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We Cancerve founder Grace Callwood and volunteer Addison Simpler hold a check from We Cancerve.

UMTV: Young Cancer Survivor Cares for Kids

You could call her Amazing Grace. Despite her own illness, Grace Callwood focuses on comforting other kids who are sick or homeless. She created We Cancerve to inspire others. Read More

Volunteers at Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City, Mich. create a garden during the May 18, 2012, Change the World event.  Photo courtesy of Central United Methodist Church.

Change the World: Don’t make this just another weekend

Learn how United Methodists are finding ways to serve others and connect with their communities the weekend of May 17-19. Read More

Jennifer Dobbs and Matthew Oates share a moment after she said, “Yes” to his proposal of marriage in July 2008.  Photo by Marsha Esau.

Cupid in The United Methodist Church

Couples share how United Methodist ministries brought them together and the difference the church has made in their marriage. Read More

Volunteers at Hands Across the City paint concrete play area of children's playground.;

How can I help make a difference in the world?

Local churches offer lots of opportunities to make a difference in the community and beyond. Short-term mission opportunities are available throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Read More

United Methodist students share Peru mission experience

Thirty students and leaders from three United Methodist colleges joined forces this summer to work, live and witness among the people of Chincha, Peru. Read More

The Rev. Adam Weber, lead pastor, delivers the message during a Sunday service at Embrace Church in Sioux Falls, S.D. Embrace, a United Methodist Church founded in 2007, is one of the top 50 fastest-growing U.S. churches in 2013 according to Outreach magazine. Photo by Amie Hansen Photography for Embrace Church. Accompanies UMNS story #268. 10/17/13.; Photo by Amie Hansen Photography for Embrace Church

S.D. church makes ‘fastest-growing’ list

Embrace in Sioux Falls is the only United Methodist church to make magazine's 2013 list of U.S. top 50 in growth. Read More

The ABCs of back-to-school outreach

Whether your congregation is large or small, you can learn creative ways to reach out to students and families in a new academic year. Read More

Tackling hunger ‘hands-on’ at annual conference

This year, 10 United Methodist conferences packed 680,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now during annual conference sessions. Read More

United Methodists ready kids for school

Special back-to-class events offer resources and fun for families, along with a chance to see the church in action. Read More

Volunteering

Volunteers in Mission (VIM) are students, doctors, nurses, retired persons from all professions, and lay people from all walks of life who want to serve Christ by putting their faith into action. Read More

Oklahoma climbs back after multiple tornadoes

United Methodists in Oklahoma extend relief work to areas hit by massive May 31 tornado, widest on record. Read More

Mental health: Crises challenge rural pastors

United Methodists who serve churches in rural settings have a great opportunity to transform their corner of the world. Read More

Disaster recovery: Indiana town bounces back

One year after tornado levels Henryville, pastor says, "When we bind together as the body of Christ, we are a force to be reckoned with." Read More

Disaster recovery: Minot celebrates beginnings

"The flood changed my entire ministry here," says the Rev. Debra Ball-Kilbourne, pastor of Faith United Methodist Church. Read More

Haiti 2013: Methodist staff rebuild homes

United Methodist groups find way to help Haitian staff of Methodist Guest House construct homes lost in 2010 earthquake. Fourth in a series. Read More

Young people make big impact in Las Vegas

Impact Las Vegas takes church outside the four walls and into the community. Read More

Bishop Melvin G. Talbert. Photo by Ronny Perry, UMNS

Honoring veterans is tribute to King’s legacy

When protesting war or Jim Crow laws, Civil Rights leader engaged the policymakers, not those simply following orders. Read More

‘Queen’ reigns over Liberian hospital

In addition to her duties as warehouse assistant at Ganta United Methodist Hospital, Ester Deline also serves as Ganta's 'queen.' Read More

Community health workers bring healing

In remote areas of Liberia with few resources, a team of volunteer health workers is often the only way villagers receive medical care. Read More

N.C. churches benefit from ‘labor of love’

Historic St. George United Methodist is one of many to use conference construction ministry program. Read More

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: Keeping God in your Job Search

How hosting a job ministry can change a church. "What are the odds that we'll speak to anybody about Christ this week that we don't know?" View

UMC teams with Delilah and Glidden to Paint the Town in Pittsburgh

National radio personality Delilah, along with WISH 99.7, Lawrenceville Corporation, Lawrenceville United, the people of The United Methodist Church and Glidden Paint, will gather with hundreds of volunteers in the Pittsburgh community of Lawrenceville, to Paint the Town and continue the city's makeover in progress, in addition to bringing a long-awaited... Read More

