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Bishop Sally Dyck delivers the sermon during morning worship at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Bishop Dyck says pope inspired her

Northern Illinois bishop said she wants to be part of a church that has a year of mercy, a decade of mercy, a millennium of mercy. Read More

‘Strangely warmed’

Rev. Liberato Bautista revisits John Wesley’s Aldersgate experience in the context of Filipino migrant workers -- an opportunity for compassion but also for spreading the word of God “unto all the nations.” Read More

Sculpture by Italian Renaissance artist, Andrea della Robbia (1465 – 1490), found in Sante Flora e Lucilla in Santa Fiora, Tuscany. Photo by Sailko, Wikimedia Commons

Celebrating the Ascension

Forty days after the Resurrection, Jesus was taken up to heaven before eleven of his apostles. Find prayers and reflections for Ascension Day and Ascension Sunday. Read More

Sacro Monte di Crea. The finding of the empty tomb of Christ, statues by Antonio Brilla, 1889. (Public domain). Photo by Stefano Bistolfi, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

‘We shall be raised!’

“I believe in … the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting." Christians have repeated these words for centuries. But what do they mean? Several scholars offer their perspectives. Read More

A higher law

Chris Momany says legal statutes often reflect societal norms. 'People are not granted rights by government. Their God-given rights are recognized and protected by governments.' Read More

Image of white dove for peace. Photo courtesy iStock.

Peace: What does the church say?

What do United Methodists believe about nations versus individuals? Is there ever a justification for war? Learn about the basics of our faith. Read More

Food packaging for Society of St. Andrew. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

September is National Hunger Action Month

The U. S. will throw away 133 billion pounds of food this year alone. Find ways your congregation can take a stand against hunger. Read More

Flowers bloom near a brick wall. Photo by Kathryn Price.

What does the church say about suicide?

As the world community discusses the devastating effects of depression, the Christian faith reminds us that nothing can separate us from God’s love. More

Darian Duckworth

The gospel according to “Downton Abbey”

This Easter season, pastor Darian Duckworth examines the difference in being led by tradition and being led by the God who works through tradition. Read More

Video image from Chuck Knows Church: Ash Wednesday, courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

Chuck Knows Church: Ash Wednesday

That little smudge on someone’s forehead means they've been to church. Learn why we start Lent with ashes. View

FAQs: Structure & Administration

Find contact information for local churches, bishops, and other United Methodist-related organizations. View

FAQs: Social Issues

What does the church have to say about topics such as health care reform, gun control and abortion? Learn more. View

FAQs: Beliefs

Do we believe in saints? What happens after a person dies? Learn more about what we believe. View

The Articles of Religion of the Methodist Church

When the Methodist movement in America became a church in 1784, John Wesley provided the American Methodists with a liturgy and a doctrinal statement, which contained twenty-four "Articles of Religion" or basic statements of belief. Read More

Jesus Versus the Zombies

Sermon series looks at the bad church ideas that just ... won't ... die. Read More

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