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Coronavirus: What to know, how to help


Get your spirit in shape podcast

Matt Rawle is a United Methodist pastor and author who writes about the intersection of faith and pop culture. Photo via United Methodist Publishing House.

Faith and pop culture: Get Your Spirit in Shape


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Rethink Church's photo-a-day Lent challenge encourages reflection on the faith journey.

Lent photo-a-day challenge

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Featured stories


Lent is a journey of preparation for following the way of Jesus. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

What is Lent and why does it last forty days?



Mary McLeod Bethune with the 1928 graduating class of Bethune-Cookman College. Courtesy of Florida State Library and Archives.

Methodist Women's History: Mary McLeod Bethune


Who we are

Is there a formula of belief? Our theological guidelines.

Our four theological guidelines


who we are

Houston's Trinity United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church, once separated by slavery, share an historic worship service.  Photo courtesy of Texas Annual Conference.

Houston churches separated by slavery join for worship


Ways We Grow

God gives us friends because we are stronger together. Celebrate your friends as a family. Image by Sara Schork, United Methodist Communications.

Get Them Talking: Friends


higher education

Morris Baxter, on-air personality at WCLK, Atlanta

Clark Atlanta University's radio station is top in nation


Ham Radio Boosts Philippines' Disaster Preparedness

The Republic of the Philippines is a group of more than 7600 islands over a vast, largely undeveloped area. The country’s location, near the equator, leaves the population at risk for typhoons, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

United Methodist communication specialist April Mercado says around the world ham radio is a hobby, but in her home country, the Philippines, amateur radio can be a lifesaving tool in a natural disaster.

 Learn more


How we serve

Gary Verdino from Florida puts in a new floor at  Community United Methodist Church in Casselberry, Florida.  He is part of a group of retirees known as nomads who travel around in RVs fixing up churches.

RV-traveling retirees fix up churches



Pastor Elizabeth Palmer started Church Under a Tree in 2017, offering prayer outdoors to help individuals who feel uncomfortable inside the four walls of a church building.

All are invited to worship at the Church Under the Tree


Africa University

The Rev. John Wesley Z. Kurewa helps lead Sunday worship during the 25th anniversary celebration for Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe, in March 2017. Kurewa, the United Methodist institution's founding vice chancellor, died Feb. 15 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He was 87. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Africa University founder dies