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Bill Haden is chair of the local host committee for the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Bill Haden: Hosting the Global Church in Portland

“Our objective is to ensure people have a positive experience here, that they can focus on the work,” says chair of host committee. View

Donna Glessner volunteers at a memorial to those who died on 9/11. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

9/11 Memorial in Shanksville

In 2001, passengers of Flight 93 died to save others in the path of a hijacked plane. Now United Methodists help honor them at a memorial in Pa. View

UMTV: Battle Buddies Mentor Veterans

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

The original chapel of Ford's Chapel United Methodist Church in Harvest, Alabama, was destroyed by a 2011 tornado, part of a massive outbreak that caught United Methodists and others in the state unprepared to respond. Disaster response training has been important since then.  Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

At 75: UMCOR training extends church’s reach in disasters

As relief agency of The United Methodist Church celebrates 75 years, it finds ways to empower more church members to respond to disasters. Read More

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

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

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

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

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. Accompanies UMNS story #150. 5/15/13.

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

Adrian Perez and her son, Jonathan, enjoy an afternoon that includes a free lunch in the Havelock Cafe, picking up books for summer reading and selecting snacks and breakfast foods for the week. Photo courtesy of Delaney Fischer.

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

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