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The Rev. John Thornburg (left) and the Rev. Dan Damon have won the highest honor given by The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Photos courtesy of Rev. of John Thornburg and Rev. Dan Damon.

Hymn-writing United Methodist pastors honored

The Revs. Dan Damon and John Thornburg are elected fellows of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada Read More

Image of Charles Wesley. Courtesy of United Methodist Commission on Archives and History.

Charles Wesley’s Gift of Music

John's younger brother made his own contribution as “the poet laureate and great writer of Methodism.” View

Videographer captures image of tent at Ocean Grove, NJ. Photo by Fran Coode Walsh.

Historic Methodist Camp is ‘God’s Square Mile’

For some, summertime means heading to one of Methodism's best kept secrets, a spiritual oasis at the beach in New Jersey. View

The current hymnal of the United Methodist Church dates to 1989. Plans call for a new version that will be Internet cloud-based and printed on demand, and able to be customized to meet the needs of individual congregations. UMNS photo Mike DuBose

GC2016: Turning the page on The United Methodist Hymnal

Delegates asked to support a new hymnal that will be Internet cloud-based, print on demand and offer more worship resources Read More

United Methodist Hymnal. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Retreat is music to United Methodist souls

“Charles Wesley said he could sing religion into people faster than John could preach it in.” United Methodist hymn fans celebrate songs and tradition. View

Let Us Break Bread Together on Our Knees

One of the most recognizable Communion hymns was formed in the West African Gullah/Geechee slave culture that developed in the coastal areas of South-Eastern colonial America. Read More

Participants raise their hands in praise during worship at the United Methodist Women's Assembly, 2014. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

Ideas to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Find articles for discussion, hymns by and about women, and more about ways we define and experience God differently. Read More

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The story behind the ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’

Sung in U.S. churches near the Fourth of July, Julia Ward Howe’s lyrics were inspired by Civil War troops and captured the spirit of the abolitionist cause. Read More

Daily Digest: March 11, 2014

"Church trials produce no winners...trials are not the way forward." — Bishop Martin McLee of the New York Annual (regional) Conference. Read More

The African-American hymn

Part of history, African-American spirituals still heal

Songs allowed slaves to freely express true feelings and offer prayers to God. They could lay their burdens down and find strength to face another day. Read More

Pete Seeger played a crucial role in popularizing “We Shall Overcome,” an anthem that many congregations sing during Black History Month. Photo by Josef Schwarz. Usage by GNU Free Documentation License.

Pete Seeger’s contribution to ‘We Shall Overcome’

“We Shall Overcome” is a simple musical composition with complex origins. C. Michael Hawn of Southern Methodist University explains the background of this treasured hymn and the ways in which many — including Pete Seeger — became part of the hymn’s history. Read More

Glossary: Charles Wesley

Learn more about one of the founding fathers of Methodism. More

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