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What are your gifts?

Servant-Leader Intern Deidre Thornton helps student Jonathan learn a new word at the Freedom School at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Take the Spiritual Gifts Assessment

The Spiritual Gifts Assessment will help you identify meaningful ways your God-given gifts can connect with others in your community of faith. Read More

A Time for Prayer

Image shows hymnal open to lyrics of Charles Wesley's 'Come Let Us Rise with Christ.' Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Retreat is Music to United Methodist Souls

“Charles Wesley said he could sing religion into people faster than John could preach it in.” United Methodist hymn fans celebrate songs and tradition. View

Back to School

Adrian Perez and her son, Jonathan, enjoy an afternoon that includes a free lunch in the Havelock Cafe, picking up books for summer reading and selecting snacks and breakfast foods for the week. Photo courtesy of Delaney Fischer.

The ABCs of back-to-school outreach

Whether your congregation is large or small, you can learn creative ways to reach out to students and families in a new academic year. Read More

Worship Resources

Back to school illustration with books and apple. Courtesy iStockphoto.com.

Resources for Back to School

Find blessings and other ideas for marking the beginning of the new school season in your congregation. Read More

Life Tip

3 ways to encourage gratitude in the church

There are health and spiritual benefits to being thankful. Read More

Daily Devotions

The shamrock plant is used as a symbol of Christianity and the Trinity. It is often sold in stores around March 17th, the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

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