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Life Moments

Participants enjoy the Memphis Joy Prom for those with special needs, hosted by Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tenn. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Special needs prom brings joy

Watch how one congregation invites those with disabilities to enjoy a very special evening. “It allows them to come, have a great time, and learn about who God is.” View

Celebration Moment

The Reverend April Blaine is ordained at the West Ohio Annual Conference in 2012. Photo by Benjamin Derkin of DerksWorks Photography, courtesy of West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Church celebrates 60 years of women clergy

On May 4, 1956 voters at the General Conference took a bold step and gave full clergy rights to women, no exceptions. Read More

Central Conference

The Rev. Nyenda Okoko (center) leads a procession to welcome visitors to Oye United Methodist Church, south of Kindu, Democratic Republic of Congo. General Conference 2016, set for May 10-20 in Portland, Oregon, will consider when to add bishops in Africa. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

GC2016: When does Africa get more bishops?

Committee wants comprehensive plan first, but others say the need is too great to wait. Read More


Chuck Knows Church looks at the story of Jesus appearing to his disciples one last time.

Chuck Knows Church: Ascension Sunday

Chuck knows church looks at Biblical story of Jesus' last visit with the Disciples. View

2016 General Conference

Map highlighting the United Methodist jurisdictions and annual conferences in the United States of America. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Communications

GC2016: Remaking the denomination’s map?

A number of proposals aim to change the church’s future by changing its organizational map. Read More

Daily Devotions

A bed of tulips bloom during springtime. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

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

Cameroon Mission Initiative

The Rev. Ignace Mengada, pastor of Zion United Methodist Church, Obala, Cameroon, speaks at a Peace with Justice seminar. Photo by Neil Christie, United Methodist Board of Church and Society

Careless words make lifelong impact

Insulted by her parents, Marthe sought acceptance in prostitution but found refuge in church. Read More


All baptized persons are members of their local church, the denomination, and the church universal. Photo by Mary Catherine Phillips, Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference.

Renewing waters: How United Methodists understand baptism

In baptism, we reject sin and begin our journey as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more of what United Methodists teach about the sacrament. Read More

Imagine No Malaria

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Song celebrates United Methodists united against malaria

United Methodist Communications will celebrate the incredible impact of Imagine No Malaria with a special presentation at General Conference 2016. Preview song now. Read More