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Earthquake survivors make their way past piles of rubble in Kathmandu, Nepal. Accessing affected rural villages remains a significant challenge, say United Methodist missionaries assigned there.

Nepal relief challenge: accessing rural villages

United Methodist missionaries report extensive damage outside of Kathmandu and difficulty in getting food and shelter supplies to earthquake survivors. Read More

May 24 is Aldersgate Day

Statue of John Welsey rests on the grounds of High Point University in High Point, NC. The university is afflicated with the United Methodist Church. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Resources for Aldersgate Day

Find worship materials and articles reflecting on John Wesley's conversion moment. "I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation.” Read More

Rethink Church

People helping each other is an example that 'Church can happen anywhere.' Photo courtesy of Rethink Church.

Church can happen anywhere

United Methodists think church doesn't just happen on Sunday. We think church can happen anywhere. Share this message with sermon starters, invitations, videos and more. Read More

Bringing Healing

Bishop Warner Brown Jr., president of the Council of Bishops, calls on bishops to address racism and strengthen ecumenical relationships in his presidential address. Photo by Diane Degnan, United Methodist Communications

Bishops urged to speak out as group on racism

Bishop Warner Brown Jr. tells the Council of Bishops about events in his native Baltimore, urging the church to pray and act on racism. Read More

Living Spiritually

Woman holds Bible open to the Book of Lamentations. Photo illustration by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Turning to the Bible when sorrow strikes

Following heartwrenching tragedy, some struggle with questions about God. A scripture written after devastation offers a ray of hope. Read More

Methodist History

Wendy and Jake Jacobs were presented Saturday with a plaque dedicating Amis House, as a historic site of the United Methodist Church. The plaque was presented by Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor, left. Photo by Jeff Bobo, courtesy Times News Online.

Bishops return to Amis House 225 years after Ashbury’s visit

Amis House in Kingsport, Tenn., is considered the site where Bishop Francis Asbury launched his westward outreach in 1790. The settlement has been deemed an official church historical location. Read More

May 24 is also Heritage Sunday

Heritage Sunday 2015: Welcoming the Stranger

This year’s theme highlights the work of those who welcomed the immigrant such as Alma Matthews, as well as immigration responses that are not U.S.-centric. Find worship resources and articles. Read More

Featured Resource

Chin Quan Chan Family, c. 1911. Courtesy of the U.S. National Archives.

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

During the month of May, we celebrate the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and The United Methodist Church. Read More

Read the Latest

The United Methodist Church's top legislative body will meet at the Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, tentatively scheduled from May 10-20, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Oregon Convention Center.

General Conference 2016

Keep up with the news about General Conference as it unfolds, including plans to provide simultaneous translations in eight languages. Read More

Spiritual Journey

The Rev. Jennifer Long talks about having malaria during her pregnancy. Image from video courtesy of Rev. Long.

Mother learns about malaria first-hand while pregnant

When Rev. Jennifer Long delivered a healthy baby after being diagnosed with malaria, the Imagine No Malaria field coordinator was forever changed. “I had to do something.” Read More

Around the Church

Bishop Bruce Ough speaks, as from left, Bishops Kenneth H. Carter, Marcus Matthews, Christian Alsted, Michael Watson,  Warner Brown and Cynthia Fierro Harvey listen during the May 2015 meeting in Berlin. Dakotas-Minnesota Area Bishop Ough, was elected next president of the Council of Bishops. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications

Bishops Ough, Carter elected to lead bishops

Altogether, the United Methodist Council of Bishops elected six officers to help lead its work in the next four years. Read More

Mother's Day is May 10

Family praying over meal.

Ways to celebrate the Christian home

See family devotionals, church activities and more to observe Christian Home Month during May. 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

Featured

The Connectional Table held a  panel on human sexuality on Feb. 10, 2015 in Maputo, Mozambique. From left are Nordic and Baltic Bishop Christian Alsted, the Rev. Israel Alvaran of the Philippines and the Rev. Nday Bondo, a lecturer at Africa University. Photo by Andrew Jensen, United Methodist Communications.

Topic: Human Sexuality

Learn more about the official position of the church, read personal opinions and view other resources and headlines on the subject of sexuality. More