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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

Rev. Brian Diggs is a pro wrestler in Colorado. Video image by Carey Moots.

Pro Wrestling Deacon of Doom: Rev. Brian Diggs

Brian Diggs preaches by day, and pounds people by night. Meet a minister who brings God's message to the mat. View

UMTV: Choir’s Christmas Gift

Members of Saint Mark United Methodist Church will be heard on Dec. 24 special. "They'll see Jesus in us, and that's gonna touch lives." View

Video: UMCOR’s Response After Typhoon

"UMCOR really is the local church." Leaders talk about ways United Methodists are bringing real relief to those hit by Typhoon Haiyan. View

Photographer John C. Goodwin holds a copy of the book written by his father.

UMTV: Church Photos of a Lifetime

For 50 years, photographer has used his lens to bring human struggles into focus. "I could use it as a means to promote social change." View

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

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: Africa’s Miracle Tree

What plant can lower cholesterol, purify the liver, and prevent blindness? Learn how UMCOR helps farmers grow a nutritional powerhouse. View

Joining Families at the Border: Rev. John Fanestil

Offering prayers and Communion on both sides of the wall, the Rev. John Fanestil serves loved ones separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. View

UMTV: Care for Caregiving Youth

2012 CNN Hero creates non-profit to help 1.4 million U.S. children caring for family members. "They sacrifice their childhood." View

UMTV: Beekeeping Benefits Liberia

Joe Gatei sent his kids to school with honey sales. "God is answering my prayer, things are working well." See how UMCOR is changing lives. View

High Heels and a Mission: Rev. Tiffany Thomas

For Women’s History Month, meet a young clergywoman whose work in a church soup kitchen as a child inspired her to serve as pastor and mentor. View

Young Pastor’s Fresh Ideas: Rev. Stephanie Price

Stephanie Price encourages churches to partner with local farmers. "We're closing that gap between people outside our walls and people within." View

UMTV: Museum of Methodism

May 19 is Heritage Sunday. The United Methodist Church's rich history comes to life in a fascinating collection of treasures. View

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

World Record Female Bodybuilder: Ernestine Shepherd

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

UMTV: Mentor for Homeless

Once an orphan on the streets, Kevin King now ministers to the homeless through church program: "If I reach one person then I'm doing God's work." View

Civil Rights: Then and Now

Students had a chance to hear personal perspectives from two men who fought for civil rights in the U.S. 50 years ago and have a message which remains important today. Read More

UMTV: Prison Ministry Restores Hope

Former inmate Kimery Finger credits support of Cascade UMC for her new lease on life. "They were a bunch of sisters holding me up." View

Kenya Youth Leader: Peter Karanja

Peter Karanja fled violence in his town, but found a church home at the United Methodist Church of Naivasha. Now his faith inspires others. View

UMTV: Bowling Church

When an Ohio congregation tried worship outside the walls, attendance doubled, then tripled. "We had lines waiting to get into the building." View

Bishop Melvin Talbert:  MLK and Care for Veterans

Bishop Melvin Talbert recalls the legacy of Martin Luther King and offers a perspective for how people of faith should treat those in the military. View

UMTV: Homeless to Hopeful

An Arkansas man recalls the day he hit rock bottom and how a hot meal at Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church saved his life. View

UMTV: Worship and Workout

Pastor at gym stresses faith, fitness all week. "I look at the Y like the woman at the well. People come here. I provide that spiritual connect." View

A Role in Relief: Melissa Crutchfield

UMCOR team member recalls how the Haiti earthquake changed her. "It was the perfect storm, personally and professionally." View

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

UMTV: Mother-Son AIDS Journey

Heidi Simon credits church family for support. "If everybody knew what we knew about God being with us there wouldn't be any problems." View

UMTV: Church Rethinks School Lunches

Pastor says meal program is "not about churchianity; it's about Christianity. It's not about the building, it's about the people we are building." View

UMTV: Hispanic Clergy Migrant Ministry

As we begin Hispanic Heritage Month, meet Marcelo and Corazón Escarzaga, from Mexico, whose mission is with vineyard workers. View

9/11 Memorial in Shanksville

In 2001, passengers of Flight 93 gave their lives to save others in the path of a hijacked plane. Now a permanent memorial in Pa. honors them. View

UMTV: Mom’s Grief Inspires Peace Walk

"It's like his spirit is pushing me." Chicago mom who lost son says prayer labyrinth lets people focus on following God, and can end violence. View

UMTV: Child Advances Missions

Hadley Davis is not 12 yet, but she's raised hundreds of dollars for UMCOR. She likes to share ideas. "No one can say no to a little kid." View

Teens Clean River, Change World

Can you change the world by pulling up some weeds? For one group of folks from Red Mountain United Methodist Church in Mesa, Arizona, the weeds are just the beginning. View

Family Fosters 100 Children: Ralph and Sue Hillman

Ralph and Sue Hillman felt a call to help those in need. "This voice, and I knew it was God, said, 'I want you to take care of babies.'" View

UMTV: Father’s Adoption Story

United Methodist dad recalls the dramatic circumstances that saved one baby's life and changed his family's future. View

UMTV: Catering Work for Homeless

Inside the Box buys a meal for a homeless person for every lunch sold. Homeless teens train for jobs in food service. Good food for a good cause. View

