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Giving Thanks

Youth of Centenary United Methodist Church in Los Angeles serve a meal during their annual

Easy ways to share gratitude this Thanksgiving

Find creative ideas to make this season of thanks more about giving than receiving. Read More

'An Exploitation of Power'

An abandoned church serves as a reminder of the damage that can be done by clergy misconduct. Derivative of

Sexual misconduct at church: What every member should know

More and more women are speaking up against sexual harassment. Here are resources the church offers to address this issue. Read More

November is Native American Heritage Month

Bailee Allen (right) credits Phillip “Bugsy” Barnoski, family and community coordinator at Oklahoma’s Rougher Alternative Academy, with helping her get her life on track. Now 19, she is enrolled at the College of the Muscogee Nation, where she is studying to be a student services worker. “Just seeing how Bugsy impacted kids that didn’t have much, making them feel happy, making them feel important and equal, made me want to do that,” she said. Photo by Ginny Underwood, UMNS.

Native American creates an oasis for troubled teens

“Bugsy” Barnoski sees himself in the young people at Oklahoma’s Rougher Alternative Academy. He’s made it his mission to help them find their purpose and embrace their Native heritage. Read More

"Those Wesleyan Renegades"

Set in 18th century Cornwall, England, the TV series, “Poldark,” tells the story of Ross Poldark, played by Aidan Turner (right), and his wife Demelza, played by Eleanor Tomlinson. The story takes place around the time when the Methodist movement gained momentum among working class people in Cornwall, and the third season features a Methodist subplot. Photo courtesy of Mammoth Screen.

‘Poldark’ on PBS features Methodist storyline

Popular MASTERPIECE drama set in 18th century Cornwall, England, shows how Methodism renewed heartfelt faith. Read More

Ask the UMC

At the time of Jesus, cremation was widely practiced by the Romans, but rarely by Jews and Christians because of their belief that the bodies of believers would one day be physically resurrected. Photo by MaryW, courtesy of Pixabay.

What are the church’s views on cremation, organ donation?

What is The United Methodist Church stance on cremation and organ donation? Read More

Global Church

The United Methodist Church, supported by the Fund for Mission in Europe, organizes several camps each summer in which children can play, do handicrafts, laugh, sing and listen to stories. Photo by the Rev. Bence Vigh.

Crossing borders without leaving a country

United Methodist mission fund aids European ministries, including a Roma church in Hungary. Read More

Video Worth Watching

Interior of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church as seen in January of 2014. Photo by Subodh Atal, shared via Facebook.

Lovely Lane:  A Methodist Birthplace

Dedicated on Nov. 6, 1887, this church became one of our most important buildings. “Your feet are truly on holy ground. Your eyes look upward and you see amazing things.” View

What We Believe

Organ donation illustration from medlineplus.gov.

United Methodist Beliefs: Organ Donation

The church celebrates Organ Tissue and Donor Sunday each November. This short video talks about the "gift of love and hope" you may not have considered. View

Daily Devotional

Autumn leaves. 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