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General Conference

An important resource for delegates, church members and journalists, the 2016 General Conference Guide contains such helpful information as the conference schedule, the legislative process and historical background. Artwork courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

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The General Conference Guide PDF contains such helpful information as the conference schedule, the legislative process and historical background. Read More

Natural Disasters

An April 26 storm, possibly a tornado, badly damaged the sanctuary at Davis First United Methodist Church in Davis, Oklahoma. Photo by Andrew Himes

Oklahoma church loses sanctuary to storm

Members rescue Bible, candelabra, offering plates after the storm caused the building's roof to collapse. Read More

Imagine No Malaria

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Song celebrates United Methodists united against malaria

United Methodist Communications will celebrate the incredible impact of Imagine No Malaria with a special presentation at General Conference 2016. Preview song now. Read More

Who We Are

Image from video documentary, “Making the World Their Parish: The Story of Korean United Methodists.” Produced by United Methodist Communications.

History of Korean United Methodists

Documentary traces the path of Korean Methodists, from their immigration to Hawaii to the mainland of America, through rare footage and photos. Read More

You Can Help

Lester Mhone discusses sustainable agriculture techniques in use at the United Methodist farm in Mchinji, Malawi, in 2013. Although the 2015-16 famine has affected the harvest yield, an irrigation system has helped, said Mhone. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Trying to avert famine in Africa

United Methodists assist in Malawi and Zimbabwe as flooding, drought and the disruption of the planting season has resulted in food shortages. Read More

Community Resources

United Methodist women help ready a new thrift store for opening for the Elk Garden School Community Ministry program. Photo by Annette Spence, courtesy of the Holston Conference.

100-year-old school becomes ministry dream center

New ministry center in southwest Virginia provides a myriad of services to the surrounding communities. Read More

Global Resources

Crowds wave palm branches and signs written in French in Port-Bouëtt on Palm Sunday. United Methodist Communications recently launched a French language version of its web portal. Photo by Isaac Broune, United Methodist Communications.

Parlez-vous français? Church launches French web portal

Website to serve United Methodists in Europe’s France and Switzerland, and Africa’s Côte d'Ivoire and Democratic Republic of Congo. Read More

How We Serve

Pastor Dave Serven stands by the prayer cross installed recently on the grounds of the Winchester (Calif.) Community United Methodist Church. Photo by Diane A. Rhodes, courtesy of The Press Enterprise.

Pastor expands ministry with community prayer boxes

The pastor of two United Methodist churches in California has installed prayer boxes to handle community prayer requests throughout the week. Read More

Daily Devotions

A star magnolia blooms on the campus of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

Spend some time in prayer with these resources from The Upper Room. More