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Matilda Ndanema displays the insecticide-treated mosquito net she received from the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign in 2010 at her home in Bumpe, near Bo, Sierra Leone. The insecticide in nearing the end of its useful life and several villages in the Bo district will receive new nets from the campaign in the first planned redistribution to replace the nets given in 2010. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.; Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

The Church Casts a Wide Net in Sierra Leone

The Imagine No Malaria campaign distributed nearly 400,000 life-saving insecticide-treated bed nets in the Bo District of Sierra Leone. Follow coverage. More

Frank Schaefer speaks to media Friday, June 20, after a hearing. Photo by Melissa Lauber, Baltimore-Washington Conference, for UMNS

Coverage Summary: Frank Schaefer Case

The United Methodist pastor was reinstated after being defrocked for officiating at his son’s same-gender nuptials. Read More

Game Changers Summit Dreamers and doers gather to harness the power of communications technology, September 3-5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

Technology for Social Good

Information and communications technology (ICT4D) is being used to transform communications in those communities in the developing world most cut off from technological advances. Read More

The Church in China

Five-part UMNS series focuses on the growth and growing pains of Christianity in recent decades. Visit Site

A Dec. 22, 2012, fire destroyed the sanctuary, office area and part of the fellowship hall of Gideon Grove United Methodist Church, Stokesdale, N.C. Photo by the Rev. Nancy Rankin.

Church fires: Damage, recovery, prevention

During 2012 and early 2013, fire destroyed or damaged more than a dozen United Methodist church properties across the United States. Read More

Philippines Typhoon: The Church Responds

After the devastation of Haiyan, the church is responding with relief and support. Read the latest news, find resources, donate. Read More

Man on bench. A photo illustration by Kathryn Price.

Faith and Mental Health

Personal stories, useful links and printable materials to help raise awareness and provide support for those dealing with mental health issues. Read More

A 2000 photo of Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela and Methodism

Read how the anti-apartheid champion was mentored by Methodist preachers and educators. Read More

Athanasius Mphuru, is recognized as a

2013: Year-end highlights

See the important events in the life of The United Methodist Church last year. Read More

Haiti 2013: Healing, Rebuilding

In late February 2013, a team from United Methodist Communications went to Haiti to look at ways in which life has... Read More

United Methodist leaders will discuss the possibility of churches offering Holy Communion online during a Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2013 meeting at the denomination's Board of Higher Education and Ministry in Nashville, Tenn. A UMNS file photo by Mike DuBose.

What is the United Methodist view of Communion?

Team of pastors, church leaders and theologians share background on Holy Communion and perspectives about offering the sacrament online. Read More

Will Penner leads a gospel song during worship at Cedar Crest Camp in Lyles, Tenn. Photo by Ronny Perry, UMNS.

Church camps combine faith and fun

The United Methodist Church offers one of the largest camp and retreat networks, with 220 centers serving a million people a year. Read More

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