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At the time of Jesus, cremation was widely practiced by the Romans, but rarely by Jews and Christians because of their belief that the bodies of believers would one day be physically resurrected. Photo by MaryW, courtesy of Pixabay.

What are the church’s views on cremation, organ donation?

What is The United Methodist Church stance on cremation and organ donation? Read More

How We Serve

Washington D.C. church offers hospitality to visitors of presidential inaugurations and women's march. Photo courtesy of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

D.C. church offers hospitality for inauguration, women’s march

“We want to be a visible witness to the world that the church is open as folks struggle with the issues going on in our world,” says pastor. Read More

Women Arise Program

United Methodist Women in Liberia dedicated a women’s dormitory that will provide free housing for students. The dormitory, located in the compound of The United Methodist Church in Monrovia, will house 40 young women when it becomes operational in September 2017. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS.

New dormitory in Liberia to house women in need

The United Methodist Women project will provide free housing to help young women further their education. Read More

Building Community

Seniors work out at Ankeny United Methodist Church in Ankeny, Iowa. The church has multipurpose rooms that hold both

Can church friends be a diet secret?

Keeping up a fitness routine can be rough, but some United Methodist churches offer ways to stay strong. Read More

Video Worth Watching

Chuck Knows Church explores the life of Jesus the carpenter before he became known as Jesus Christ.

Chuck Knows Church: Jesus the Carpenter

Jesus' earthly father Joseph was a carpenter. The Greek word is Teckton which means builder. Chuck explores what we know about Jesus' work before he was known as Jesus Christ? View

Working Together

Two former enemies embrace in Vasconcellos’ sculpture Reconciliation. Photo by Martinvl, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Finding healing and peace in a polarized political climate

United Methodists may feel divided on issues inside and outside the church. An expert in conflict transformation offers tips to help us reconnect. Read More

Church Can Be Anywhere

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

Daily Devotional

Cardinal rests on branch in winter scene. Photo by Eric Walsh.

Today's prayers and resources

The new year is upon us, so take a moment to spend some time in prayer with these resources from The Upper Room. Read More

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Worshippers at Easter fill Grace Memorial United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Photo by Joseph McBrayer.

Unity prayers celebrate reconciliation

The week of prayer will reflect on the legacy of the Reformation and the current spirit of reconciliation in Christ. Read More