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A special session of General Conference will be held in February 2019. File photo of General Conference 2016 by Maile Bradfield, United Methodist Communications.

What’s a General Conference Special Session? Why now?

This rare event may seem burdensome, but The United Methodist Church is designed to have representatives of the whole church make our most important decisions. Read More

Church Hosts Harry Potter Fans at Halloween

Each October, a Massachusetts congregation transforms their space into Hogwarts, and invites the community to spend a magical day with them. View

Pastors appreciate your prayers. File photo courtesy of the Western Pennsylvania Conference, The United Methodist Church.

15 ways to pray for your pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation month in the U.S. We can show our gratitude by starting a regular practice of praying for pastors as individuals and leaders. Read More

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung is passionate about bringing people together. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Meet Bishop Hee-Soo Jung

Growing up in Korea, his conversion to Christianity at 16 started him on a lifelong pursuit of building bridges between the gospel, culture and faith groups. Listen

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

When tragedy strikes, we find comfort in serving others. Creative Commons courtesy

“You did it for me”: Serving others in times of tragedy

As we search for hope, comfort, and answers after tragic shootings or natural disasters, a story from Jesus offers guidance for United Methodists to reach out in love. Read More