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A Part of History

Dorothy Booker walks along the incomplete outdoor prayer pavilion at historic Gulfside Assembly in Waveland, Miss. Hurricane Katrina destroyed every building on the grounds in 2005. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Gulfside Assembly re-imagining future of historic site

Katrina hit just 16 days after Gulfside Assembly had celebrated opening the Norris Center, a $3 million building named for Bishop Alfred L. Norris. Read More

Our Wesleyan Roots

Wesleyan small groups are still effective today. Illustration by Cindy Caldwell, United Methodist Communications.

Growing spiritually through Class Meetings

Members of John Wesley’s groups coached one another toward holiness of heart and life. This series explores how we benefit by participating today. Read More

Supporting Schools

Participants surround Lou Stefan, a volunteer with Team Read, a program in Memphis, Tenn. that teaches foundational words to second-graders. Photo courtesy of Germantown United Methodist Church.

Coaches, kids make Team Read a strong church/school partnership

'I believe the service of churches in our public schools will be what saves them both,' says United Methodist Jackie Flaum, a head coach in the tutoring program. Read More

Cross stands at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Photo by Austin Bond Photography.

Daily Devotional

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


An image of hands in prayer. Photo illustration by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Resources for responding to violence

With more headlines about shootings, and tragedies, find tools to cope and respond as a person of faith. More

Church Communications

Linda Bloom is a reporter with the United Methodist News Service. File photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

News service marks 75 years of telling United Methodist story

The official news agency of the church provides coverage that reflects John Wesley’s view of the world as his parish. Read More


South Carolina State Rep. Jenny Horne (right) worshiped Aug. 23 at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., where the sermon was given by the Rev. Elder Goff (left). Horne, a United Methodist, helped persuade the legislature to remove the Confederate flag from state Capitol grounds. Photo courtesy Rep. Horne's office.

Commentary: Wesleyan grace seen in flag stand

AME pastor pays tribute to South Carolina United Methodists Gov. Nikki Haley and Rep. Jenny Horne for steps to remove Confederate flag from Capitol. Read More

Technology for Social Good

Revi Sterling (second from left) works with NetHope, which specializes in improving IT connectivity in developing countries. Photo courtesy of Revi Sterling.

Changing women's lives, one cell phone at a time

Revi Sterling works with NetHope, focusing on IT connectivity for females in developing countries. 'Women have a lot of things to say and often, only men have the technology.' Read More

Video Worth Watching

Pastors Matt Miofsky (left) and Willis Johnson talk after services at The Gathering United Methodist Church in St.  Louis, Missouri.

UMTV: Pastors Model Peace After Ferguson

They were on the streets of Ferguson after racial tensions flared. A year later, these friends are still fighting racism, together. View

Test your knowledge

Photo illustration by Cindy Caldwell. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Church History Quiz

The United Methodist Church has existed in various forms for more than 200 years. Test your knowledge of its history with these questions. Read More

inspiring video

Child prays at Silver Spring United Methodist Church in Maryland.  Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Children on Prayer

“I might need more paper because I pray for a lot of people.” Hear how little ones approach God and what we can learn from them. View

Reaching beyond walls

LaSander Saunders interprets religious terms for a new video glossary in American Sign Language filmed at United Methodist Communications in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

ASL glossary opens new doors to Deaf community

“We hope this will further help the Deaf community to fall in love with what The United Methodist Church offers,” says the Rev. Leo Yates. Read More