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Ecologically grown vegetables. Photo by Elina Mark, Wikimedia Commons.

Wesley’s diet, exercise tips promote health

Fatty, artery-clogging treats are out. High fiber, diabetic-friendly foods are in. Fad celebrity diet? No, just following in the footsteps of Methodism founder John Wesley. Read More

Image portray Susanna Wesley, mother of the founders of Methodism. Courtesy of General Commission on Archives and History.

Susanna Wesley: Mother of Methodism

John and Charles Wesley's mom was a strong woman of faith. “The differences she made have lived on because of the sons that she raised.” View

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

The Rev. Junius Dotson.

After divisive election, pastors can help heal

United Methodism is a big tent filled with Republicans, Democrats, conservatives and progressives, often within the same local church. Read More

The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs by Fra Angelico (15th Century), National Gallery, London. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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

Ocean Grove, NJ once was dotted with 660 tents for Methodist camp meetings as part of the Holiness Movement of the late 19th century. Photo by Tracey James.

Seven sites every United Methodist should see

Know where ‘God's square mile’ is? Learn about some historic and unusual United Methodist destinations across the globe. More

Methodism ‘a big tent’ from its beginnings

John Wesley’s movement generally has made space for multiple theological views, writes historian. That history can inform the Commission on a Way Forward. Read More

The Rev. Paul T. Stallsworth

Maintaining the church in a chaotic time

In an open letter, the president of Lifewatch writes about the need for a doctrine of the church, or ecclesiology, as the Commission on a Way Forward begins. Read More

The World Methodist Conference last occurred in 2011, in Durban, South Africa, and brought together many Methodist-related denominations. Another such conference is set for Houston, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, with some 2,500 people from around the world expected to attend. Photo courtesy World Methodist Council

21st World Methodist Conference looms in Houston

Large, global crowd expected for `full-on celebration’ of Wesleyan Christianity. Read More

Wesley pilgrims are inspired by visiting historic sites like Francis Asbury's childhood home. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Slideshow: 2016 Wesley Pilgrimage in England

Participants of the 2016 Wesley Pilgrimage in England visited sites of the early Methodist movement. These photographs show what they experienced as they traveled, worshiped, and learned together. Read More

Wesley pilgrims learn a great deal about John Wesley, but the pilgrimage is ultimately about their relationship with Jesus Christ. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Wesley pilgrims visit the past to shape the future

Touring historic sites in England encourages United Methodists to continue the early Methodist ministry of growing together as disciples of Jesus Christ. Read More

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

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