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Image of U.S. football on field. Courtesy of PEXELS.

What the church can learn from football stars

The U.S. Super Bowl is almost here. What do winners on the field do that could inspire people in the pews? Read More

The Rev. Gene Martino, Jr. rides his horse Jacques in jousting tournament at Tennessee Renaissance Festival. Still from video by Andrew Jensen, United Methodist Communications. May 2014.

UMTV: The Jousting Pastor

Before Rev. Gene Martino became a jouster he had not spent much time in a saddle. Now he says his relationship with horses has benefited his relationship with his flock. View

Lindsey White soccer player

Mexico youth soccer team gets assist from Reinhardt University student

A spring-break mission trip turned into a life-changing experience for Lindsey White, a soccer player at the United Methodist-related school. Read More

A child kicks a ball on the soccer fields of Seville Trinity United Methodist Church in Florida.

UMTV: Church Soccer Outreach

It's a net win. Learn how a Florida church used soccer to reach out to immigrants. View

United Methodist teen with M.S. is among fastest U.S. runners

Kayla Montgomery triumphs despite symptoms. “I tell myself, ‘I know you’re tired … but you’re going to finish this.’ And then I do.” Read More

TV reporters to share in Olympic dream

Neile Jones isn’t an athlete, but she has been in her own way vigorously preparing for the Feb. 7-23, 2014, Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Read More

Hockey ministry scores big with youth

A couple's shared love of hockey spawned a ministry that helps kids develop in every aspect of their lives. Read More

Church TV show and Jackie Robinson

The TV program produced by the Methodist Church offers a glimpse of Jackie Robinson in the role of civic leader. Read More

The Rev. Laura Bender, a United Methodist Navy chaplain and  regimental chaplain for Wounded Warriors, shares a moment of laughter with Lance Cpl. Damaso Soto. A UMNS photos by Jay Mallin.

Sports help warriors on path to healing

Not all war wounds are visible. "One of the greatest wounds is the soul wound," said United Methodist Navy chaplain Laura Bender. Read More

Methodists join in Olympic dreams

'It turns out many British Methodists are just as excited as I am about the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games,' says United Methodist pastor. Read More

Ironman pastor shows ‘Anything is Possible’

The Rev. Scott Sharp discovers lessons for his Christian ministry in preparing for triathlon. He hopes to compete in Hawaii. Read More

Battle against addiction moves to classroom

A United Methodist university program will combat one of "nation's most widespread and destructive problems." Read More

Giants defensive tackle puts God first

"God has blessed me with a tremendous platform to influence young minds," says Chris Canty, whose mom is a United Methodist pastor. Read More

Alternate game plan for Super Bowl

United Methodist Women join others in bringing awareness of human trafficking to festivities in Indianapolis. Read More

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