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Eveque Gregory V. Palmer arihubiri anuani Maaskofu wakati ya Mukutano ya Kanisa ya Methodiste ya mwaka ya 2016 mu Portland, Oregon. Photo ya Mike DUBOSE, UMNS

Palmer: Tumaniya ahadi ya Mungu na wende mbele

Askofu Palmer aribakumbusha biyumbe yote kama muntu wote ku Conference General ya mwaka ya 2016 eko mutoto wa Mungu. Read More

Scott Johnson of the Upper New York Conference helps deliver the laity address during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Laity urged to share Jesus with the world

Laity shares responsibility for making disciples, General Conference told. Read More

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer delivers the episcopal address during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Palmer: Trust God’s promise and go forth

Bishop Palmer reminds delegates that everyone at General Conference 2016 is a child of God. Read More

John Wesley stands at the outset of the Methodist movement, as represented in the upper left corner of this new mission mural that emerged from a dialogue on Wesleyan history among staff at the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. Wesley hands God’s Word, represented by the Bible, to those who carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. Lisa Katzenstein, the artist, is the board’s executive secretary for leadership development. Her mural hangs in the outer office of the general secretary of Global Ministries. Mural by Lisa Katzenstein, Global Ministries

Remembering the deaths of Wesley, Asbury

In his journal, Francis Asbury concluded the founder of Methodism had no superiors on earth when it came to his achievements. Read More

Glendale United Methodist Church in Nashville is decorated for the Advent/Christmas season. Photo by Steven Kyle Adair

Wonder, Love and Praise: Sharing a Vision of the Church

This paper articulates and clarifies who we are as The United Methodist Church will be presented to the 2016 General Conference for adoption. Read More

Jim Thornton has been attending First United Methodist Church of LaGrange, Ga., his whole life, and now serves as the small city’s mayor on a part-time basis. Photo by Ashley Blencoe

Faith is touchstone for part-time politicians

United Methodists draw on prayer, Wesleyan values as they hold local, state offices. Read More

American Sign Language Glossary Videos

Ever wonder what a theological or church term means? Use this glossary to look up the meanings of unfamiliar words. Read More

Woman holds Bible open to the Book of Lamentations. Photo illustration by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.


Ever wonder what a theological or church term means? Use this glossary to look up the meanings of unfamiliar words. Read More

John Wesley often ministered to the sick  during a life blessed by good health. Photo courtesy of  the General Commission on Archives and History.

History Features

Read more about the people, places and events that have shaped the rich texture of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Tribal members from Oklahoma participate in readings (skits) that explain challenges facing indigenous peoples during the Act of Repentance service at the Council of Bishops meeting in Oklahoma City. Photo by Ginny Underwood, UMNS

Native Americans share struggles, hopes for church

A service of repentance blended worship of God, education about the challenges Native Americans still face, and a call for United Methodists to love their indigenous neighbors more faithfully. Read More

The Rev. Robert Zilhaver of the Western Pennsylvania Conference speaks during an oral hearing Oct. 22 before the United Methodist Judicial Council in Memphis, Tenn. The hearing was related to a petition from the conference on guidelines for the review and dismissal of a complaint against a bishop. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Judicial Council looks at ‘aspirational’ declarations

Language on sexuality issues, question on complaint process among issues addressed in top court’s October decisions. Read More

The Rev. Frank Schaefer (third from right) stands with family and supporters during a prayer service for unity at Court Square Park in Memphis, Tennessee, prior to the Oct. 22 oral hearing on his case by the United Methodist Judicial Council. Schaefer was found guilty in a November 2013 church trial of performing a same-sex wedding ceremony for his son but regained his clergy credentials upon appeal. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Top court affirms Schaefer’s reinstatement as clergy

United Methodist Judicial Council says committee on appeals made no errors in its decision to restore Pennsylvania pastor’s credentials. Read More

Women in Kigali, Rwanda, learn skills such as hairstyling as part of an economic empowerment project of Mbwirandumva, “Speak I’m Listening,” for impoverished women. Photo courtesy of Don Messer.

Commentary: Scripture re-enacted in post-genocidal Rwanda

Because of stigma, no one living with HIV was willing to speak publicly at the AIDS workshop for United Methodist pastors. Read More

A wide view of the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations as U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the general debate of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly. Photo by Mark Garten, United Nations

U.N. ‘has its hands full,’ says United Methodist observer

As the U.N. General Assembly starts a new session, United Methodists at Church Center for the United Nations look at the issues. Read More

Photo courtesy of the Rev. Bill Jenkins.

Officially closed, but open to new ministry

United Methodists in San Diego take new path by revamping historic church building for ecumenical worship, outreach. Read More

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