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Children at West Nashville United Methodist Church receive new backpacks for school during a “blessing of the backpacks.” 2011 file photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Back-to-School Blessing

As families and students and teachers begin another school year, take time for prayer too. View

Denzel Washington talks about his film

Denzel Washington continues support of black colleges

The Hollywood star directed a film about United Methodist-related Wiley College and has given two million dollars to its debate team. Read More

Gen. Constantino Chiwenga of the Zimbabwe National Army arrives for the dedication of the Early Childhood Development Complex in Nyadire, Zimbabwe. Photo courtesy of Taurai Emmanuel Maforo.

Church partners with Zimbabwean army on educational facility

The United Methodist Church has partnered with the Zimbabwe National Army in building a state-of-the-art facility for training Early Childhood Development teachers Read More

The Africa University choir sings during the presentation of the Africa University report May 16 at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

GC2016 celebrates Africa University

As 25th anniversary nears, delegates paused to honor ‘transformative ministry’ of Zimbabwean school. Read More

Adamsay Conteh, a student at The United Methodist Church Primary School in Mamaka, Sierra Leone, receives a backpack containing uniforms, books and other materials from Leonard Ben-Gbloa, education secretary for primary schools. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

Norwegian scholarships aid Ebola orphans

Disadvantaged children in four remote Sierra Leone communities receive help and hope for the future from a United Methodist Church partnership. Read More

Framer Mella leads the Southern Philippines United Methodist Colleges. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Profile from the Philippines: Framer Mella

This United Methodist leader believes the church can be a catalyst to provide education and a way out of poverty. View

A consulting team tours the Taiama Secondary School campus to look at some of the unused property which could be renovated for the proposed academy. Photo by Phileas Julu, UMNS

Sierra Leone project aims to educate, create entrepreneurs

Operation Classroom and United Methodists in Sierra Leone collaborate on school that will provide hands-on career training. Read More

Sharon Kasiperi shows off her new computer skills at the Murewa Central Primary School.  This rural school northeast of Harare, Zimbabwe, has an enrollment of 1,585.  Photo by Taurai Emmanuel Maforo, UMNS

Computer lab keeps rural students current

Staff want to ensure children at the United Methodist mission in Zimbabwe are as knowledgeable as their peers in urban schools. Read More

Elsa Noemi Meza immigrated to the U.S. in 2005 and at the encouragement of her pastor, applied to seminary. With help from a scholarship provided from World Communion Sunday offerings, she has now completed her first year at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Photo courtesy of Elsa Noemi Meza.

World Communion Sunday is October 4

Elsa Noemi Meza's pastor encouraged her to apply to seminary because he recognized she had "the qualities needed to be a great pastor." Learn how your contributions change lives. Read More

The Rev. Michael Funkhouser visits with student Jeremy Griffith at East Hardy Early Middle School in Baker, W.Va. Funkhouser is West Virginia’s 2013 teacher of the year. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Teacher of the Year is part-time preacher

The Rev. Michael Funkhouser found fulfillment in classroom and pulpit. Read More

Participants surround Lou Stefan, a volunteer with Team Read, a program in Memphis, Tenn. that teaches foundational words to second-graders. Photo courtesy of Germantown United Methodist Church.

Coaches, kids make Team Read a strong church/school partnership

'I believe the service of churches in our public schools will be what saves them both,' says United Methodist Jackie Flaum, a head coach in the tutoring program. Read More

Frances Kromah, a nursing student in Liberia, has been solely responsible for her education since the 9th grade. She is involved with a mentorship program called Young Ladies in Waiting. Photo by Nyamah Dunbar, UMNS

Commentary: Growth of girls’ education lags in Liberia

New mentoring group founded to encourage Liberian girls to stick with education. Read More

Children at West Nashville United Methodist Church receive new backpacks for school during a 2011 “blessing of the backpacks.” File photo by Kathleen Barry of United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Back-to-School Blessing

As families and students and teachers prepare for school, take time for prayer too. View

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

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

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

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