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United Methodists asked to join Week of Prayer

The Council of Bishops is asking all United Methodists to join others around the world to pray and worship together Jan. 18-25 during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Read More

Church can be anywhere

Gastrochurch in Texas. Photo by Sherri Gragg

Gastrochurch cooks up discussions around dinner table

"We can engage with people who are longing, but would never walk in a church and we can engage them pretty deeply," says The Rev. Meredith Mills. Read More

'Example of Pure Christian Love'

Auschwitz death camp survivor Jadwiga Bogucka-Regulska holds a photo of herself from 1944. She was 89 when she posed for this photo in 2015 for a Reuters feature on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi camp. She joined the Methodist Church just after World War II.

Auschwitz survivor, United Methodist dead at 92

Jadwiga Bogucka-Regulska was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Warsaw for many decades. Read More

How We Serve

Inmates can see visitors through the bars of the custodial facility main gate of the Camalig Meycauayan City Jail in Bulacan, Philippines. The city jail is designed for 90 detainees, but has more than 200. Members of New Hill Burning Bush United Methodist Church recently distributed medicines to the inmates.

Filipino church provides medicines for jail inmates

Members of a United Methodist church distributed medicines to the overcrowded Camalig Meycauayan City Jail. Read More

Faith in Films

Statue of John Wesley located on the campus of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. Jedi illustration by Christopher Fenoglio.

John Wesley could have been a Jedi

The founder of Methodism and the noble knights of ‘Star Wars’ share many traits, meant to avoid the Dark Side. Read More

In The News

The Rev. Sheron Patterson, pastor of Hamilton Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, took to the pulpit on Jan. 15, 2017, and criticized President Trump for his reported remarks about African countries and Haiti. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

United Methodists join in Trump rebuke

President’s reported characterization of African countries prompts strong response from bishops, others. Read More

Changing Lives

Calhoun (Mo.) United Methodist Church is one of two small rural churches Margie Briggs writes about in “Can You Just Get Them Through Until Christmas?”

Lay minister writes ‘turnaround story’ of small churches

Margie Briggs hopes book will rekindle faith in churches that have fewer than 100 members. Read More

New Year Resolution

Physical and spiritual health are both important in the life of a person of faith. Photo illustration by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications.

Getting in shape: Wesley’s health tips apply today… mostly

In modern times, we have gear to help us stay in shape. Methodism's founder John Wesley had his own unique options at his home. Read More

Daily Devotional

Nature scene in Ohio. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

Today’s prayers and resources

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