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Morning fog rises in the mountains behind a decommissioned coal washing plant near Beverly, Ky.

United Methodists help bring healing water to Kentucky

Water kiosk at Red Bird Mission will offer clean water to 6,000 residents in remote Appalachia. Read More

Our Beliefs

What does the church say about capital punishment?

Recent cases in the U.S. have renewed the discussion about the morality of the death penalty. What is the official stance of The United Methodist Church? Read More

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The United Methodist Church's top legislative body will meet at the Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, tentatively scheduled from May 10-20, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Oregon Convention Center.

General Conference 2016

Keep up with the news about General Conference as it unfolds, including plans to provide simultaneous translations in eight languages. Read More

For Reflection

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

Christians and Creation: ‘You can’t love God and ignore the Earth’

Care for Earth is a spiritual issue. Pastor reminds us of moral duty to care for Creation: 'It reflects the way we treat the life God has given us.' Read More

Across the Globe

Rufine Yéi Sess Bottis (left) and her daughter Fidelia, 15,  live in Sipilou, Côte d'Ivoire. They prepared lunch and sang for guests visiting from U.S., Geneva and Abidjan.

Slideshow: Glorious worship in Côte d’Ivoire

Images and sound take you into the praise experience of United Methodist churches in West Africa where everything is about joy and celebration. Read More

inspirational

The Rev. Shelly Nichols, seen here with husband Dave Nichols, got a stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis two weeks after taking the first steps toward entering pastoral ministry. She kept on anyway, and has served this past year as associate minister at her home church, Cross Lanes United Methodist in Cross Lanes, W.Va. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Answering the pastoral call, despite terminal cancer

Aided by many, Shelly Nichols has had an unusual appointment as associate minister in her home United Methodist church. Read More

Video Worth Watching

Twins raise their hands and ask God for rain as Hurricane Isaac approaches their house in Ava, Missouri in 2012. Photo by Debbie Fielding Wray.

God’s Gift of the Earth: A Photo Prayer

'All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it.' Video reflection helps celebrate... View

Special for the Season

Daffodils are seen as symbols of hope and life. Photo by Bill Roberts.

Birds, Bees, Flowers, and Faith

What seem to be simple signs of new life may have deeper meanings for people of faith. Learn some of the legends surrounding spring. Read More

The Connectional Table held a  panel on human sexuality on Feb. 10, 2015 in Maputo, Mozambique. From left are Nordic and Baltic Bishop Christian Alsted, the Rev. Israel Alvaran of the Philippines and the Rev. Nday Bondo, a lecturer at Africa University. Photo by Andrew Jensen, United Methodist Communications.

Topic: Human Sexuality

Learn more about the official position of the church, read personal opinions and view other resources and headlines on the subject of sexuality. More

Opinion

5 things the church could learn from “Star Wars”

For Patrick Scriven, our affection for Star Wars is connected "not to the caliber of the ideas, or stimulating visuals, but to the characters who resonate so deeply with us." Read More

Eastertide

Sacro Monte di Crea. The finding of the empty tomb of Christ, statues by Antonio Brilla, 1889. (Public domain). Photo by Stefano Bistolfi, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

‘We shall be raised!’

“I believe in … the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting." Christians have repeated these words for centuries. But what do they mean? Several scholars offer their perspectives. Read More

Tulips in Tennessee. Photo by Kay Panovec, courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Daily Devotional

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

Help us Imagine No Malaria

Imagine No Malaria logo for World Malaria Day social media campaign, 2015, courtesy of Imagine No Malaria.

Support Imagine No Malaria on social media

“No one should die from a mosquito bite.” Raise awareness about deadly disease by posting ready-to-go graphics and messages to your Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter accounts. Read More