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Feast of St. Francis Oct. 4

Kylie Greaves holds a puppy at Foothills United Methodist Church in San Diego, California.  File photo by John Gordon, United Methodist Communications.

Service of Blessing for the Animals

See songs, prayers and a blessing to share near the Feast Day of St. Francis in October, when we celebrate pets as part of God's creation. More

Where Your Dollars Go

Lena Kuffuor-Afriyie sits in Ghana Wesley United Methodist Church in Brooklyn, New York with Walter Twumasi. Photo by Benjamin Aidoo.

World Communion Scholarship recipient applies lessons to life

Offerings on Oct. 4 help students achieve dreams. "I wish to open pharmacies in Ghana where people have no access to proper materials for good health," says Kuffuor-Afriyie. Read More

Video Worth Watching

Image shows hymnal open to lyrics of Charles Wesley's 'Come Let Us Rise with Christ.' Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Retreat is Music to United Methodist Souls

“Charles Wesley said he could sing religion into people faster than John could preach it in.” United Methodist hymn fans celebrate songs and tradition. View

What is a Special Sunday?

Special Sundays

Learn more about the many ways you can participate in church-wide giving, and where the dollars go. Read More

Around the Church

The Rev. Arturo “Artie” Cadar is a full-time local pastor recently appointed to lead CrossRoads United Methodist Church in Houston. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Arturo Cadar.

Local pastors lead Hispanic outreach

The United Methodist Church has struggled to reach the growing Hispanic population in the U.S., so some conferences are trying a new approach. Read More

Seasonal Resource

Pastor Sherry Cothran Woolsey hugs Alison Lipschutz, age 5. Alison will take a red packpack to kindergarten this fall. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

(More than) 10 ways to appreciate your pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Get some great ideas to show your gratitude and support. Read More

Topic: Immigration

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.

The Church and Immigration

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


Like many refugees, this Syrian girl photographed in front of Budapest Keleti Railway Station on September 3, 2015, is far from home. Photo by Mstyslav Chernov [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

German bishop on migrants: ‘Meet people, not problems’

United Methodist Bishop Rosemarie Wenner shares how doing many little things together can make a big difference in ministry with Syrian refugees. Read More

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

Daily Devotional

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

Hispanic Heritage Month

The Rev. José Palos, founding director of the National Plan. Photo by Rev. Arthur McClanahan, Iowa Conference

Planting seeds of hope for Hispanic Ministries

The Rev. José Palos, founding director of the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry, shares his perspective. Read More

sharing the stories of the church

Dan Krause welcomes attendees to the United Methodist Communications Game Changers Summit in Nashville, Tenn. Krause is top staff executive of the denomination's communications agency. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Communications agency’s new leader looks to next steps

Dan Krause was not a part of the groundbreaking cast who charted the course of United Methodist Communications' 75-year history, but he plays a big role in its future. Read More