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Bringing Healing

The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, left, superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan District, speaks with the Rev. Cordell Hunter, Presiding Elder of the Eastern District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, at Bethel AME in Baltimore. Photo by Erik Alsgaard, courtesy the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

United Methodists respond to Baltimore riots

Baltimore clergy joined together, putting themselves between bottle-throwing demonstrators and police officers with pepper spray, in a march for peace. “You pray and you march on.” Read More

Ministering to Kids

Talking with children about Nepal, Baltimore, and violence

Find resources for helping your children respond to violent events through prayer and action. Read More

Methodist History

Wendy and Jake Jacobs were presented Saturday with a plaque dedicating Amis House, as a historic site of the United Methodist Church. The plaque was presented by Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor, left. Photo by Jeff Bobo, courtesy Times News Online.

Bishops return to Amis House 225 years after Ashbury’s visit

Amis House in Kingsport, Tenn., is considered the site where Bishop Francis Asbury launched his westward outreach in 1790. The settlement has been deemed an official church historical location. Read More

Featured Resource

Chin Quan Chan Family, c. 1911. Courtesy of the U.S. National Archives.

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

During the month of May, we celebrate the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and The United Methodist Church. Read More

Making a Difference

Bishop Thomas Bickerton and the Rev. Gary Henderson (right) present Dr. Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund, with a gift for $9.6 million, a donation from Imagine No Malaria, an initiative of the people of The United Methodist Church to eliminate malaria deaths. Photo by Jay Mallin, UMNS

United Methodist Church contributes $9.6 million to Global Fund

The denomination’s Imagine No Malaria donation is the largest ever made to the Global Fund by a faith-based organization. Read More

Cool Idea

Can train is among entries created by businesses in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, for community-wide competition benefitting the conference's food pantry mission. Photo courtesy of Western Pennsylvania Conference.

‘Can creations’ benefit food pantry in Western Pennsylvania

Businesses in Connellsville crafted unique sculptures using cans for a friendly community-wide competition. Proceeds support area food pantries. Read More

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The United Methodist Church's top legislative body will meet at the Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, tentatively scheduled from May 10-20, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Oregon Convention Center.

General Conference 2016

Keep up with the news about General Conference as it unfolds, including plans to provide simultaneous translations in eight languages. Read More

Mother's Day is May 10

Family praying over meal.

Ways to celebrate the Christian home

See family devotionals, church activities and more to observe Christian Home Month during May. Read More

Tulips in Tennessee. Photo by Kay Panovec, courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Daily Devotional

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

Around the Connection

Diane Nichols, left, Rev. Bryan Dalco and Rev. Gary Lindley pose for a commemorative photo after signing documents that will merge two historic Central Texas Churches. Photo courtesy of Bryan Dalco.

One plus one equals New Church Start

When two historic churches, including one of the original congregations of the Black Methodist Church, voted to be one, it led to an exciting “new vision of ministry.” Read More

News You Can Use

Scholarships available for 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions

Event features speakers like Tavis Smiley and The Dalai Lama, workshops, worship and more. Scholarships exist for United Methodist seminary students. Deadline for application is May 22. Read More

Our Beliefs

What does the church say about capital punishment?

Recent cases in the U.S. have renewed the discussion about the morality of the death penalty. What is the official stance of The United Methodist Church? Read More


The Connectional Table held a  panel on human sexuality on Feb. 10, 2015 in Maputo, Mozambique. From left are Nordic and Baltic Bishop Christian Alsted, the Rev. Israel Alvaran of the Philippines and the Rev. Nday Bondo, a lecturer at Africa University. Photo by Andrew Jensen, United Methodist Communications.

Topic: Human Sexuality

Learn more about the official position of the church, read personal opinions and view other resources and headlines on the subject of sexuality. More