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Celebration Moment

The Reverend April Blaine is ordained at the West Ohio Annual Conference in 2012. Photo by Benjamin Derkin of DerksWorks Photography, courtesy of West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Church celebrates 60 years of women clergy

On May 4, 1956 voters at the General Conference took a bold step and gave full clergy rights to women, no exceptions. Read More

Ascension

Chuck Knows Church looks at the story of Jesus appearing to his disciples one last time.

Chuck Knows Church: Ascension Sunday

Chuck knows church looks at Biblical story of Jesus' last visit with the Disciples. View

Daily Devotions

A bed of tulips bloom during springtime. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

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

Cameroon Mission Initiative

The Rev. Ignace Mengada, pastor of Zion United Methodist Church, Obala, Cameroon, speaks at a Peace with Justice seminar. Photo by Neil Christie, United Methodist Board of Church and Society

Careless words make lifelong impact

Insulted by her parents, Marthe sought acceptance in prostitution but found refuge in church. Read More

Future Leaders

John Barclay III credits his Young Clergy Initiative-funded internship at Brunswick United Methodist Church, in Crystal, Minn., with confirming his call to pastoral ministry. He cites the chance to preach as particularly important. Photo by Sydnee Bicket for The Eli Project.

GC2016: Young Clergy Initiative up for renewal

Grant-based program to bolster young clergy ranks has produced success stories, matching funding, officials say. Read More

Sacraments

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

Church history

Video image shows building at Strawbridge Shrine historic site in Maryland. Courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Farmers Who Sowed Methodism in America

Get back to your United Methodist roots. Visit the Maryland farm where a circuit rider and his wife planted the faith among friends and neighbors. View

Imagine No Malaria

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Song celebrates United Methodists united against malaria

United Methodist Communications will celebrate the incredible impact of Imagine No Malaria with a special presentation at General Conference 2016. Preview song now. Read More