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

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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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Spirituality of bees and gardening

Beekeeping photo by Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Caring for church and community through bees and gardens


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


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


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



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The need for giving when church doors close


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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.



Serving others

The Rev. Michelle Wilson offers sack lunches from the door of the church van as part of the Hands of Hope food security program at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. The church received a Sheltering in Love grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief that has enabled it to expand existing food security ministries with seniors and persons experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

In trying times, churches extend their reach


Racial Justice

Clergy members gather in prayer during a vigil at McKendree United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., to grieve and remember people lost to acts of racism. The United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race is launching a major initiative on combatting racism on Juneteenth, an American holiday commemorating the emancipation of remaining enslaved African Americans on June 19, 1865. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Renewed vigor in the fight against racism



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