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A mural promoting peace in three languages, English, Arabic and Hebrew, adorns a wall outside the Mar Elias Educational Institute in Ibillin, Israel. 1999 file photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Pastors urge fast July 15 for Mideast peace

Two Texas pastors were inspired by reports of Muslims and Jews coming together, including the families of slain Israeli and Palestinian boys. Read More

Praying hands illustration for 911 anniversary. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMCom.; Mike DuBose, UMCom

Daily Devotional

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Around the Church

Members of Dayspring Native American United Methodist Church in East Peoria, Illinois, say a prayer during Sunday service. Photo by Ting Shen, Journal Star.

Church provides connection to Native American worship

'We had no place to go.' Dayspring Native American United Methodist Church combines drums, sage and Scripture for unique service. Read More


What unites us

From ministries of compassion to our faith in Jesus Christ, Mike Coyner invites us to focus on our commonalities rather than our differences. Read More

Faith Stories

The Rev. Tyler Hege, 23, stands in the sanctuary of Shiloh United Methodist Church where he has served as associate pastor and youth pastor. Hege has now become the pastor at two churches, Bethel United Methodist in King and Mount Olivet United Methodist in Walkertown. Photo by Donnie Roberts, The Dispatch.

23-year-old leads two churches

Tyler Hege felt God’s call at age 12 but decided on a law degree instead. That’s when “God reined him in a different direction.” Read More

In the Spotlight

Technology for Social Good

The Game Changers Summit in September, an international United Methodist Conference, will explore how communications can be used for community development. Read More

Share Your Story

Photo taken in 2012 shows state history marker at Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Neshoba County, Mississippi.

Where were you during the Freedom Summer of ‘64?

United Methodist News Service wants your reflections on that historic summer and the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Read More

In the News

A view of the Supreme Court of the United States taken from The United Methodist Building in Washington. Photo by Clayton Childers, United Methodist Board of Church and Society

Court: Contraception mandate violates employers’ religious freedom

Some cheer U.S. Supreme Court ruling as victory for religious liberty; others worry about implications for women's reproductive health Read More

Video Worth Watching

UMTV: Church’s Commitment to Troops

In 2007, a military mom started a support group with her United Methodist church. Volunteers now send care packages to 900 active duty soldiers. View

Feeding the Spirit

Image of a white dove against a blue sky. Photo by Sue Mack, iStock

Spiritual Gifts

No one is without a gift, and each person has a unique role in the body of Christ. What is your spiritual purpose? Find out. Read More

Across the Globe

UMCOR Sudan WASH Manager Geoffrey Weyinda (left) checks the water level at the hafir, or reservoir, in the village of Abu Senedira, East Darfur State, Sudan. Photo by Linda Unger, UMCOR.

In Sudan, water is life

People without clean water are vulnerable to disease, but they also ‘lack any means to livelihood.” Find out how your dollars are making a difference. Read More


A UMNS photo illustration to accompany a story on aging clergy.  Featured are a Bible, The 2012 Book of Discipline, and The United Methodist Book of Worship. Accompanies UMNS story #135. 4/26/13; A UMNS photo illustration by Kathleen Barry

Featured 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

Faith Stories

Ingrid McIntyre working with Nashville, Tennessee’s displaced tent city population. Photo courtesy Rethink Church.

Be awkward for Jesus

A few years after grad school, Ingrid McIntyre came to a crossroads: stay at her 9-5 job or work with the homeless. Her advice? Read More