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Giving

Church members line up to make contributions using point-of-sale machines at Chisipiti United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe. A UMNS photo by Kudzai Chingwe.

Zimbabwe churches find cash alternatives for giving

The African country’s current cash shortages have pushed United Methodist churches to suggest plastic or electronic transfers for offerings. Read More

Church History

John & Charles Wesley and the early Methodists built The New Room to house their meetings. Photo by Joe Iovino, United Methodist Communications.

Wesley Pilgrimage: The New Room - Loving God and people yesterday and today

United Methodists attend the Wesley Pilgrimage to commune with the Holy Spirit who moved in the Wesleys and the early Methodists. Read More

What are your gifts?

Servant-Leader Intern Deidre Thornton helps student Jonathan learn a new word at the Freedom School at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Take the Spiritual Gifts Assessment

The Spiritual Gifts Assessment will help you identify meaningful ways your God-given gifts can connect with others in your community of faith. Read More

Church Landmark

Videographer captures image of tent at Ocean Grove, NJ. Photo by Fran Coode Walsh.

Historic Methodist Camp is ‘God’s Square Mile’

For some, summertime means heading to one of Methodism's best kept secrets, a spiritual oasis at the beach in New Jersey. View

What We Believe

The Rev. Noé Gonzales (left) offers Holy Communion to Nohemi Ramirez during worship  in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Our Christian Roots

United Methodists share basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities. Read More

Video for Reflection

Sheri Tyler Kimble shares a hug with Sean Siple during the giving of peace. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Becoming a Peacemaker: A Reflection

Martin Luther King Jr. stood for nonviolence. This meditation offers a prayer and a call for United Methodists to be peacemakers in the world too. View

Attitude of Gratitude

3 ways to encourage gratitude in the church

There are health and spiritual benefits to being thankful. Read More

Daily Devotions

The shamrock plant is used as a symbol of Christianity and the Trinity. It is often sold in stores around March 17th, the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

Spend some time in prayer with these resources from The Upper Room. More