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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

Back to School

Children at West Nashville United Methodist Church receive new backpacks for school during a 2011 “blessing of the backpacks.” File photo by Kathleen Barry of United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Back-to-School Blessing

As families and students and teachers prepare for school, take time for prayer too. View

How We Serve

A cross pin reflects Cmdr. Laura Bender’s service to the military. Photo by Jay Malin, UMNS

Topic: Ministry With Those Who Serve

Find stories, resources and videos about how The United Methodist Church supports military families. 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

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 Tips

3 ways to encourage gratitude in the church

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

Care for Entire Family

Family Vacation from Cancer

Church gives trips to those dealing with disease. "It takes their childhood away. When you get to just have fun, that's giving a piece of that back." View

Time for Prayer

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

Video to Watch

Chuck discusses the history of the Ark of the Covenant.

Chuck Knows Church: Ark of the Covenant

It was a chest described in Exodus as containing the Tablets of Stone on which the Ten Commandments were inscribed. It was also featured in... View