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Discussing Racism

Children learn vacation Bible school songs at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, Calif. Photo courtesy of First United Methodist Church, Pasadena.

Five tips to help address racism with children

It's important to talk to young people about racism, before they learn about it through others or through hard experience. Read More

Ask the UMC

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Ask the UMC: Is our time of death predetermined?

Some people say that when you are born, the day of your death is written in the book. What does that mean? Read More

How We Serve

Since 1949, the West Des Moines United Methodist Church food stand continues to serve a full food menu to state fair attendees. Photo courtesy of the West Des Moines United Methodist Church.

Iowa church continues service at State Fair food stand

Since 1949, the West Des Moines United Methodist Church food stand continues to serve a full food menu to state fair attendees. Read More

What We Believe

Zegey Kerry (left) and Oscar Garza (right) sing during worship at the 2012 MARCHA meeting in Lake Junaluska, N.C. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Resources about racial justice

"With respect to race, the aim of The United Methodist Church is nothing less than an inclusive church in an inclusive society." Find ways the church responds to racism. Read More

Staying Connected

Youth participate in afternoon crafts at the Native American International Caucus’ Family Camp held July 24-27, 2017, in Gore, Okla. It’s the first time the camp has been held in nearly a decade. Photo by Ginny Underwood, UMNS.

Native American Family Camp returns

Gathering focuses on strengthening health and vitality among Native people and communities. Read More


Bishop Minerva Carcaño and Bishop Mande Muyombo offer communion during opening worship at the 46th MARCHA Assembly in Dallas. MARCHA, the denomination’s Hispanic/Latino caucus, met at a Dallas hotel but held worship services in Perkins Chapel, at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

Prophetic speaking a given at MARCHA

The church’s Hispanic/Latino caucus discusses Trump effect and celebrates 25th anniversary of the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry. Read More


Rows of tents house Boy Scouts, staff and volunteers at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, W. Va. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Life as a Boy Scout Chaplain: Why I Spent Two Weeks in a Tent

A United Methodist pastor writes about the worship and ministerial benefits of spending two weeks at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. Read More

Daily Devotional

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 today with these resources from The Upper Room. Read More


Being alone in a new city teaches a college student to rely on God. Photo via, Creative Commons Zero (CC0).

Embrace the place: God met me where I didn’t want to go

What would a United Methodist college student have in common with Jonah? Her story relates to anyone who feels alone in a new job, or city, or state of life. Read More