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Disaster Relief

Jeremain (left) and Jeremaih Robinson pile up ruined furnishings from a home that was heavily damaged by flooding in Baton Rouge, La. The 16-year-old twins were part of a volunteer team from First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge.

UMCOR grants target U.S. flooding

At the fall meeting, directors of the United Methodist Committee on Relief also approved funds for Haiti recovery and other emergency needs. Read More

Halloween Fun

Church Hosts Harry Potter Fans at Halloween

Each October, a Massachusetts congregation transforms their space into Hogwarts, and invites the community to spend a magical day with them. View

Church News

Delegates and visitors listen to debate about petitions at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Maile Bradfield, UMNS

Bishops name Way Forward commission members

Thirty-two United Methodists will serve on a body charged with bridging the denomination’s divisions and fostering church unity. Read More

Podcast of the Month

Shirley Bachelder, 95, shares in an episode of our podcast how she stays in constant communication with God. Photo by Fran Walsh, United Methodist Communications.

Podcast: Life lessons from a 95-year-old

Shirley Bachelder shares thoughts about faith, friendship, prayer, gratitude, and love. Her wisdom will encourage and inspire you. Listen

Global health

Dr. Omar Lamin examines a hypertension patient in his office at United Methodist Kissy Hospital in Freetown. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Malaria, other illnesses up since Ebola

Staff at United Methodist hospitals in Sierra Leone report increases in the number of patients with malaria, typhoid fever, hepatitis and high blood pressure since the end of the Ebola outbreak. Read More

in Memoriam

The Rev. Laurence Hull Stookey, longtime professor at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, shaped the way United Methodists worship, especially the celebration of baptism. Photo courtesy of Wesley Theological Seminary.

Remembering professor who shaped worship

The Rev. Laurence Hull Stookey, professor emeritus of worship at Wesley Theological Seminary, brought United Methodist liturgy to Camp David. Read More

In the Spotlight

Will Wahl, an 18-year-old contestant from Trinity United Methodist Church in Hackettstown, NJ, aspires to be a pastor, a decision borne from his missionary work in Haiti. Photo courtesy of CBS.

United Methodist teen brings faith to ‘Survivor’

Will Wahl, an 18-year-old contestant from New Jersey, aspires to be a pastor, a decision borne from his missionary work in Haiti. Read More

Time for Prayer

Autumn leaves. 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

Video worth Watching

Vegetables from the farmer’s market are saved from the trash by members of Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church. The church has a chef who turns surplus food into healthy meals for the hungry.

Church Reduces Food Waste at Campus Kitchen

Church members keep carloads of fresh meat and vegetables out of the landfill and turn them into healthy meals for the hungry and homeless. View