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Country music star Tim McGraw sings “Humble and Kind” in music video.  Video image courtesy Vevo.

Life lessons: Song links new country music and early Methodism

Tim McGraw is a country music star and a parent. Blog explores how the singer's latest single echoes advice shared in 1869. More

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Christmas carols: “Above all sing spiritually”

They feature lyrics you've sung all your life, but do you know the real story behind your favorite Christmas hymns? More

The Rev. Sony Augustin is collecting musical instruments for schools in his native Haiti. Photo by Jeff Wolfe, courtesy of the New Jersey Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Pastor bringing music to Haiti

Rev. Sony Augustin loves music but not always what he hears in his native Haiti. He is collecting musical instruments for schools to help foster music “that uplifts people.” Read More

The Hunyani Praise Team at St. Barnabas United Methodist Church has become synonymous with captivating tunes and the use of contemporary instruments such as guitars and piano. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS

Zimbabwe churches embrace contemporary music

The United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe turns to modern music to attract young adults. Read More

Colors of Mardi Gras fill the dinner area during the 2014 Shrove Tuesday celebration at West End United Methodist Church in Nashville, TN. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Mardi Gras Jazz Mass

Watch how one church kicks off Lent with pancakes, masks, and New Orleans Jazz. “It’s very Methodist if you look at the tradition.” View

Video image shows members of Rose (NY) United Methodist Church appearing in a music video for Reba McEntire's song

Church members “pray for peace” in Reba McEntire video

"The Methodists are in with Reba now." Members of the Rose (NY) United Methodist Church appear in a newly-released music video by the country star. Read More

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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

Kent Knappenberger, who recently won the first Grammy for a music educator, works with his students in upstate New York. He has the majority of kids at Westfield Academy and Central School, in Westfield, N.Y., involved in studying and especially making music.

Grammy winner teacher from family of pastors

Kent Knappenerger, son and grandson of United Methodist pastors and a United Methodist himself, won the first Grammy for a music educator, beating out more than 30,000 nominees. Read More

Civil rights demonstration in front of a segregated theater: Tallahassee, Florida

February is Black History Month

African Americans played important roles in the development of the United States. Find resources for honoring their contributions. View

Scholars say the new book,

Book presents Charles Wesley letters

Happy 306th birthday to John's brother, credited for writing 6,000 hymns. Scholars took 10 years to create collection of his correspondences. Read More

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

Delegate Counts Per Annual Conference Released

The secretary of the General Conference, Rev. L. Fitzgerald Reist, released today a list of numbers of delegates by annual conferences. Read More

GC2016 Worship/Music Director Named

The Rev. Laura Jaquith Bartlett of Eagle Creek, Ore. has been named worship and music director for the 2016 United Methodist General Conference by the Commission on the General Conference. 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

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