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United Methodists teach that we can teach others about God by sharing kindness. Photo via Pexels.com, CC0 Public Domain.

Get Them Talking: Kindness

Looking for a good family discussion starter? A new monthly series begins with reflections on how being kind is a way of serving God. Read More

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

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

Devotions can help us focus during our Christmas preparations. Image by Troy Dossett, United Methodist Communications.

Make Room for Christmas: Advent Devotions

Five short devotions help us pause to reflect on how we will make room in our lives for Christ this Christmas. Read More

John and Charles Wesley prepare to burn notes on Watch Night, illustration from the Wesleys Take the Web series by Jonathan Richter and Charlie Baber.

Wesleys Take the Web: Watch Night

Out with the old and in with a new commitment to God. John and Charles observe Watch Night on New Year's Eve in this new animated episode. View

Charles Wesley sings John a Christmas hymn he is writing in an illustration from the Wesleys Take the Web series. Courtesy of  United Methodist Communications.

Wesleys Take the Web: Advent Anthem

This episode of the animated series about the founders of Methodism takes us back to when a favorite seasonal hymn was just words on a page. View

Choirs perform Christmas hymns at Barratt's Chapel's annual Christmas Carols concert in 2016.Image from video by Kisker Productions for United Methodist Communications.

Christmas Carols at United Methodist Landmark

Step back in time and enjoy traditional hymns at Barratt's Chapel. “Worshipers were singing those same carols here, same notes, same words, 200 years ago, and that’s special.” View

The Oakville Ballet Company in Ontario performs

Finding faith in “The Nutcracker,” a Christmas classic

You may be very familiar with this seasonal favorite, but a United Methodist pastor says we can see it in a new way through the lens of faith. Read More

Advent Reflection: Waiting on the Light

"Advent done well helps us center ourselves." Watch and share this meditation on how to prepare yourself for the birth of Jesus. View

The published and unpublished verse of Charles Wesley teach us a great deal about our relationship with God. Image by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

Wesley hymn devotions for Advent and Christmas

Four devotions drawing on Charles Wesley's hymns help us reflect upon the miracle of Christmas. Read More

The Christmas Conference founded the church that would be led by Francis Asbury. Image public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

The Christmas Conference: 10 days that started a church

The founding conference of the Methodist church in America began on Christmas Eve. Their gift to us is a legacy alive in The United Methodist Church today. Read More

In his hymns, Charles Wesley highlights many of the aspects of Jesus’ birth. Infographic by Trevor Scruggs, United Methodist Communications.

Christmas in the Hymns of Charles Wesley Infographic

This beautiful infographic highlights some of the Advent and Christmas hymns of Charles Wesley. View

Author and professor Paul Chilcote has written a devotional using the Advent and Christmas hymns of Charles Wesley. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Singing our Faith at Christmas with Paul Chilcote

Hymns aren't just for singing! The hymns of Charles Wesley also teach us about our faith and help us draw closer to Christ in this holy season. Listen

Author and pastor Adam Hamilton shares about Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. Photo courtesy the Rev. Adam Hamilton.

Christmas through Joseph's Eyes with Adam Hamilton

United Methodist pastor and best-selling author of “Faithful,” shares lessons about character, faith, and fatherhood from Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. Listen

United Methodists know Christmas, but maybe not these things. Photo via ChristianPics.co.

Five things you may not know about Christmas

Even United Methodists who know a lot about Christmas can always learn more. See if you know these unusual facts about the season. Read More

United Methodists around the world celebrate Christmas

Christmas is a season of anticipation, giving and joy. Here's a look at how United Methodist churches around the world celebrate the birth of Our Lord. Read More

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Prayer for People Living with HIV/AIDS

A reflection reminds us all to fight the stigma and stand with those who have HIV. “Together with love, we can end this epidemic.” View

A scenic photo of sun rays shining through tree branches in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania.  Photo by Jim Starr.

Let Us Give Thanks: A Photo Prayer

'And in our gratitude, make us to be instruments of your peace.' Take a moment to lift up your thanks to God this season. View

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

Florence Nightingale is depicted in stained glass windows at the United Methodist Upper Room.

United Methodist Meditation for All Saints Day

We recall with thanksgiving those who walked in faith. "May we learn from their examples of dedication, worship, and love." View