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The Rescued Help Others

Johannes Baun (from left), Rose Saffa and Mohamed Nabieu, who were helped at the Child Rescue Center, are giving back the help they received by working at the center. The rescue center was founded to care for children impoverished by the 1991-2002 Sierra Leone civil war. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Rescuing children in Sierra Leone

Adults rescued as children are now caring for orphaned and abandoned children at a United Methodist center in Sierra Leone. Read More

Black History Month

Worshipers sing during a Wednesday evening gathering at Kindgom Builders Center, Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston in this 2011 file photo. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

African-American Contributions

A look at how African-Americans shaped The United Methodist Church - past, present and future. Read More

Video Worth Watching

Video image from Chuck Knows Church: Shrove Tuesday, courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

Chuck Knows Church: Shrove Tuesday

Fat Tuesday does not just mean parades in some cities. It often means pancakes at church. Get the skinny about the day before Lent. View

How We Serve

A woman holds a baby while seated among refugees at the United Methodist Church ATC/Nukkai in Jalingo, Nigeria. United Methodist churches in Nigeria are serving as refugee camps for people displaced after attacks on villages in Lau, a local government area in Taraba State in Northern Nigeria. Photo by the Rev. Ande I. Emmanuel, UMNS.

United Methodist churches welcome refugees in Nigeria

Village attacks leave 15 people dead and more than 7,000 displaced, many of whom are United Methodists. Read More

A Friendly Ear

Text message about job loss. Illustration by Joe Iovino.

What not to say when someone has lost a job

The journey of unemployment can be discouraging. As a traveling companion you can help someone stay connected to their faith. See tips. Read More


Japanese Americans going to internment camp Manzanar in Owens Valley gather around a baggage car at the old Santa Fe Station in Los Angeles, California, April 1942. Manzanar was one of 10 camps in the United States where over 110,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed (incarcerated) during World War II between December 1942 to 1945. Photo from United States Library of Congress’ Prints and Photographs division, I.D. fsa. 8a31149, by Russell Lee, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Commentary: An executive order with memory

Trump’s executive order on immigration brings back memories for Japanese Americans, who recall a similar moment in the U.S. 75 years ago. Read More

Social Issues

Church leaders attend the Safe Church Summit at Cathedral of the Rockies. Image by United Methodist Communications.

Keeping Churches Safe and Welcoming

What is your church's policy on guns in church? How do you keep children safe? A recent safe church summit started an important dialogue. View

Daily Devotional

Image shows bridge and trees. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

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

Ask the UMC

A small group meets at McKendree United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, Ga. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Ask the UMC: What ‘methods’ might Methodists use?

The “method” of Methodism is shaped by the Methodist rule of life, known as the General Rules. Read More