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Talking about Faith

The Rev. Arthur Jones is a fan of TED Talks and gave one in April at a TEDx event in Plano, Texas, where he is associate pastor of St. Andrew United Methodist Church. Photo courtesy TEDxPlano.

United Methodists embrace TED Talks

Pastors, churches find idea-sharing talks on Internet to be good models for communication. Read More

Impacting Students

A Freedom School volunteer reads with a young scholar at Summit on 16th United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio. Freedom Schools “build strong, literate, and empowered children.” Photo by Gwen Kisker, United Methodist Communications.

Freedom Schools Shape Students’ Lives

United Methodists staff and support Freedom Schools to empower young scholars to become tomorrow's leaders. View

Christian Living

Image shows hands folded on pages of a Bible. Creative Commons, courtesy of Unsplash.

Resources for your journey

Find stories to inspire, practices to deepen your spiritual life, and resources to sustain you on your journey of growing and deepening faith. More

Scouting

Scouts try paddle boarding at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree held July 19-28 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, W.Va. The United Methodist Church is the second-largest faith group represented at the event, with 3,500 professed United Methodists at the Boy Scouts of America’s quadrennial celebration. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Church’s big presence at Boy Scout Jamboree

Chaplains, volunteers and 3,500 United Methodist Scouts make the denomination the second-largest faith group at the quadrennial event. Read More

Beliefs

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

Sacraments, Rites & 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

Around the global church

The Rev. Mustafa Isufi (left) speaks to participants of the first national convention of The United Methodist Church in Albania, meeting in Gjinar. Photo by Jean Nausner.

Albanian church holds national convention

The United Methodist Church in Albania holds national convention and first worship at the first United Methodist church in Durrës. Read More

Our Spiritual Journey

We can pray anywhere, but some spots are special. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

We can pray anywhere. Where’s your favorite place?

United Methodists share favorite places to talk with God—at home, in nature, while driving, and more—inspiring us to find our own special spot. Read More

Daily Devotional

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 today with these resources from The Upper Room. Read More

Social Principle: Healthcare

Eye surgery is performed on a patient at Gwandum Clinc in Nigeria. The mobile clinic and rural health care program of The United Methodist Church in Nigeria are saving lives in remote areas that aren’t reached by government health programs. Photo by the Rev. Ande I. Emmanuel, UMNS.

Church in Nigeria leads in rural health care

Church health care programs reach rural areas that get no government health services. Read More