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

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Children participate in a youth rally at Gurdon United Methodist Church.

New Day for a Dying Church

See how a one day youth rally revived an aging congregation. View

Students participate in 2014 fall orientation for Southwestern College.

The UMC Education Connection: Southwestern College

Freshman orientation at college has a new attitude. Check out "builder camp." View

Kirby the Ministry Dog accompanies The Rev Arlene Tulley on pastoral visits.

Ministry Dog Puts Churchgoers at Ease

The Rev. Arlene Tully says people are always happy to see her with Kirby the Ministry Dog. View

Chuck explores the story of the Three Kings from the Gospel of Matthew.

Chuck Knows Church: Wise Men

The first visitors who came to worship the Baby Jesus are called the Wise Men or the Three Kings. View

Chuck talks about ways to comfort those who feel down during the Christmas holiday.

Chuck Knows Church: Blue Christmas

Some churches host a "longest night" service or "blue Christmas" to comfort those who feel alone. 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

Evangelical United Methodist Church in Racine Wisconsin tried a fair trade chocolate event in 2008.

UMTV: Fair Trade Halloween

Learn ways people of faith can make Halloween sweeter by buying and sharing candy that goes to a good cause. View

Students grow vegetables to be served in the cafeteria at Seminary Hill Farm.

Seminary Farm Combines Theology and Ecology

United Methodist seminary offers degree programs focusing on organic farming and food justice. 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

Pumpkins from Richard Hamby's farm are on their way to United Methodist churches across the U.S.

UMTV: The Power of Pumpkins

United Methodist churches can use the gourds for good causes. Meet the U.S. farmer who supplies most of them. View

Video shows Sierra Leone missionary Beatrice Gbanga speaking on Ebola to North Texas Conference. Courtesy: Wil Murphy, North Texas Conference.

Seeing Ebola firsthand: Missionary shares her story

"It is devastating...But for me nothing is impossible for God." Beatrice Gbanga talks about the realities and the hope on the ground in Sierra Leone. View

UMTV: Youth Share Thanksgiving Meals

"I was taught at this church that everybody is family." Young people prepare turkey dinners with a side of caring for elderly neighbors. View

A member of Cass Community United Methodist in Detroit is dressed for the annual haunted house.

Church Haunted House

An inner-city church has decided to use scare tactics, of a different kind, to raise funds to help those dealing with real-life traumas. View

Harry Potter fans visit Quincy UMC for a Halloween treat.

UMTV: Church’s Harry Potter Halloween

See a United Methodist church become Hogwarts for a day. 'People come to it as repeat people and spread the word that this church is a great church.' 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

Chuck Knows Church: World Communion Sunday

It's a special worship service observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of every October. But, what exactly are we celebrating? Chuck explains. View

Chuck Knows Church explains the meaning behind the christian symbol of the fish.

Chuck Knows Church: Sign of the Fish

Chuck says the sign of the fish is like the secret handshake of the Christian Church. 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 man eats a chili dog at Carraway United Methodist also known as the

UMTV: Hot Dog Church

Church cooks use food for fundraisers and to welcome newcomers. 'If we can show them the love we have, maybe they’ll go to church.’ View

An international student eats a traditional Thanksgiving meal with members of Athens FUMC.

UMTV: Thanksgiving for International Students

Church welcomes international students to a traditional Thanksgiving meal. View

Hispanic man sits in church pew in Michigan. Courtesy: United Media Creations.

Being United Methodist: Hispanic/Latino Ministries

Members share their challenges, and success stories, working with neighbors. “Being Hispanic is not actually easy. It's hard sometimes.” View

Charley Brower, the first Native Alaskan pastor appointed by the United Methodist Church.

Alaska Native Pastor

Through his own photos and thoughts, Charley Brower shares the beauty and hardships of serving a remote part of the U.S. View

Chuck Knows Church takes a pie in the face while talking about piety and mercy.

