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Braden Memorial UMC in Nashville, TN, continues to recover from a March 3, 2020 tornado. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Hanging tough, moving forward


Ways we grow

A new year is a good time to discover a new Bible study. Check out a variety of studies for online small groups or individuals. Photo by Greg Campbell for United Methodist Communications.

New Bible studies for a new year


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Changing the view of others

Transforming what you see


Get Your Spirit in Shape: Holistic health around the world

How does The UMC work to ensure the health of mind, body and spirit for those around the globe? Find out in 2021’s first “GYSIS” episode with guest Kathleen Griffith, interim Global Health Team Lead and the Program Manager of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. 

Watch this episode of "Get Your Spirit in Shape" and learn more here.

Have questions? We have answers!

Find responses to frequently asked queries or Ask The UMC your question.

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United Methodist Now

Inspiration for Daily Living

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


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New Year's goals

Clutter can build up in our church closets and in our lives. A photo illustration by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Spiritual decluttering: A fresh start for a new year


God is with us

A rainbow forms in the aftermath of a tornado near Poplar Bluff, Missouri. File photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News.

Not alone in our anxiety


Stay Well

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Coronavirus inspiration, information & resources


Conversation starters

One way to allow God to transform us is to look to God for guidance in everything. Image designed in Canva for United Methodist Communications.

Get Them Talking: Transform


Amazing grace

United Methodist Beliefs: Sanctifying Grace


Virtual church

During the coronavirus pandemic, many United Methodist churches are holding online worship services, such as Glendale United Methodist Church in Nashville. Here, a young member of the Glendale UMC family watches. Photo courtesy of Glendale United Methodist Church

Where to worship online


Be inspired

United Methodist Ernestine Shepherd, an 84-year-old world champion body builder who has appeared in a Beyoncé video, found her joy restored while struggling with anxiety and depression. Photo courtesy of Yohnnie Shambourger.

The power of restored joy


Creativity during Covid

Wesley UMC music director William Ness directs parking lot choir. Photo courtesy of Nan Gibbons.

Singing in the parking lot



United Methodists share why they give to their local churches. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News

'Why I give': United Methodists speak out


Ask The UMC: Are we to respect leaders with whom we disagree?

What if we disagree with an elected leader of our city, our state, our nation? How should we respond as United Methodists? Ask The UMC addresses the questions in a video titled, "Are we called to respect our elected leaders even if we disagree with them?"

This video is one in a series answering questions about the intersection of The United Methodist Church and politics from Ask The UMC,

check out more videos on this topic.


Online church

The Rev. Amy Wilson Feltz, pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in El Paso, Texas, sets up computer equipment to stream a live sermon in the church’s sanctuary in September. Although the pulpit, which is visible on-camera, has the appropriate liturgical color, the banner on the wall was from Lent, when the church had to suspend in-person worship. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Amy Wilson Feltz.

Virtual worship is here for good


Look back

Custodian James Jimmerson disinfects pews to prevent any possible spread of the coronavirus at Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday, May 10, 2020, following online worship, which is recorded in the sanctuary. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

2020: The year in UM News photos


United Methodists on Capitol Hill

A view of the United States House of Representatives chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

31 United Methodists serve in 117th Congress