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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.

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Death and Resurrection Series

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So the World May Believe

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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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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 discussions

When is a time when you noticed that you had grown? In what areas do you still hope to grow? Growing is the topic of this "Get Them Talking" edition. Photo by Anna Shvets for Pexels; Canva design by United Methodist Communications.

Get Them Talking: Growing

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How we serve

Balloon volleyball is one of many activities at Respite Ministry, a memory care program that was founded at First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Photo courtesy of Respite Ministry.

Finding unexpected joy in memory care

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Faith in action

Dylan Mulligan, the Georgia Sandman, built a replica of Highclere Castle, known to the world as Downton Abbey. This creation, built at Gould's Inlet on Saint Simons Island, Georgia, took a total of seven hours and contains over one hundred gallons of water.Photo courtesy of Dylan Mulligan.

The spirituality of sandcastles

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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

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Family time

Church and Society summer 2021 read-along series

Church & Society's Summer Read-Along Series

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Digital discipleship: Being a presence of grace

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how we serve

Meg Carter at Calvary United Methodist Church decorates peach cookies being sold to pay for a new church air conditioner. Photo courtesy of Calvary United Methodist Church.

Peach cookies pay for new church air conditioner

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Love our neighbor

The mission opportunity of COVID-19 vaccines

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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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Welcome to summer!

Rainbow Jello is a favorite at church potlucks in Hawaii where rainbows are a common sight in the lush, tropical climate. Making this dessert takes time and patience, but the finished product is sure to bring smiles to the people around your table. 

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Children's Ministry

Children dance in front of the altar rail during vacation Bible school at Connell Memorial United Methodist Church in Goodlettsville, Tenn. The church served as a test site for a new VBS curriculum, “Food Truck Party,” which Cokesbury officially launched on June 30. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

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Global church

Emilia Benhilda Marembo weighs a baby at the Dindi United Methodist Clinic in Murewa, Zimbabwe. The rural clinic is an outreach of Nyadire United Methodist Hospital  Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

TNC celebrates 15 years of sharing God’s love

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Post-pandemic church

The First United Methodist Church in Denton, Texas, joins in worship on June 6, the first time the sanctuary had been used for that purpose since the COVID-19 pandemic forced building closures all over the U.S. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Churches urged to relaunch, not just reopen

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