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Chuck Knows Church looks at the story of Jesus appearing to his disciples one last time.

Chuck Knows Church: Ascension Sunday

In this episode, Chuck looks at the Biblical story of Jesus' last visit with the disciples. View

How We Serve

Silja Bijnagte organized volunteers to plant gardens to provide fresh vegetables for a food bank near her home in Minneapolis, MN. She attends Lake Harriet United Methodist Church. Image courtesy of the Bijnagte family

11-Year-Old Plants Food Pantry Garden

A dream of providing fresh vegetables for hungry neighbors became a reality for Silja Bijnagte and her United Methodist church. View

Who We Are

The sign at Pennington United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., proclaims a message of hope. File photo by Raymond Landry.

The United Methodist Church: More than a name

Learn how our church's name was chosen. “If you leave the name ‘United’ off you’re leaving off both a significant piece and powerful part of who we are.” Read More

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"Wonderful Place to Be"

Chubb Chapel United Methodist Church was founded in 1870 by the Chubb family and other black residents of Chubbtown, Georgia. Before and during the Civil War, the Chubbs were free blacks, something rare in the rural South at that time. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

Little church looms large in black history

Chubb Chapel United Methodist’s remarkable story gains attention thanks to Nick Chubb, college football star. Read More

Daily Devotional

Today's prayers and resources

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

Limiting Violence

Children groom one another and play with a baby goat in Kanana village, a pygmy community outside Tunda, Democratic Republic of Congo, in October, 2015. Reconciliation between indigenous pygmy tribes and another ethnic group is part of a larger goal for newly elected Bishop Mande Muyombo. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Bringing back peace in Congo

Bishop Mande Muyombo lauds progress in Bantu-pygmy conflict and limiting violence against women. He looks to peace-building efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read More

Desktop Meditation

A baby holds fast to his mother's hand. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Prayer for Families

May is Christian Home Month in the United Methodist calendar. Video reflection reminds us to pray for those closest to us. View

Ask the UMC

Communion is not an individual, private sacrament, rather it is celebrated by the whole gathered congregation. Photo by Diane Degnan, United Methodist Communications

Can a layperson celebrate communion privately at home?

Ever wonder why some church rules were created or changed through the ages? Have a question? Ask the UMC. Read More