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Across the Connection

United Methodist regional missionary Grace Musuka speaks at the one-day maternal and child heath workshop in Harare in June 2016. Photo courtesy Kudzai Chingwe.

Poor maternal health care remains concern in Zimbabwe

Mothers and babies are dying because of poor facilities at satellite clinics, delays in hospital referrals, according to senior nursing officer. Read More

In The News

Bishops of varied theological perspectives have weighed in on the election of Bishop Karen Oliveto, a married lesbian. Most counsel waiting for the Judicial Council, the denomination’s top court, to rule on questions of church law. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Bishops respond to gay colleague

Bishops from around the world reflect on what the election of Bishop Karen Oliveto may mean in their areas, and ask for patience. Read More

Church Resources

The Society of St. Andrew has valuable resources so your congregation can stand together against hunger. Photo courtesy of the Society of St. Andrew.

Stand together against hunger

September is Hunger Action Month. The Society of St. Andrew has useful resources to help your congregation take action so that more people have healthy, nourishing food to eat. Read More

You can help

Imagine No Malaria nearing campaign goal

The program that empowers the people of Africa to improve health infrastructure and achieve a sustainable victory over malaria is 92% towards its fundraising goal. Read More

What We Believe

Episcopalians and United Methodists share Communion at the U.S. National Cathedral. Photo Melissa Lauber, courtesy the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

United Methodist sacraments, rites and rituals

Some churches recognize 7 sacraments; United Methodists only 2. This series of articles explores each of these important acts in the life of a Christian. More

Roots & Wings

An exterior view of Brothers College located on the campus of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. 2010 file photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

13 Ways to stay connected with college students

Students often leave the towns where they grew up, breaking the bonds with their local church. Find ideas to help young people maintain a connection with their faith community. Read More

Dealing with Disaster

“Fire destroys but it also purifies so let’s see where it takes us,” says the Rev. John Pavoni, the church’s pastor, about the devastating Clayton Fire in California. Screenshot from CBS 13 Video.

California wildfire destroys 170-year-old church

“Fire destroys but it also purifies, so let’s see where it takes us,” says the pastor of Lower Lake United Methodist Church. Read More

Safe Sanctuaries

An abandoned church serves as a reminder of the damage that can be done by clergy misconduct. Derivative of

Sexual misconduct at church: What every member should know

Harassment and abuse happen often and the incidents can divide congregations. Are you aware of the processes and resources to address these problems? Read More

Time for Prayer

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

Today's prayers and resources

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