Benie Ewing (left) and other members of Calvary Longview United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tenn., serve dinner to visiting athletes and staff from Rust College. The church was taking part in Project Athletic Ambassador, sponsored by the denomination's Black College Fund, which encourages connections between local churches and student athletes from the 11 United Methodist-related historically black colleges and universities. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

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Marriage renewal service at First UMC in Columbus, Indiana. The Rev. Howard Boles officiating. Courtesy of First UMC. 2019

Renew marriage vows for Valentine’s Day



Boy Scouts from Troop 222 march in front of Leipsic (Ohio) United Methodist Church during the parade that kicks off the town's annual Fall Festival.

Celebrating 100 years of scouting


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Heather Ellis displays a thank you note from students at Sawyer (N.D.) Elementary School who received backpacks and school supplies from Vincent United Methodist Church in Minot, N.D. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Develop gratitude to fully experience God


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Bishop Warner H. Brown preaches at the opening worship for the United Methodist 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore. File photo by Maile Bradfield, UM News.

Ask The UMC: Role of General Conference delegates


Ways We Grow

God gives us friends because we are stronger together. Celebrate your friends as a family. Image by Sara Schork, United Methodist Communications.

Get Them Talking: Friends



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United Methodist Black History Quiz


Devoted Methodist Mary McLeod Bethune built an American university one sweet potato pie at a time

In recognition of Black History Month, watch this salute to Mary McLeod Bethune, a pioneer of women's leadership whose sweet potato pies built the foundation of an American university that still stands today.

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Creation Care

Left to Right: Amber Harrison and Celeste Vanhoose (back to camera) de-labeling and crushing plastic bottles for shredding. Photo: Mollie Erickson

Discarding plastics brings new life



Pastor Elizabeth Palmer started Church Under a Tree in 2017, offering prayer outdoors to help individuals who feel uncomfortable inside the four walls of a church building.

All are invited to worship at the Church Under the Tree


United Methodist Women

The Rev. Henry Luckson Chareka (left) congratulates guest of honor Mwazvita Patricia Katsidzira-Madondo, during the launch of United Methodist Barrington Christian School in Harare, Zimbabwe. Joyce Chikuni (center), board chairperson of the school, watches. The school will be the first private United Methodist institution in the urban part of Harare and the first to be run by United Methodist women. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

United Methodist Women plan school in Harare