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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

Hands hold paper dolls. Photo illustration courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Positive adoption language celebrates families

November is Adoption Month. A pastor who's also an adoptive parent shares which words work and which hurt when talking about the topic. Read More

Students in ESL class make Mother's Day cards, snapping a photo with a cell phone. Photo courtesy of blogger, ConnieinChina.

Recognizing mothers in America and China

“My teacher asked me to make a card for a mother. I chose you.” English instructor finds beautiful way to honor moms borrowing traditions from two cultures. Read More

Young girls received wonderful advice from wise women. Collage by United Methodist Communications. Photos courtesy of Morgan Stafford, Vera Moore, Dee Dee Cobb Photography, The Rev. Marietjie Odendaal, and United Methodist Elder Care of Rhode Island.

‘Is God mad at me?’: Motherly advice for tough questions

Older people of faith reply to queries of the young with insights that offer lessons for all ages. Read More

The Rev. Jennifer Long talks about having malaria during her pregnancy. Image from video courtesy of Rev. Long.

Mother learns about malaria first-hand while pregnant

When Rev. Jennifer Long delivered a healthy baby after being diagnosed with malaria, the Imagine No Malaria field coordinator was forever changed. “I had to do something.” Read More

Our choice of words can make a difference in celebrating families. These suggestions will help. Image by United Methodist Communications.

Positive adoption language examples and resources

See some useful alternatives to common adoption language, and other insights from an adoptive mom. Read More

LynnMarie Rink and her son James in family photo as seen in

A Mother’s Blessing: A Photo Reflection

"I am who I am because of my mom." Real people talk about how their mothers modeled Christ just by being themselves. Grab a tissue. View

My Mother’s Eyes

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson remembers beloved role model. "Mom saw God in the beauty of nature ... and the dawn of a new day." Read More

Chabadza! Zimbabwe-Norway project pays off

Tradition of lending a helping hand results in new medical facility for mothers and babies and other projects on the boards. Read More

Biblical figures Ruth and mother-in-law Naomi are depicted as strong, caring women by painter Sandy Freckleton Gagon.

Biblical mothers: not a job for the faint of heart

As the U.S. celebrates the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day, we look at some of the strong role models from Scripture. Read More

Remember maternal health on Mother’s Day

Mothers are vital to families and communities, but many women struggle to have healthy pregnancies and births. Read More

Mentoring and Ministry: Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell

In three decades of leading one of the largest congregations in the U. S., the Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell has developed his own style of preaching, and his own strong opinions about staying vital. View

UMTV: Car Care for Single Moms

Church makes mothers' day. "They came for free gas, but the look in their eyes when you said 'I would be glad to pray for you' was a God moment." View

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