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United Methodist History

The Wesley Pilgirmage in England visits the Old Rectory in Epworth, England.

The Wesley Pilgrimage in England

Stories inspired by the Wesley Pilgrimage in England share the early history of The United Methodist Church and shape ministry today. Read More

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Hands in prayer

Explore our faith with online quizzes

Learn more about the liturgical seasons, church history and founders, and more, by taking an interactive online quiz. And find a PDF to share! Read More

Making a difference

Student dentist Preston Harris sees a patient in the Meharry Medical College mobile dental clinic in Nashville, Tenn. Photo courtesy of Meharry Medical College.

Meharry mobile dental clinic provides needed care

A mobile dental clinic purchased with a grant from the Black College Fund has allowed Meharry Medical College students to provide care in under served areas. Read More

Spiritual Development

Listening for God. A photo illustration by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

Ways to keep the faith when the world seems wicked

There's a reason the Bible is known as the 'Good News.' These practical tips can counteract the feeling of being overwhelmed by negative news. Read More

Ask the UMC

Pews and hymnals photographed inside Monroe Street United Methodist Church in historic Germantown, Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Why does The United Methodist Hymnal include more than songs?

The answer has to do with developments in both Methodist ritual and published resources over time. Read More

'Manifestation of lawlessness'

A photo of slain mayor Ferdinand Bote is displayed at a wake in his honor at the Sports Center Municipal Hall, General Tinio, Nueva Ecija. Bote was the second town mayor in the Philippines who was shot and killed by an unknown assailant in two days. Photo by Gladys Mangiduyos, UMNS.

United Methodist mayor shot dead in Philippines

Filipino United Methodists have strongly condemned the killing of the low-profile, approachable mayor who was "so supportive to church endeavors and projects." Read More

Immigration Issues

United Methodist bishops help families during an immersion experience at the U.S. / Mexico border. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

How United Methodists can support immigrant families

Distressing stories of children separated from their parents at the U.S. border lead us to ask, what can we do? Get ideas. Read More

"Kids to reach, souls to save"

Musicians in the St. James United Methodist Church A-Flat Youth Orchestra in Kansas City rehearse.  Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Church Youth Orchestra Shapes Teens

Leaders of the A-Flat Orchestra are not just teaching kids to read music. “We have kids to reach, souls to save, and this program is all about that.” View

Daily Devotional

Today’s prayers and resources

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