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Feeding the Spirit

Dave Wallis helps his church maintain this Fountain and Memorial Wall at First United Methodist Church in Muncy, Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of First United Methodist Church in Muncy, Pennsylvania.

Honoring lost loved ones with unique memorials

Church members share innovative ways they channeled their grief by creating personalized tributes. Read More

New Church Starts

Rev. Will Shewey carries in the donated meal that will be served before worship at Shades of Grace in downtown Kingsport, Tennessee. Photo by Annette Spence, courtesy of the Holston Conference.

The least of these: Church serves ‘forgotten community’

Located in a former store, church's congregation is 50 percent homeless and provides meals, showers, prayer and acceptance. “This church is amazing. They don’t judge.” Read More

Peace with Justice Sunday is May 31

Help others through Special Sunday offering

The “Daybreak in Alabama” study guides let groups discuss ways people of faith can make a difference in social justice issues like immigration reform and predatory lending. Read More

In the News

An online ministry of First United Methodist Church in San Marcos, Texas, helped recruit and organize volunteers to help with flood relief there. Students from San Marcos High School and Texas State University removed items from a flooded home in San Marcos' Blanco Garden area. Photo by the Rev. Todd Salmi

Texas floods wash away people, homes

UPDATE: Authorities have recovered and identified the body of Larry Thomas who was an active member of Wimberley United Methodist Church in Wimberley, Texas. Read More

May 31 is Trinity Sunday

Chuck Knows Church explains the significance of the special Sunday that celebrates the Trinity. Photo courtesy of Chuck Knows Church.

Chuck Knows Church: Trinity Sunday

Chuck explains the significance of the special Sunday celebrating the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. View

Our Faith

The Holy Spirit is often depicted as a dove, as in this photo of the National Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, MI. Photo by Nheyob, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Come, Holy Ghost: A Wesleyan perspective on the Spirit

A Wesleyan sermon and hymn offer a fresh understanding of this sometimes misunderstood member of the Trinity. Read More

video worth watching

Student celebrates after graduation at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. Photo courtesy of Ross Mulhausen, University of Puget Sound.

Go with God: A Prayer for Graduates

Video offers a blessing for those celebrating their accomplishments and looking to the future. View

Speical Sunday Offering

Drawing from Bonner Springs United Methodist Church Sunday School class, courtesy General Board of Church and Society.

Sowing seeds of peace

“Find the cure for Ebola. Stop bullying. Love each other.” Special offering helps United Methodists make a difference in many ways, as illustrated by kids’ art projects. Read More

Learn about the Church

Annual Conferences

How does an annual conference function? Read about this important part of our structure and follow news of the 2015 meetings as they are filed. Read More

Where Your Dollars Go

A beneficiary in Iraq carries an UMCOR bag full of the hygiene supplies that will meet the needs of every member in his family. Photo by GlobalMedic, courtesy of UMCOR.

Supplying basic needs to families in Syria, Iraq

Thanks to your donations, UMCOR has channeled more than $500,000 to initiatives in Syria, Iraq, and other countries hosting more than 4 million Syrian refugees. Read More

Around the World

Views show John Street United Methodist Church in New York City in 1768 and in 2013.  Illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Readers’ Choice: More United Methodist landmarks

Take a virtual tour of some favorite Wesleyan wonders of the world. More

Around the Church

Bishops hear hope in economist’s report

Beyond statistics, church leaders see opportunity in the rise of Christianity globally, and an unchurched population that longs for the hope that can only be found in God’s love. Read More

Global Health

Teens gather in Kpetewoma village, Sierra Leone. Ebola forced the closing of all schools for the 2014 academic year and educators are concerned that students will not return to the classroom when schools reopen. Photo by Jan Snider, United Methodist Communications.

A generation lost to Ebola

School principal says Sierra Leone may lose a whole generation of students because of the Ebola outbreak that shuttered classrooms for a year. Read More

Cross stands at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Photo by Austin Bond Photography.

Daily Devotional

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