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In Support

An image of hands in prayer. Photo illustration by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Pray for Nepal

We ask your prayers for everyone affected by the massive earthquake in Nepal that has killed over 2,500. You may also make a donation to the Committee on Relief by following this link. Read 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

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... Read More

Across the Globe

Students at the Albert Academy wash hands outside before they are allowed into their classroom. The students take hand washing seriously.

Students trickling back after Sierra Leone Ebola scare

United Methodist Bishop John K. Yambasu warned people to remain vigilant about Ebola as students return to school. Read More

Spiritual Journey

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

Around the Church

A smart phone displays the logo “Therefore Go” used for the United Methodist General Conference 2016. The headphones and app could provide a “hearing hotspot” for translation into different languages.  Photo by Greg Nelson

Technology will bridge languages at 2016 General Conference

“Bring Your Own Device” technology will provide translations at 2016 General Conference. 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


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

Working Together

The Rev. Cedric D. Bridgeforth stressed the need for Black Methodists for Church Renewal to  form partnerships with other groups in The United Methodist Church to fight racism in the church and the nation. He spoke at the annual meeting of the caucus. Photo by Maidstone Mulenga

BMCR told `it takes two’ to challenge racism and improve communities

Members of Black Methodists for Church Renewal gather in Orlando for group’s 48th annual meeting. Read More

For Reflection

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