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Young adults whose parents shared the importance of their faith are far more likely to continue in church. Members of the Bonn family pray during a 2014 service at Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tenn., to lift up those facing the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

The secret to faith after high school? Parents!

Worried about your child heading to college, and heading away from church? Youth leaders share tips to make your home a stronger spiritual base. Read More

2019 General Conference

Church members react to the three published plans for the future proposed by the Commission on a Way Forward.

Top court sets October oral hearings

The United Methodist Judicial Council will hold a hearing in October to rule on whether the proposed legislation for plans for the special General Conference in February 2019 is constitutional. Read More

State Fair Season

Since 1949, the West Des Moines United Methodist Church food stand continues to serve a full food menu to state fair attendees. Photo courtesy of the West Des Moines United Methodist Church.

Iowa church still serves State Fair food

Now in its 70th year at the Iowa State Fair, West Des Moines United Methodist Church continues to serve fellowship and a full food menu to attendees. Read More

Ask the UMC

Ask the UMC is a service of United Methodist Communications. Logo by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications

We've got answers to your questions

We have been keeping a list of intriguing questions about The United Methodist Church. Get the answers and send us your query. Read More

Making a Difference

The ability for all generations to help pack meals for Rise Against Hunger is appealing to congregations like Dunwoody United Methodist Church, as demonstrated at last year’s “Foodstock” event. The metro Atlanta congregation has assembled more than 2 million meals since 2012 for the ministry. Photo by Bryan Jordin, Overtone.

Feeding millions of children in need

Volunteers finish packing meals for children in need. United Methodists account for nearly one-quarter of the 400 million+ meals distributed globally since 2005. Read More

Impact on local health

The newly commissioned Jalingo United Methodist Hospital in Jalingo, Nigeria, is one of the best-equipped private hospitals in the region. The 30-bed facility, which opened to the public last month, is expected to treat more than 10,000 people annually. Photo by Sharon Adamu Bambuka, UMNS.

Church in Nigeria opens modern hospital

The Nigeria Episcopal Area has opened one of the best-equipped private hospitals in the region. Jalingo United Methodist Hospital is expected to treat more than 10,000 people annually. Read More


Children learn vacation Bible school songs at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, Calif. Photo courtesy of First United Methodist Church, Pasadena.

Five tips to help address racism with children

It's important to talk to young people about racism, before they learn about it through others or through hard experience. Read More

Get your spirit in shape

Sheila Bates joined us in our studio to record an episode of Get Your Spirit in Shape. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

College, Church and Faith

Finding a faith community in college can be challenging. A United Methodist college ministry leader shares helpful tips for students, parents and churches. Listen

Daily Devotional

Today’s prayers and resources

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