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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3 steps for following Jesus into the world


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

Helpful thoughts when fretting over the unknown


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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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.


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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


Love our neighbor

The mission opportunity of COVID-19 vaccines


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The crocus is viewed by some as a symbol of hope and new life after winter. Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Death and Resurrection Series


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


Family time

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

Get Them Talking: Be encouraged



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

Meet Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett


Olympic news

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

United Methodist triathlete competes at Olympics


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



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

'Why I give': United Methodists speak out


A student's prayer for school

As students of all ages return to school, this prayer is a way to remind them that God is always there, helping as they navigate new surroundings, new classes and new friends.


Church can happen anywhere

Six million jobs in the U.S. economy involve work in the outdoor recreation industry. This includes paddling, climbing, and hiking. Sundays can be the busiest day for people who work or play on the water but one United Methodist pastor is finding a way to be sure they can also worship on that day. See how this congregation is rethinking church and traveling outside church walls.

Blessings Flow at River Church


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


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