Members of Lake Palestine United Methodist Church worship outdoors from a safe physical distance.

The People of The United Methodist Church


Finding new ways to worship and serve together.


Dr. Leah Gunning Francis talks about faith and racial justice on Get Your Spirit in Shape.

Faith & racial justice


Vacation Bible School

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church offers a drive thru VBS during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of Mount Pleasant UMC

VBS, pandemic style



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United Against Racism


Dismantling Racism: What would John Wesley say?

During the July 1, 2020, Dismantling Racism: Pressing on To Freedom Town Hall, a viewer asked the Rev. Fred Day III, General Secretary of the United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History, what John Wesley might say to us today about our work toward dismantling racism. Hear Day's succinct response. Find more information and resources about racial justice here.

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Young people sing during the Next Generation Forum in Monrovia, Liberia. The April 22 event focused on the future of young people in the church. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.
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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.


Featured stories

Loving our neighbors

 McKinney Memorial UMC members in LaMarque, Texas, are distributing free gallons of milk, donated by Borden, to daycares and families in need.

Texas church distributes free milk to community


From lament to hope

"How long, O Lord?" Throughout the history of the church, we often have seen that new ministries grow out of places of pain.

When pain finds its wings


Faith in action

Taylor Hall, 19-year-old Indianapolis college student, believes her call is to use her voice for those who can't stand up for themselves. Photo courtesy of Taylor Hall.

Called to comfort those who mourn



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

The need for giving when church doors close


Educate yourself

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


Stay well

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted United Methodists around the world.

Coronavirus inspiration, information & resources


Vintage Methodist Recipes: 1898 Potato Puffs

Generations of United Methodist families have shared their recipes in church cookbooks, often sold as church fundraisers. We asked our friends at the General Commission on Archives and History to name the oldest church cookbook in their collection. Archivists shared a worn copy of the Ware Cookbook, published in 1898 by the Ladies of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Ware, Massachusetts. In cookbooks of this vintage, the recipes tend to be simple, with few ingredients and cooked over the flames of a kitchen fire. Lilla Marigza, Multimedia Producer with United Methodist Communications has been trying out some church cookbook recipes. In this video, Lilla whips up a batch of Potato Puffs from the 1898 Ware Cookbook



Deaf ministries

The Rev. Tom Hudspeth of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church leads a Wednesday night Zoom devotional and prayer gathering in American Sign Language. It’s one way that the Dallas church, which has a long history in Deaf ministries, has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

Deaf ministries navigate COVID-19 challenges


Feed my sheep

Everlyne Kukah Esther, an Africa University student from Kenya, hands over food to Charity Chikukwa, a beneficiary of the Feed a Family program in Gimboki, Zimbabwe. The Rev. Joseph Charinge (red shirt) and AU student Fiston Okito from Congo look on. Esther and her classmates started the campaign to help vulnerable families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

AU students skip meals to feed struggling families


Serving others

Dr. Antoinette Williams secures a sample swab from a patient at a drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 at St. Luke Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tenn. Williams is a resident at Meharry Medical College in Nashville. Volunteer teams from the United Methodist-related school have been offering free testing at area churches on Saturdays. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Meharry faces off with COVID-19