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Holy Week

Adults can help young people understand the story of Jesus' death better. Photo courtesy Pixabay.com, CC0 Public Domain.

Teaching children about Holy Week: Telling the whole story

Telling kids the story of Jesus' death is difficult, but it gives a new appreciation of Easter. Children's ministry leaders offer tips for parents. Read More

"Brings Us To A New Day"

Performers with the Nanumteo Dance Company offer an act of praise, “Peace Be With You,” at the March 23 dedication service for the new Asia regional office of United Methodist Global Ministries. Photo by Jacob Lee, UMNS.

Global Ministries dedicates Asia office

Being physically in Asia makes a statement that “we are actually here, not from afar,” says mission staff member. Read More

Faith in Action

The choir at First Grace United Methodist Church led a rousing worship for members of the United Methodist Association of Communicators on March 23. The church, formed when two churches merged after Hurricane Katrina, has become a sanctuary church. Photo by Art McClanahan, UMNS

New Orleans church offers sanctuary

A diverse New Orleans church is willing to shelter undocumented immigrants in danger of being separated from family or returned to countries they fled. Read More

What We Believe

Episcopalians and United Methodists share Communion at the U.S. National Cathedral. Photo Melissa Lauber, courtesy the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

United Methodist sacraments, rites and rituals

Some churches recognize 7 sacraments; United Methodists only 2. This series of articles explores each of these important acts in the life of a Christian. More

How We Serve

Jenny and Elise Bonsky received capes from Kids Capes of Courage and Northampton United Methodist in Ohio. Photo by Gwen Kisker.

Kids’ Capes of Courage

Sewing ministry shares the superpower of love with those in need. "It is The United Methodist Church wrapping themselves around these children." View

In the News

United Methodist clergywomen, left to right, the Revs. Nelly Wright, Clarrisa Robertson, Anna Kpaan and Anna Tarr-Sayeh, attended the Liberia Annual Conference in Ganta, Liberia, in March. In his episcopal address, Bishop Samuel J. Quire Jr., called on all United Methodists in Liberia to be an example of inclusiveness in the execution of its programs and other activities that will include women. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS.

Liberian bishop calls for women’s inclusion

In an episcopal message for International Women’s Month, Bishop Samuel Quire Jr. encouraged congregations to show women ‘they are partners in everything we do.’ Read More

Women's History Month

Methodist reformer Frances Willard is seen in portrait. Courtesy of United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History.

Early Voice for Women's Rights

Learn more about the 19th century reformer who fought for voting rights and full representation in the Methodist Church. View

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Ask the UMC

We have been keeping a list of intriguing questions about The United Methodist Church. Get the answers and send us your query. Ask the UMC. Read More

Daily Devotional

Image shows bridge and trees. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

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