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Barratt’s Chapel: Independence Hall of American Methodism

Get a drone's eye view of the site where ‘the first truly American-born denomination’ came together. View

Lay pastor Raphaël Aboua helps serve Holy Communion at Ebenezer Beago United Methodist Church. Photo by Isaac Broune, UMNS

Methodist History: Why Isn’t Communion Every Sunday?

You may know that in The United Methodist Church communion is offered to all, but here's why schedules for the sacrament vary from church to church. View

The Rev. Felicia Hopkins is lead pastor at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Abilene, Texas. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Broadcast Inspires Baptisms

Pastor in Texas makes an altar call and gets a surprising result. ‘Something said to me, announce on live TV that you have baptism.’ View

Silja Bijnagte organized volunteers to plant gardens to provide fresh vegetables for a food bank near her home in Minneapolis, MN. She attends Lake Harriet United Methodist Church. Image courtesy of the Bijnagte family

11-Year-Old Plants Food Pantry Garden

A dream of providing fresh vegetables for hungry neighbors became a reality for Silja Bijnagte and her United Methodist church. View

Exterior view of Barratt's Chapel, a United Methodist Heritage Landmark in Delaware.

Barratt’s Chapel: Independence Hall of American Methodism

Get a drone's eye view of the site where ‘the first truly American-born denomination’ came together. View

Retired Army chaplain, the Rev. Bill Libby teaches a Sunday school class for fellow veterans at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Sunday School Class Supports Veterans

Church celebrates the unique gifts of those who've served. “You want to touch hearts and minds for the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find some veterans.” View

Chuck Knows Church looks at the story of Jesus appearing to his disciples one last time.

Chuck Knows Church: Ascension Sunday

In this episode, Chuck looks at the Biblical story of Jesus' last visit with the disciples. View

Veteran Bill Shugarts volunteers at the Wall in D.C. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Vietnam Vet’s Military Ministry

United Methodist Bill Shugarts is a U.S. vet whose work at D.C.'s Vietnam memorial inspired him to support today's troops too. View

A baby holds fast to his mother's hand. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Prayer for Families

May is Christian Home Month in the United Methodist calendar. Video reflection reminds us to pray for those closest to us. View

Chuck knows Church talks about Pentecost and where the symbol of a flame comes from. Video image courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

Chuck Knows Church: Pentecost

Why is the symbol of a flame often seen in churches? Chuck talks about Pentecost and the birth of the church. View

James and Jacob Cogman, United Methodist scholarship recipients, plan to follow their mother into ministry. Photo courtesy of the Cogman family.

Twins Follow Mom into Ministry

Meet a mom and a United Methodist pastor who inspired her sons to follow their calls too. “Watching her has really helped me grow.” View

Donna Miller of Historic St. George's United Methodist Church in Philadelphia points out images of Ann and Anna Jarvis at the church. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

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

The sign at Pennington United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., proclaims a message of hope. File photo by Raymond Landry.

The United Methodist Church: More than a name

Learn how our church's name was chosen. “If you leave the name ‘United’ off you’re leaving off both a significant piece and powerful part of who we are.” Read More

Student celebrates after graduation at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. Photo courtesy of Ross Mulhausen, University of Puget Sound.

Go with God: A Prayer for Graduates

Here's a video blessing for those who are celebrating their accomplishments and looking to the future. View

Image portray Susanna Wesley, mother of the founders of Methodism. Courtesy of General Commission on Archives and History.

Susanna Wesley: Mother of Methodism

John and Charles Wesley's mom was a strong woman of faith. “The differences she made have lived on because of the sons that she raised.” View

Caroline Gowan runs a ministry called Loads of Love. Her church, Bonaire United Methodist, provides money and volunteers to help wash, sort and fold alongside recipients.

Teen Washes Loads of Love

United Methodist student knows it can be costly to clean your clothes. Every wash cycle, done for free, takes a load off working families. View

Lighting for Literacy co-founder Doug McNeil looks on as Maxine Parr drills pipes to make solar powered light kits for homes in Colonet, Mexico.

Church Builds Lights for Literacy

An idea for Earth Day at one United Methodist church is now touching lives around the planet and teaching STEM concepts to youth. View

Photo shows portrait of John Wesley who had a conversion experience at Aldersgate. Image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

How Aldersgate Changed John Wesley

May 24 is Aldersgate Day, a special time for United Methodists. But do you know why? View

A memorial plaque marks a green burial site at Eco Eternity, a memorial forest at United Methodist Camp Highroad.

Going Green for Funerals

Church camp provides eco-burial. Cremated remains are placed under a tree in a preserved forest. "A memorial to people and God's creation." View

Churches Connect in Nicaraguan Medical Mission

A United Methodist partnership builds relationships and infrastructure for better health in Nicaragua. View

Family Fosters 100 Children: Ralph and Sue Hillman

Sue Hillman felt a call to help those in need. "This voice, and I knew it was God, said, 'I want you to take care of babies." View