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40 Days of Lent: Find your own spiritual path

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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

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Lent Photo-a-Day 2021

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Dismantling Racism: Lent devotions by our bishops
"Becoming Sacred Space" by Bishop Hee-Soo Jung

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung of the Wisconsin Conference, continues the Dismantling Racism: Lent devotions by our bishops with our third devotion for Lent 2021. His message, titled, "Becoming Sacred Space" is from John 2:13-22. Download the journal page for this devotion. Learn more about this series.

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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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Family conversations

Dear God, give me a heart to be a helper. Amen. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News; Canva image designed by Crystal Caviness, United Methodist Communications.

Get Them Talking: Helping others

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World Day of Prayer

Eugenie Sowan Erse N'Ghessan sews clothes to earn a living for herself and her seven children in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. She is one of 48 women who received a micro-loan to start her own business from the United Methodist Women's Côte d'Ivoire Conference. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

A United Methodist Prayer for Workers

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Stay Well

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Coronavirus inspiration, information & resources

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General Conference

The General Comission on General Conference announced that the 2020 General Conference rescheduled for August of 2021 will be postponed to August 2022.

General Conference Postponed to 2022

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Amazing grace

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The Wesleyan Means of Grace

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Racial Justice

Supporters gather in the courtyard of McKendree United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., during a prayer vigil to grieve and remember people lost to acts of racism. They are holding signs with the names of victims of racial violence. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News

Anti-racism: White United Methodists speak out

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spiritual growth

A cross stands at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. Photo by Joe Center.

Beyond fasting: 10 tips for a more meaningful Lent

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Ways we serve

Stephen Saucerman receives a COVID-19 vaccination from volunteer nurse Jackie Smith, RN, at Community United Methodist Church in Vincennes, Ind. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Churches increase access to COVID-19 vaccines

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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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Get Your Spirit in Shape: Race, racism and The UMC

Two of the authors of "I'm Black. I'm Christian. I'm Methodist" talk about the importance of confronting racism both within the Church and throughout society. They share stories of their experiences as United Methodist pastors and differences they have noticed in the ways we talk about and process racial injustice, while also encouraging us to look deeply at our congregations and communities.

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In memoriam

The Rev. Junius B. Dotson records a segment of the “Soul Reset” study series for the Upper Room at United Methodist Communications in Nashville, Tenn., in 2019. Dotson, the top executive of Discipleship Ministries, died Feb. 24, 2021. He was 55. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Discipleship's top executive dies of cancer

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How we serve

People seeking shelter from snow and bitter cold are offered Holy Communion in the gymnasium at First United Methodist Church in Hot Springs, Ark. The church is operating the warming shelter in cooperation with the local Red Cross. Photo by Cindy English.

Churches serve as warming centers, shelters

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How we serve

The Rev. Tom Berlin (left) presents a copy of his book, “Courage,” to Massachusetts National Guard Chaplain Chad McCabe in the chapel at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington. McCabe, whose unit was assigned to help provide security at the U.S. Capitol after the January riot, contacted Wesley Seminary asking for Bibles, novels and board games for troops stationed there. Photo by Lisa Helfert for Wesley Theological Seminary. Copyright 2021. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Church responds to chaplain's call to help soldiers

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