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The Rev. Tyler Hege, 23, stands in the sanctuary of Shiloh United Methodist Church where he has served as associate pastor and youth pastor. Hege has now become the pastor at two churches, Bethel United Methodist in King and Mount Olivet United Methodist in Walkertown. Photo by Donnie Roberts, The Dispatch.

23-year-old leads two churches

Tyler Hege felt God’s call at age 12 but decided on a law degree instead. That’s when “God reined him in a different direction.” Read More

Praying hands illustration for 911 anniversary. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMCom.; Mike DuBose, UMCom

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In the News

Damage from tornado in Joplin, Missouri in 2011. Photo courtesy The Missouri Conference.

Joplin church focuses on disaster response, then and now

Three years after tornadoes ripped through Joplin, Missouri, United Methodists are rebuilding homes and learning from the past. Read More

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Mbalu Fonnie, head nurse in the hemorrhagic fever ward, and nurse Veronica Karoma describe efforts to contain the Ebola virus outside the gates to the isolation ward at the government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

United Methodist Health Workers Treat Ebola

“Most people who died due to Ebola died because of lack of information." The church gets facts, care to those affected by the deadly disease. View

In the Spotlight

Technology for Social Good

The Game Changers Summit in September, an international United Methodist Conference, will explore how communications can be used for community development. Read More

Share Your Story

Photo taken in 2012 shows state history marker at Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Neshoba County, Mississippi.

Where were you during the Freedom Summer of ‘64?

United Methodist News Service wants your reflections on that historic summer and the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Read More

Life Tips

Jack Burke works on a metal piece that will become part of a Personal Energy Transportation (PET) vehicle. Photo courtesy Jack Burke.

God isn’t finished with us yet!

Many people serve long after retiring from a business career. Barbara Bruce shares ideas about the many opportunities for assisting God's people in need. Read More

In the News

A view of the Supreme Court of the United States taken from The United Methodist Building in Washington. Photo by Clayton Childers, United Methodist Board of Church and Society

Court: Contraception mandate violates employers’ religious freedom

Some cheer U.S. Supreme Court ruling as victory for religious liberty; others worry about implications for women's reproductive health Read More

Feeding the Spirit

Summer retreat ideas for United Methodists

Did you know the Chautauqua, or spiritual learning center, was inspired by Methodists? Plan a learning vacation for your family or church group. Read More

Around the Church

Cynthia Kent speaks at the Native American Banquet on Wednesday, June 18, part of the Rocky Mountain Annual (regional) Conference gathering in Pueblo, Colo. The event was held at First United Methodist Church in Pueblo. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS; Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Letter: Act of Repentance not a one-time event

650 Rocky Mountain Conference members, guests, and descendants of the survivors took buses to Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Read More

Video Worth Watching

UMTV: Church’s Commitment to Troops

In 2007, a military mom started a support group with her United Methodist church. Volunteers now send care packages to 900 active duty soldiers. View

Across the Globe

UMCOR Sudan WASH Manager Geoffrey Weyinda (left) checks the water level at the hafir, or reservoir, in the village of Abu Senedira, East Darfur State, Sudan. Photo by Linda Unger, UMCOR.

In Sudan, water is life

People without clean water are vulnerable to disease, but they also ‘lack any means to livelihood.” Find out how your dollars are making a difference. Read More


Why I am United Methodist

Susan Henry-Crowe says the church helped her see Christianity through the eyes of different people around the world and at home. "I treasure ... 'the Connection.’" Read More


A UMNS photo illustration to accompany a story on aging clergy.  Featured are a Bible, The 2012 Book of Discipline, and The United Methodist Book of Worship. Accompanies UMNS story #135. 4/26/13; A UMNS photo illustration by Kathleen Barry

Featured Topic: Human Sexuality

Learn more about the official position of the church, read personal opinions and view other resources and headlines on the subject of sexuality. More

Faith Stories

Ingrid McIntyre working with Nashville, Tennessee’s displaced tent city population. Photo courtesy Rethink Church.

Be awkward for Jesus

A few years after grad school, Ingrid McIntyre came to a crossroads: stay at her 9-5 job or work with the homeless. Her advice? Read More