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Civil and Women's Rights Activist

President Barack Obama kisses Dorothy Height during a meeting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Jan. 18, 2010. President Obama met with a group of African-American seniors and their grandchildren on the legacy of the civil rights movement.

Dorothy Height stamp debuts in February

A leader in civil rights and women’s rights, United Methodist Dorothy Height is vividly depicted in U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage series. Read More

U.S. Government

Forty United Methodists who are members of the 115th Congress will be working in the U. S. Capitol in Washington. Photo by Kevin McCoy, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

40 United Methodists in new U.S. Congress

Overall number of United Methodists dips since last Congress. Republicans still outnumber Democrats. Read More

Personal Prayer

WAYS: What is your prayer as the New Year 2017 begins?

United Methodists are lifting prayers for their church, their country and its leaders, peace, justice and more as the New Year begins. Read More

Ask the UMC

The United Methodist Church continues to have a presence in the Philippines. Photo courtesy Philippines Central Conference. Cropped from original; please do not use.

Is the UMC in Canada, Australia, Latin America, Asia?

Get a history lesson about the Methodist presence in these parts of the world. Read More

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

The New Year

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. Here are eight starting points to making a covenant that's more spiritual. Read More

The Big Game

Las Vegas sports book area. Photo by Baishampayan Ghos, courtesy of Creative Commons.

What is The United Methodist Church’s position on gambling?

Learn more about The United Methodist Church's position on gambling. Read More

In The Archives

Comic books feature the adventures of Methodism's founding fathers, John Wesley and Francis Asbury. The books were published by Ron Kerr Associates, 1976. Image from video by United Methodist Communications.

Comic Books Animate United Methodist History

John Wesley and Francis Asbury join the ranks of action heroes like Batman and The Hulk in comic books designed to educate and entertain. View

What We Believe

All baptized persons are members of their local church, the denomination, and the church universal. Photo by Mary Catherine Phillips, Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference.

Renewing waters: How United Methodists understand baptism

In baptism, we reject sin and begin our journey as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more of what United Methodists teach about the sacrament. Read More