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Immigration

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions quoted Romans 13 to justify a new zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration. Official portrait by United States Department of Justice.

Sessions criticized for ‘zero tolerance’ Bible quote

Fellow United Methodists among those faulting attorney general for immigration policy, rhetoric. 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

Transitions

Planning a wonderful welcome celebration is but one part of a successful pastoral transition. Photo by Kimberly Kappel, courtesy Flickr. Edited by UMC.org.

We’re getting a new pastor! What can I do?

When leadership changes, so do churches. A pastor who has been there before shares lessons learned and tips to make things work well right from the start. Read More

John Wesley's birthday is June 17

John Wesley often ministered to the sick  during a life blessed by good health. Photo courtesy of  the General Commission on Archives and History.

Marking John Wesley’s birthday in his words

The founder of Methodism wrote annual reflections that give us a glimpse into how he viewed his life, health and ministry. Read More

Ask the UMC

Image of a circuit rider, courtesy of the General Commission on Archives and History for The United Methodist Church, Drew University.

Why do United Methodist pastors change churches?

The United Methodist Church’s unique system of deploying clergy has its roots in the earliest days of Methodism. Read More

Daily Devotional

Today’s prayers and resources

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

UMC History

Sonora Smart Dodd (second from right) visits with Boy Scouts and a Civil War veteran in Spokane, Wash., in this undated photograph. Dodd played a pivotal role in the creation of a national Father's Day celebration. Photo courtesy the Dodd family.

Father’s Day has Methodist ties

Sonora Smart Dodd, whose father raised six children alone, helped establish the holiday nationally but two churches lay claim to starting the U.S. celebration. Read More

A Father's Faith

Lessons from Joseph, Jesus’ ‘old man’

He was an adoptive father, a heeder of dreams and faithful. “Joseph chose to take a risk for God... an example we can all follow.” Read More

Great reads for United Methodists

United Methodist Publishing House recommends some great books to read this summer. Photo via Pixabay.com, 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