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An Open Table

The Rev. Tonya Elmore, pastor at Enterprise First United Methodist Church, takes communion from the Rev. Virginia Kagoro, pastor at Locust Bluff United Methodist Church. Holy Communion was part of the Service of Remembrance at the 2015 Alabama-West Florida Conference on June 1, where 33 clergy and clergy spouses were memorialized. Photo by Luke Lucas, Alabama-West Florida Conference

How United Methodists understand communion

The sacrament is such a common part of our worship that its uncommon richness can get lost. Learn more about The Lord's Supper. Read More

Donations at Work

Edna Rajan stacks flood buckets from the United Methodist Committee on Relief at a warehouse in Lafayette, Louisiana in 2016.

How UMCOR stretches your ‘disaster dollar’

Your contributions to UMCOR help disaster survivors across the nation recover from events that never made the headlines. Read More

A Personal Call

The Rev. Bob Deich leads the Early Response Team for the Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church. Video image by Todd Rossnagel, Louisiana Conference.

United Methodist Early Response Team takes action

A Louisiana responder describes serving others after disaster hits. “I can’t stop it now, but I can come along beside people.” View

The call is a journey

Michael Rashon Adkins with two former students. Courtesy photo

Teachers have a calling to their schools

Three United Methodist teachers tell how they live their faith daily in their classrooms. Read More

How We Serve

Intercessory prayer brings people of all ages together. Photo courtesy of Bob Dickson and his daughter Rachel, Madison (Georgia) First United Methodist Church.

“All is prayer”: How words and actions serve God and others

United Methodist ministries prove that intercessory prayer makes a difference for others and in our own spiritual journeys. Read More

Care for God's Creatures

Feeding pets of the homeless

Ministry keeps beloved and loving pets of homeless people healthy. Read More

Ask the UMC

The Rev. Anne Lau Choy baptizes an infant at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Fremont, Calif. Photo by Brian Teodoro.

Do United Methodists swear oaths?

At baptism, marriage and ordination, United Methodists "vow" (promise) simply and directly that they affirm or will do what is asked of them. Read More

Care for the Lumads

Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan (left) prays for a leader (red vest) at a refugee camp in Malaybalay, Philippines. United Methodists pooled their resources to provide relief to wounded soldiers and people displaced due to violence between the military and the Islamic State group or ISIS. Photo courtesy of Dan Ela.

Filipino United Methodists help those fleeing violence

Filipino United Methodists provided relief to wounded soldiers and people displaced because of violent conflicts. 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