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United Methodist Back-to-School Blessing

A school year is beginning for many students and teachers. In the rush of preparation and schedule changes, take time for prayer too. View

Eugenie Sowan Erse N’Ghessan sews clothes to earn a living for herself and her seven children in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. She is one of 48 women who received a micro-loan to start her own business from the United Methodist Women’s Côte d’Ivoire Conference. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

A United Methodist Prayer for Workers

'In your glory, we offer all the work of our hearts and hands and minds.' Video reflection offers a blessing for all those who labor or are seeking work. View

River church welcomes paddlers on the Nantahala River in western North Carolina. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Blessings Flow at River Church

'The river is our church. But it is nice to have someone to pray with there.' Olympic paddler-turned-pastor brings worship service to the waterside. View

Chuck Knows Church talks about the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient texts discovered in caves.

Chuck Knows Church: Dead Sea Scrolls

Chuck Knows Church explains the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and how their discovery changed history. View

Children at West Nashville United Methodist Church receive new backpacks for school during a 2011 “blessing of the backpacks.” File photo by Kathleen Barry of United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Back-to-School Blessing

A school year is beginning for many students and teachers. In the rush of preparation and schedule changes, take time for prayer too. View

Pastors Matt Miofsky (left) and Willis Johnson talk after services at The Gathering United Methodist Church in St.  Louis, Missouri.

UMTV: Pastors Model Peace After Ferguson

They were on the streets of Ferguson after racial tensions flared. A year later, these friends are still fighting racism, together. View

The Rev. Leo Fong does martial arts workouts every day.  Video image by Reed Galin.

UMTV: Kung Fu Grandmaster Pastor

Once a star of martial arts movies, 86-year-old Leo Fong still spars with people half his age and teaches 7 fitness classes a week. View

Two students from Yugoslavia walk home together. File photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

Psalm 121: A Prayer for Travelers

Whether taking a trip or starting out on a new path in life, discover "The Traveler's Psalm" and let it guide your way. 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

Videographer captures image of tent at Ocean Grove, NJ.

Historic Methodist Camp is ‘God’s Square Mile’

For some, summertime means heading to one of Methodism's best kept secrets, a spiritual oasis at the beach in New Jersey. View

Chuck talks about the similarities and differences between the prophets Elijah and Elisha.

Chuck Knows Church: Elijah vs Elisha

Chuck sets the record straight about two prophets of God with similar names but their own unique stories. View

Patty and Eddie Gill founded the United Methodist Motorcycle Association, based in Oklahoma. Video image by Reed Galin, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Motorcycle 'Gang'

Bikers are modern circuit riders, reaching out on the road. "A lot of people are dying just to be asked to come back to church." View

Nyamah Dunbar (right) former employee of the United Methodist Committee on Relief visits with a child during a mosquito net distribution by The United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign in Bom Jesus, Angola, 2012. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Ebola: The Gift that Came Wrapped as a Plague

Nyamah Dunbar planned to return to her native Liberia and launch an agribusiness when the Ebola epidemic brought everything to a halt. But God had other plans. Read More

Will Penner leads a gospel song during worship at Cedar Crest Camp in Lyles, Tenn. Photo by Ronny Perry, UMNS.

UMTV: Summer Church Camp

Far away from computers and gadgets, summer camp is still a hit. Read More

Family Vacation from Cancer

Church gives trips to those dealing with disease. "It takes their childhood away. When you get to just have fun, that's giving a piece of that back." View

The Rev. D.D. Meighen recounts the story of the first Father's Day service in Fairmont, West Virginia.  Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Methodist History: First Father’s Day at Church

In 1908, a Methodist church hosted the first service specifically honoring fathers. It was an event born from great love, and great pain. View

Flat Wesley paper dolls travel to United Methodist churches inspiring discipleship. Photo courtesy of Wesley United Methodist Church in Beaumont, Texas.

Churches Host Traveling Wesleys

John and Charles Wesley spent their lives making disciples for Christ. Learn how paper dolls of the duo are continuing that cause in churches today. 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

Video image of Scouts at St. Mark's UMC in Lincoln, Nebraska as they plant flags for July 4th.

Flags and Scouts Soar at Church

It's a July 4th tradition. Neighbors in Lincoln, Nebraska love to see the 100 U.S. flags planted by Scouts at St. Mark's United Methodist. View

Video image from a service at AfterHours Denver.

UMTV: Bar Church Serves All

United Methodist pastor Jerry Herships does not preach at a pulpit, but at a pub. He leads worship services, and invites congregants to do service, at a bar in Denver. View

Chuck discusses the history of the Ark of the Covenant.

Chuck Knows Church: Ark of the Covenant

It was a chest described in Exodus as containing the Tablets of Stone on which the Ten Commandments were inscribed. It was also featured in a famous movie. View