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Disaster Response

Last week’s floods in West Virginia gave a muddy look to lots of things, including choir robes at Clendenin United Methodist Church. The church, in Clendenin, near Charleston, took in a few feet of water in its basement. Photo by the Rev. Amy Shanholtzer, West Virginia Conference

West Virginia churches cope, help after historic floods

United Methodists join in relief efforts, even as they’re mucking out their own church buildings Read More

Our History

A colonial-era circuit-riding evangelist was part a special service on June 26 at Boehm’s Chapel, a United Methodist heritage landmark near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A trio of Mennonite bishops brought a proclamation reversing the 1775 ex-communication of Martin Boehm, a Mennonite who became a founder of the present-day United Methodist Church. Photo by John Coleman, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

Mennonites reconnect with UMC founder

At Boehm’s Chapel near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mennonites restore credentials of a founder of the present-day United Methodist Church. Read More

Learning Languages

Members of the English Conversation Circle meet once a week at Silver Spring United Methodist Church in Maryland. Video image by Reed Galin for United Methodist Communications.

English Circle Builds Church Community

Church food pantry opens doors and starts a conversation with a hungry community. 'Everybody in the community has something to teach and to offer.' View

Global Church Connection

Bishop Rosemarie Wenner. Courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

After Brexit vote, German bishop offers support to British Methodists

United Methodist Bishop Rosemarie Wenner wrote, “In these challenging times, we are grateful for our connection in the Methodist family.” More

Historic Churches

Bethel United Methodist Church, near Washington, Ga., was founded around 1835. The current white-frame sanctuary dates to 1916, and was built for about $7,000, including furnishings. Photo by Scott MacInnis, courtesy Historic Rural Churches of Georgia.

Celebrating rural churches

Take the road less traveled this summer. You may happen upon an old church, whose simple setting enhances moments of peace and prayer. More

Topics in the News

In recent months, the numbers of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the U.S. border has surged, drawing both concern and criticism. In this file photo, an abandoned sandal lies just across the border from Mexico near Friendship Park in San Diego. Photo by Mike DuBose.

Topic: Immigration

Find resources along with historical context, information, and headlines related to the topic of Immigration. Read More

Resources for Worship

Worship resources for U.S. Independence Day

July 4 celebrates the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America, but these resources may be used for the Independence Day of any nation. Read More

Daily Devotions

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

Founding Father

The Enoch Wood  bust  of the Rev. John Wesley (1703-1791)ne of several copies in the Ezra Squier Tipple Collection of Drew University, Madison, New Jersey.  Wesley sat for Enoch Wood (1759-1840), the noted Staffordshire potter, at Burslem in 1784 at the age of 81. Courtesy of the General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church.  Photo by Kathleen Barry, U

What do you know about John Wesley?

The man credited with creating the Methodist movement was a fascinating figure. How much do you know about his life? Take a quick quiz. More