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Alone together: The 2020 Pentecost paradox


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The need for giving when church doors close


'Credo' Virtual Choir Anthem

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Pentecost @ home tips

Flying a red kite is one way to commemorate Pentecost. File photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Ideas for celebrating Pentecost at home


God, we call on you now

God of faith and science, we turn to you in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, because we trust you. Photo by Ric Rodrigues from Pexels

COVID-19 Prayer: God of all, we turn to You


Mission-minded Mask Makers

Healthcare workers at Swedish Hospital in Chicago have received masks from La Trinidad's United Methodist Church's sewing group. Photo by Valerie Mendoza.

Coronavirus can't thwart sewing group's mission


Get your spirit in shape

Bishop Bruce R. Ough serves the Dakotas and Minnesota Conferences of The United Methodist Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Meet Bishop Bruce Ough


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The “People of God” campaign is meant to serve as a reminder of who we know we have been at our best -- the spirit-filled, resilient, missional, connected, faithful, diverse and deeply rooted people of God called The United Methodist Church.

Spirit-filled and more: People of God


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What is Pentecost?


We are not alone: Pentecost 2020

Pentecost 2020 comes to us as the world continues to deal with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. In this special United Methodist Communications production, set in the ever-increasingly common virtual world, a small group examines the meaning of Pentecost and the good news that we are not alone.




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, after online worship, which was recorded in the sanctuary. As churches consider returning to in-person worship, cleaning measures are one of many factors leaders will need to consider. “I believe my job, my part in this, is to make sure people are safe in here,” Jimmerson said. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Churches have much to consider before reopening


Loving our neighbors

Volunteer Alli Carter (left) and Alan Becker (center) of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City load fresh produce into a refrigerated trailer as part of the church’s food outreach program that helps provide free meals to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Ed Doney, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

Tackling food insecurity caused by pandemic


Native peoples

A mural warns residents of the danger posed by the COVID-19 outbreak in the Navajo Nation near Shiprock, N.M. The United Methodist Church’s Four Corners Native American Ministry is helping support tribal members and front-line workers on the reservation. Photo by Andrew Hay, REUTERS.

United Methodist ministry aids Navajo Nation