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Episcopalians and United Methodists share Communion at the U.S. National Cathedral. Photo Melissa Lauber, courtesy the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

United Methodists, Episcopalians celebrate Eucharist sharing agreement

Week of Christian Unity becomes ‘real’ as Communion is served to people from both denominations at U.S. National Cathedral. Read More

Social Justice

Intercept Human Trafficking logo, courtesy United Methodist Women.

Help ‘intercept’ human trafficking during Super Bowl

Thousands will travel to Phoenix for the big game, but many will be there by force. Find out how United Methodist Women plan to ‘huddle’ to help combat human trafficking. Read More

Across the Globe

The College of West Africa building will be the site of the new graduate school of theology at United Methodist University in Liberia.  Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

Liberian church to start graduate school of theology

The hope is that all United Methodist clergy in Liberia will have a minimum of a Master of Divinity degree. Read More

Video Worth Watching

Members of Wildwood United Methodist Church (Fla.) show off their faith tattoos. UMTV video image by Reed Galin.

Taking Church to a Tattoo Parlor

Some churchgoers are getting cross and flame tattoos that they hope will spark meaningful conversations about their faith. View

Life Tips

A photo illustration on the topic of happiness. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Real happiness is more than putting on a face

What makes us happy? A United Methodist pastor and a professor agree that it is not about externals we receive or achieve, but an 'inside job.' Read More

Outside Church Walls

The Rev. David Scavuzzo, lead pastor at Strongsville United Methodist Church, and church member Sue Puffer have helped organize a summer camp for abused and neglected foster children (Bob Sandrick/Northeast Ohio Media Group).

Camp for foster kids includes birthday cake

Rev. David Scavuzzo says church program will include parties for children who may have never had one - and the loving message that 'God has a purpose for their lives.’ Read More

Cool Idea

Food drive logo courtesy of the Pacific Northwest Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Football challenge spurs friendly ‘food fight’

Friendly rivalry between the Pacific Northwest and the New England Conferences during Super Bowl XLIX will mean food for meal programs, high-needs schools. Read More

Life Tips

A beautiful sunrise signals the start of a new day. Photo by Howard Lebowitz, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons.

Beyond New Year’s Resolutions — make ‘faithful intentions’

Once a year resolutions can be hard to keep. Making a covenant to be more spiritual is a process that will enrich your life. Here are eight starting points. Read More

For Lent

One Great Hour of Sharing Lenten Devotions

Each devotional shares an aspect of UMCOR’s work to alleviate human suffering in more than 80 countries, including the United States. More

Feeding the Spirit

Members of Luz del Pueblo pray together. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Olinda Salazar-Veliz.

Too busy to pray? See tips to find more time

These practical pointers can help you prioritize prayer in your daily life. More

A candle burns during a service. Photograph by Angelia Sims of Angelia's Photography.

Daily Devotional

See today’s food for thought from the Upper Room. More

Forum

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Personal Perspectives on Homosexuality and the Church

The topic can be challenging for people of faith. Read a variety of first-person reflections, meant to help us understand one another better. More