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Moment in History

The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell (right) stands with the Revs. Martin Luther King Jr. (left) and Virgil Wood on the roof of a Boston public school in 1965. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell.

United Methodists share MLK’s dream

1965 was an important year for civil rights in the U.S. As we mark this 50th anniversary, hear leaders talk about walking alongside Martin Luther King Jr. View

Pray for the Persecuted

Image of imprisoned man. Photo by the Rev. Rinaldy Damanik, courtesy GBOD.

Liturgy for the Persecuted Church

Special service enables Christians to pray for other Christians who are suffering. Read More

Across the Globe

Bishop John G. Innis distributes Holy Communion at First United Methodist Church in Monrovia during a special service that marked his return from the United States, where he stayed for months for health reasons and restrictions due to the Ebola crisis.  Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

Liberian church welcomes bishop home

After back surgery and travel difficulties related to Ebola, Bishop John G. Innis is back home in Liberia. Read More

United Methodist Women

Women gather at the forum for nongovernmental organizations held in Huairou, China, part of the 1995 U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Photo by Milton Grant, U.N.

Assessing key women’s conference, 20 years later

As the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women meets in March, the United Methodist Women’s delegation will be among those reviewing progress of Beijing Plan of Action. Read More

For Lent

A cross stands at Memorial Drive UMC in Houston, Texas. Photo  by Joe Center.

Beyond fasting: Ten tips for a more meaningful Lent

Study a book of the Bible or read a Wesley sermon. There are lots of ways to be creative and get the most from the... More

Making a Differnce

The Rev. Alindo Romão shows mosquito larvaes to women in this 2014 photo. File photo, Imagine No Malaria

Dollars in the plate save lives in Africa

Here is how your gifts to The United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign make it to the people who need it. Read More

Faith in Action

Youth from Minnehaha United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, Minn., prepare food as part of good deeds goal. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Annual Conference.

Minnesota youth perform 15,000 good deeds

Young people at Minnehaha UMC who paid it forward found one good deed leads to another. ‘If you make one person happy, they will make other people happy.’ Read More

Special for the Season

The Rev. Qianli Jiang delivers the sermon during worship at Mu’en Church in Shanghai, China. Established by Methodist missionaries in 1887, the church formerly was known as the Moore Memorial Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Women’s History Month from the pulpit

Sermon preparation notes from GCSRW for March lectionary texts illuminate God’s word through the experiences of women. Read More

Feeding the Spirit

Woman sits in park. Photo illustration by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications.

40 Days of Lent: Find your own spiritual path

There is no one, right way to observe a holy Lent. These ideas and resources will help you stay on track throughout the season. Read More

Methodist History

Let Us Break Bread Together on Our Knees

One of the most recognizable Communion hymns was formed in the West African Gullah/Geechee slave culture that developed in the coastal areas of South-Eastern colonial America. Read More

In the News

Snow continues to pile up around Union United Methodist Church in Boston’s South End as viewed in a photo taken by Gary Bailey, church trustee. Photo courtesy of The Union Church of Boston

Severe winter alters church routines but not commitment

Creative worship solutions, expanded shelters, warming centers are among the ways United Methodist congregations deal with snow, ice and cold. Read More

Image of snow on tree branch.  Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

Daily Devotional

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

Featured Resource

Participants raise their hands in praise during worship at the United Methodist Women's Assembly, 2014. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

Ideas to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Find articles for discussion, hymns by and about women, and more about ways we define and experience God differently. Read More