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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

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

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. Photo #00-144. Accompanies UMNS story #511, 11/13/00.; 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

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

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

Gun Violence

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

Church Is a Weapon-Free Zone

Every United Methodist church is officially declared a weapon-free zone. 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

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

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

A volunteer nurse check's Lester Bridges' blood pressure. Bridges is a client of Luke's House.

UMTV: Clinic Heals After Katrina

New Orleanians lost homes and hospitals after the hurricane. Now churches and volunteers offer health care for residents. View

Video image of Native American teen who is part of riding program in North Dakota.

Native American Teens and Tradition

A riding program is re-introducing young people to a part of their culture that has been lost in today's world. View

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