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Volunteers place wreaths on every gravestone at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery at Killeen.

Holiday Wreaths for Veterans

Some volunteers in Texas have chosen to honor soldiers' sacrifices with a special holiday tradition. View

UMTV: Worship and Workout

Pastor at gym stresses faith, fitness all week. "I look at the Y like the woman at the well. People come here. I provide that spiritual connect." View

Street pastors on patrol in downtown Bangor, ME. Photo by Beth DiCocco, courtesy of New England Conference.

It’s 9 p.m. Do you know where your pastor is?

If you’re in Bangor, Maine, he or she may be “on patrol,” offering a listening ear, a ride home or a calm voice. Read More

Jerry Herships serves Communion in a Denver park. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Professional Comic Turned Preacher: Rev. Jerry Herships

Jerry Herships went from show biz to soul biz. "I used to be a comedian, emcee and host. That's still what I am. I host 'happy hours' for God." View

A child kicks a ball on the soccer fields of Seville Trinity United Methodist Church in Florida.

UMTV: Church Soccer Outreach

It's a net win. Learn how a Florida church used soccer to reach out to immigrants. View

Indy event targets spousal abuse in church

Faith communities are not exempt from domestic violence, and every church needs a safety team and a safety plan, says advocate. Read More

Jennifer Miller holds a sign from the Oct. 4 “Walkin’ with my Sister” event.

Anchorage church ‘sheds light’ on abuse

Domestic violence affects men, women and families "of all races, of all economic levels, of all ages, of all religions," says Jennifer Miller of First United Methodist Church. Read More

Adrian Perez and her son, Jonathan, enjoy an afternoon that includes a free lunch in the Havelock Cafe, picking up books for summer reading and selecting snacks and breakfast foods for the week. Photo courtesy of Delaney Fischer.

The ABCs of back-to-school outreach

Whether your congregation is large or small, you can learn creative ways to reach out to students and families in a new academic year. Read More

United Methodists ready kids for school

Special back-to-class events offer resources and fun for families, along with a chance to see the church in action. Read More

Academy makes young African entrepreneurs

In an annual conference where one-sixth of the members are youth, United Methodists are reaching out in new ways. Read More

The Church in China: To serve God, society

For the past 28 years, the Amity Foundation has worked to assist those on the margins of Chinese society. Read More

High Heels and a Mission: Rev. Tiffany Thomas

For Women’s History Month, meet a young clergywoman whose work in a church soup kitchen as a child inspired her to serve as pastor and mentor. View

Aviation ministry gets new wings and a prayer

Slideshow: After United Methodists raised more than $2.1 million, supporters blessed plane bound for medical mission in the Congo. View

Young Pastor’s Fresh Ideas: Rev. Stephanie Price

Stephanie Price encourages churches to partner with local farmers. "We're closing that gap between people outside our walls and people within." View

Seeing God’s presence in a week of tragedy

In an unprecedented time of challenges, many see God's love in multiple ways. Read what they say and share what you have seen. Read More

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