UMTV: Ministry with the Roma

Living at the margins of Hungarian society, the Roma people face high unemployment and discrimination. But they are central to one church. View

UMTV: Ministry with the Roma

At the margins of Hungarian society, Roma people face high unemployment and discrimination yet are welcomed by one United Methodist church.
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Photographer’s Ministry with the Poor: Paul Jeffrey

"The poor don't have the luxury of giving up." Missionary Paul Jeffrey finds God in the field. "I'm continually evangelized by the poor." View

UMTV: Bar Church Serves All

Pubs provide alternative to traditional church. "Jesus never said, 'If you need me, I'll be in the temple.' He was always out in the world." View

UMTV: Produce Drop Pounds Hunger

40,000 pounds of cucumbers help feed hungry. "There is only one reason there are hungry people in the United States &ellipsis; because we tolerate it." View

Painting of a tiger by Lost Boy artist James Makuac.

UMTV: The Art of a Lost Boy

James Makuac is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. He knows all too well the hardships faced by his fellow refugees, and paints to tell their story. View

UMTV: Booths Educate and Engage

Creative displays allowed delegates and visitors of GC2012 to learn about exciting ministries The United Methodist Church offers. View

UMTV: Prayer Room Offers Sacred Space

Volunteers offered special prayers for the delegates and attendees of GC2012. "As United Methodists, we are people of prayer." View

GC2012 Celebration Sunday: The Advance

Meet some of the people who represent The United Methodist Church at work in the world - and those who make their missions possible. View

GC2012: Ziemer on Malaria

Rear Adm. Tim Ziemer, the U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, acknowledges that The United Methodist Church has been an important partner in the fight against malaria. View

UMTV: Church Fosters Adoption

More foster children are finding "forever homes" thanks to a congregation in Ohio. In 2011, 46 were adopted. "That's a God thing right there." View

Street Pastor with a Past: Rev. Keith Kaufold

A former heroin user, the Rev. Keith Kaufold speaks firsthand about addiction and redemption. "God will turn your misery into your ministry." View

Young Black Church Leader: Rev. Ronnie Miller-Yow

As head of Black Methodists for Church Renewal, a popular pastor and college chaplain, Ronnie Miller-Yow shares ideas for church growth. View

Over 90, Teaching Yoga: Bernice Bates

United Methodist Bernice Bates is 91. "I've attained this age because I have done yoga. Gives you peace just like your church does." View

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

UMTV: Church Drive-Thru Prayer

Atlanta drivers stuck in rush hour traffic can pull over for some comfort and connection. "I've seen tears of joy and restoration." View

UMTV: Santa’s Toymakers at Church

Church volunteers have made 25,000 toys for kids in need. "It's not just what's going in the box, it's what's going on inside that building." View

UMTV: Clinic for Homeless Teens

One group of doctors, nurses and caseworkers doesn't just walk by the homeless youth in their city. They bring care to them, in a big blue van. View

UMTV: Honey Dudes Do Good

Single moms and widows in one town can give their "honey do" list to the Honey Dudes and get a free helping hand with household repairs. View

UMTV: Youth Share Thanksgiving Meals

"I was taught at this church that everybody is family." Young people prepare turkey dinners with a side of caring for elderly neighbors. View

UMTV: Restaurant Owner On Mission

Steve Pool cooked up a way to help others. "No matter who you are or where you live, there are missions within ten miles of your house." View

UMTV: Church’s Harry Potter Halloween

Each year, one UMC becomes Hogwarts for a day. Some call it magic. "To be bold enough to sponsor a Harry Potter festival, it's remarkable." View

UMTV: Church Welcomes Job Seekers

Roswell UMC has 360 volunteers who offer networking opportunities and spiritual support to those looking for work. View

UMTV: Art by Grieving Children

Center helps kids share feelings. "I wish every community had some way to recognize that they're grieving and to do something about it." 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

Reflections on the Titanic: Historian Phil Gowan

United Methodist Phil Gowan is a historian with a wealth of knowledge about Methodist ties to the Titanic. View

Ties to the Titanic: Methodists on the Titanic

Among the many intriguing stories of survivors, historian Phil Gowan says a Methodist man married a woman he met on a lifeboat. View

Ties to the Titanic: Methodist Band Members

Historian Phil Gowan says the band leader had Methodist roots, and the last song was probably not "Nearer my God to Thee." View

UMTV: Sirviendo a los trabajadores migrantes

Los 2.5 millones de trabajadores agrícolas de los Estados Unidos trabajan largos días y siguen las cosechas de temporada. View

Will Penner leads a gospel song during worship at Cedar Crest Camp in Lyles, Tenn. Photo by Ronny Perry, UMNS.

UMTV: Summer Church Camp

Far away from computers and gadgets, summer camp is still a hit. Read More

UMTV: Easter Church Drama

Last Supper comes to life as church members portray disciples and ask "Master, is it I?" View

A boy receives a toy at an Atlanta pediatric hospital through the charity created in memory of Joey Doolittle who passed away at age 9.

UMTV: Toys Help Cancer Kids

In the last days of his life, nine-year-old Joey Doolittle began raising money to buy toys for kids also dealing with cancer. Read More