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A gift of new motorbikes will allow evangelists in rural eastern Sierra Leone to better connect with congregations in remote areas. They received the motorbikes through a project called Bikes & Bibles coordinated by Joe Kilpatrick of the North Georgia Conference.

Motorbikes, bikes revitalize ministry in Sierra Leone

Motorbikes and bicycles mean pastors can stay connected to their churches in remote areas of Sierra Leone. Read More

Volunteers Needed

Stronger Baltimore logo from Rethink Church campaign for Baltimore, Maryland, courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Help Baltimore 'be stronger'

In the wake of violence and unrest in Baltimore, Rethink Church is transforming five churches into community centers and providing camp for children. Can you help? Read More

Kid Power

Sunday School children helped raised funds, and awareness, at a North Ferrisburgh church. Photo courtesy of The Vermont Eagle online.

Kids help raise funds for ‘skeeter nets’

Children at a Vermont church raised $531 by encouraging church members to pitch their change into coffee cans – with a little help from a large mosquito. Read More

Online Course Available

Image from Methodism 101 digital class, courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

United Methodism 101

Are you new to the church? Or a cradle United Methodist who'd like to learn more? Online class includes four hour-long modules with interactive features. Read More


‘A riot is the language of the unheard.’

In response to unrest in Baltimore, Bishop Peggy Johnson says we must improve relations between communities and police, listen to each other and wage a "vigilant peace in our cities." Read More

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

Growing in Faith

Fourth-grader Colyn Chris regularly brings his new Bible to Sunday school at Faith United Methodist Church in Goshen, Ind. Photo courtesy of Faith United Methodist Church, Interpreter Magazine.

Children receive first Bibles – and life-long lessons

From Bible Buddies to special dinners, classes and child-friendly translations, Interpreter Magazine has ideas for helping families and churches introduce the Good Word to kids. Read More

Spiritual Living

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

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 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

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