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Members of The United Methodist Church along with other faith leaders and immigration activists start a

Prayer begins day of protest for immigration reform

United Methodist bishops, pastors, and laity from across the U.S. are joining in day of protest for immigration reform. Read More

Outside Church Walls

Marchers for Korean Peace gather in front of the White House.  Photo by Jacob Lee, UMNS

‘A dream for peace on the Korean Peninsula’

Washington peace march highlights call by worldwide ecumenical movement, including United Methodists, for peace treaty after 61 years. Read More

Moment in History

Edith Lee-Payne celebrated her 12th birthday listening to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. give his

Path to Civil Rights Act took sacrifice, faith

Icon and civil rights activist Edith Lee-Payne, a United Methodist, says the struggle to achieve the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should never be forgotten. Read More

Notable

The Iowa Annual Conference celebrates surpassing the $2 million mark in its Imagine No Malaria campaign. Photo by Arthur McClanahan, Iowa Conference.

United Methodists celebrate Imagine No Malaria milestones

Exceeding ambitious fundraising goals became a recurring theme at regional gatherings this summer. Read More

Welcoming Tips

Mary Harris, who leads a ministry for the deaf at Conway UMC, Orlando, demonstrates sign language communication at a Mission u workshop.  Photo by Susan Green, UMW.

UMW event urges awareness of disabilities

Educational program shows how something as simple as sign language or patience can help take down barriers for those with disabilities. Read More

In the Spotlight

Video image shows members of Rose (NY) United Methodist Church appearing in a music video for Reba McEntire's song

Church members “pray for peace” in Reba McEntire video

"The Methodists are in with Reba now." Members of the Rose (NY) United Methodist Church appear in a newly-released music video by the country star. Read More

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Daily Devotional

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Opinion

The Rev. Juan Guerrero baptizes a child in Honduras. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Juan Guerrero

Commentary: Why Honduran children are coming to U.S.

The leader of the United Methodist mission in Honduras discusses the root causes of why children take on the dangerous journey to the United States. Read More

Featured Resource

Discounts available on 2015 program calendars

The early bird catches the discount -- and gets organized. Order before August 31, 2014, and receive 10% off any calendar purchase. Read More

Video Worth Watching

The Rev. Leo Fong does martial arts workouts every day.  Video image by Reed Galin.

UMTV: Kung Fu Grandmaster Pastor

Once a star of martial arts movies, 86-year-old Leo Fong still spars with people half his age and teaches 7 fitness classes a week. View

Of note

Women’s colleges cultivate leadership

Women from United Methodist-related schools describe the long-term value of being ‘surrounded by so many successful female students and leaders.’ Read More

In-depth

A UMNS photo illustration to accompany a story on aging clergy.  Featured are a Bible, The 2012 Book of Discipline, and The United Methodist Book of Worship. Accompanies UMNS story #135. 4/26/13; A UMNS photo illustration by Kathleen Barry

Featured Topic: Human Sexuality

Learn more about the official position of the church, read personal opinions and view other resources and headlines on the subject of sexuality. More

Global Health

Fanta Josiah sits in front of the insecticide-treated mosquito net she received from the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign in 2010 at her home in Bumpe, near Bo, Sierra Leone. The insecticide in nearing the end of its useful life and several villages in the Bo district will receive new nets from the campaign in the first planned redistribution to replace the nets given in 2010. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.; Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Strong support drives Alabama-West Florida toward Imagine No Malaria goal

The annual conference celebrates a record offering and approaches 60 percent of its $1 million goal. Read More

Coming Soon

Video image from promo about 2014 Game Changers Summit at United Methodist Communications.

Promo: Game Changers Summit

The Game Changers Summit in September, an international United Methodist Conference, will explore how communications can be used for community development. View

Feeding the Spirit

Image of a white dove against a blue sky. Photo by Sue Mack, iStock

Spiritual Gifts

No one is without a gift, and each person has a unique role in the body of Christ. What is your spiritual purpose? Find out. Read More

Around the church

Logo for 2014 Global Young People's Convocation in Manila. Courtesy: GBOD

Young United Methodists urge church unity

Attendees at 2014 convocation issued statement: "We urge everyone to seek...global unity...rather than focus only on issues that divide us." Read More

In the News

A view of the Supreme Court of the United States taken from The United Methodist Building in Washington. Photo by Clayton Childers, United Methodist Board of Church and Society

Court: Contraception mandate violates employers’ religious freedom

Some cheer U.S. Supreme Court ruling as victory for religious liberty; others worry about implications for women's reproductive health Read More

Faith stories

Kevin Kosh graduation

McCord Scholar finds purpose in ministry

Rust College helped shape Kevin Kosh Jr.'s faith and put him on course for a career of empowering others. Read More