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Piles of cut wood (photo on left) are all that remain of a large tree that fell when Hurricane Irma moved through Goodland, Fla. Photo on the right shows the clearing of debris in the small fishing village on the end of Marco Island after the Sept. 10, 2017, storm. Photos by Kathleen Barry, Gustavo Vasquez; UMNS. Toggle bar back and forth to reveal either photo.

Irma survivors grateful for church’s help

The news crews are long gone, but The United Methodist Church is still helping Floridians recover from the historic storm. Read More

'They still heal souls today'

The African-American hymn

Part of history, African-American spirituals still heal

Songs allowed slaves to freely express true feelings and offer prayers to God. They could lay their burdens down and find strength to face another day. Read More

'The church is here for them'

Community members, staff and volunteers wish Craig Kirwin (seated, right) a happy birthday during the twice-weekly community café at Wharton and Cleggs Lane Church and Community Centre in Little Hulton, England. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

British church stays alive through service

In northern England, a dying church starts a men’s health group and joins forces with another small congregation to become a real presence in the community. Read More

Test Your Knowledge

The inlet cross of Belin UMC gleams brights against the sky over Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina. Photo by Austin Bond Photography.

The United Methodist Lent Quiz

How much do you know about the themes and practices during the season of Lent? Take this quiz and be sure to share it with others. Read More

Ask the UMC

Photo by Debbie Fielding Wray.

What is the Kingdom of God?

United Methodists recognize that the reign of God is both a present and future reality. Read More

Black History Month

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington was dedicated by President Obama on Oct. 16, 2011. Photo by Maile Bradfield, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodists share MLK’s dream

As we explore the many stories in Black History Month, watch these United Methodists recall how the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. changed their lives. View

Religion at the Winter Games

Madeline Mulkey strikes a unity pose with cutouts of Korean leaders. Mulkey is visiting South Korea to explore how religion impacts the Olympic Games.

United Methodist studying evangelization at Olympics

College senior is researching the religious atmosphere of the Games and the various Christian groups that travel from around the world to be in ministry there. Read More

“We are one family”

The Rev. Sylvester Holima (center) organizes United Methodist young adults at UMC House, the home office of the Sierra Leone Conference, in Freetown, as they prepare to take the No Election Violence Campaign on the road. Regional missionary Finda Quiwa (standing, back left, in black head dress) funded the two-day campaign. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

United Methodists preach peaceful Sierra Leone elections

A team of young adults hit the road to promote an anti-violence message ahead of March 7 elections. 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