UMTV: Surgeon On A Mission

Dr. Steve Herbst performs surgeries in Nicaragua to serve the poor. "If I don't use my gift then I'm shorting what I could do for the kingdom." View

UMTV: Grace House Heals Families

Church turns home across the street into a place of hope for families in transition. "Everybody needs a little jump start once in a while." 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

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: Battle Buddies Mentor Veterans

Fellow vets support returning troops battling everything from PTSD to homelessness. View

Joplin one year later: Moving forward

Tornado victims remembered as Missouri city rebuilds with assistance from United Methodist donations, volunteers. Read More

Volunteers change world in 1,500 places

Fun runs, block parties, picnics, malaria fundraisers-and more-connected United Methodists to their communities. Read More

United Methodists ready to Change the World

More than 1,500 congregations, charges, districts and conferences around the globe take the church into the community. Read More

Agency QA: Global Ministries

Series looks at how agencies work: 'Global Ministries is a facilitator of mission - passionate for partnership and open to the visions of others.' Read More

Hope rises above flood damage in Minot

Recovery from last year's flood is going slow in North Dakota, but volunteers and donations are speeding up the process. Read More

Churches reach out after swath of storms

A steady stream of tornadoes Feb. 28-March 2 has congregations seeking creative ways to help their communities. Read More

Churches respond to 2012 winter twisters

Even as they grieve losses, United Methodists find ways to help their neighbors pick up pieces after Feb.29 storms. Read More

Helping the Homeless 101

For college students running a Philadelphia homeless shelter, the biggest lesson is one they aren't learning in class. Read More

Sowing promise for developing countries

Foods Resource Bank spins cash from crops into food security as farmers and churches make a global difference. Read More

Breadfruit flour effort aims to enrich Haiti

Despite obstacles, Hennepin Avenue church in Minneapolis works toward innovative project to provide food and jobs. Read More

Methodists cooperate in Haiti’s recovery

Two years after the devastating earthquake, church partners measure progress toward recovery in many ways. Read More

Cyclists pump up hearts, environment

Creative ministry not only helps homeless people get exercise and job skills, it benefits the environment. Read More

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

United Methodists reach out at Christmas

In diverse ways, congregations, conference employees and others shared resources, time and talents to brighten holiday for others. Read More

New report connects farmers, the hungry

Bread for the World's 2012 hunger report focuses on need to change policy to increase nutritious food production in ways that benefit all. Read More

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

Church Empowers the Poor

A Nashville congregation welcomes those living in poverty and gives people who may have had many obstacles in life some new opportunities. 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: 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

RVers Repair Churches

A group of retirees is giving up some free time to offer free repairs for congregations. View

Omaha Grows Community Care

United Methodists came together in Omaha, Nebraska for a unique effort to reach out to their neighbors and help change the world. View

Change the World event mobilizes churches

Thousands of United Methodists will team up to make a positive difference-locally and globally-during the second annual Change the World event on May 14-15, 2011. Read More

Garden Grows Community Care

Members of 30 churches left the pews and put on their work gloves to help neighbors. "We want them to see people out there in need." View

Hospice Care with Pets

Giving up beloved animals can be heartbreaking for the terminally ill. A United Methodist chaplain found a way to keep people and pets together. View

First-time volunteer at 91

We are all called to serve others. There are no rules for when or where, and no age limits. Meet a volunteer whose stamina might surprise you. View

One Year Later: Haiti Quake Survivor

The Rev. Jim Gulley was trapped for 3 days under the Hotel Montana. The tragedy served to strengthen his resolve to change lives in Haiti. View

New Advance Project Guide Now Available

Almost a thousand projects and programs in 100 countries are included in the new Giving Resource Guide from The Advance, the United Methodist designated mission giving channel. Read More

United Methodist Church, partners launch life-saving campaign in Côte d’Ivoire

The people of The United Methodist Church and their partners worldwide helped Cote d'Ivoire's National Program in the Fight against Malaria launch an integrated health campaign November 11 that will vaccinate 3.5 million children in Côte d'Ivoire (formerly Ivory Coast) and blanket the country with bed nets to stop the... Read More

Young Fund-Raiser Scores $50K for Mosquito Nets

If someone asked seven-year old Katherine Commale what she did on her summer vacation, her answer would have to be "a lot!" But Katherine hasn't just been swimming at the pool and playing with her brother Joseph. Read More