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Scenic photo of Epworth by the Sea, the Christian retreat center in St. Simons Island, Ga. Photo by Diane Degnan, United Methodist Communications.

Bible verses on Creation care: A discussion starter

Missionary assigned to Creation care shares verses and commentary. ‘Relationship with God and…the earth are very prevalent in the Bible.’ Read More

Spotlight on Education

Ashley Bruce consults with her fellow students Rachel Kanaziz, left, and Kennedy Ervin, right, before presenting her argument in “The Fredrick Douglass Game” at Adrian College. Photo by Mike Neal

Class draws on Adrian’s abolitionist history

When John Quincy Adams took the stage and read from Frederick Douglass’s memoir a lively debate ensued. Exercise links slavery to modern day human trafficking in special heritage course. Read More

Special Sunday: April 19

Carson Jones and his daughter, Sade, 12, attend summer conferences of the Southeast Jurisdiction Association for Native American Ministries thanks to the Native American Ministries Sunday offering. Photo courtesy of Carson Jones.

Native American Ministries offering enriches heritage

Carson Jones and daughter, Sade, 12, attend summer conferences of Southeast Jurisdiction Association for Native American Ministries thanks to Special Sunday offering. Read More


7 reasons your church should have a front porch

How well do you know your neighbors? Patrick Scriven says churches with an "outward-oriented ministry" develop connections with people who might not otherwise be attending services. 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

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

Around the Church

Members from Elim United Methodist Church, Manantiales de Vida Pentecostal Church and other neighboring churches pray together in thanksgiving for the fact that no lives were lost when a 30-square-foot section of the ceiling of Elim fell on Easter. Photo by Greater New Jersey Conference.

Easter miracle in New Jersey

Elim United Methodist Church members and others gather to give thanks that plaster falling from the church’s ceiling caused no serious injuries. Read More

For Reflection

Debates continue over the meaning of the Bible

For countless numbers of people, the Bible is the most important guide to living a Christian life. What the Bible really means, however, has been... Read More

Meet a United Methodist

The Rev. Haig Medzarentz, senior pastor at St. Catherine UMC. Photo courtesy of the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Minister still serving at 92

Rev. Haig Medzarentz has seen big changes in ministry over the years, but his motivation is the same. “The Lord is still calling me ... and I’m being obedient to the Lord.” 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

Across the Globe

Bishop John G. Innis visits Siaffa-keh United Methodist School. The school was built by the First United Methodist Church in Monrovia and serves 310 students.  Photo by Julu Swen

Liberian bishop visits schools reopened after Ebola

“God through Jesus Christ has something good in store for you," the bishop told students. Read More

Dealing with Disaster

A pedestrian makes his way along a street clogged with storm debris following Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines. 2013 file photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Filipino clergy hopeful for disaster risk reduction

International disaster training session in Manila, Philippines, sponsored by UMCOR, brings hope to regions vulnerable to disaster due to climate change. Read More

What Would You Do?

Worshipers at Easter fill Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church in Atlanta where attendance has been on a steady rise. Photo by Joseph McBrayer.

A faux pas in the pew: What to do?

'Ask Amy' advice columnist addresses problems with nuisance neighbors in church during worship. ‘Maybe it’s not the annoying, but the annoyed who need to lighten up.’ Read More