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Native American teens participate in a tobacco prevention program hosted by the Committee on Native American Ministries of the North Carolina Conference.

Native American Teens Stop Smoking

Tobacco use among Native Americans is much higher than in the general population. Now teens in a top tobacco-growing state pledge not to smoke. View

UMTV: Choir’s Christmas Gift

Members of Saint Mark United Methodist Church will be heard on Dec. 24 special. "They'll see Jesus in us, and that's gonna touch lives." View

Video: UMCOR’s Response After Typhoon

"UMCOR really is the local church." Leaders talk about ways United Methodists are bringing real relief to those hit by Typhoon Haiyan. View

The Rev. Glen Chebon Kernell, executive secretary for the Native American and Indigenous Ministries at the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, speaks to visiting members of the Council of Bishops at Cherokee United Methodist Church. At left is Bishop Larry Goodpaster. UMNS photos by Annette Spence.

Bishops visit Cherokee as part of repentance

"Immersion experience" for Council of Bishops begins at Trail of Tears. Churches can "choose to be a catalyst of healing and reconciliation." Read More

A banner commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. flies above the National Mall in Washington during the 50th anniversary celebration of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

United Methodists remember and look ahead

They came from across the country with individual memories and common yearning to assess the dreams of the 1963 march. Read More

Hispanics share dreams for church

MARCHA leaders begin visioning process to develop a plan for moving Hispanic/Latino ministry forward in The United Methodist Church. Read More

Gloria Holt, prominent lay leader, dies

She served at every level of the denomination, but her greatest passion was disciple-making at the local church. Read More

Conference withdraws clergy age guidelines

Texas Conference considered encouraging those older than 45 not to seek ordination but dropped proposal after clergy reaction. 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

Mentoring vital to keeping ministry alive

When done right, mentorship can help young clergy through challenging times. Does The United Methodist Church "do it right?" Read More

Elvis Presley promoting Jailhouse Rock. Wikimedia Commons, Library of Congress.

Elvis Presley’s Methodist moment

The King of Rock and Roll was born on Jan. 8, 1935. See how a church agency was linked to the star's record label. Read More

UMTV: Africa’s Miracle Tree

What plant can lower cholesterol, purify the liver, and prevent blindness? Learn how UMCOR helps farmers grow a nutritional powerhouse. View

Tackling hunger ‘hands-on’ at annual conference

This year, 10 United Methodist conferences packed 680,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now during annual conference sessions. Read More

Wesley professor joins U.S. State Department

Shaun Casey's main task will be to reach out to religious groups around the world. Read More

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