Bishop Gary Mueller (in brown jacket, back to the camera) prays for and with members of Vilonia UMC who are helping with clean-up on April 29, 2014, in the wake of the tornado that ripped through the central Arkansas town two days earlier. Photo by Amy Forbus, Arkansas United Methodist.

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Psalm 23 reminds though we walk in darkened valleys, love goes with us.

Helpful thoughts when fretting over the unknown

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Social media: Take a cue from John Wesley

Though he predated the likes of Facebook and Twitter, John Wesley offered a simple directive for how to interact on social media: do no harm, do good, communicate grace. On June 30, we celebrate Social Media Day.

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The impact provided by local churches within their communities for spiritual, physical and emotional needs is vital. The #IGiveUMC campaign encourages funding for local United Methodist churches and their ministries.

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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.

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Sports legend

Baseball great Jackie Robinson, who helped integrate Major League Baseball, held on to his Methodist faith throughout his legendary career. Canva collage by Crystal Caviness, United Methodist Communications.

Baseball icon Jackie Robinson's Methodist faith

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Love our neighbor

The mission opportunity of COVID-19 vaccines

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Death and Resurrection Series

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Dismantling racism

The United Methodist Women's Racial Justice Charter has advocated for racial equality for more than 40 years. Pictured (l-r): Dionne P. Boissier, Sung-ok Lee, Emily Jones, at a 2018 event. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Women

Racial Justice: Information and Resources

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Family time

'In the world, you have distress. But be encouraged! I have conquered the world.' John 16:33

Get Them Talking: Be encouraged

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Podcast

Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett is our guest on a July 2021 episode of Get Your Spirit in Shape.

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Olympic news

United Methodist Kevin McDowell competes in the 2021 Olympics in the Triathalon events.

United Methodist triathlete competes at Olympics

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Virtual church

The Murdock family, members at Glendale United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, have stayed connected to their church through online worship services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Steven Kyle Adair, United Methodist Communications.

Where to worship online

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#IGIVEUMC

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

'Why I give': United Methodists speak out

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Welcome to summer!

Rainbow Jello is a favorite at church potlucks in Hawaii where rainbows are a common sight in the lush, tropical climate. Making this dessert takes time and patience, but the finished product is sure to bring smiles to the people around your table. 

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Children's Ministry

Children dance in front of the altar rail during vacation Bible school at Connell Memorial United Methodist Church in Goodlettsville, Tenn. The church served as a test site for a new VBS curriculum, “Food Truck Party,” which Cokesbury officially launched on June 30. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Congregations eagerly embrace VBS opportunities

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Global church

Tackilar Mawoneke holds one of the chickens she received in a partnership between United Methodists in Zimbabwe’s Makoni Buhera District and Indiana’s Northwest District. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Sisters in ministry nurture one another

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In memoriam

The Rev. H. Eddie Fox reads the gospel lesson during morning worship at the 2008 United Methodist General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Fox, a longtime director of World Methodist Evangelism, died July 28, 2021, at age 83. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Rev. Eddie Fox, evangelism pioneer, dies

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