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Bringing Healing

The Rev. Kevin Slayton, left, prays outside New Waverly United Methodist Church after death of Freddie Gray. Photo by Melissa Lauber, courtesy of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Baltimore churches, leaders respond to death of Freddie Gray

Churches in Baltimore-Washington Conference observe a moment of prayer for Freddie Gray, a young black man who died after being in police custody. Read More

Our Beliefs

What does the church say about capital punishment?

Recent cases in the U.S. have renewed the discussion about the morality of the death penalty. What is the official stance of The United Methodist Church? Read More

Making a Difference

Morning fog rises in the mountains behind a decommissioned coal washing plant near Beverly, Ky.

United Methodists help bring healing water to Kentucky

Water kiosk at Red Bird Mission will offer clean water to 6,000 residents in remote Appalachia. Read More

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The United Methodist Church's top legislative body will meet at the Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, tentatively scheduled from May 10-20, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Oregon Convention Center.

General Conference 2016

Keep up with the news about General Conference as it unfolds, including plans to provide simultaneous translations in eight languages. Read More

Around the Connection

Diane Nichols, left, Rev. Bryan Dalco and Rev. Gary Lindley pose for a commemorative photo after signing documents that will merge two historic Central Texas Churches. Photo courtesy of Bryan Dalco.

One plus one equals New Church Start

When two historic churches, including one of the original congregations of the Black Methodist Church, voted to be one, it led to an exciting “new vision of ministry.” Read More

For Reflection

A nature scene from Lake Junaluska taken in August 2013. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

Christians and Creation: ‘You can’t love God and ignore the Earth’

Care for Earth is a spiritual issue. Pastor reminds us of moral duty to care for Creation: 'It reflects the way we treat the life God has given us.' 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

Rufine Yéi Sess Bottis (left) and her daughter Fidelia, 15,  live in Sipilou, Côte d'Ivoire. They prepared lunch and sang for guests visiting from U.S., Geneva and Abidjan.

Slideshow: Glorious worship in Côte d’Ivoire

Images and sound take you into the praise experience of United Methodist churches in West Africa where everything is about joy and celebration. Read More


The Connectional Table held a  panel on human sexuality on Feb. 10, 2015 in Maputo, Mozambique. From left are Nordic and Baltic Bishop Christian Alsted, the Rev. Israel Alvaran of the Philippines and the Rev. Nday Bondo, a lecturer at Africa University. Photo by Andrew Jensen, United Methodist Communications.

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

Video Worth Watching

Sheri Tyler Kimble shares a hug with Sean Siple during the giving of peace. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Becoming a Peacemaker: A Reflection

As we read about violence happening in the world, we want to make a positive difference. Video has ways to "let peace begin with me." View

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


5 things the church could learn from “Star Wars”

For Patrick Scriven, our affection for Star Wars is connected "not to the caliber of the ideas, or stimulating visuals, but to the characters who resonate so deeply with us." Read More

Help us Imagine No Malaria

Imagine No Malaria logo for World Malaria Day social media campaign, 2015, courtesy of Imagine No Malaria.

Support Imagine No Malaria on social media

“No one should die from a mosquito bite.” Raise awareness about deadly disease by posting ready-to-go graphics and messages to your Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter accounts. Read More