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Methodist History: Bishop Fought Slavery

Gilbert Haven lived in the 19th-century but was progressive in his stances to end slavery, allow interracial marriage, and grant ordination of women. View

Colors of Mardi Gras fill the dinner area during the 2014 Shrove Tuesday celebration at West End United Methodist Church in Nashville, TN. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Mardi Gras Jazz Mass

Watch how one church kicks off Lent with pancakes, masks, and New Orleans Jazz. “It’s very Methodist if you look at the tradition.” View

Modern artwork brightens the hallways of the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, the site of General Conference 2016. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

General Conference 2016: Portland Venue Tour

As United Methodists anticipate next year's global church gathering in Oregon, we take you on a behind-the-scenes trip around the site. 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

Stained glass window features Shelly Gale, an early deaconess at Mother African Zoar United Methodist Church. Photo by John Coleman.

Methodist History: Mother African Zoar’s Legacy

Pennsylvania congregation has cared for its community for 220 years, and passed on their spirit. 'We birthed five other churches.” View

Members share communion at the United Methodist Sellwood Faith Community in Portland, Oregon. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Planting Church At Home

What makes church feel like church--the building, the pews, the Sunday service? In one Portland neighborhood, it’s none of the above. View

The Rev. Laura Jaquith Bartlett participates in worship during General Conference 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

General Conference: The Global Church Worships

“I’m answering God’s call to design worship for General Conference,” says the Rev. Laura Jaquith Bartlett. Watch what goes into planning General Conference 2016 with our video series. View

Speculative portrait of Annie Sweitzer, courtesy of Richard C. Douglas and the Strawbridge Shrine Association.

Methodist History: Slave welcomed as one of first members

African-Americans were among the earliest converts to Methodism in America. Annie Sweitzer was one of the first. 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

Archivist Frances Lyons-Bristol assists a visitor to the United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Preserving Methodist Life Stories

Archivist helps families bring the stories of Methodist preachers and lay people to life. View

PET recipient Oke Seun meets PET Mobility founders Mel West and Larry Hills. Photo courtesy of PET Mobility Missouri-Columbia.

Wheelchairs That Work Anywhere

United Methodists invented a PET project to help those unable to walk find freedom and jobs. “It’s what Christ would do if he were here.” View