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Bishop Warner Brown addresses the Council of Bishops inside Collins Hall at First United Methodist Church in Portland, Ore.

Bishops’ president: Believe church can change

Ahead of GC2016, Bishop Brown shared his own experiences with the church’s desegregation to explain his faith in the church’s power to transform. Read More


Chuck Knows Church looks at the story of Jesus appearing to his disciples one last time.

Chuck Knows Church: Ascension Sunday

Chuck knows church looks at Biblical story of Jesus' last visit with the Disciples. View

Celebration Moment

The Reverend April Blaine is ordained at the West Ohio Annual Conference in 2012. Photo by Benjamin Derkin of DerksWorks Photography, courtesy of West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Church celebrates 60 years of women clergy

On May 4, 1956 voters at the General Conference took a bold step and gave full clergy rights to women, no exceptions. Read More

Life Moments

Participants enjoy the Memphis Joy Prom for those with special needs, hosted by Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tenn. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Special needs prom brings joy

Watch how one congregation invites those with disabilities to enjoy a very special evening. “It allows them to come, have a great time, and learn about who God is.” View

Safe Journeys

Two students from Yugoslavia walk home together. File photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

Psalm 121: A Prayer for Travelers

This is a time of year for taking journeys or starting out on new paths in life. Discover "The Traveler's Psalm" and let it guide your way. View

Daily Devotions

A bed of tulips bloom during springtime. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

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

2016 General Conference

Map highlighting the United Methodist jurisdictions and annual conferences in the United States of America. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Communications

GC2016: Remaking the denomination’s map?

A number of proposals aim to change the church’s future by changing its organizational map. Read More


All baptized persons are members of their local church, the denomination, and the church universal. Photo by Mary Catherine Phillips, Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference.

Renewing waters: How United Methodists understand baptism

In baptism, we reject sin and begin our journey as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more of what United Methodists teach about the sacrament. Read More

Imagine No Malaria

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Song celebrates United Methodists united against malaria

United Methodist Communications will celebrate the incredible impact of Imagine No Malaria with a special presentation at General Conference 2016. Preview song now. Read More