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"Heartbeat of the church"

Dr. James Hutson, who began First United Methodist Church in Miami's first homeless ministry, is shown next to the sculpture

“Homeless Jesus” is more than just a sculpture

A new sculpture dedicated at a Miami church represents decades of caring for the good health and well-being of the city's homeless population. Read More

Disaster Relief

Damage from Hurricane Irma is visible in this neighborhood in Goodland, Fla. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

UMCOR grants to boost hurricane relief efforts

United Methodist Board of Global Ministries approves $7 million for 2017 hurricanes and other U.S. disasters. Read More

In the News

An abandoned church serves as a reminder of the damage that can be done by clergy misconduct. Derivative of

Sexual misconduct at church: What every member should know

The hashtag #MeToo is trending as more women speak up against sexual harassment. Here are resources to address this issue in your church. Read More

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In a video image, Simon Christodoulou (left), an Australian, and Jun Abella (right), a Filipino-Australia immigrant, participate in a practice TV broadcast that was part of a training workshop led by Siegfred Balatan, a producer for GUMC.TV, in Sydney, Australia.  The training was conducted as part of a Television ministry partnership between Wesleyan Methodist Church in Parramatta, Sydney, Australia, and Uniting Church of Australia. Photo courtesy of GUMC.TV.

Digital/TV ministry to serve Filipinos in Australia

Partnership among Filipino United Methodists with Australian churches opens new door to worshippers. Read More

Meet the Bishops

Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. leads the Great Plains Annual Conference.  Photo by United Methodist Communications.

Get Your Spirit in Shape: Meet Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr.

In this podcast, United Methodist bishop of Nebraska and Kansas (Great Plains) talks about growing up, his call to ministry, and his devotional life. Listen

What We Believe

United Methodist Forum

This new public forum shares theological perspectives on topics of interest. Every commentary represents a faithfully expressed viewpoint. Read More

How We Serve

A child tries on a Spiderman outfit at the Nashville Costumes for Kiddos Project shop. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Church Recycles Halloween Costumes

A United Methodist church member created the Costumes for Kiddos shop for those in homeless shelters and after-school programs. View

Pastor Appreciation Month

The Rev. Stefan Pfister mentors Cambodian pastors. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Stefan Pfister.

The five most difficult questions for pastors

People may expect pastors to always know what to say, but sometimes that’s not easy. Clergy talk about their most challenging conversations and their best counsel. More

Daily Devotional

A nature scene from Lake Junaluska taken in August 2013. A United Methodist Communications photo by Kay Panovec.

Today’s prayers and resources

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