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What We Believe

Angels fill a booth at a Christmas Market in Munich, Germany.

Angels among us: God’s heavenly messengers for the world

Clearly, we love angels. But what do we actually know about them? Read More

In the News

Native Americans from left, Eugene Sanchez, Jason Umtuch, Martan Mendenhall, and Hugh Ahnatock, all of Portland, Ore., drum and sing at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites. Photo by David Goldman, AP

Pipeline protest supporters cheer re-route ruling

United Methodists backing the Standing Rock Sioux’ protest of the Dakotas Access Pipeline say the ruling is a win for Native American sovereignty, water safety. Read More

Bishop Elections

Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan and his wife, Dr. Lurleen Lapuz Juan, greet the delegates at the Philippines Central Conference after he was re-elected bishop on Dec. 3. Photo by Gladys Mangiduyos.

Bishop Juan re-elected, assigned to Davao area

With the election of Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan, all three incumbent United Methodist bishops in the Philippines have been re-elected by the Philippines Central Conference. Read More

How We Serve

Esta Basye had a dream of a sewing ministry and made it come true by founding the Women’s Fellowship at Poetry United Methodist Church, in Poetry, Texas. UMNS photo by Sam Hodges

Tiny church’s sewing group comforts thousands with cloth

The Women’s Fellowship at Poetry United Methodist offers members sewing, service and community. Read More

Advent At Home

A creche from Columbia is part of the Nativity Museum at First United Methodist in Tullahoma, Tenn. Photo by Kathryn Price.

New ways to see a Nativity scene

Video points out small details in the familiar figures of a manger scene which give added meaning to the story of Christ's birth. View

Spiritual Revival

A 1,200-voice choir was a highlight of Revive 2 at the Ultra-Philippines Sports Complex in Pasig City on Nov. 26, an event which drew 10,000 United Methodists.

Revive 2 in Philippines draws 10,000

This was the second revival event held to highlight the legacy and contributions of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Ask the UMC

For United Methodists, membership requires active participation in a local congregation. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

What does it mean to be a member?

Discover what it means to be part of a United Methodist congregation. Read More

Daily Devotional

A nativity figure of a shepherd holds a young lamb. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

As we prepare for the birth of Our Lord, spend some time in prayer with these resources from The Upper Room. More

Explore Our History

The Old Rectory, one stop on the Wesley Pilgrimage. Photo courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

Registration open for Wesley Pilgrimage 2017

Don’t miss out on this time of growing in your understanding of our early Methodist history, and how it can be applied today. Read More