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The pastor of the largest UM church in Missouri wants you to keep your phone on and out during services to say what's on your mind. View

Farm assistant Lebon Augulus and The Rev. Jim Gulley hold young goat twins in Darbonne/Leogane, Haiti.

Haiti Quake Survivor: Jim Gulley

The United Methodist aid worker spoke of being buried alive in 2010, and how two of those near him died. Still, the tragedy strengthened his desire to serve Haiti. View

Churches Rethink 9/11

A Chicago community is rethinking church by honoring 9/11 heroes as well as their own first responders, "who stand up and protect us every day." 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

(At right) Taryonnoh N. Doe, vice president of Liberia United Methodist Women, shows an Ebola awareness poster as part of the UMW’s anti-Ebola campaign.

Liberia UMW feeds minds, stomachs during Ebola crisis

United Methodist Women in Liberia bringing food to quarantined communities and doing training on how to prevent and recognize Ebola. Read More

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

The Rev. Shawn Moses Anglim serves communion at First Grace United Methodist Church in New Orleans.

UMTV: New Church After Katrina

Following Hurricane Katrina, many churches in New Orleans struggled to gather enough money or members to rebuild. View

Church members gather for a musical program at Leipsic (Ohio) United Methodist Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Taking inviting photos of your church

Just as a house with great pictures does better on the real estate market, a welcoming image can help bring visitors to your church. Find tips and techniques. Read More

The Rev. Alice Pedone leads cowboy church, a ministry of Pine Mill UMC.

UMTV: Cowboys Rethink Church

Boots, bibles and hot breakfast welcome friends to cowboy church. View

Amputees play soccer in Sierra Leone where an UMCOR clinic makes prosthetic limbs for war amputees.

Prosthetics for Sierra Leone

A clinic is giving new hope to war amputees in Sierra Leone. Those who have lost limbs can now walk and play soccer. View

An Inveneo-installed wireless networking dish provides connectivity to a NetHope member non-governmental organization in Tacloban.  Photo courtesy of Inveneo.

Reconnecting the Philippines: Tracking the progress

Since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines Nov. 8, 2013, United Methodist Communications and its partners have been working to help restore communications in the disaster area. Read More

Missionary’s Global Calling: Rev. Romeo del Rosario

Romeo del Rosario has served for decades, speaks 9 languages, and credits call to missionaries in Philippines. "God leads me all the way." View

Native American teens participate in a tobacco prevention program hosted by the Committee on Native American Ministries of the North Carolina Conference.

Native American Teens Stop Smoking

Tobacco use among Native Americans is much higher than in the general population. Now teens in a top tobacco-growing state pledge not to smoke. View

Nurse Karen Mkhata speaks at the health clinic on the Malawi United Methodist campus about using mobile minutes to reach community health workers. Photo courtesy United Methodist Communications.

Internet upgrade strengthens Malawi Conference

Upgrades in communications technology allow Malawi Provisional Conference staff to share information with each other and partners outside their borders. Read More

A member of Cass Community United Methodist in Detroit is dressed for the annual haunted house.

Church Haunted House

An inner-city church has decided to use scare tactics, of a different kind, to raise funds to help those dealing with real-life traumas. View

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