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Illustration: President's Day and United Methodist U.S. Presidents.  A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry. 2/4/11.; A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry.

Many U.S. presidents have Methodist ties

How did leaders from Lincoln to FDR to Obama turn to Wesley's followers for spiritual and social aid? Read More

Does The United Methodist Church accept the baptism of other denominations?

Yes, The United Methodist Church recognizes the baptism of other Christian denominations. Read More

World Council of Churches

A worldwide association of Christian churches. The United Methodist Church is a member. Its predecessor bodies, The Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church, were charter members. Through the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund, The United Methodist Church contributes to the support of the World Council of Churches, whose headquarters are... Read More

The Church in China: Pews are full

Many of country's historic churches now filled with thousands-instead of hundreds-as young people turn to churches in large numbers. Read More

United Methodists welcome new pope

Church leaders note choice of name of St. Francis and Jesuit order of new pope as signal of continued effort to serve poor. Read More

Church takes fresh look at Christian unity

New Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships begins with meeting to "strengthen and enhance" efforts toward unity. Read More

Denomination urged to trust, share leadership

Nearly 1,000 United Methodists attend leadership-training event focused on finding common language and instilling trust for next four years. Read More

NCC plans for ‘bold future’

Streamlined, flexible replacement for faltering structure will rely more on council members, including United Methodists. Read More

United Methodist execs seek creative change

Budget cuts, other changes also bring opportunities for church agencies to sharpen focus and shift priorities. Read More

2011 numbers show U.S. members still sliding

Emptier U.S. pews and tighter budgets are affecting the denomination, but there are bright spots in the statistics. Read More

Briefing previews General Conference issues

Delegates consider issues from reorganization to roles of bishops to an operating budget that is smaller than in the previous quadrennium. Read More