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Migrants form a crowd at the Keleti pályaudvar train station Sept. 2 in Budapest while waiting passage to Germany, Austria and other wealthier countries within the European Union where the laws on refugee protection are better. Photo by Daniel Peters for UMNS

Coping with Europe’s migration crisis

United Methodists find both a challenge and a blessing in providing support and advocacy for global migrants. Read More

Our Wesleyan Roots

Wesleyan small groups are still effective today. Illustration by Cindy Caldwell, United Methodist Communications.

Growing spiritually through Class Meetings

Members of John Wesley’s groups coached one another toward holiness of heart and life. This series explores how we benefit by participating today. Read More

Around the Church

A Mexican folklore dance group from Wisconsin performs during the MARCHA 2015 Awards and Recognition Banquet in Madison, Wis., on August 15, 2015. Photo by Gustavo Vasquez, UMNS

MARCHA 2015 focuses on equity, justice and peace

Celebration, contemplation and conversation punctuate annual gathering of United Methodism’s Hispanic/Latino caucus. Read More

Date in History

The repaired Pentagon building was dedicated on Sept. 11, 2002, a year after the terror attacks. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Creative Commons.

A Prayer for the Anniversary of 9/11

Discipleship Ministries offers this devotional to use when recalling the tragedy of the 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. Read More

Cross stands at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Photo by Austin Bond Photography.

Daily Devotional

See today’s food for thought from the Upper Room. More

Church Communications

A 2012 General Conference delegate speaks against divestment. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

Telling the story of the United Methodist General Conference

For 75 years, the United Methodist Communications agency has been covering the church's most important gathering, General Conference. Read More

Supporting Schools

Participants surround Lou Stefan, a volunteer with Team Read, a program in Memphis, Tenn. that teaches foundational words to second-graders. Photo courtesy of Germantown United Methodist Church.

Coaches, kids make Team Read a strong church/school partnership

'I believe the service of churches in our public schools will be what saves them both,' says United Methodist Jackie Flaum, a head coach in the tutoring program. Read More


South Carolina State Rep. Jenny Horne (right) worshiped Aug. 23 at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., where the sermon was given by the Rev. Elder Goff (left). Horne, a United Methodist, helped persuade the legislature to remove the Confederate flag from state Capitol grounds. Photo courtesy Rep. Horne's office.

Commentary: Wesleyan grace seen in flag stand

AME pastor pays tribute to South Carolina United Methodists Gov. Nikki Haley and Rep. Jenny Horne for steps to remove Confederate flag from Capitol. Read More


An image of hands in prayer. Photo illustration by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Resources for responding to violence

With more headlines about shootings, and tragedies, find tools to cope and respond as a person of faith. More

Technology for Social Good

Revi Sterling (second from left) works with NetHope, which specializes in improving IT connectivity in developing countries. Photo courtesy of Revi Sterling.

Changing women's lives, one cell phone at a time

Revi Sterling works with NetHope, focusing on IT connectivity for females in developing countries. 'Women have a lot of things to say and often, only men have the technology.' Read More

Test your knowledge

Photo illustration by Cindy Caldwell. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Church History Quiz

The United Methodist Church has existed in various forms for more than 200 years. Test your knowledge of its history with these questions. Read More

inspiring video

Child prays at Silver Spring United Methodist Church in Maryland.  Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Children on Prayer

“I might need more paper because I pray for a lot of people.” Hear how little ones approach God and what we can learn from them. View