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Leading toward healing

The Rev. Edlen Cowley (standing right) of Fellowship United Methodist Church in Trophy Club, Texas, and the Rev. Andy Stoker (standing left) of First United Methodist Church in Dallas lead a July 24 small group discussion about how United Methodists can respond constructively to the Dallas police shootings. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Making a difference in Dallas

United Methodists bond after police shootings, seeking to promote dialogue and social action Read More

In the News

The Rev. William Shillady, executive director of the United Methodist City Society in New York, will give the closing prayer on July 28 at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of William Shillady

Closing with prayer in Philadelphia

A United Methodist minister will give the closing prayer Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention. Read More

What are your gifts?

Servant-Leader Intern Deidre Thornton helps student Jonathan learn a new word at the Freedom School at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Take the Spiritual Gifts Assessment

The Spiritual Gifts Assessment will help you identify meaningful ways your God-given gifts can connect with others in your community of faith. Read More

A Time for Prayer

Image shows hymnal open to lyrics of Charles Wesley's 'Come Let Us Rise with Christ.' Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Retreat is Music to United Methodist Souls

“Charles Wesley said he could sing religion into people faster than John could preach it in.” United Methodist hymn fans celebrate songs and tradition. View

Back to School

Adrian Perez and her son, Jonathan, enjoy an afternoon that includes a free lunch in the Havelock Cafe, picking up books for summer reading and selecting snacks and breakfast foods for the week. Photo courtesy of Delaney Fischer.

The ABCs of back-to-school outreach

Whether your congregation is large or small, you can learn creative ways to reach out to students and families in a new academic year. Read More

Worship Resources

Back to school illustration with books and apple. Courtesy iStockphoto.com.

Resources for Back to School

Find blessings and other ideas for marking the beginning of the new school season in your congregation. Read More

Life Tip

3 ways to encourage gratitude in the church

There are health and spiritual benefits to being thankful. Read More

Daily Devotions

The shamrock plant is used as a symbol of Christianity and the Trinity. It is often sold in stores around March 17th, the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

Spend some time in prayer with these resources from The Upper Room. More

What We Believe

Candles flicker. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Topic: Responding to Violence

We pray for those affected by tragedies around the world, whether in Munich, Nice, Istanbul, Dallas, Baton Rouge, Orlando or any place. Learn about church... More