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World Communion Sunday is October 5

Scholarship student Adolphe Lumuna Kimanwa plans on using his master’s degree to do community development work. Learn how your contributions change lives. Read More

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United Methodist youth bag sweet potatoes during a service project at Youth 2007 in Greensboro, N.C. From left are: Alexis Ward, Allison Kraft, Zach Wood and Connor Lewis of Messiah United Methodist Church in Springfield, Va. The hunger ministry, Society of St. Andrew, received 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes that were packaged by volunteers and donated to area food banks. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Photo number 07XXXX. Accompanies UMNS story #005. 1/17/11.; A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Think you know about hunger?

September is Hunger Action Month in the U.S. RETHINKCHURCH.org has facts and ideas to end hunger. More

In the News

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Church’s domestic violence response predates NFL news

But, advocates say, churches can do more to bring sunlight to an issue too often left behind closed doors. Read More

Opinion

A higher law

Chris Momany says legal statutes often reflect societal norms. 'People are not granted rights by government. Their God-given rights are recognized and protected by governments.' Read More

Useful Information

Church members gather for a musical program by the Mark Beachy Family Singers following a potluck supper at Leipsic (Ohio) United Methodist Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Taking inviting photos of your church

Just as a house with great pictures does better on the real estate market, a welcoming image can help bring visitors to your church. Find tips and techniques. Read More

For Reflection

Bishop John K. Yambasu, chairman of the Religious Leaders Task Force in Sierra Leone, demonstrates a safe way of greeting instead of the traditional handshake. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Correcting misinformation in the Ebola crisis

Larry Hollon says the church is uniquely positioned to help with prevention initiatives in Africa because it has leaders who live in the affected regions and are trusted by the local people. Read More

Around the Church

Members of the United Methodist Church of Saint Paul and Saint Andrew make their presence known as they walk in the People’s Climate March Sept. 21 in New York. Photo by James K. Karpen, UMNS

Church members join climate change march

Faith groups gather on Manhattan block, then join hundreds of thousands in a two-mile march to draw attention to environmental concerns. Read More

In the spotlight

We Cancerve founder Grace Callwood and volunteer Addison Simpler hold a check from We Cancerve.

Young United Methodist cancer survivor makes news

Grace Callwood's cancer diagnosis at age 7 did not slow her down. Read how Huffington Post shared the story of Grace's good works. More

Beliefs

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Peace: What does the church say?

What do United Methodists believe about nations versus individuals? Is there ever a justification for war? Learn about the basics of our faith. Read More

Timely Topic

Victor See Yen, left, and Ron McBee of Heritage O.P., an acoustic percussion and vocal ensemble, drum for peace during a symposium Sept. 19 at the Church Center for the United Nations. Photo by Linda Bloom, UMNS.

Talking about ‘The Things That Make for Peace’

To honor International Day of Peace, United Methodist Women and partner groups organize symposium at Church Center for the United Nations. Read More

Special Coverage

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The Church Responds to Ebola

United Methodists continue to combat the deadly outbreak across West Africa. Find latest updates and ways you can help. More

Epworth by the Sea - scenic photo of the Christian retreat center in St. Simons Island, Ga. named to honor the boyhood home of John and Charles Wesley. The center is a hospitality ministry of the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church providing a place for worship, study and fellowship. (information from the Epworth by the Sea website)  Photo by Diane Degnan; Photo by Diane Degnan

Daily Devotional

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

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Personal Perspectives on Homosexuality and the Church

The topic can be challenging for people of faith. Read a variety of first-person reflections, meant to help us understand one another better. More

Across the Globe

Munashe Furusa, vice chancellor of Africa University. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

‘Africa happens at Africa University everyday’

Munashe Furusa shares his plans for the United Methodist-related university, which has students from 23 African countries. Read More

Video Worth Watching

UMTV: Church Rethinks School Lunches

Pastor says meal program is "not about churchianity; it's about Christianity. It's not about the building, it's about the people we are building." View

Featured Resource

Free marketing resources for your church

Find tools and services from United Methodist Communications, like professional photos and demographic reports. Read More

Education

A multi-cultural world. Photo by Monisha.pushparaj, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Tips for teaching diversity appreciation to children

‘Tell them that they are beautiful and that other people – who may or may not look like them – are beautiful, too, because God says so.’ Read More

Cool Idea

Dakotas couple brings holidays to young

Contributions to Shoebox Christmas project enable many Native parents to see their children open gifts when there is no money in budget for extras. Read More

In the Spotlight

The Rev. Faith Weedling on a platform on top of Brosville United Methodist Church to raise funds for Imagine No Malaria. Photo by Neill Caldwell, Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Faith on the roof raises funds for malaria fight

The Rev. Faith Weedling promised to spend one hour on the roof for every $100 her church raised for Imagine No Malaria. ‘Hoot owl; 3:30 a.m.’ Read More

In the News

Refugees and human rights in Iraq

The General Board of Global Ministries offers information about the dire situation in Iraq, and what church groups are doing to alleviate suffering and advocate for peace. Read More

You Can Help

Dr. James Sullivan with student volunteers from the Meharry 12 South Community Clinic in Nashville, Tenn. Photo courtesy Meharry.

Student-run free clinic helps serve the underserved

When a patient suffering from asthma couldn’t afford an inhaler, the clinic purchased one for him. ‘He broke down crying.’ Your donations to the Black College Fund make a difference. Read More

Across the Globe

Agriculture training in DRC helps family thrive

On land that belongs to the church, 90 farmers learn a new way to farm using minimal chemicals and cutting out expensive middlemen. “Today … I am... Read More