose takes a look at efforts to prevent Ebola from crossing the border into Côte d'Ivoire in this UMNS photo essay. Read More

Ebola at the border (example for Paramore, do not archive)

United Methodist Communications photographer Mike DuBose takes a look at efforts to prevent Ebola from crossing the border into Côte d'Ivoire in this UMNS photo essay. Read More

The Rev. James Lawson speaks about nonviolence at First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala., the site of a 1961 confrontation between Freedom Riders and an angry mob. 2009 file photo by Kathy L. Gilbert,  United Methodist News Service.

The Rev. James Lawson: Sharing MLK’s Dream

"Love and truth and compassion still are the only ways." The Rev. James Lawson recalls what he learned from MLK. View

The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell (right) stands with the Revs. Martin Luther King Jr. (left) and Virgil Wood on the roof of a Boston public school in 1965. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell.

United Methodists share MLK’s dream

1965 was an important year for civil rights in the U.S. As we mark this 50th anniversary, hear leaders talk about walking alongside Martin Luther King Jr. View

Bethel United Methodist Church, near Washington, Ga., was founded around 1835. The current white-frame sanctuary dates to 1916, and was built for about $7,000, including furnishings. Photo by Scott MacInnis, courtesy Historic Rural Churches of Georgia.

Celebrating rural churches

Historic Rural Churches of Georgia highlights nearly 120 church buildings across the state, including many that have a Methodist background and some that are active United Methodist churches. Read More

Colors of Mardi Gras fill the dinner area during the Shrove Tuesday celebration held March 2, 2014 at West End United Methodist Church. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

United Methodist Mardi Gras Jazz Mass

Photo essay shows how one church kicks off Lent with pancakes, masks, and New Orleans Jazz. “It’s very Methodist if you look at the tradition.” View

Taking a look at Haiti’s journey to recovery

Using photographs from 2010-2014, United Methodist News photographer Mike DuBose presents a visual record of how an earthquake changed this small Caribbean nation. Read More

Baptism: God’s Gift to Us All

See a reflection about the sacrament Wesley called “a way in which we felt, knew, and saw God’s grace.” View

Advent Reflection: Waiting on the Light

"Advent done well helps us center ourselves." Watch and share a meditation on how to prepare yourself for the birth of Jesus. View

Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Prayer for Those Affected by Ebola

The Rev. Frederick Yebuah, a native of Ghana, reads a prayer he composed in response to the Ebola crisis. View

Advent Meditation: O come, Emmanuel

The human condition can, at times, be one of struggle, yet through faith, the spirit rises above even tragedy, and hope and love prevail. View

The Rev. Noé Gonzales (left) offers Holy Communion to Kaylee Naomi Avita Guerrero. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Communion: The Meal that Makes Us One

“Take communion as often as you can. It is food for the journey.” Watch and download a meditation about the sacrament, and reflect on how it nourishes your own faith. View

Children bathe in water from an open pipe following Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

Flowing Water: The Christian Connection

'We have reminders of baptism everywhere.' Watch and download a meditation on how water connects us with our brothers and sisters around the world. View

Sheri Tyler Kimble shares a hug with Sean Siple during the giving of peace. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Becoming a Peacemaker: A Reflection

As many reel from the verdict in Ferguson, Missouri, this meditation offers a prayer and a call for United Methodists to be peacemakers in a world of strife. View

Photo of cross at Belin Memorial United Methodist by Austin Bond Photography.

The Cross: What do YOU see?

“God took that awful thing and redeemed it.” United Methodists reflect on the origin and meaning of Christianity's strongest symbol. View

Photo of cross at Belin Memorial United Methodist by Austin Bond Photography.

Slideshow: Crosses Across the United Methodist Connection

Take a photo pilgrimage to see crosses at United Methodist locations around the world. View

Residents of the Gbo Chiefdom outside Bo, Sierra Leone listen during a welcome event for a mosquito net distribution by the Imagine No Malaria campaign. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Seeing Beauty in Sierra Leone

Photographer Mike DuBose reconnects with families in Sierra Leone after meeting them years ago at the launch of the Imagine No Malaria effort. View

A Tribute to Mothers from Sierra Leone

Get a glimpse into the lives of mothers and their children – and how a United Methodist hospital cares for them – in these images from Bo. View

Dancers from Mandell United Methodist Church in Chicago perform at the 2011 Northern Illinois Annual Conference. Photo courtesy of the Northern Illinois Conference.

Desktop Meditation: Easter Joy

Watch and download a reflection with joyful photos of United Methodists around the world, set to music by the Africa University Choir. View

M. Garlinda Burton (right) and Kathi Smith Edwards celebrate after being consecrated as deaconesses in the United Methodist Church during the United Methodist Women's Assembly at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Slideshow: Women unite at 2014 Assembly

More than 7,000 United Methodist women attended the 2014 Assembly. See photo highlights of the gathering, which offered opportunities for study, worship, fellowship and social action. View

Desktop Meditation: A Lenten Journey

"Mini retreat" offers a personal chance to reflect on the 40 days of Lent through photos and singing of "Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown." View

United Methodist faith leaders, other faith groups, labor leaders and immigrants during prayer vigil at the White House in support of progress on immigration reform. Washington, D.C., on Feb. 17. Photo by Jay Mallin, UMNS.

No More Deportations: Immigration Pray-In

On Feb. 17, 2014, United Methodists spoke — and were arrested — in front of the White House to bring attention to nearly 2 million deportations. View

Athanasius Mphuru, is recognized as a

2013: Year-end Slideshow

See some of the most memorable images from around the church in 2013. View

Aviation ministry gets new wings and a prayer

Slideshow: After United Methodists raised more than $2.1 million, supporters blessed plane bound for medical mission in the Congo. View

Slideshow: Bishops visit U.S./Mexico border

United Methodist bishops from around the world immersed themselves in the reality of life at the U.S. border to learn more about ministry there. View

Slideshow: Hope and despair at the border

For those torn apart by immigration issues, the wire mesh fence between the U.S. and Mexico is the site of tears and ‘communion.’ View

United Methodist volunteer Ron Hilton installs drywall at a home that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy in the Sheepshead Bay area of Brooklyn in New York. Hilton is part of a volunteer team from Asheville, N.C.

Hurricane Sandy: The Church Responds

See church response after the devastating storm in October, 2012. Read More