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A three-handled love feast cup is on display at the United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History in New Jersey.

Methodist History: The What and Why of Love Feasts

John Wesley was influenced by the Moravians in adopting this Christian fellowship meal as a way of building community in the early days of Methodism. View

The Rev. Bob Deich leads the Early Response Team for the Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church. Video image by Todd Rossnagel, Louisiana Conference.

A Personal Call: United Methodist Early Response Team

As many reel from storms and flooding, a Louisiana responder describes serving others after disaster hits. “I can’t stop it now, but I can come along beside people.” View

Stephanie Young attends Craft Memorial United Methodist Church in Columbia, Tenn.  Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Recovery Church Offers Fresh Start For Addicts

“Nothing could fill that hole. Nothing but God.” Those recovering from addictions find new hope thanks to a United Methodist ministry. View

Bishop Scott Jones of the Texas Annual Conference spoke to worshipers at a United Methodist church in Matagorda, Texas after Hurricane Harvey. Video image by Andrew Jensen, United Methodist Communications.

Texas bishop assures church after hurricane

Bishop Scott Jones greeted worshipers with thanks and a strong message of support after Harvey devastated the area. "We're committed to being the hands and feet of Christ." View

Members of a United Methodist Volunteers in Mission Team  from the Inidana Conference pose with homeowner Edward Ortiz (center) in front of the team's construction trailer in Minot, N.D. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

United Methodists: UMCOR’s “Feet on the Ground”

A leader with the United Methodist disaster response agency describes how church volunteers mobilize ahead of storms and other natural disasters. View

Edna Rajan stacks flood buckets from the United Methodist Committee on Relief at a warehouse in Lafayette, Louisiana in 2016.

Offer Support After Storms: Create Cleaning Buckets

Looking for a way to show support to storm survivors? Video shows easy steps to fill a bucket with the most helpful supplies for clean up after a disaster. View

Image of factory workers. Courtesy of U.S. Library of Congress.

Methodist History: 1908 Social Creed for Workers

Since the time of John Wesley, the Methodist church has taken a strong stance for the rights of workers. View

Rachel Ritchie plays on the inclusive playground that she raised 100,000 dollars to build.

Child’s Dream Inspires Inclusive Playground

A young United Methodist church member wanted to create a play place where all children are welcome. And she raised all the funds to make it a reality. View

Actors prepare for a scene in,

Eagle Scout’s Film Fights Cyberbullying

A United Methodist teen created a tool to empower parents and kids to stop the abuse of cyberbullying. View

The United Methodist Building is the only non-governmental structure on Capitol Hill. Courtesy of General Board of Church and Society.

United Methodist Beacon on Capitol Hill

Learn more about the church's unique space in the heart of Washington. “Commitments about the importance of faith in action come together here.” View

Students listen during a VBS session led by members of St. Paul UMC in Abilene, Texas. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Church’s Vacation Bible School Reaches New Kids A New Way

A Texas church changed how they did VBS and found new life for the program. “It is reaching new people in ways we never dreamed.” View

The Rev. James Lawson speaks at a rally supporting workers. Image from

The Rev. James Lawson: Reflections on workers’ rights and dignity

A United Methodist civil rights icon speaks to the value of work. “It feeds our sense of making a contribution.” View

A U.S. soldier enjoys a cookie sent by members of Alpharetta (GA) UMC. Image courtesy of Alpharetta UMC.

Church Collects Tons of Cookies for Troops

When a U.S. soldier told a pastor he missed Oreos while deployed, the church jumped in. Now they send cookies with prayer notes to those who serve. View

Students laugh in a classroom in East Congo. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

A United Methodist Prayer for the Classroom

When students go back to school, so do teachers, administrators, and other staff. Take time to offer this quick prayer for those beginning another school session. View

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

United Methodist Back-to-School Blessing

As families and students and teachers begin another school year, take time for prayer too. View

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

Blessings Flow at River Church

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

Lindsay Stanfield sold lemonade, cookies, jewelry and other items to help homeless people and people with cancer. Photo by Diane Degnan, United Methodist Communications.

Eight-year-old spends summer helping those in need

The young United Methodist sold lemonade, cookies, jewelry and other items in her front yard, with proceeds going to help homeless people and people with cancer. View

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung serves in the Wisconsin Episcopal Area. File photo by United Methodist Communications.

Roots of Faith in Korea: A United Methodist Bishop’s Journey

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung grew up on a small island with a view of North Korea. He credits U.S. missionaries and a kind neighbor for his conversion to Christianity. View

Chuck Knows Church talks about original sin and the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden.

Chuck Knows Church: Tree of Knowledge

Chuck explains the story of Adam and Eve's original sin in the Garden of Eden in the book of Genesis. View

First United Methodist Church in Montgomery offers respite care for those facing memory loss. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Church Values Gifts in Those with Dementia

Those facing memory loss can face isolation too. Respite program offers space to still contribute to the community. ‘There are many things we can do.’ View

A man eats a chili dog at Carraway United Methodist also known as the

United Methodist 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

Joe Mykos volunteers at McEachern (Ga.) UMC with the Car Care Ministry. Image courtesy of McEachern United Methodist Church.

United Methodist Mechanics Fix Cars for Free

Volunteers give away an average of 30 cars each year and fix vehicles for those in need. Those physical repairs often heal broken spirits too. 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

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

Members of Grace United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. gather for fried fish and fellowship. Photo courtesy of United Methodist TV.

United Methodist Fish Fry Nets Disciples

“God works in mysterious ways. He’s worked through fish before, hasn’t he?” Discover how one church is serving seafood and netting results. View

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

The inlet cross of Belin UMC gleams brights against the sky over Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina. Photo by Austin Bond Photography. .

To Everything There is a Season: A United Methodist Meditation

It is now the summer season in the U.S. Watch a video reflection about change using a well-known passage from Ecclesiastes. 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

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

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

Caroline Gowan is a United Methodist student who started a ministry to clean clothes. Every wash cycle, done for free, takes a load off working families. View