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Featured Topic: Immigration

Learn more about the church's teachings, historical context, resources, and headlines related to the topic of immigration. More

Special for the Season

Scholars (from left) William, Jermaine and Larry bear down on a writing assignment at the Gordon Memorial Freedom School in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Back to School Blessing

Liturgy offers prayers for students of all ages as another year begins. More

In the News

Clay Jenkins, United Methodist and member of the Dallas County commission. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Border crisis had politician leading, tweeting

United Methodist judge made news by offering shelter to some of the children coming across the U.S.-Mexico border. Read More

Life tip

Man on bench. A photo illustration by Kathryn Price.

Good memories or bad? It’s your choice.

Eric Van Meter has relationship advice anyone can use. "Celebrate what was good. Let go of what was not, or it will drag you down." Read More


The Rev. Juan Guerrero baptizes a child in Honduras. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Juan Guerrero

Commentary: Why Honduran children are coming to U.S.

The leader of the United Methodist mission in Honduras discusses the root causes of why children take on the dangerous journey to the United States. Read More

Moment in History

Edith Lee-Payne celebrated her 12th birthday listening to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. give his

Path to Civil Rights Act took sacrifice, faith

Icon and civil rights activist Edith Lee-Payne, a United Methodist, says the struggle to achieve the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should never be forgotten. Read More

Outside Church Walls

Walking the route from Foundry United Methodist Church to the White House, marchers shout, “Peace for Korea Now!” while holding signs and banners during a Korean Peace March on July 26, 2014. Photo by Jacob Lee, UMNS; Photo by Jacob Lee, UMNS

‘A dream for peace on the Korean Peninsula’

Washington peace march highlights call by worldwide ecumenical movement, including United Methodists, for peace treaty after 61 years. Read More

Video Worth Watching

Family Fosters 100 Children: Ralph and Sue Hillman

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

Photos by Ken Long of the cross at Cross Point Camp in Oklahoma.(arranged by Kathryn Price);

Daily Devotional

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Of note

Women’s colleges cultivate leadership

Women from United Methodist-related schools describe the long-term value of being ‘surrounded by so many successful female students and leaders.’ Read More

Coming Soon

Video image from promo about 2014 Game Changers Summit at United Methodist Communications.

Promo: Game Changers Summit

The Game Changers Summit in September, an international United Methodist Conference, will explore how communications can be used for community development. View

Featured Resource

Discounts available on 2015 program calendars

The early bird catches the discount -- and gets organized. Order before August 31, 2014, and receive 10% off any calendar purchase. Read More

Feeding the Spirit

Image of a white dove against a blue sky. Photo by Sue Mack, iStock

Spiritual Gifts

No one is without a gift, and each person has a unique role in the body of Christ. What is your spiritual purpose? Find out. Read More