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Hispanic Heritage Month

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What MARCHA means to United Methodists


One church's story of radical love


In this video, learn the story of The Village at Glencliff, a unique respite care community for persons experiencing homelessness, and the risky discipleship required by the United Methodists who made it happen.


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Twice each month, our e-newsletter offers examples of Christian living, inspirational messages, and information on what it means to be a United Methodist.

Meet the Bishop of the Central and Southern Europe Episcopal Area, which covers 12 countries in Europe and 2 in Africa. Photo by UM Council of Bishops.

Meet Bishop Patrick Streiff

Meet a bishop who serves 14 countries on 2 continents. He talks about the importance of faith in action, the influences of his parents, and his daily use of the Moravian Watchwords.

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Celebrating 250 years

A commemorative plate on display inside the boyhood cottage of Bishop Francis Asbury celebrates the 1971 bicentennial of his journey to America. 2021 is the 250th anniversary of Asbury's crossing. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Asbury, Ted Lasso and second thoughts


Ways we grow

Frank Luchsinger laughs at an exchange between Janet Gray and Dave Allen during a visit at Gray’s home in Franklin, Tenn. The two men, both of whom outlived their wives, spend their Tuesdays together, visiting church members on the prayer list at Brentwood (Tenn.) United Methodist Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Leveraging faith to walk through grief



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People of God


Love your neighbor

The mission opportunity of COVID-19 vaccines


Family time

'Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.' Proverbs 3:5

Get Them Talking: Trust


Family resources

United Methodist children's ministry leaders share tips for how to help the children we love build faith in their lives. Image design by Stacey Hagewood, United Methodist Communications

Tips for instilling faith in children


Spiritual Growth tools

United Methodist leaders provide resources to help aid your understanding and ability to care for refugees.

Resources to help Afghan refugees


Ask the UMC

The crocus is viewed by some as a symbol of hope and new life after winter. Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Death and Resurrection Series


Growing your faith

Although society encourages us to hide our tears, crying helps us discover our authentic selves and connects us with God. And even Jesus wept. Photo by Randy Barnard.

Jesus wept. So should we


Take a stroll with God 'In the Garden'

Enjoy a relaxing and beautiful desktop meditation set to the music of "In the Garden," hymn, no. 314 in the United Methodist Hymnal.

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Transforming the world

World Methodist Evangelism, which celebrates 50 years of ministry this year, is finding new ways to do its work in the realities of a global pandemic. One such initiative is a prayer and fasting program that connects about 1,500 Methodists from around the world via Facebook. Photo by Viktor Forgacs, courtesy of

Supporting Wesleyan evangelism amid pandemic


Communicating God's love

The United Methodist Church recently reopened its FM radio station in Kinshasa, Congo. Lokole Methodist Radio covers almost 4,000 square miles in a region inhabited by about 17 million potential listeners in Congo and the surrounding areas. Photo courtesy of François Wetshi Emongo.

Congo church relaunches FM radio station


In the news

Imam Ossama Bahloul of the Islamic Center of Nashville expresses appreciation to Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville for hosting his congregation during Friday prayers in the month of Ramadan while their mosque was being renovated. At left is Kamel Daouk, board chairman of the Islamic center. At right is the Rev. Paul Purdue, senior pastor at Belmont. As the U.S. marks the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, one expert in Islamic-Christian relations said perceptions of Islam by Americans have improved over the past two decades. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Church work continues in Afghanistan