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Shades of Grace is a United Methodist congregation in Kingsport, Tenn. comprised mainly of homeless people. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Open Doors for the Homeless

“I’m not where I want to be, but thanks be to God, I’m not where I was.” Congregation offers Shades of Grace to those living on the streets. View

Historic Churches

Bethel United Methodist Church, near Washington, Ga., was founded around 1835. The current white-frame sanctuary dates to 1916, and was built for about $7,000, including furnishings. Photo by Scott MacInnis, courtesy Historic Rural Churches of Georgia.

Celebrating rural churches

Take the road less traveled this summer. You may happen upon an old church, whose simple setting enhances moments of peace and prayer. More

Pushed by the Holy Spirit

The Rev. Botrous Tutu, a newly licensed local pastor, receives his clergy robe from (left to right) Rev. John Gargis, Rev. Michael Sluder, and Rev. Charles Maynard during a June 11 ceremony. Photo courtesy of the Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Once tortured, now a pastor

The Rev. Botrous Tutu, tortured in Sudan for refusing to renounce his faith in the 1990s, is now a licensed local pastor in east Tennessee. Read More

Founding Father

The Enoch Wood  bust  of the Rev. John Wesley (1703-1791)ne of several copies in the Ezra Squier Tipple Collection of Drew University, Madison, New Jersey.  Wesley sat for Enoch Wood (1759-1840), the noted Staffordshire potter, at Burslem in 1784 at the age of 81. Courtesy of the General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church.  Photo by Kathleen Barry, U

What do you know about John Wesley?

The man credited with creating the Methodist movement was a fascinating figure. How much do you know about his life? Take a quick quiz. More

Leadership

The Rev. HiRho Y. Park. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Women in leadership positions

As preachers, leaders, teachers, missionaries, organizers, women have shaped the history of the Methodist Church. Read More

Church can be anywhere

Members of Wildwood United Methodist Church (Fla.) show off their faith tattoos. UMTV video image by Reed Galin.

Taking Church to a Tattoo Parlor

Some churchgoers are getting cross and flame tattoos that they hope will spark meaningful conversations about their faith. View

Today's Technology

Students work in the computer lab at the Thomas Food Project in Thomas, Haiti. The program is part of a United Methodist Communications effort to use technology for development. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Transforming lives with technology

United Methodist Communications provides technology, training and best practices to help programs in developing countries become successful and sustainable. Read More

Daily Devotions

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 with these resources from The Upper Room. More

Resources for Worship

Fireworks in San Jose California. Photo by Ian Kluft, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Photo 9618, taken 2007.

Worship resources for U.S. Independence Day

July 4 celebrates the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America, but these resources may be used for the Independence Day of any nation. Read More