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UMTV: Church Meal for Military

"To know someone's wrapped their arms around their family is just a tremendous thing." Sponsor families, cards and care show congregation's support. View

A candle burns during a service. Photograph by Angelia Sims of Angelia's Photography.

Sad at Christmas? Advice for coping with holiday blues

'Tis the season we feel pressure to be jolly, but what if we’re not? United Methodist pastors and counselors offer ways to deal with being down. Read More

Text message about job loss. Illustration by Joe Iovino.

What not to say when someone has lost a job

The journey of unemployment can be discouraging. As a traveling companion you can help someone stay connected to their faith. See tips. Read More

Three generations of hands; grandmother, mother and daughter. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Help me, please; I’m a caregiver

Nell Noonan cared for her husband for 7 years before finally accepting help. She shares ways individuals and churches can provide support for unpaid caregivers. Read More

Lieutenant commander Rev. Jennifer Bowden,  a Navy Chaplain and a United Methodist, is serving near Oso, Washington after devastating mudslide. Photo courtesy of the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Navy Chaplain serves in Washington mudslide disaster

Jennifer Bowden is serving Navy families and helping with the search for survivors in Oso. "Every day I go in it's surreal." Read More

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How do I help someone with a drinking problem?

More than a third of United Methodists have struggled with their own or a loved one’s substance abuse. Here are practical steps on the road to recovery. Read More

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

Students find a place in campus ministry

Thousands of young adults discover 'a home away from home' at United Methodist collegiate ministries. Read More

Students move into a new residence hall at McKendree University. McKendree University is named after Bishop William McKendree, the first American-born bishop of The Methodist Church.

What every college freshman should know

Faculty and students from United Methodist-related schools share advice on making the journey from home to school easier. Read More

College-bound Shannon Thompson and her mom, Pam, have become pros at making the transition between college and home, but each admits that it's not always easy. Photo by Susan Passi-Klaus, United Methodist Communications.

Life will go on for college parents

Just like their children, some parents handle the 'letting go' of college better than others. Read More

Mental health: Clergy job often equals stress

Itinerancy, too little down time and even too many potlucks take their toll on spiritual leaders if they don't focus on their own health. Read More

Mental health: Crises challenge rural pastors

United Methodists who serve churches in rural settings have a great opportunity to transform their corner of the world. Read More

Mental Health: Church needed on or off campus

Students facing mental health crises fastest-growing group on college campuses as they struggle to cope and look for help. Read More

Campus ministry keeps students safe

At The Barn, the fun environment brings students in, but the safe environment and support system bring them back. Read More

Mental health care: Training equips churches

Two-day event in Northern Illinois Annual (regional) Conference draws clergy, laity starting initiatives to address mental illness. Read More

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