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Spiritual Gifts

Every child of God is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, specially gifted to play a unique and valued role in the body of Christ.

The foundation of Christian living is faith in Christ.

Faith is the central loyalty that gives purpose and direction to our lives.

In this section you'll find stories that inspire, practices to deepen your spiritual life, and resources to sustain you on your journey of growing and deepening faith.



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First United Methodist Church in Montgomery offers respite care for those facing memory loss. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Church Values Gifts in Those with Dementia

June is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Those facing memory loss can face isolation too. Respite program offers space to still contribute to the community. ‘There are many things we can do.’ View

Two former enemies embrace in Vasconcellos’ sculpture Reconciliation. Photo by Martinvl, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Living as a person of peace in a broken world

Conflicts reported in the news and felt in daily life are disruptive. A United Methodist expert has tips for finding and sharing peace. Read More

God calls us to use our abilities to serve him by serving others. Photo courtesy McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church.

Car Care Ministry helps many find place to use talents

United Methodists use their gifts for auto repair to serve the community, and find their place in the church. How can you use your abilities? Read More

The United Methodist Church interviewed children about their faith for an advertising campaign. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Get Your Spirit in Shape: Learning about God by Listening to Kids

In this podcast episode, leaders tell us what children shared in a United Methodist ad campaign about God, faith, questions, and the church. Listen