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Women's History Month

Women immigrants who traveled alone were often at risk when they arrived at Ellis Island in the late 19th century. Public domain image.

Methodist History: Welcoming Women Immigrants

In Women's History Month, meet Alma Mathews, whose mission field was Ellis Island. She and others offered a safety net for women traveling alone. View

Beyond Church Walls

High school students and parents shop for prom dresses at Prom Boutique at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church. Photo courtesy of Prom Boutique.

Churches offer free formal wear, and God’s love, to teens

Ministries that share donated dresses help students cut costs and look great. 'Maybe she’ll think about the church that made her feel beautiful.' Read More

Plan an Event

#BringChange this World Malaria Day

Bring change to the world by planning a fundraising event for April 25. From 5K’s to lemonade, churches, conferences – even states – are joining the fun. Read More

For the Season

Healing the Circle Lenten Devotionals graphic, courtesy Illinois Great Rivers Conference.

Healing the Circle Lenten Devotionals

Prayers and reflections by Native Americans and about the Native American tradition bring new perspective to the season. Read More

In the Spotlight

Eugenie Sowan Erse N’Ghessan sews clothes to earning a living for herself and her seven children in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

United Methodist Women helping women in Côte d’Ivoire

Small loans change lives as they provide women the start they need to become independent business owners. Read More

Feeding the Spirit

Woman holds candle. Photo by Courtney Carmody, courtesy of Flickr.

Re-energize your prayer life with a new practice

There is no one-size-fits-all for a great prayer life. And practice does make a difference. Lent is a good time to try new methods. Read More

United Methodist Profile

Dr. Lowell Gess prays for Sierra Leone at a weekly devotion held at the United Methodist Church house in Freetown.

Ebola doesn’t stop 93-year-old’s return to Sierra Leone

Dr. Lowell Gess, retired United Methodist missionary, decided his presence would make a difference during a difficult period in his adopted homeland. Read More

Across the Globe

Munashe Furusa, Africa University's new vice chancellor,  reports to the board of directors on issues facing the United Methodist school, including the need for more on need for more faculty with doctorates. Bishop Marcus Matthews, right, listens to the report. Photo by Vicki Brown, UMNS

Africa University, new leader face many challenges

The United Methodist university is growing, but its difficulties include overcrowded dorms and a shortage of professors with doctorates. Read More

Around the Church

Some 9,000 United Methodists marched together in Quezon City, Philippines, March 21 to pray and demonstrate family unity, solidarity and Christian discipleship. Photo by Mark Jabin A. Salvador

Filipino United Methodists rally for unity, discipleship

Some 9,000 church members joined a march in Quezon City to promote small groups and family devotion to faith. Read More

Special for Students

Dakarayi Chabaya, student at Central Methodist University carries a log during one of his mission trips. Photo courtesy of Dakarayi Chabaya.

Alternate spring breaks: Vacations with more meaning

Church participants say leaving the beach to serve people in need is more rewarding and refreshing than expected. Read More

Moment in History:Slideshow

People walk over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.,  during the 50th anniversary observance of the

“Bloody Sunday” 50th Anniversary: Sights and sounds

On the weekend of March 7-8, 2015, thousands converged on Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” View

Our Faith

Cross draped with white cloth for Easter. Photo by creativex / iStockphoto.com.

FAQs: Lent & Easter

Why do we observe Lent before Easter? Why do people give up sweets or caffeine for Lent? Find some facts about the season. Read More

Flowers bloom on the campus of Africa University. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Daily Devotional

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