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World Communion Sunday

Slanted communion cups allowed Victorian era Methodists to avoid the appearance of drinking alcohol. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Methodist History: Communion Cups

Have you seen an unusual communion cup set at your church? Learn secrets behind the slanted glassware that many Victorian era Methodists used. View

All Creatures of Our God and King

Kylie Greaves holds a puppy at Foothills United Methodist Church in San Diego, California.  File photo by John Gordon, United Methodist Communications.

Service of Blessing for the Animals

See songs, prayers and a blessing to share near the Feast Day of St. Francis in October, when we celebrate pets as part of God's... More

Current Events

Photo by Kathleen Barry,  illustration by Cindy Caldwell; United Methodist Communications.

Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence

The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church calls us to work for what we pray for: a world free from mass killings. Read More

United Methodist Blogs

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The Gospel According to The Emmys: A Good Apology

An award-winning actress took advantage of an opportunity to apologize -- and showed us an example of a good apology. Read More

Oct. is Disability Employment Month

PET recipient Oke Seun meets PET Mobility founders Mel West and Larry Hills. Photo courtesy of PET Mobility Missouri-Columbia.

Wheelchairs That Work Anywhere

United Methodists invented a PET project to help those unable to walk find freedom and jobs. “It’s what Christ would do if he were here.” View

Worship Resources

“In Their Own Words: Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals” traces the heart of the spiritual and uses the history of this music to tell the compelling story of slavery in the United States. Illustration from the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Slave life and the power of spirituals

“In Their Own Words: Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals” traces the heart of the spiritual and uses the history of this music to tell the compelling story of slavery in the United States. Read More

Vibrant Congregations

The sanctuary of Oconee Street United Methodist Church in Athens, Ga., shortly after the fire on April 15, 2013, (left) and back in use on Sept. 11, 2016. The cross survived. Photos courtesy of the Rev. Lisa Caine and Heather Hahn

How a church fire sparked congregational growth

A Georgia church’s experience offers lessons for faith communities overcoming disaster. Read More

Clergy Age Trends Report

A member of the clergy holds up the elements of Holy Communion. In 2005, the average age of retiring United Methodist elders was 64, but by 2015 that had climbed to 66, the Lewis Center found. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist clergy retiring later

In 2005, the average age of retiring United Methodist elders was 64, but by 2015 that had climbed to 66, the Lewis Center's study found. Read More

Time for Prayer

Lake Watauga in Centennial Park, Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Christopher Fenoglio, United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

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