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Scenic photo of Epworth by the Sea, the Christian retreat center in St. Simons Island, Ga. Photo by Diane Degnan, United Methodist Communications.

Bible verses on Creation care: A discussion starter

Missionary assigned to Creation care shares verses and commentary. ‘Relationship with God and…the earth are very prevalent in the Bible.’ Read More

What Would You Do?

Worshipers at Easter fill Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church in Atlanta where attendance has been on a steady rise. Photo by Joseph McBrayer.

A faux pas in the pew: What to do?

'Ask Amy' advice columnist addresses problems with nuisance neighbors in church during worship. ‘Maybe it’s not the annoying, but the annoyed who need to lighten up.’ Read More

Spotlight on Education

Ashley Bruce consults with her fellow students Rachel Kanaziz, left, and Kennedy Ervin, right, before presenting her argument in “The Fredrick Douglass Game” at Adrian College. Photo by Mike Neal

Class draws on Adrian’s abolitionist history

When John Quincy Adams took the stage and read from Frederick Douglass’s memoir a lively debate ensued. Exercise links slavery to modern day human trafficking in special heritage course. Read More


5 things the church could learn from “Star Wars”

For Patrick Scriven, our affection for Star Wars is connected "not to the caliber of the ideas, or stimulating visuals, but to the characters who resonate so deeply with us." Read More

Special for the Season

Daffodils are seen as symbols of hope and life. Photo by Bill Roberts.

Birds, Bees, Flowers, and Faith

What seem to be simple signs of new life may have deeper meanings for people of faith. Learn some of the legends surrounding spring. Read More

For Reflection

Sacro Monte di Crea. The finding of the empty tomb of Christ, statues by Antonio Brilla, 1889. (Public domain). Photo by Stefano Bistolfi, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

‘We shall be raised!’

“I believe in … the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting." Christians have repeated these words for centuries. But what do they mean? Several scholars offer their perspectives. Read More

Around the Church

Members from Elim United Methodist Church, Manantiales de Vida Pentecostal Church and other neighboring churches pray together in thanksgiving for the fact that no lives were lost when a 30-square-foot section of the ceiling of Elim fell on Easter. Photo by Greater New Jersey Conference.

Easter miracle in New Jersey

Elim United Methodist Church members and others gather to give thanks that plaster falling from the church’s ceiling caused no serious injuries. Read More

For Reflection

A Bible shows physical wear from regular use. Photo by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications

Debates continue over the meaning of the Bible

For countless numbers of people, the Bible is the most important guide to living a Christian life. What the Bible really means, however, has been... Read More

Meet a United Methodist

The Rev. Haig Medzarentz, senior pastor at St. Catherine UMC. Photo courtesy of the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Minister still serving at 92

Rev. Haig Medzarentz has seen big changes in ministry over the years, but his motivation is the same. “The Lord is still calling me ... and I’m being obedient to the Lord.” Read More

Tulips in Tennessee. Photo by Kay Panovec, courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Daily Devotional

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

Across the Globe

Bishop John G. Innis visits Siaffa-keh United Methodist School. The school was built by the First United Methodist Church in Monrovia and serves 310 students.  Photo by Julu Swen

Liberian bishop visits schools reopened after Ebola

“God through Jesus Christ has something good in store for you," the bishop told students. Read More

Around the Church

Members of the United Methodist Judicial Council pose for a group photograph during their Oct. 22, 2014 meeting in Memphis, Tenn. The men, from left, are: Ruben T. Reyes, the Rev. Dennis Blackwell, the Rev. Belton Joyner, N. Oswald Tweh Sr. and the Rev. William B. Lawrence. The women, from left, are: Sandra Lutz, the Rev. Kathi Austin Mahle and Beth Capen. Not pictured is the Rev. J. Kabamba Kiboko. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Top court: Deleting investigative group ‘unconstitutional’

United Methodist Judicial Council decisions from spring meeting also include full restoration of African bishop’s salary. Read More

Video Worth Watching

Youth from Silver Spring (MD)UMC pack food during Mission Mania Sunday. Image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

UMTV: Kid Power Fuels Mission Mania

"And a little child shall lead them." Visit a vital congregation where young people pick the ways they will change the world. View