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Students walk on the campus of United Methodist-related Duke University in Durham, N.C. Duke and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, are joining fifteen other private colleges in a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s immigration restrictions. Photo courtesy of Duke Photography.

Universities join amicus brief against immigration orders

Two United Methodist-related colleges say President Trump’s immigration orders hinder academic freedom. Read More

Lent begins March 1

Lent and Easter

Find devotionals, activities for families, inspiring stories and information about our faith for the observance of the Lenten and Easter seasons. Read More

Video Worth Watching

Students from Boise High School come for free coffee in the lobby of nearby Cathedral of the Rockies First United Methodist Church.

United Methodist “Coffee Church” Offers Warm Welcome

Caffeine and kindness are helping this congregation grow. Hear how seriously the members take hospitality. View

Black History Month

Image of Methodist Bishop Gilbert Haven. Courtesy: Archives and History.

Methodist History: Bishop Fought Slavery

Gilbert Haven lived in the 19th-century but was progressive in his stances to end slavery, allow interracial marriage, and grant ordination of women. View


Courtesy photo of the Rev. Mark Nakagawa. United Methodist News Service Featured Blogs and Commentaries.

Commentary: An executive order with memory

Trump’s executive order on immigration brings back memories for Japanese Americans, who recall a similar moment in the U.S. 75 years ago. Read More

Life in the Middle East

Two residents of Mosul celebrate the partial liberation of their city from control by the Islamic State group by taking a selfie in front of festooned army vehicles. Although a portion of the city has been liberated from ISIS, fierce fighting is predicted as the army moves to retake the remainder of the city. Photo © Paul Jeffrey.

Christians in Iraq: Living in the wake of ISIS

United Methodist missionary visits war-torn northern Iraq. “When things calm down, my family will return here, and life will start for us again.” Read More

Methodist Church in Cuba

Parishioners sing during Sunday worship at Mariano Methodist Church in Havana, Cuba. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Singing the spirit in Cuba

The Methodist Church in Cuba has shaped its own identity. Read More

Ask the UMC

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Ask the UMC

We have been keeping a list of intriguing questions about The United Methodist Church. Get the answers and send us your query. Ask the UMC. Read More

Daily Devotional

Image shows bridge and trees. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

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