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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

Across the Globe

“Today, with my production, I am a happy woman,” says Beatrice Monga. Photo courtesy of Foods Resource Bank.

Agriculture training in DRC helps family thrive

“Today, I am a happy woman.’ On land that belongs to the church, 90 farmers learn new techniques that use minimal chemicals and cut out expensive middlemen. Read More

Special for the Season

A youth choir from the Samoan Fellowship sings during worship at Turnagain United Methodist Church in Anchorage, Alaska. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Resources for Children’s Sabbath

Hymns and prayers celebrating the sacredness of children may be used Oct. 12, or any time to honor young church members. 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 provided one. ‘He broke down crying.’ Your donations to the Black College Fund make a difference. Read More

In the News

Domestic abuse; photo illustration by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications

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


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

Of Note

Sargis Hejejyan (left) and Sveta Yegiazaryan enjoy their elder years together at an UMCOR-supported home for the aged near the Armenian capital. Photo by Anahit Gasparyan, UMCOR.

Celebrating age in Armenia: A love story

After suffering devastating losses, Sargis Hejejyan and Sveta Yegiazaryan met and married in an Armenian home for seniors. Find out how UMCOR supports these facilities. 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

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plants mangrove shoots on Tarawa, the main atoll in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. Mangroves help to protect against the rising sea levels caused by climate change. Photo by Eskinder Debebe, United Nations

Creation care team brings global perspective

Organized by the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, the team will share environmental concerns from their regions and engage with other church members on... 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

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


Image of white dove for peace. Photo courtesy iStock.

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

Maps courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, labeling of United Methodist hospitals and clinic by United Methodist Committee on Relief.

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

Featured Topic

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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

Featured Resource

Free marketing resources for your church

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


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

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

Featured Resource

The Rev. Noé Gonzales (left) offers Holy Communion to Nohemi Ramirez during opening worship at the 2011 MARCHA meeting at the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Resources for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Liturgies, hymns, and a Spanish translation of the Lord’s Prayer honor those who trace their roots to Spanish-speaking countries. Read More