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Rethinking Marriage

Ronald and Shena Boone celebrate Valentine’s Day with a free wedding at Trinity United Methodist Church. Photo by Liz Johnson & Jay Foot.

Free Valentine’s Weddings Show Church’s Love

‘We’ve short-changed marriages.” Indiana church offers free ceremonies to encourage families to make faith a priority. View

Pray for the Persecuted

Image of imprisoned man. Photo by the Rev. Rinaldy Damanik, courtesy GBOD.

Liturgy for the Persecuted Church

Special service provides way for Christians to pray for other Christians who are suffering. Read More

Across the Globe

Bishop John G. Innis distributes Holy Communion at First United Methodist Church in Monrovia during a special service that marked his return from the United States, where he stayed for months for health reasons and restrictions due to the Ebola crisis.  Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

Liberian church welcomes bishop home

After back surgery and travel difficulties related to Ebola, Bishop John G. Innis is back home in Liberia. Read More

Vital Congregations

New Church Lawrence is comprised of about half college students and half members of the community. Photo courtesy of The Great Plains Conference.

New church bridges ages in college town

New church in Lawrence, Kansas didn’t have to choose between catering to students or the local population but is a happy mixture of both. Read More

Making a Difference

United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcaño (right) shares letters of encouragement with Regino Enrique at the immigrant welcome center at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, Texas. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

You Are Not Alone: Responding to immigrant children’s needs

Churches in the California-Pacific Conference are working to help child migrants who are often in difficult situations. ‘Without help, these children face a human disaster.’ Read More

Moment in History

The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell (right) stands with the Revs. Martin Luther King Jr. (left) and Virgil Wood on the roof of a Boston public school in 1965. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell.

United Methodists share MLK’s dream

1965 was an important year for civil rights in the U.S. As we mark this 50th anniversary, hear leaders talk about walking alongside Martin Luther King Jr. View

United Methodist Women

Women gather at the forum for nongovernmental organizations held in Huairou, China, part of the 1995 U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Photo by Milton Grant, U.N.

Assessing key women’s conference, 20 years later

As the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women meets in March, the United Methodist Women’s delegation will be among those reviewing progress of Beijing Plan of Action. Read More

Lenten Season

A cross stands at Memorial Drive UMC in Houston, Texas. Photo  by Joe Center.

Beyond fasting: Ten tips for a more meaningful Lent

Study a book of the Bible or read a Wesley sermon. There are lots of ways to be creative and get the most from the season. More

Special for the Season

The Rev. Qianli Jiang delivers the sermon during worship at Mu’en Church in Shanghai, China. Established by Methodist missionaries in 1887, the church formerly was known as the Moore Memorial Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Women’s History Month from the pulpit

Sermon preparation notes from GCSRW for March lectionary texts illuminate God’s word through the experiences of women. Read More

Feeding the Spirit

Woman sits in park. Photo illustration by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications.

40 Days of Lent: Find your own spiritual path

There is no one, right way to observe a holy Lent. These ideas and resources will help you stay on track throughout the season. Read More

Image of snow on tree branch.  Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

Daily Devotional

See today’s food for thought from the Upper Room. More

Featured Resource

Participants raise their hands in praise during worship at the United Methodist Women's Assembly, 2014. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

Ideas to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Find articles for discussion, hymns by and about women, and more about ways we define and experience God differently. Read More

Order by Mar. 6

Farmers in Guatemala and Mexico derive income from the sale of palm leaves for Palm Sunday.

Eco Alternative for Palm Sunday

Harvesting palms the traditional way can harm the environment. UMCOR and partners offer a green alternative known as Eco-Palms. View