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Church Hosts Harry Potter Fans at Halloween

Each October, a Massachusetts congregation transforms their space into Hogwarts, and invites the community to spend a magical day with them. View

Seasonal Resource

Photo shows dad with children. Courtesy of Phillip Davis Ministries.

Ways to help children understand All Saints Day

All Saints Day, November 1, is a perfect time to raise children’s awareness of the importance of love and mercy in our lives. Read More

Disaster Relief

Jeremain (left) and Jeremaih Robinson pile up ruined furnishings from a home that was heavily damaged by flooding in Baton Rouge, La. The 16-year-old twins were part of a volunteer team from First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge.

UMCOR grants target U.S. flooding

At the fall meeting, directors of the United Methodist Committee on Relief also approved funds for Haiti recovery and other emergency needs. Read More

Podcast of the Month

Shirley Bachelder, 95, shares in an episode of our podcast how she stays in constant communication with God. Photo by Fran Walsh, United Methodist Communications.

Podcast: Life lessons from a 95-year-old

Shirley Bachelder shares thoughts about faith, friendship, prayer, gratitude, and love. Her wisdom will encourage and inspire you. Listen

Global health

Dr. Omar Lamin examines a hypertension patient in his office at United Methodist Kissy Hospital in Freetown. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Malaria, other illnesses up since Ebola

Staff at United Methodist hospitals in Sierra Leone report increases in the number of patients with malaria, typhoid fever, hepatitis and high blood pressure since the end of the Ebola outbreak. Read More

Global Church

United Methodists pray with Bishop Christian Alsted, who has been re-elected to lead the church in northern Europe. His area includes Denmark, Norway, Finland (two annual conferences), Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Photo by Karl Anders Ellingsen, UMNS

Christian Alsted re-elected United Methodist bishop

Bishop in Northern Europe says the church faces new challenges in the increased migration and the denomination’s deepening divisions. Read More

Church News

Delegates and visitors listen to debate about petitions at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Maile Bradfield, UMNS

Bishops name Way Forward commission members

Thirty-two United Methodists will serve on a body charged with bridging the denomination’s divisions and fostering church unity. Read More

Time for Prayer

Autumn leaves. A United Methodist Communications photo by Kay Panovec.

Today's prayers and resources

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

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

One in three women experience domestic violence. The United Methodist Church is raising awareness. Photo illustration by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications.

Domestic violence: “We want our churches to be talking about it”

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Learn more about how people of faith can understand the problem and interrupt the violence. Read More