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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Former NBA player Shan Foster mentors a group of teens in partnership with the YWCA and United Methodist Men. Photo courtesy of Shan Foster.

NBA Star Asks Men To End Domestic Violence

Hear how one pro athlete helps young men find safe spaces to discuss their emotions as a way to curb domestic violence. View

Pastor Appreciation Month

The formal act of welcoming a visitor is a respected custom in African culture. In this photo, Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda arrives for worship at Nazareth United Methodist Church in Kindu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Cloths are spread on the ground to form a walkway in a sign of traditional welcome. 2015 File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

‘Pounding’ a pastor: Great ideas for welcoming

What are some of the best ways to greet a new pastor? United Methodists share some creative and practical ideas - like ‘pounding’ - for a very warm welcome. Read More

A call to participate

Superintendent Wilfried Nausner (right) with Mr. Rigels Kasmollari, Executive Director of the Foundation Diakonie Metodiste in Albania. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Wilfriend Nausner.

Better Together: Why church membership matters

Joining a congregation is not about what we receive. It is a commitment to a local community and a global body of believers. Read More


Parishioners of the Border Church in Tijuana, Mexico, raise their arms skyward beneath the border fence at El Faro Park in Tijuana. The Methodist Church of Mexico and The United Methodist Church in the U.S. share communion each Sunday across the border. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

God’s grace flows freely over wall between nations

Members of the Border Church in Tijuana raise their arms skyward beneath the border fence, where churches in both Mexico and the United States share communion each Sunday. Read More

When disaster strikes

When tragedy strikes, we find comfort in serving others. Creative Commons courtesy

“You did it for me”: Serving others in times of tragedy

As we search for hope, comfort, and answers after tragic shootings or natural disasters, a story from Jesus offers guidance for United Methodists to reach out in love. Read More

Music Heals Us

Pianist Anna Petrova (second from left) and Molly Carr (right), perform during a concert in New York to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and highlight their “Novel Voices” project. Photo by Ramon Leonardo Cabrera/GFDD.

Pianist, violist seek out ‘Novel Voices’

United Methodist connections have helped a musical duo realize a project — a U.N.-related concert — that helps refugees and highlights human rights. Read More

2019 General Conference

The Rules Committee of the Commission on General Conference discusses plans for one legislative committee at the 2019 special session. From left are Stephanie Henry, chair of the Rules Committee; commission members Audun Westad and Stanislas Kassongo, and translator Isabelle Berger. The commission met Oct. Oct. 3-5 at Epworth by the Sea in St. Simons, Ga. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Plan approved for GC2019 decision-making

The Commission on General Conference has decided on a process to help delegates to the 2019 special session do the legislative work together. Read More

Ask the UMC

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Got questions about The United Methodist Church?

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

Sunrise behind the cross at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina by Austin Bond Photography.

Today’s prayers and resources

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