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Gastrochurch in Texas. Photo by Sherri Gragg

Gastrochurch cooks up discussions around dinner table

"We can engage with people who are longing, but would never walk in a church and we can engage them pretty deeply," says The Rev. Meredith Mills. Read More

In The News

The Rev. Sheron Patterson, pastor of Hamilton Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, took to the pulpit on Jan. 15, 2017, and criticized President Trump for his reported remarks about African countries and Haiti. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

United Methodists join in Trump rebuke

President’s reported characterization of African countries prompts strong response from bishops, others. Read More

Faith in Films

Statue of John Wesley located on the campus of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. Jedi illustration by Christopher Fenoglio.

John Wesley could have been a Jedi

The founder of Methodism and the noble knights of ‘Star Wars’ share many traits, meant to avoid the Dark Side. Read More

How We Serve

Inmates can see visitors through the bars of the custodial facility main gate of the Camalig Meycauayan City Jail in Bulacan, Philippines. The city jail is designed for 90 detainees, but has more than 200. Members of New Hill Burning Bush United Methodist Church recently distributed medicines to the inmates.

Filipino church provides medicines for jail inmates

Members of a United Methodist church distributed medicines to the overcrowded Camalig Meycauayan City Jail. Read More

Changing Lives

Calhoun (Mo.) United Methodist Church is one of two small rural churches Margie Briggs writes about in “Can You Just Get Them Through Until Christmas?”

Lay minister writes ‘turnaround story’ of small churches

Margie Briggs hopes book will rekindle faith in churches that have fewer than 100 members. Read More

New Year Resolution

Physical and spiritual health are both important in the life of a person of faith. Photo illustration by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications.

Getting in shape: Wesley’s health tips apply today… mostly

In modern times, we have gear to help us stay in shape. Methodism's founder John Wesley had his own unique options at his home. Read More

Daily Devotional

Nature scene in Ohio. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

Today’s prayers and resources

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

Membership Vows Series

Young people worship at First United Methodist Church in Baguio City, Philippines. The church has a worship service on Sunday afternoons that caters to the young and young at heart, said Dr. Neil Peralta, chairperson for the worship committee. Photo courtesy Baguio City First United Methodist Church Communications Committee.

The blessings of presence: Honoring our United Methodist vow

“So much of discipleship is showing up.” The United Methodist pledge to be present goes beyond Sunday morning. Learn more in part five of our series. Read More

A Bishop's Faith Journey

Bishop Rudy Juan was raised in the church his grandparents founded. An official portrait courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Meet Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan

Raised in a church his grandparents founded, the Philippines United Methodist bishop is passionate about serving the poor, caring for the planet, and sharing the gospel with others. Listen