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The Way Forward

The Rev. Tom Steagald of Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, reads the One Church Plan during a break at the July 17 Uniting Methodist Conference in Dallas. The three plans and the full Way Forward report were part of the Judicial Council’s October docket. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

Court docket details proposed plans for UMC

The first public details of proposed legislation setting out three proposals for resolving the denomination’s differences over homosexuality are part of the Judicial Council’s October docket. Read More

Loans for students

United Methodist Student Loan Fund increases amounts

Students can now borrow up to $10,000 per calendar year with a lifetime maximum of $40,000 from the United Methodist Student Loan Fund. Read More

United Methodist History

Interior of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church as seen in January of 2014. Photo by Subodh Atal, shared via Facebook.

Lovely Lane:  A Methodist Birthplace

Dedicated on Nov. 6, 1887, this church became one of our most important buildings. “Your feet are truly on holy ground. Your eyes look upward and you see amazing things.” View

Making a Difference

Shades of Grace is a United Methodist congregation in Kingsport, Tenn. comprised mainly of homeless people. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Open Doors for the Homeless

“I’m not where I want to be, but thanks be to God, I’m not where I was.” Congregation offers Shades of Grace to those living on the streets. View

Christian Living

A Hispanic family (male adult, two female adults, female child, and male child) enjoy a meal at the dinner table.

Best family times happen in small moments

Important times with children generally happen in small moments and in small ways that can’t actually be planned. Read More

Worship Music

United Methodist young adults gather at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, sharing moments of faith sharing, worship, dance and communion. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Where the hymnal stops, this group steps in

A team of United Methodist experts gives guidance on which contemporary Christian songs to use in worship, with a focus on theology, language and sing-ability. Read More

Ask the UMC

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

Got questions? We've got answers

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

Spiritual Development

Listening for God. A photo illustration by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

Ways to keep the faith when the world seems wicked

There's a reason the Bible is known as the 'Good News.' These practical tips can counteract the feeling of being overwhelmed by negative news. Read More