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Immigration Policy

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions faces criticism, even charges under church law, from fellow United Methodists unhappy with his enforcement and justification of the Trump Administration's zero tolerance policy on immigration violations. Official portrait by United States Department of Justice.

Clergy, laity file complaint against Sessions

The attorney general is accused of violating The United Methodist Church’s law through enforcement of zero tolerance immigration policy. Read More

'Not everybody is home'

Kim and Donna Hines of Rockport, Texas, who lost their home in Hurricane Harvey, accept a quilt from Zelina Alvarado, a case management worker from the Rio Texas Conference. The conference was able to find financing and volunteer labor that helped the couple make a new home from their garage and a second structure on their property. Photo courtesy of the Rio Texas Conference.

Rio Texas offers hurricane recovery tour

United Methodist conference notes progress made, but need for volunteers continues nine months after Harvey. Read More

Vacation Bible School

Students listen during a VBS session led by members of St. Paul UMC in Abilene, Texas. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

School reaches new kids a new way

A Texas church changed how they did VBS and found new life for the program. “It is reaching new people in ways we never dreamed.” View

African American Freedom Day

Juneteenth celebrations remind all of us that freedom was long sought and should not be taken for granted. Photo courtesy of Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Wikimedia Commons.

United Methodists celebrate freedom on Juneteenth

Celebrations across the connection remind all of us that freedom was long sought and should not be taken for granted. Read More

Making a Difference

Unity, history, and more can be brought to life in a day trip. Photo by Austin Bond, Belin Memorial United Methodist Church.

Ministry on wheels: Youth field trips

Because “long-term spiritual growth is often jump-started away from our church building,” leaders take students on short trips for new experiences. Read More

Women in Leadership

United Methodist clergywomen from the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area gather for a leadership development workshop in Harare. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UMNS.

United Methodist clergywomen urged to overcome odds

Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa tells workshop participants it is time for church and society to recognize clergywomen’s leadership role. Read More

Great reads for United Methodists

United Methodist Publishing House recommends some great books to read this summer. Photo via, CC0, public domain.

10 books to feed your faith

When we have more time to relax and read, these enjoyable titles—fiction, inspiration, Bible study, devotion and more—also feed your spirit. Read More

Daily Devotional

Image of sunflowers, photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Church

Today’s prayers and resources

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

Ask the UMC

Ask the UMC is a service of United Methodist Communications. Logo by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications

We've got answers to your questions

We have been keeping a list of intriguing questions about The United Methodist Church. Get the answers and send us your query. Read More