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Prayer for People Living with HIV/AIDS

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1. 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

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

The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs by Fra Angelico (15th Century), National Gallery, London. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

All Saints Day: A holy day John Wesley loved

The day after Halloween was a time encouraged by Wesley for Methodists to remember and give thanks for saints gone to glory and those still living. Read More

United Methodists can find comfort and strength in the symbols in our cemeteries. Photo by Machael Gaida via Pixabay.com.

Symbols in the cemetery: Expressions of Christian faith

A walk in the graveyard might sound spooky, but many symbols in our cemeteries proclaim our Christian beliefs in the midst of grief, fear and death. Read More

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Organ Donation

The church celebrates Organ Tissue and Donor Sunday each November. This short video talks about the "gift of love and hope" you may not have considered. 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 among churches. View

The Rev. Noé Gonzales (left) offers Holy Communion to Kaylee Naomi Avita Guerrero. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Communion: The Meal that Makes Us One

“Take communion as often as you can. It is food for the journey.” Watch and download a meditation about the sacrament, and reflect on how it nourishes your own faith. 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

Watch a video reflection about change using a well-known passage from Ecclesiastes. View

Welch's Grape Juice was created by a Methodist as a substitute for communion wine. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Methodist history: Controversy, Communion, & Welch’s Grape Juice

What became a popular grocery item started as a response to concerns at church about alcohol. Read about Dr. Thomas Welch and his recipe's roots. Read More

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Photo by sydney Rae on Unsplash.com

Five ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Find easy, fun tips to celebrate diversity and the positive contributions of our Hispanic/Latino brothers and sisters to our community. Read More

The repaired Pentagon building was dedicated on Sept. 11, 2002, a year after the terror attacks. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Creative Commons.

A Prayer for the Anniversary of 9/11

Discipleship Ministries offers this devotional to use when recalling the tragedy of the 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. Read More

Baptism: God’s Gift to Us All

See a reflection about the sacrament Wesley called “a way in which we felt, knew, and saw God’s grace.” 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

There are many ways to get closer to God at camp. File photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Church camp changed my life: United Methodists look back

As kids, the hikes, outdoor worship, and canoeing were fun but they were also deepening spiritual connections and changing lives, shaping leaders. Read More

Agatha Muagura speaks softly to a chicken as part of a training exercise at the Africa University farm in Mutare, Zimbabwe.

A United Methodist Prayer for Animals

God has granted us stewardship of creation. This prayer celebrates our delicate coexistence with the animals of the earth. View

John and Charles Wesley are featured in a cartoon illustration by Charlie Baber for the video series Wesleys Take the Web. Produced by United Methodist Communications.

Animated Wesleys Share Church History

A new video resource uses an animated John and Charles Wesley to share United Methodist history in an innovative and contemporary way. Read More

The United Methodist Church publishes The Upper Room in 35 languages. Images courtesy The Upper Room.

Where the world meets to pray: The Upper Room

In 35 languages, in over 100 countries, this United Methodist publication unites people in Bible reading, prayer, and faith reflection every day. Read More

The Boehms were contemporaries of the early Methodist movement. Images courtesy United Methodist Archives and History.

Martin and Henry Boehm: Founding Brethren of the UMC

Father and son Martin and Henry Boehm are important figures in the history of The United Methodist Church, with inspiring stories of faith. Read More

Pedro Chadreque Guambe and his daughter Wendy share a moment together.

A United Methodist Prayer for Fathers

A short reflection offers words to honor the sons, brothers, fathers and grandfathers who have shaped our lives. View