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Intercessory prayer brings people of all ages together. Photo courtesy of Bob Dickson and his daughter Rachel, Madison (Ga.)First United Methodist Church.

“All is prayer”: How words and actions serve God and others

United Methodist ministries prove that intercessory prayer makes a difference for others and in our own spiritual journeys. Read More

Elysia, 2, hugs a state flag during a visit to Ox Hill Battlefield Park, Fairfax County, Va. More than 1,500 soldiers were killed or wounded during this Civil War battle on Sept. 1, 1862. Photo courtesy of Seth Cooper.

20 ways to reach out on Veterans Day

November 11 is Veterans Day. Learn ways individuals and congregations can engage in ministry with U.S. military, vets and their families. Read More

Artwork for Rethink Church's Advent campaign,

Free Advent Resources

Rethink Church has door hangers, sermon starters, graphics and a video to help your church share the true meaning of Christmas. Read More

A purple ribbon to promote awareness of Domestic Violence. Illustration by Messer Woland, Wikimedia Commons.

Resources to raise awareness about domestic violence

United Methodist Women offers fact sheets, discussion starters and useful links to increase understanding about domestic violence and help churches help victims. Read More

UMTV: Worship and Workout

Pastor at gym stresses faith, fitness all week. "I look at the Y like the woman at the well. People come here. I provide that spiritual connect." View

Street pastors on patrol in downtown Bangor, ME. Photo by Beth DiCocco, courtesy of New England Conference.

It’s 9 p.m. Do you know where your pastor is?

If you’re in Bangor, Maine, he or she may be “on patrol,” offering a listening ear, a ride home or a calm voice. Read More

The Wilhide family enjoyed a photo shoot at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) compliments of Jason’s House sponsor, Silver Charm Photography. Photo courtesy of Michele Smith, Silver Charm Photography.

Kids take vacation from cancer thanks to church

Jason's House gives families burdened with cancer "a week of stress-free enjoyment away from chemo and doctors and all the problems of life." Read More

People of all ages came out to enjoy Lego Family Fun Night at Celebration United Methodist Church, Gainesville, Florida. Photo courtesy of Celebration United Methodist Church.

Legos build connections

In a small community in Florida, a United Methodist church found their Lego Family Fun Night was a great way to build relationships across generations. Read More

Image of children in class from Rethink Church's Back-To-School Resources for 2015. Photo courtesy of Rethink Church.

Rethink your back-to-school resources!

Rethink Church has direct mail cards and free customized door hangers to help you reach out to your community with the message that “Church can happen anywhere.” Read More

Rev. Will Shewey carries in the donated meal that will be served before worship at Shades of Grace in downtown Kingsport, Tennessee. Photo by Annette Spence, courtesy of the Holston Conference.

The least of these: Church serves ‘forgotten community’

Located in a former store, church's congregation is 50 percent homeless and provides meals, showers, prayer and acceptance. “This church is amazing. They don’t judge.” Read More

A beneficiary in Iraq carries an UMCOR bag full of the hygiene supplies that will meet the needs of every member in his family. Photo by GlobalMedic, courtesy of UMCOR.

Supplying basic needs to families in Syria, Iraq

Thanks to your donations, UMCOR has channeled more than $500,000 to initiatives in Syria, Iraq, and other countries hosting more than 4 million Syrian refugees. Read More

UMTV: Church Salutes Veterans

Vets and families honored with notes, photos, and more on Veterans Day. "This event means everything ... you can't thank them enough." View

The Indiana Conference Delegation presents a ceremonial check to the leadership of Africa University. Photo by Vicki Brown, United Methodist Communications.

Indiana Conference presents $1 million to Africa University

Conference presents $1 million for endowed chair of agriculture and natural resources. “In Indiana, we know about and celebrate the ministry of Africa University.” Read More

A cross of flowers signifies the Resurrected Christ at Kingwood United Methodist Church. Photo courtesy of Kingwood UMC.

15 outreach ideas for Easter

Easter is an opportunity to tell the most important story ever told. Find innovative ways to reach your community through drama, feeding the hungry and even a car wash. Read More

United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcaño (right) shares letters of encouragement with Regino Enrique at the immigrant welcome center at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, Texas. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

You Are Not Alone: Responding to immigrant children’s needs

Churches in the California-Pacific Conference are working to help kids who are often in difficult situations. ‘Without help, these children face a human disaster.’ Read More

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