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World Communion Sunday

Slanted communion cups allowed Victorian era Methodists to avoid the appearance of drinking alcohol. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Methodist History: Communion Cups

Have you seen an unusual communion cup set at your church? Learn secrets behind the slanted glassware that many Victorian era Methodists used. View

All Creatures of Our God and King

Kylie Greaves holds a puppy at Foothills United Methodist Church in San Diego, California.  File photo by John Gordon, United Methodist Communications.

Service of Blessing for the Animals

See songs, prayers and a blessing to share in early October when we celebrate pets as part of God's creation. More

Current Events

Photo by Kathleen Barry,  illustration by Cindy Caldwell; United Methodist Communications.

Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence

The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church calls us to work for what we pray for: a world free from mass killings. Read More

Unique Ministries

In an area where green space is hard to find, the new soccer field on the Gethsemane campus of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is a “kingdom asset,” says the Rev. David Horton. Photo courtesy of the Texas Annual Conference.

Soccer field as a mission field

In an area of Houston where green space is hard to find, the new soccer field at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is a “kingdom asset,” says the Rev. David Horton. Read More

Agency News

Erin Hawkins, top executive of the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race, speaks on May 10 to the United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Religion and Race top executive to stay on

Erin Hawkins pointed to news of racial unrest as a reason to remain in her current denominational leadership role. Read More

United Methodist Blogs

Ripples in the water. Public domain photo.

Ripples of Mercy

Bishop Laurie Haller writes that "Nineteen years after her death, Mother Teresa is still creating ripples of love across our world because of the purity of her mercy for the poorest of the poor." Read More

Popular Culture

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The Gospel According to The Emmys: A Good Apology

An award-winning actress took advantage of an opportunity to apologize -- and showed us an example of a good apology. Read More

Oct. is Disability Employment Month

PET recipient Oke Seun meets PET Mobility founders Mel West and Larry Hills. Photo courtesy of PET Mobility Missouri-Columbia.

Wheelchairs That Work Anywhere

United Methodists invented a PET project to help those unable to walk find freedom and jobs. “It’s what Christ would do if he were here.” View

Time for Prayer

Lake Watauga in Centennial Park, Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Christopher Fenoglio, United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

Spend some time in prayer with these resources from The Upper Room. More