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“Minutes of Several Conversations Between the Rev. Thomas Coke, The Rev. Francis Asbury and Others.” The first Book of Discipline was adopted in 1784 at the historic Christmas Conference. Photo courtesy of Bridwell Library Special Collections, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

When was the first Book of Discipline created?

The first Book of Discipline was adopted in 1784 at the historic Christmas Conference, which established the Methodist Episcopal Church in America. Read More

Our Global Church

Silvia Munjoma, vice chairwoman for St. John's Church and Society committee, helps unload donations at Mutare Provisional Remand Prison in Zimbabwe. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UMNS

Zimbabwe church helps with prison food shortage

St. John’s Circuit recently donated $14,000 worth of food and other supplies to three prisons, helping hundreds of inmates including pregnant women. Read More

Majestic music

Scott Mills demonstrates the power of the restored pipe organ at First United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City.

Historic organ sets tone for Utah church

Pipe organ restored with pennies, large cash donations and love from Salt Lake City community. Read More

Making a Difference

A cattle dip tank in the village of Nyamacheni, built with funding from Norwegian United Methodists, is saving cattle in Gokwe, Zimbabwe. A dip tank is a plunge bath designed to immerse livestock in water with pesticides in order to kill ticks. Photo by Everisto Gumbo.

Cattle dip tank revitalizes village

Cattle are thriving for villagers in rural Zimbabwe, thanks to support from fellow United Methodists in Norway. Read More

February 23-26, 2019

2019 Special Session of the General Conference

What does the upcoming General Conference mean for church members? Review the latest news and resources related to next month's gathering in St. Louis. Read More

2018 in Review

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20 United Methodist Favorites in 2018

You may have missed some of our stories about United Methodists in 2018. Good news, we have a quick list so you can catch up. More

Our Wesleyan Heritage

The people of The United Methodist Church are ready to serve our neighbors. File  photo by Kathy C. Fitzhugh, United Methodist Communications.

A welcome and a call: Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

You may have seen the words at your local church but do you know why United Methodists share this invitation with our communities and our neighbors? Read More

Daily Devotional

Snow covered evergreen. Photo in Public Domain.

Today’s prayers and resources

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

Christian Living

Image of sunrise. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

Downloadable prayers for the New Year

The new year is a great time for reflections, prayers, and getting together with families, friends, and loved ones. Use these printable posters to remind us of God's place in our lives. Read More