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John & Charles Wesley and the early Methodists built The New Room to house their meetings. Photo by Joe Iovino, United Methodist Communications.

Wesley Pilgrimage: The New Room - Loving God and people yesterday and today

United Methodists attend the Wesley Pilgrimage to commune with the Holy Spirit who moved in the Wesleys and the early Methodists. Read More

A statue of John Wesley stands outside of Wesley's Chapel in London, one of the many sites visited by the Wesley Pilgrimage in England. Photo by Mike Peel, CC BY-SA 4.0, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

The Wesley Pilgrimage: Walking the path of early Methodists

Visiting the birthplace of the Methodist movement inspires United Methodist clergy and laity in their spiritual journeys and their ministries. Read More

In response to tragedy, the people of we are united in prayer, united against violence, united for Orlando, united in love. Photo courtesy United Methodist Communications.

United in love: Being Wesleyan means coming together

Following a mass shooting in Florida, the people of The United Methodist Church are united against violence, united in prayer, united for Orlando, and united in love. Read More

Photo shows portrait of John Wesley who had a conversion experience at Aldersgate. Image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

How Aldersgate Changed John Wesley

May 24 is Aldersgate Day, a special time for United Methodists. But do you know why? View

Chuck Knows Church dresses like John Wesley to tell a little about this founding father of Methodism

Chuck Knows Church: John Wesley

Chuck Knows Church focuses on Methodist founding father, John Wesley and events that sparked the start of a new church. View

Image portrays Susanna Wesley, mother of John and Charles. Courtesy of United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History.

Susanna Wesley: Mother of Methodism

“Susanna Wesley is a major difference maker. And the differences she made have lived on because of the sons that she raised.” View

Flat Wesley paper dolls travel to United Methodist churches inspiring discipleship. Photo courtesy of Wesley United Methodist Church in Beaumont, Texas.

Churches Host Traveling Wesleys

John and Charles Wesley spent their lives making disciples for Christ. Learn how paper dolls of the duo are continuing that cause in churches today. View

John Wesley stands at the outset of the Methodist movement, as represented in the upper left corner of this new mission mural that emerged from a dialogue on Wesleyan history among staff at the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. Wesley hands God’s Word, represented by the Bible, to those who carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. Lisa Katzenstein, the artist, is the board’s executive secretary for leadership development. Her mural hangs in the outer office of the general secretary of Global Ministries. Mural by Lisa Katzenstein, Global Ministries

Remembering the deaths of Wesley, Asbury

In his journal, Francis Asbury concluded the founder of Methodism had no superiors on earth when it came to his achievements. Read More

The Enoch Wood bust of the Rev. John Wesley (1703-1791). Courtesy of the General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Need love advice? Don’t ask John Wesley

As United Methodists, we turn to John Wesley as an authority in many aspects of life. Romantic love, however, should not be one of them. Read More

The Rev. Alfred T. Day, top executive of the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History, talks about how the agency helps church members. Day said history can be a source of comfort in changing times. Photo by Fran Walsh, United Methodist Communications

For churchgoers, treasures from the ‘family album’

United Methodist Archives and History offers a treasure trove that helps genealogists, travelers and anyone interested in the long view of the denomination. Read More

The archangel Gabriel kneels, raising his right hand in greeting to Mary and indicating her divine pregnancy. Painting of The Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, circa 1472.  Painting by Leonardo da Vinci (public domain), courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Angels among us: God’s heavenly messengers for the world

Angels are prominent in the Christmas story, and elsewhere in scripture. Their example shows us how to live on earth as they do in heaven. Read More

On All Saints Day we remember those who have gone before us in the faith.

All Saints Day: A holy day John Wesley loved

The day after Halloween was a time encouraged by Wesley for Methodists to remember and give thanks for saints gone to glory and those still living. Read More

An image of the Wesleys'

Why the Wesleys, and others, came to be called Methodists

Early members of the movement had nicknames like Holy Club, Bible Moths, Sacramentarians, and Enthusiasts. Learn why one name stuck. More

The Rev. Cynthia Abrams, director of health and wholeness at the United Methodist Board of Church and Society, speaks during a February rally for health care in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Over Abrams' left shoulder is the Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, top executive of the agency. A 2015 file photo courtesy of United Methodist Board of Church and Society.

United Methodists welcome health care ruling

The Supreme Court decision affects church’s commitment to health care and the conferences that send local church employees to the federal exchange. Read More

San Francisco Area Bishop Warner Brown Jr., president of the Council of Bishops, waters a newly planted tree in the Luther Garden in Wittenberg, Germany. The Lutheran World Federation is inviting churches around the globe to plant a tree in the garden and another in their area as part of preparations for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in October 2017. Photo by Klaus Ulrich Ruof

Why Martin Luther matters to United Methodists

John Wesley took inspiration from the church reformer. United Methodists today are gearing up for the Reformation’s 500th anniversary. Read More

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