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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

The Media Library houses various media types, for reference and use by communicators and agencies to help tell the stories of the The United Methodist Church. Visit Site

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

View a variety of images from around The United Methodist Church on Flickr. Visit Site

The Rev. Tonya Elmore, pastor at Enterprise First United Methodist Church, takes communion from the Rev. Virginia Kagoro, pastor at Locust Bluff United Methodist Church, at the 2015 Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference. Photo by Luke Lucas, Alabama-West Florida Conference

Slideshow: 2015 United Methodist Annual Conferences

From Holy Communion to people sharing ideas and goals for the church, see highlights from the 2015 annual conference meetings of The United Methodist Church. Read More

6-year-old Osman Konteh was shunned by his village after his parents died of Ebola and he survived. He now lives in a private orphanage with other Ebola orphans in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Photo by Jan Snider, United Methodist Communications

Ebola in Sierra Leone: Eyewitness One Year Later

In May 2014, a United Methodist Communications team was on-site when the first cases of Ebola were emerging in Sierra Leone. One year later, representatives from UMCom returned to witness the... View

Student celebrates after graduation at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. Photo courtesy of Ross Mulhausen, University of Puget Sound.

Go with God: A Prayer for Graduates

Video offers a blessing for those celebrating their accomplishments and looking to the future. View

The Milky Way shines across the night sky in the outskirts of Lindside, WV. Photo by David Martin of Newport Mt.-Olivet United Methodist Church.

God’s Gift of the Earth: A Photo Prayer

'All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it.' Video reflection helps celebrate Earth Day. 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

A Palm Sunday procession in Port-Bouet, Cote d-Ivoire. Photo by Isaac Broune, United Methodist News Service.

About 200 join Palm Sunday procession in Côte d’Ivoire

About 200 people processed to Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Port-Bouët on Palm Sunday, including a man who portrayed Jesus riding on a donkey. View

People walk over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.,  during the 50th anniversary observance of the

“Bloody Sunday” 50th Anniversary: Sights and sounds

On the weekend of March 7-8, 2015, thousands converged on Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” View

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

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington was dedicated by President Obama on Oct. 16, 2011. Photo by Maile Bradfield, UMNS.

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

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

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

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

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