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United Methodist Bishop Warner Brown (left) and the Rev. Adilson de Almeida (right) help unpack an insecticide-treated mosquito net at the home of Antonica José (second from right) in Bom Jesus, Angola. The family received the net as part of the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.; A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Working to end the sting of malaria in Africa

“Rethink” what you know about malaria. Find out what the church is doing to raise awareness and how your dollars have saved lives. Read More

Cool Idea

A blessing of the tractors worship service in DeKalb County. Story from the Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church. Photo by Al Benson.

Blessing of the tractors

What better way to greet spring and express gratitude for a bountiful earth than a blessing for farmers and their families? Read More

Photo courtesy of Korean Coast Guard/ Wikipedia Commons

Bishops offer comfort after ferry disaster

As hundreds remain missing after last week’s disaster, United Methodist leaders reached out to the people of South Korea. Read More

In the News

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

United Methodists prepare for annual conferences

Legislative meetings for regional conferences in 2014 also include worship, ordination and even bike rides. Read More

Commentary

Darian Duckworth

The gospel according to “Downton Abbey”

This Easter season, pastor Darian Duckworth examines the difference in being led by tradition and being led by the God who works through tradition. Read More

Why did Jesus have to die?

As every Christian knows, Jesus freely died for our sins. But was there a less brutal way for God and humanity to be reconciled? Read More

Spiritual Journey

Susan and Frank May on cross-country bike trip to raise funds for The Methodist Home, Spring 2014. Photo courtesy Susan and Frank May and The Methodist Home.

Bicycling for The Methodist Home

Susan and Frank May are riding from Florida to California to raise funds for residential care home that addresses the needs of abused and at-risk children. Read More

Staff and first generation students get together during the Academic Services Fall Open House at Adrian College.

First-generation students, mentors defy statistics

United Methodist-related colleges make higher education more accessible to students who are the first in their families to pursue a four-year-degree. Read More

Daily Devotional

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Video Worth Watching

Child paints Easter egg.

The Importance of the Egg: Children and Easter

Experts aged five to ten and the Rev. MaryJane Pierce Norton discuss Easter eggs, "the symbol of the new life that we received in Christ." View