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Church members “pray for peace” in Reba McEntire video

"The Methodists are in with Reba now." Members of the Rose (NY) United Methodist Church appear in a newly-released music video by the country star. Read More

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Logo for 2014 Global Young People's Convocation in Manila. Courtesy: GBOD

Young United Methodists urge church unity

Attendees at 2014 convocation issued statement: "We urge everyone to seek...global unity...rather than focus only on issues that divide us." Read More

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Daily Devotional

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Opinion

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

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

Opinion

Our blessed responsibility to God’s children

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer says children in humanitarian crisis need our help. ‘We have been given to love all children and be their protectors.’ Read More

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

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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

Global Health

Fanta Josiah sits in front of the insecticide-treated mosquito net she received from the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign in 2010 at her home in Bumpe, near Bo, Sierra Leone. The insecticide in nearing the end of its useful life and several villages in the Bo district will receive new nets from the campaign in the first planned redistribution to replace the nets given in 2010. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.; Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Strong support drives Alabama-West Florida toward Imagine No Malaria goal

The annual conference celebrates a record offering and approaches 60 percent of its $1 million goal. 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

In-depth

A UMNS photo illustration to accompany a story on aging clergy.  Featured are a Bible, The 2012 Book of Discipline, and The United Methodist Book of Worship. Accompanies UMNS story #135. 4/26/13; A UMNS photo illustration by Kathleen Barry

Featured Topic: Human Sexuality

Learn more about the official position of the church, read personal opinions and view other resources and headlines on the subject of sexuality. More

Moment in History

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Re-evaluating John Wesley’s time in Georgia

Scholar argues that Methodism’s founder encountered success as well as failure as a young missionary pastor. Read More

Video Worth Watching

Chuck re-enacts Martin Luther nailing the 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church of Wittenburg.

Chuck Knows Church: Protestant Reformation

Chuck looks at how Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses provided the catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. View

Remembrance

A 2000 photo of Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela and Methodism

The world marked Nelson Mandela Day on July 18. See how the anti-apartheid champion was mentored by Methodist preachers and educators. Read More

In the News

A view of the Supreme Court of the United States taken from The United Methodist Building in Washington. Photo by Clayton Childers, United Methodist Board of Church and Society

Court: Contraception mandate violates employers’ religious freedom

Some cheer U.S. Supreme Court ruling as victory for religious liberty; others worry about implications for women's reproductive health Read More

Faith stories

Kevin Kosh graduation

McCord Scholar finds purpose in ministry

Rust College helped shape Kevin Kosh Jr.'s faith and put him on course for a career of empowering others. Read More

Welcoming Tips

Mary Harris, who leads a ministry for the deaf at Conway UMC, Orlando, demonstrates sign language communication at a Mission u workshop.  Photo by Susan Green, UMW.

UMW event urges awareness of disabilities

Educational program shows how something as simple as sign language or patience can help take down barriers for those with disabilities. Read More