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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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A new year is a good time to discover a new Bible study. Check out a variety of studies for online small groups or individuals. Photo by Greg Campbell for United Methodist Communications.

New Bible studies for a new year


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Changing the view of others

Transforming what you see


Get Your Spirit in Shape: The gift of being present

United Methodist missionaries Mark and Deidre Zimmerman, who serve as healthcare professionals in Nepal, share the importance of being present to God and with their patients.

Watch this episode of "Get Your Spirit in Shape" and learn more here.

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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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New Year's goals

Clutter can build up in our church closets and in our lives. A photo illustration by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Spiritual decluttering: A fresh start for a new year


Look back at 2020

Custodian James Jimmerson disinfects pews to prevent any possible spread of the coronavirus at Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday, May 10, 2020, following online worship, which is recorded in the sanctuary. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

2020: The year in UM News photos


Stay well

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Coronavirus inspiration, information & resources


ways we pray

United Methodists can learn to follow Jesus by practicing the Examen. Photo by Nathalie from France (CC BY 2.0), via Wikimedia Commons.

Praying the Examen: Following Jesus in our daily lives


Amazing grace

United Methodist Beliefs: Sanctifying Grace



Kathleen Griffith serves the Abundant Health initiative. Photo by Jan Snider, UMCommmunications.

Holistic health around the world


Be inspired

United Methodist Ernestine Shepherd, an 84-year-old world champion body builder who has appeared in a Beyoncé video, found her joy restored while struggling with anxiety and depression. Photo courtesy of Yohnnie Shambourger.

The power of restored joy


Creativity during Covid

Wesley UMC music director William Ness directs parking lot choir. Photo courtesy of Nan Gibbons.

Singing in the parking lot



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

'Why I give': United Methodists speak out


Recipe: Wild rice and mushrooms

Enjoy a hearty side dish of wild rice and mushroom for a winter meal. Wild rice is the only North American native grain, which was a staple food for the Ojibwe and Menominee tribes. 

For more recipes, including additional Native American recipes such as wajopi (berry sauce) and salmon on a cedar plank, visit

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Migration crisis

The Rev. Susanne Nießner-Brose (right) listens while a 27-year-old Sudanese woman who asked that she be called Fatima relates her story of fleeing Sudan to seek religious freedom in Europe. She was taking asylum in 2017 at the United Methodist Church of the Redeemer in Bremen, Germany, where Nießner-Brose is pastor, and was later accepted as a refugee. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

A less welcoming place for refugees


In memoriam

United Methodist News honors notable church members who died in 2020. Candle image by Gerd Altmann, courtesy of Pixabay.

2020: Remembering notable United Methodists



A man receives help from the Miss Stone Center. Despite the many challenges of 2020, the leaders and workers of the Miss Stone Center in Strumica, a diaconal facility of The United Methodist Church in North Macedonia, were able to care for more than 200 people without interruption. Photo by Christina Cekov, Strumica.

North Macedonia ministry provides hope during pandemic