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Future worship leaders

Kaitlin Kendel from Abilene Emanuel UMC leads a group practicing to lead worship at the Great Plains Annual Conference session during the recent Amp It Up! music camp at Southwestern College. Photo by David Burke

Amp It Up! at music camp

High school students develop talents and a love for leading worship at this annual music camp at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. Read More

Immigration Policy

United Methodist Bishop Jane Allen Middleton speaks during a protest in Washington calling for an end to a U.S. immigration policy of separating children from their parents. President Donald Trump signed an order to end the policy of forced separation. Photo by Erik Alsgaard, UMNS.

Order ending family separations welcomed

Still, United Methodists cautioned that details of any policy shift are important and stressed that the executive order isn’t enough. Read More

Growing a church

“We have baptized more than 67 people during last year and received them in the family of Jesus”, said the Rev. Juan Garay who is pastor at Urban Poiema Church. Photo courtesy by Urban Poiema Church Communications Team.

Vibrant, multicultural congregation growing in Milwaukee

The ministry has more than doubled its membership in the past three years, bucking a trend of declining membership in United Methodist congregations in the U.S. Read More

What We Believe


As part of a series, The Rev. Felicia Hopkins explains how baptism is an outward sign of an inward change. ‘Yes, I am taking a new journey.’ View

'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

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

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

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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