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Faith amid disaster

Three family Bibles were found in Stephanie Hope's flooded home in Louisiana. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Hope.

Three family Bibles bring a flood of emotion

Stephanie Hope lost her home and all its contents in Louisiana's flood, but her strongest feelings came when she saw her most treasured books. Read More

Renewable resources

Sixty-two children march down a muddy road to join a tree planting in Macatbong, a barangay or village in Cabanatuan City. Photo by Gladys Mangiduyos, UMNS.

Filipino children plant trees to protect environment

Children join in tree planting to address environmental problems in the Philippines. Read More

Sacred Ground

The Rev. Kermit Roberson surveys flood damage at Roberts United Methodist Church's Plainview Cemetery in Denham Springs, La., where floodwaters lifted many caskets out of their concrete burial vaults. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Floods reopen decades of grief when caskets disturbed

Flooding in Louisiana raises crypts and caskets in a cemetery overseen by a United Methodist congregation. Read More

Video Worth Watching

Chuck Knows Church talks about what it means to give or receive a blessing.

Chuck Knows Church: Blessing

Blessings are talked about more than 600 times in the Old Testament. Chuck talks about what it means to give or receive a blessing. View

Music Ministry

Young musicians play “Amazing Grace” at Christ’s Foundry United Methodist Church in Dallas.

Hispanic Church Mentors Through Music

Free guitar lessons and a chance to join the praise team attract new families to Dallas congregation. View

How We Serve

Through a partnership, UMCOR helped bring service dogs to visit children who live in a Florida community recovering from tornadoes. Photo: Camp Fire Century Youth Learning Center.

How UMCOR stretches your “disaster dollar”

Your contributions to UMCOR help survivors across the nation recover from disasters—both those that make the headlines and those that do not. Read More

Life Balance

As the U.S. prepares to celebrate Labor Day, we remember to glorify God in all of our work. Photo by Kathryn Price, illustration by United Methodist Communications.

Can your work bring you closer to God?

How can we mix our career and our Christianity? Get inspiration from Scripture along with lessons from Methodism's founder. Read More

Time for Prayer

A nature scene from Lake Junaluska taken in August 2013. 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

Church Resources

The Society of St. Andrew has valuable resources so your congregation can stand together against hunger. Photo courtesy of the Society of St. Andrew.

Stand together against hunger

September is Hunger Action Month. The Society of St. Andrew has useful resources to help your congregation take action so that more people have healthy, nourishing food to eat. Read More