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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

United Methodist Mardi Gras Jazz Mass

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

The African-American hymn

Part of history, African-American spirituals still heal

February 24, 2014

Through worship songs, slaves were free to 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

Each August, fans mark the singer's 1977 death. Here's a history lesson on some ways a church agency was linked to the star's record label. Read More

Worship & Music Director Sought for 2016 General Conference

The Commission on the General Conference is seeking a worship and music director for The United Methodist Church's 2016 General Conference. The deadline for applying is August 19, 2013. Read More

The Rev. Sherry Cothran Woolsey performs onstage at a reunion of her rock band, The Evinrudes, playing songs from the '90s and new works about women in the Bible. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

The right rockin’ Rev. Sherry Cothran

For Women's History Month, this pastor's gone from rock music to ministry, and found role models in the Bible. "I'm intrigued by women in the Old Testament." Read More

Women making history: Lessie Vonner

"It's important for young women to know how much the women before them have done for the world," says jazz trumpeter and church musician. Read More

5 Congo siblings capture hearts

Kamana children, ages 9 to 21, brought "O Happy Day" spirit to Florida churches and General Conference worship service. Read More

GC2012: Bishop encourages delegates

As a sometimes difficult General Conference draws to a close, Bishop Rosemarie Wenner offers a message of hope. Read More

Les ‘Kamana’ gagnent les curs des delegues de la Conference Generale 2012

Les enfants ‘ Kamana ’ ont fait dansé les délégués de la Conférence Générale 2012 au rythme de la mélodie « O Happy Day .... when Jesus washed my feet away ». Read More

GC2012: Departed leave us ‘legacy of hope’

Bishop Middleton leads worship honoring those who have gone before, reminding all of need to leave same legacy. Read More

GC2012: 5 Congo siblings capture hearts

Kamana children, ages 9 to 21, bring "O Happy Day" spirit to Florida churches and General Conference worship service. Read More

Don’t you have faith yet, asks Bishop Yemba

Congolese bishop encouraged General Conference delegates as they consider the structure of the church to make certain it is mission focused. Read More

Up to full GC2012 to decide restructure

No plan made it out of committee, supporters of the three major plans still working to accomplish various objectives. Read More

GC2012: King preaches message of inclusion

'Doors to kingdom of God are wide open,' bishop reminds delegates in April 25 worship to close intense day of work. Read More

First service recalls Jesus’ seaside ministry

Maskoko Nation member consecrates worship space; Goodpaster tells delegates 'we now gather beside Tampa Bay to clean and mend our nets.' Read More

Listening for the melody of God

The Rev. Connie Shelton speaks on living a fuller Christian life through authenticity, song. Read More

The Hope for Africa Children's Choir sings during the 2008 United Methodist General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Many of its 23 members are orphans who have lost their families to civil war violence or AIDS.

Uganda children’s choir awes General Conference

Young singers find answered prayer, love and peace during General Conference visit. Read More

More than 35 tribes are represented by the 36 children, ranging from 2 to 17 years old, who make up the children's choir from the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference.

Oklahoma Indian Mission choir opens worship

Native American children learned new languages during rehearsals. Read More

East, West Coast Musicians Selected as Music Directors of 2008 General Conference

Two prominent United Methodist musicians, Marcia McFee of Truckee, Calif., and Mark Miller of Plainfield, N.J., have been named co-music directors for the denomination's 2008 General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Read More