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Faith vs fear

Bishop Kenneth H.  Carter Jr. writes about fear and how Christians should face the uncertain. Photo by Unsplash.

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United Against Racism


Standing Against Racism

Watch as the Rev. Tyler Sit, who serves New City Church in Minneapolis, talks about how we follow Jesus best when we are anti-racist. He calls on United Methodists to make anti-racism part of their faith practice and to attend to it weekly in order to build the kingdom of God. The video is the third in a series of video reflections following the death of George Floyd and the renewed call to end racism. Watch the other videos, as well as learn about additional resources and information, here.

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Resuming In-Person church

When returning to worship, be prepared for changes, including different seating arrangements. File photo by Charity Ponter.

Going back to church? What to expect


Second pandemic

Leaders from DC's interfaith community, including Bishop LaTrelle Easterling (left) and the Rev. Neal Christie from the General Board of Church and Society (center), gathered for worship, lament and protest, as they raised their voices for racial justice June 14 at St. John's Episcopal Church by the White House. Photo by Melissa Lauber.

Racial Justice: Information and Resources


Educate yourself

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10 honorable ways to learn about another culture



Offering plate featuring cross. Photo by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

The need for giving when church doors close


Love church history?

The Local Church Historian's School is offered by the General Commission on Archives and History to teach local congregations how to preserve their churches' stories.

Online local church historian school set for fall 2020


Praying with body and soul

Maya Cunningham (front), age 16, and others  kneel in silence for 8 minutes in honor of George Floyd during "A Prayer Service To Stand Against Racism" held June 5, 2020 at Belle Meade United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. The ecumenical service invited area churches to participate. Cunningham is from First United Pentecostal in Nashville. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Prayer to stand against racism


Vintage Methodist Recipes: Lemon Whippersnaps

Many of us grew up in homes where spiral-bound church cookbooks were a familiar sight. Methodist church cookbooks have been around for more than a hundred years and the recipes and cooking methods offer a time-capsule peek into the kitchens of generations of Methodist families. Lilla Marigza, Multimedia Producer with United Methodist Communications, decided to try out some of these vintage recipes. This 1978 recipe for Lemon Whippersnaps cookies  comes from the "Friendly Recipes" Cookbook, published by the Macedonia United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.




During the Ebola epidemic, East Congo Area Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda washes his hands and is helped by the Rev. Jean-Paul Omole, superintendent of the Goma District, during the Kivu Annual Conference in June 2019. Photo By Chadrack Londe, UM News.

Churches celebrate end of 2018-2020 Ebola outbreak


In the news

The Rev. David Wilson, conference superintendent of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church, attaches banners from his conference to a fence near the Dakotas Access Pipeline, Highway 1806, near Cannon Ball, N.D. File photo by Dave Stucke, Dakotas Conference.

Court ruling temporarily halts Dakota pipeline



A woman in protective gear holds out a swab to a woman who has come for COVID-19 testing at Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Cars lined up early for the June 29 opportunity. Photo by Matt Jacob, North Texas Conference.

Church parking lots fill for COVID-19 testing