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The Gospel According to The Emmys: A Good Apology

An award-winning actress who took the time to know the real Marcia took advantage of an opportunity to apologize -- and showed us an example... Read More

World Communion Sunday

Chuck Knows Church: World Communion Sunday

It's a special worship service observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of every October. But, what exactly are we celebrating? Chuck explains. View

Worship Resources

“In Their Own Words: Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals” traces the heart of the spiritual and uses the history of this music to tell the compelling story of slavery in the United States. Illustration from the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Slave life and the power of spirituals

“In Their Own Words: Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals” traces the heart of the spiritual and uses the history of this music to tell the compelling story of slavery in the United States. Read More

Vibrant Congregations

The sanctuary of Oconee Street United Methodist Church in Athens, Ga., shortly after the fire on April 15, 2013, (left) and back in use on Sept. 11, 2016. The cross survived. Photos courtesy of the Rev. Lisa Caine and Heather Hahn

How a church fire sparked congregational growth

A Georgia church’s experience offers lessons for faith communities overcoming disaster. Read More

In The News

North Carolina Bishop Paul L. Leeland calls for residents to become partners and peacemakers after a deadly police shooting recently in Charlotte, NC. Photo by the Rev. Anita Mays.

North Carolina bishop calls for “partners and peacemakers”

"It is my prayer we might behave in such a way as to embrace Jesus’ teaching 'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.’” Read More

Clergy Age Trends Report

A member of the clergy holds up the elements of Holy Communion. In 2005, the average age of retiring United Methodist elders was 64, but by 2015 that had climbed to 66, the Lewis Center found. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist clergy retiring later

In 2005, the average age of retiring United Methodist elders was 64, but by 2015 that had climbed to 66, the Lewis Center's study found. Read More

What We Believe

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky baptizes the daughter of two elders during the 2013 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference. File photo, United Methodist Communications.

Basics of Our Faith

United Methodists affirm the faith shared by all Christians, with particular emphasis on God's grace and on Christian living. Read More

Music & Worship

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

Time for Prayer

Lake Watauga in Centennial Park, Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Christopher Fenoglio, United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

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