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Bishop Mary Ann Swenson introduces representatives from Pan-Methodist Churches during a May 17 worship service at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

Ecumenical Day marks new relationships

United Methodists form new bonds with Moravians, Uniting Church in Sweden; awards honor ecumenical service. Read More

Dare, a black Labrador, finds new friends through Paws and Play at Jefferson Elementary School in Wichita, Kansas. Photo Courtesy of East Heights United Methodist Church. Edited for UMC.org.

Paws and Play: Church/school program benefits kids

Three canine “volunteers” from East Heights United Methodist Church provide comfort for students. “They seem to feel safe telling the dogs what they are feeling.” Read More

Grateful students from Dover (Florida) Elementary School thank volunteers from St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Brandon, Florida. Photo courtesy of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church. Edited by UMC.org.

Procession of Hopefulness: Church/school partnerships

Programs provide a safe haven for teens, much-needed tutoring, driver education and more, allowing United Methodists to “bless and empower both children and churches.” Read More

Crayons are a part of UMCOR's school kits for children. Screen grab from video, courtesy of UMCOR.

Make a school kit and help kids

In some countries, children do not have books or school supplies. School kits may be their only educational resources. Can you help? Read More

Changing a child’s story: Iowa’s literacy project

One million books and a million hours of reading with children – that’s the goal of Iowa United Methodists in a new initiative. Can you help? Read More

United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcaño (right) shares letters of encouragement with Regino Enrique at the immigrant welcome center at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, Texas. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

You Are Not Alone: Responding to immigrant children’s needs

Churches in the California-Pacific Conference are working to help kids who are often in difficult situations. ‘Without help, these children face a human disaster.’ Read More

The Rev. David Scavuzzo, lead pastor at Strongsville United Methodist Church, and church member Sue Puffer have helped organize a summer camp for abused and neglected foster children (Bob Sandrick/Northeast Ohio Media Group).

Camp for foster kids includes birthday cake

Rev. David Scavuzzo says church program will include parties for children who may have never had one - and the loving message that 'God has a purpose for their lives.’ Read More

The real problem with our kids and social media

Jeremy Steele says children from the ages of 10-18 are developing skills that help them understand and relate with their world. Text messages and Facebook posts don’t allow for that learning. Read More

Pray for the Children

Bishop Fierro Harvey says the thousands of youngsters fleeing dire circumstances in Central America need our spiritual support. ‘Let us join in prayer.’ Read More

Building swing sets and hope

What began as one church’s project to help families affected by tornadoes is now Hope Swings, a mission ‘blitz’ for U.S. youth groups that are currently building 100 sets in 42 days. Read More

Our blessed responsibility to God’s children

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer says children in humanitarian crisis need our help. ‘We have been given to love all children and be their protectors.’ Read More

Program at United Methodist Nyadire mission school in Mutoko, Zimbabwe helps hearing impaired children. Photo by Vicki Brown, General Board of Higher Education and Mission.

Mission school changes lives of hearing impaired

United Methodist program in Mutoko, Zimbabwe gives children an education -- and hope. “Now I can do what other kids can do. I thank God!” Read More

As the Million Book Effort enters May, United Methodist churches across S.C. are picking up steam as they collect books for children in need. Photo courtesy South Carolina United Methodist Advocate.

Churches rise to challenge of Million Book effort

“God-sized” conference-wide initiative to collect brand-new books for children in South Carolina is “worth the effort” for those involved. Read More

Praying hands illustration for 911 anniversary. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMCom.; Mike DuBose, UMCom

Pray for the kidnapped Nigerian school girls

Offer support for the more than 250 Nigerian school girls kidnapped April 14 by Boko Haram, with a prayer from the General Board of Church & Society. Read More

Photo of Hillary Clinton by Domenica Comfort, courtesy of United Methodist City Society.

Hillary Clinton to speak at UMW Assembly

The former U.S. Secretary of State, a lifelong United Methodist, and the church’s official women’s organization share a concern for women and children. Read More

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