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L-R: Jerald Dennis, public relations officer, Ebola Survival Association of Liberia (ESAL); Vivian Rogers, Ebola survival and member of ESAL; Foday Gallah, general coordinator of Montserrado County Sector 4 of ESAL.

Liberian Ebola survivors report sight problems

Liberia is now Ebola-free, but many stricken with the virus are now experiencing poor vision, fatigue and severe headaches. Read More

Ask the UMC

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Does the church have an official Bible?

Find the answer to that query and others, when you Ask the UMC. Read More

Social Issues

One man's desire to

Movie affirms United Methodist teachings on human trafficking

Film depicts how one man's desire to "do the right thing" turns into a struggle to save others and lift his own life out of despair. Read More

Halloween Fun

Church Hosts Harry Potter Fans at Halloween

Each October, a Massachusetts congregation transforms their space into Hogwarts, and invites the community to spend a magical day with them. View

in Memoriam

The Rev. Laurence Hull Stookey, longtime professor at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, shaped the way United Methodists worship, especially the celebration of baptism. Photo courtesy of Wesley Theological Seminary.

Remembering professor who shaped worship

The Rev. Laurence Hull Stookey, professor emeritus of worship at Wesley Theological Seminary, brought United Methodist liturgy to Camp David. Read More


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Does The United Methodist Church have a position about Halloween?

Find information about this secular holiday and alternative ways to celebrate the season. Read More

In the Spotlight

Will Wahl, an 18-year-old contestant from Trinity United Methodist Church in Hackettstown, NJ, aspires to be a pastor, a decision borne from his missionary work in Haiti. Photo courtesy of CBS.

United Methodist teen brings faith to ‘Survivor’

Will Wahl, an 18-year-old contestant from New Jersey, aspires to be a pastor, a decision borne from his missionary work in Haiti. Read More


Pam Simon holds the bullet that wounded her in the Jan. 8, 2011 mass shooting near Tucson, Arizona. Simon, a United Methodist, has become a strong advocate for background checks and other gun violence prevention measures. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

Survivor keeps faith by taking on gun violence

Pam Simon, a United Methodist, was shot with her boss, U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, and now joins her in advocacy. Read More

Time for Prayer

Autumn leaves. 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