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How We Serve

Through a partnership, UMCOR helped bring service dogs to visit children who live in a Florida community recovering from tornadoes. Photo: Camp Fire Century Youth Learning Center.

How UMCOR stretches your “disaster dollar”

Your contributions to UMCOR help survivors across the nation recover from disasters—both those that make the headlines and those that do not. Read More

Video Worth Watching

Chuck Knows Church talks about what it means to give or receive a blessing.

Chuck Knows Church: Blessing

Blessings are talked about more than 600 times in the Old Testament. Chuck talks about what it means to give or receive a blessing. View

Spiritual Guidance

The Rev. Jon Van Dop received an elder stole from a mentor during an ordination service. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Jon Van Dop.

Who guides the pastors we turn to for guidance?

We look to our leaders for spiritual advice but who advises them? For Pastor Appreciation Month, clergy talk about mentors who changed their lives. Read More

Life Balance

As the U.S. prepares to celebrate Labor Day, we remember to glorify God in all of our work. Photo by Kathryn Price, illustration by United Methodist Communications.

Can your work bring you closer to God?

How can we mix our career and our Christianity? Get inspiration from Scripture along with lessons from Methodism's founder. Read More

Worth Reading

Bishop Kenneth L. Carder

Saved by Story

Positive change emerges from shared stories of pain and struggle more than from quarrels and contentious debates. Read More

Across the Connection

United Methodist regional missionary Grace Musuka speaks at the one-day maternal and child heath workshop in Harare in June 2016. Photo courtesy Kudzai Chingwe.

Poor maternal health care remains concern in Zimbabwe

Mothers and babies are dying because of poor facilities at satellite clinics, delays in hospital referrals, according to senior nursing officer. Read More

In The News

Bishops of varied theological perspectives have weighed in on the election of Bishop Karen Oliveto, a married lesbian. Most counsel waiting for the Judicial Council, the denomination’s top court, to rule on questions of church law. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Bishops respond to gay colleague

Bishops from around the world reflect on what the election of Bishop Karen Oliveto may mean in their areas, and ask for patience. Read More

Church Resources

The Society of St. Andrew has valuable resources so your congregation can stand together against hunger. Photo courtesy of the Society of St. Andrew.

Stand together against hunger

September is Hunger Action Month. The Society of St. Andrew has useful resources to help your congregation take action so that more people have healthy, nourishing food to eat. Read More

Time for Prayer

A nature scene from Lake Junaluska taken in August 2013. A United Methodist Communications photo by Kay Panovec.

Today's prayers and resources

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