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Disaster Relief

The Underwater Investigation Unit of the Baton Rouge Police Department rescues people trapped by the Louisiana floodwaters.

United Methodists Responding to Disaster

United Methodists support those hurt by storms. Learn how you can donate to relief efforts. More

Ask the UMC

Young adults pass the collection plate during the contemporary worship at McKendree United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, Ga. 2016 file photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

What does The United Methodist Church say about tithing?

Tithing is commonly understood as the giving of one-tenth of one’s income for God. This standard of giving comes from several passages in Scripture. Read More

School Days

United Methodist School Spirit Quiz

We invite you to take a short quiz about the mascots and school spirit at some of the colleges and universities affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Read More

Church History

People traveled great distances to attend camp meetings, like this one at Witwen around 1900. Photo courtesy Witwen Camp Meeting Association.

“Fishing with a large net”: United Methodist camp meetings

Francis Asbury praised this early evangelism tool by referencing Jesus’ call to “fish for people.” The format has changed, but some still meet today. Read More

Making a Difference

Bishop Holston shares health kits with elementary students in Chusajcaba, Guatemala. Photo by the Rev. Ken Nelson.

Church dedicates new clinic in Guatemala

A medical mission and clinic built from the ground up in northwestern Guatemala has been officially dedicated to the work of the Lord. Read More

Commission on a Way Forward

The Commission on a Way Forward suggests changes to our Book of Discipline. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

What you need to know now

At a special session of General Conference in February 2019, The United Methodist Church will receive and act upon this report. Learn what's in it. Read More

Video Worth Watching

Child prays at Silver Spring United Methodist Church in Maryland.  Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Children on Prayer

“I might need more paper because I pray for a lot of people.” Hear how little ones approach God and what we can learn from them. View

Global Church

The Rev. Daniel Mhone signs an agreement aimed at ending a 10-year estrangement with another leader in the Malawi United Methodist Church. Shown, from left, are Zimbabwe Area Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa, the Revs. Maxwell Jawati and Alfiado Zunguza and Anglican Bishop Gifford Matonga. Photo courtesy of Alfiado Zunguza.

Malawi United Methodists begin reconciliation

Leaders recently signed an agreement aimed at ending a 10-year estrangement in the Malawi United Methodist Church that had widespread ramifications. Read More

Daily Devotional

Sunrise behind the cross at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina by Austin Bond Photography.

Today’s prayers and resources

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