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Civil and Women's Rights Activist

President Barack Obama kisses Dorothy Height during a meeting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Jan. 18, 2010. President Obama met with a group of African-American seniors and their grandchildren on the legacy of the civil rights movement.

Dorothy Height stamp debuts in February

A leader in civil rights and women’s rights, United Methodist Dorothy Height is vividly depicted in U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage series. Read More

U.S. Government

Forty United Methodists who are members of the 115th Congress will be working in the U. S. Capitol in Washington. Photo by Kevin McCoy, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

40 United Methodists in new U.S. Congress

Overall number of United Methodists dips since last Congress. Republicans still outnumber Democrats. Read More


The Rev. Ralph Abernathy and his family march with the Rev. and Mrs. Martin Luther King on march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. Courtesy: Abernathy Family/Wikimedia Commons.

Eyewitness to Selma: Faith Leaders’ Stand for Civil Rights

“Many people cannot understand the depth of patriotism of Martin King and other civil rights heroes and heroines." Pastor recalls historic effort for voting rights. View


The General Council on Finance and Administration has released a guide for United Methodist churches considering using crowdfunding websites. Illustration by Dieter Scheppeit, courtesy of Pixabay; modified by UMNS

6 tips on crowdfunding for churches

The United Methodist Church’s finance agency has released a new guide for using sites like Kickstarter. The advice: User beware. Read More

Creating time for prayer

Members of Luz del Pueblo pray together. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Olinda Salazar-Veliz.

Too busy to pray? See tips to find more time

Many of us want to improve our prayer life, but struggle to find time. These practical pointers can help prioritize prayer. More

Supporting those who serve

New Jersey clergy bless the badges of First Responders. Photo courtesy of The United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey.

Clergy bless badges of First Responders

“We pray... that God will give them patience, strength, compassion, and grace whenever they encounter difficult aspects of their jobs.” Read More

Personal Prayer

WAYS: What is your prayer as the New Year 2017 begins?

United Methodists are lifting prayers for their church, their country and its leaders, peace, justice and more as the New Year begins. Read More

Ask the UMC

The United Methodist Church continues to have a presence in the Philippines. Photo courtesy Philippines Central Conference. Cropped from original; please do not use.

Is the UMC in Canada, Australia, Latin America, Asia?

Get a history lesson about the Methodist presence in these parts of the world. Read More

Daily Devotional

Cardinal rests on branch in winter scene. Photo by Eric Walsh.

Today's prayers and resources

The new year is upon us, so take a moment to spend some time in prayer with these resources from The Upper Room. Read More