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Denzel Washington talks about his film

Denzel Washington continues support of black colleges

The Hollywood star directed a film about United Methodist-related Wiley College and has given two million dollars to its debate team. Read More

Earth Day Every Day At Church

United Methodists set an example as good stewards of the planet. "God gave us a great gift. We should do our best to take care of it." View

Bikers exercise while generating electricity at the green gym at Cass Community Social Services, part of Cass Community United Methodist Church in downtown Detroit. UMNS photos by Jess Warnock. Accompanies UMNS story #023. 1/10/12.; A UMNS photo by Jess Warnock

UMTV: Green Gym At Church

A United Methodist pastor is leading a revolution - a green revolution. Donated exercise equipment and discarded tires provide jobs and power. View

Image of Methodist Bishop Gilbert Haven. Courtesy: Archives and History.

Methodist History: Bishop Fought Slavery

Gilbert Haven lived in the 19th-century but was progressive in his stances to end slavery, allow interracial marriage, and grant ordination of women. View

The Rev. David Fison interprets the Christmas story through a 12-foot Tsimshian Indian-style totem pole he designed and carved from yellow cedar at his home in Anchorage, Alaska. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

Christmas Totem Pole

A United Methodist pastor carved the Christmas story into a totem pole. A raven represents the angels, and Mary and Joseph journey to Nazareth in a dugout canoe. View

Family Vacation from Cancer

Church gives trips to those dealing with disease. "It takes their childhood away. When you get to just have fun, that's giving a piece of that back." View

9/11 Memories: Arlette Kitenge

From Rwanda, Arlette Kitenge had been in the U.S. for one year when terrorists struck on 9/11. View

UMTV: Border Separates Families at Christmas

For those divided by the border fence between San Diego and Tijuana, the wall is a reminder of Mary and Joseph's experience of rejection. View

United Methodists send message to Charleston neighbors

UMCom is spreading a message of healing, hope and peace from The UMC in support of the people of Charleston, S.C. and the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Read More

The 2012 edition of The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church is held by an ordained clergy. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Gun Violence

We call upon the church to affirm its faith through vigorous efforts to curb and eliminate gun violence. Read More

A greeting card acknowledges Mother's Day and Father's Day in a modern world. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Church.

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day: It’s complicated

With single parents, adoptive parents, and grieving parents, speaking to today’s congregations requires sensitivity. Interpreter Magazine has tips for celebrating care-fully. Read More

Archivist, Dale Patterson, shows historic photos from the collection at GCAH

Ministry of Memory (UMTV)

Enjoy a visual trip through Archives and History’s collection of rare and treasured pieces of Methodism. View

UMTV: Vital Church Makes Disciples

"I've been here for 10 years, haven't left. It's my juice." How Grace UMC in Florida grew from 400 members to 2600. "Everybody is called." View

Trash Trees for Christmas

New York church goes green with non-traditional trees that get attention. "This must be a really quirky place. People must be fun here." View

Ernestine Shepherd runs 10 miles a day. Video image by Barry Simmons.

World Record Female Bodybuilder: Ernestine Shepherd

Ernestine Shepherd is over 75, runs 10 miles a day, and credits workouts and her United Methodist faith for turning her grief into joy. View

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