Chuck Knows Church: Piety and Mercy

Chuck explains what works of piety and mercy are and how practicing these spiritual disciplines brings us closer to God. View

Francis Asbury's Bible is part of the collection at Historic St. George's UMC in Philadelphia. Photo by Fran Coode Walsh.

Cathedral Church of American Methodism

'I think people, no matter what side of any issue you’re on, love the denomination, love our history. And this is where you can connect to it.' View

Videographer captures image of tent at Ocean Grove, NJ.

Historic Methodist Camp is ‘God’s Square Mile’

Locals lead an exclusive video tour of one of Methodism's best kept secrets, a spiritual oasis at the beach in New Jersey. 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

United Methodists are called to be peacemakers in a world of strife. This video meditation shows peacemaking is not passive, but intentional. View

Actor portrays the Rev. Simon Blessing, an itinerant Methodist minister from the 1700s. Video image by Chris Foster.

Methodist History Comes to Life at St. George’s

Philadelphia church offers an experience in time travel for curious United Methodists. And history lessons that ring true today. View

Bishop John Yambasu talks about the direct efforts of the United Methodist Church to slow Ebola.

Bishop John Yambasu: United Methodist Efforts to Address Ebola

African bishop shares personal experiences of living under the danger of an Ebola outbreak. View

The Great Auditorium stands in the center of Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Photo by Fran Coode Walsh.

Ocean Grove’s Great Auditorium

Constructed in 90 days by ship builders in 1894, this unique house of worship in New Jersey holds a special place in United Methodist history. View

United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcaño (right) and the Rev. Javier Leyva (standing) pray with Elmer Moreno Gonsales and his daughters Mariela (left) and Katerin

How churches can help children fleeing violence in Central America.

United Methodist churches across the United States are focused on the thousands of unaccompanied children seeking safety at the U.S. border. James Kang, Director of Communications for the California-Pacific... View

A sign outside FUMC of Bradley Beach in New Jersey welcomes neighbors for fellowship and worship.

New Church Style Brings New Members

Cooperative churches in Greater New Jersey Conference welcome new members who were affected by Superstorm Sandy. View

A Sierra Leonian volunteer with the Imagine No Malaria campaign checks on an insecticide treated mosquito net.

View from the Field: Conferences Imagine No Malaria

"I drove home from work the other day, 42 minutes...in the amount of time I drove home, 42 children died." Hear what motivates those who fight malaria. View

Chuck Knows Church explains the role of lay servants or lay speakers in the church.

Chuck Knows Church: Lay Servant

He or she may fill in on the pulpit or take leadership positions in the church. Chuck explains the role of a lay servant. View

The Rev. Gene Martino, Jr. rides his horse Jacques in jousting tournament at Tennessee Renaissance Festival. Still from video by Andrew Jensen, United Methodist Communications. May 2014.

UMTV: The Jousting Pastor

Before Rev. Gene Martino became a jouster he had not spent much time in a saddle. Now he says his relationship with horses has benefited his relationship with his flock. View

James Makuac listens to Adrienne Kittos, an attorney for JFON. Image from video by Andrew Jensen.

Lost Boy finds help at Justice for Our Neighbors

He was a Lost Boy from Sudan and now faces more challenges trying to reconnect with his family. Hear how a United Methodist group is coming to his aid. 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

Archive photo of students at Sager Brown, a school and orphanage for African- American children.

UMTV: Historic Black Haven

Former Methodist school became a hub for UMCOR volunteers, continuing a rich history of serving needs and shaping lives. View

The Rev. Alice Pedone leads cowboy church, a ministry of Pine Mill UMC.

UMTV: Cowboys Rethink Church

Boots, bibles and hot breakfast welcome friends to cowboy church. 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

UMTV: Church’s Commitment to Troops

In 2007, a military mom started a support group with her United Methodist church. Volunteers now send care packages to 900 active duty soldiers. View