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Featured Topic: Immigration

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Photos by Ken Long of the cross at Cross Point Camp in Oklahoma.(arranged by Kathryn Price); klong@okumc.org

Daily Devotional

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Moment in History

Edith Lee-Payne celebrated her 12th birthday listening to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. give his

Path to Civil Rights Act took sacrifice, faith

Icon and civil rights activist Edith Lee-Payne, a United Methodist, says the struggle to achieve the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should never be forgotten. Read More

Opinion

The Rev. Juan Guerrero baptizes a child in Honduras. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Juan Guerrero

Commentary: Why Honduran children are coming to U.S.

The leader of the United Methodist mission in Honduras discusses the root causes of why children take on the dangerous journey to the United States. Read More

In the Spotlight

Video image shows members of Rose (NY) United Methodist Church appearing in a music video for Reba McEntire's song

Church members “pray for peace” in Reba McEntire video

"The Methodists are in with Reba now." Members of the Rose (NY) United Methodist Church appear in a newly-released music video by the country star. Read More

Video Worth Watching

The Rev. Leo Fong does martial arts workouts every day.  Video image by Reed Galin.

UMTV: Kung Fu Grandmaster Pastor

Once a star of martial arts movies, 86-year-old Leo Fong still spars with people half his age and teaches 7 fitness classes a week. View

Featured Resource

Discounts available on 2015 program calendars

The early bird catches the discount -- and gets organized. Order before August 31, 2014, and receive 10% off any calendar purchase. Read More

Welcoming Tips

Mary Harris, who leads a ministry for the deaf at Conway UMC, Orlando, demonstrates sign language communication at a Mission u workshop.  Photo by Susan Green, UMW.

UMW event urges awareness of disabilities

Educational program shows how something as simple as sign language or patience can help take down barriers for those with disabilities. Read More

Of note

Women’s colleges cultivate leadership

Women from United Methodist-related schools describe the long-term value of being ‘surrounded by so many successful female students and leaders.’ Read More

Feeding the Spirit

Image of a white dove against a blue sky. Photo by Sue Mack, iStock

Spiritual Gifts

No one is without a gift, and each person has a unique role in the body of Christ. What is your spiritual purpose? Find out. Read More

Outside Church Walls

Walking the route from Foundry United Methodist Church to the White House, marchers shout, “Peace for Korea Now!” while holding signs and banners during a Korean Peace March on July 26, 2014. Photo by Jacob Lee, UMNS; Photo by Jacob Lee, UMNS

‘A dream for peace on the Korean Peninsula’

Washington peace march highlights call by worldwide ecumenical movement, including United Methodists, for peace treaty after 61 years. Read More

Coming Soon

Video image from promo about 2014 Game Changers Summit at United Methodist Communications.

Promo: Game Changers Summit

The Game Changers Summit in September, an international United Methodist Conference, will explore how communications can be used for community development. View

Faith stories

Kevin Kosh graduation

McCord Scholar finds purpose in ministry

Rust College helped shape Kevin Kosh Jr.'s faith and put him on course for a career of empowering others. Read More