Skip Navigation

Featured Videos

Previous Next

Methodist History: Welcoming Women Immigrants

In Women's History Month, meet Alma Mathews, whose mission field was Ellis Island. She and others offered a safety net for women traveling alone. View

Child paints Easter egg.

The Importance of the Egg: Children and Easter

Experts aged five to ten and the Rev. MaryJane Pierce Norton discuss Easter eggs and their symbolism. View

Good Friday Cross Journey

A pastor took a tree from his yard and created a 14 ft., 425-lb. cross neighbors carried for 14 miles. "We became a church without walls." View

Women immigrants who traveled alone were often at risk when they arrived at Ellis Island in the late 19th century. Public domain image.

Methodist History: Welcoming Women Immigrants

In Women's History Month, meet Alma Mathews, whose mission field was Ellis Island. She and others offered a safety net for women traveling alone. View

Teen shops for prom dress at Union Ridge UMC clothes closet. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

UMTV: Church Provides Prom Dresses

Teenagers often dream of that special dance each spring called prom. Not everyone can afford to attend though. That's why this church stepped in. View

Youth from Silver Spring (MD)UMC pack food during Mission Mania Sunday. Image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

UMTV: Kid Power Fuels Mission Mania

"And a little child shall lead them." Visit a vital congregation where young people pick the ways they will change the world. View

Methodists Ann and Anna Jarvis are credited with creating Mother's Day in the U.S. Courtesy: Historic St. George's UMC.

Methodist History: The Founding Mothers of Mother’s Day

Two women created the holiday that falls on the second Sunday in May in the U.S. but do you know how, and why, they did it? View

Troy Waugh walked 444 miles along the Natchez Trace in 2014.

Finding God and Goodness on Natchez Trace Walk

When Troy Waugh felt a call from God, he took more than a leap of faith. He took a 444-mile walk! 'Every day God was with me.' View

Members of Broadway Christian Parish United Methodist walk with a wooden cross on Good Friday.

Easter Cross Walk

Many congregations invite people to participate in devotionals, but one church asks the faithful to take their prayers to the public. View

Chuck Knows Church segment on Good Friday and Holy Week.

Chuck Knows Church: Good Friday

Jesus was crucified on the Friday of Holy Week. Learn how the day came to be known as Good Friday. 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

The Rev. Ralph Abernathy and his family march with the Rev. and Mrs. Martin Luther King on march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. Courtesy: Abernathy Family/Wikimedia Commons.

Eyewitness to Selma: Faith Leaders’ Stand for Civil Rights

'Many people cannot understand the depth of patriotism of Martin King and other civil rights heroes and heroines." Pastor recalls historic effort for voting rights. View

Society of St. Andrew Volunteer Marvin Mallari has just gleaned turnips.

UMTV: Teens Gather Food

Some volunteers with the Society of St. Andrew spend their spring break working for others. Alternative spring breaks can ensure that food left over after harvest goes to hungry families. View

Chuck Knows Church explains the story behind and the significance of the Jewish Holiday of Passover.

Chuck Knows Church: Passover

Chuck Knows Church explains the story behind and the significance of the Jewish Holiday of Passover. View

Ronald and Shena Boone celebrate Valentine’s Day with a free wedding at Trinity United Methodist Church. Photo by Liz Johnson & Jay Foot.

Free Valentine’s Weddings Show Church’s Love

‘We’ve short-changed marriages.” Indiana church offers free ceremonies to encourage families to make faith a priority. View

An image of Rosa Parks is part of the ‘Icons of the Civil Rights Movement,’ exhibit by United Methodist artist Pamela Chatterton-Purdy. Photo courtesy of Board of Church and Society.

UMTV: Civil Rights Art

United Methodist artist uses works in wood and gold leaf to memorialize 16 people and events critical to the U.S. civil rights movement. View

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

Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery's Ninety Years Birthday Celebration at the Atlanta Symphony Hall, October 9, 2011 included a birthday song by Stevie Wonder.  Next to Rev. Lowery is his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Lowery. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

The Rev. Joseph Lowery: Sharing MLK’s Dream

“The fear of death...never affected his commitment.” The Rev. Joseph Lowery describes his time with Martin Luther King Jr. View

Bishop James Thomas: Sharing MLK’s Dream

“Martin was about much more than race.” Bishop James Thomas reflects on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. View

Bishop Felton May at the 2008 United Methodist General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. May is interim chief executive of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Photo #GC0088. April 24, 2008. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Bishop Felton May: Sharing MLK’s Dream

“Thanks be to God for you having the courage to utilize the gifts that God gave you.” Bishop Felton May shares a message to Martin Luther King Jr. View

Retired United Methodist Bishop Melvin G. Talbert .A UMNS file photo by John C. Goodwin.

Bishop Melvin Talbert: Sharing MLK’s Dream

“I was privileged to be in the same jail cell with him for three days and three nights.” Bishop Melvin Talbert recalls the influence of Martin Luther King Jr. View