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Members of the congregation pray during worship at Jourdain United Methodist Church in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

United Methodist Women Making History

March is Women's History Month. United Methodist News Service invited a number of women, lay and clergy, to talk about leadership.   Read More

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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

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

Frank Schaefer coverage

The United Methodist pastor was asked to surrender his clergy credentials after a church trial for officiating at his son’s same-sex nuptials. Read continuing coverage of the response to... Visit Site

The Church in China

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

Faith and Mental Health

United Methodists are addressing the issues of mental health through caring communities."It's time to remove the fear." Read More

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

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.

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