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United Methodist Now: 2017 Archives

United Methodist Now is a biweekly e-newsletter for church members to highlight examples of Christian living, share inspirational messages, and focus on what it means to be part of our... Read More

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Reflections on Our Faith

In these short videos, we offer conversation starters about some of the basic questions you might have on topics that range from theology to everyday life. Read More

Several U.S. presidents had ties to   what is now The United Methodist Church.  Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry.

Many U.S. presidents have Methodist ties

Leaders from Lincoln to FDR to Obama turned to Wesley's followers for spiritual and social aid. Read More

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

The United Methodist Lent Quiz

How much do you know about the themes and practices during the season of Lent? Take this quiz and be sure to share it with others. Read More

Sun rises on Easter morning. Photo by Austin Bond Photography

Sharing the message of God’s love

Discover creative ideas for encouraging church members to deepen their own spiritual journeys with these Lent and Easter resources. Read More

Hands in prayer. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Prayers and Meditations

Enrich your personal prayer life with these prayers and meditations throughout the year. Read More

Anny Butunga Mwindulwa distributes a mosquito net to new mother Aziza Rachel outside the Irambo Clinic maternity ward in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lononga, UMNS.

Church, Congolese government partner on maternal health

A new maternity facility will keep expectant mothers from having to walk up to 25 kilometers to the nearest hospital. Read More

Some online quizzes, such as this one from The Upper Room, can help us better understand our spiritual type and gifts. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

What’s your spiritual type? Online quizzes can grow faith

Are you a sage, a lover, a mystic or a prophet? Find online options that help us dig deeper into our spirituality. Read More

A beautiful sunrise signals the start of a new day. Photo by Howard Lebowitz, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons.

Beyond New Year’s resolutions — make ‘faithful intentions’

Once a year resolutions can be hard to keep. Here are eight starting points to making a covenant that's more spiritual. Read More

Clutter can build up in our church closets and in our lives. A photo illustration by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Spiritual decluttering: A fresh start for a new year

The closet may not be all that needs a fresh look. How might you make room for the Holy Spirit to do something new in you in 2018? Read More