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Society of St. Andrew and United Methodists across the connection partner to address food insecurity through the Old Testament practice of gleaning. Mike Smith, member at Concord United Methodist Church, is a long-time volunteer gleaner.  Photo by Stacey Hagewood, United Methodist Communications.

Hunger: Biblical problem solving for today

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Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj is the guest on the October 19, 2021, episode of "Tuesdays at the Table"

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Who are the people called Methodists?

 

In October, we celebrate World Communion Sunday and our unity as the Body of Christ. This is a good time to take a look at the people called Methodists, 80 million people globally comprising 80 denominations tracing their origins back to John Wesley.

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Author and United Methodist pastor Matt Rawle shares how Dr. Seuss's beloved story can help us celebrate a more meaningful Christmas.

Finding Faith in the Story of The Grinch

Author and United Methodist pastor Matt Rawle shares how Dr. Seuss' beloved story can help us celebrate a more meaningful Christmas.

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Seawall cross and moon at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, Murrells Inlet, S.C. Photo by Austin Bond Photography.

What is The UMC's view of Halloween?

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Welcoming

United Methodist Eve Newman (left), who suffered a brain injury at age 5, is a member of the Commission of Religion and Race's Disabilities Miinstry Committee. "I think that people with disabilities deserve to have opportunities to learn as much as people without disabilities," she says. Puppets (above right) were created by the Flames group members, including Newman. Angels (below right) were painted by Newman. Canva photo collage by United Methodist Communications.

Inviting all: Prioritizing inclusivity

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United Methodists are faithful people of God. Image by United Methodist Communications.

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Handling doubts

When second thoughts emerge, Francis Asbury, who embarked on his historic journey 250 years ago, and Ted Lasso, the main character of the popular Apple TV+ series, give insight into dealing with doubt.  Canva image by United Methodist Communications with photos from the National Portrait Gallery and Apple+ Press.

Asbury, Ted Lasso and second thoughts

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Family time

The Bible tells us that differences are God's design. Let's talk about and celebrate our diversity - and uniqueness - as God's children. Canva image design by United Methdoist Communications.

Get Them Talking: One of a Kind

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Family resources

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with children's books written by Latine and Hispanic authors in this list curated by The UMC's General Board of Church and Society.

Kids books to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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Celebrating 250 years

September-October 2021 is the 250th anniversary of Francis Asbury's journey from Bristol, England (l) to Philadelphia (r). Bristol photo by Joe Iovino, United Methodist Communications. Philadelphia photo via Wikimedia Commons.

The Asbury Crossing: Events

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Our Christian journey

Although society encourages us to hide our tears, crying helps us discover our authentic selves and connects us with God. And even Jesus wept. Photo by Randy Barnard.

Jesus wept. So should we

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Take a stroll with God 'In the Garden'

Enjoy a relaxing and beautiful desktop meditation set to the music of "In the Garden," hymn, no. 314 in the United Methodist Hymnal.

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Coronavirus

Ana Salazar (left) receives a COVID-19 vaccination from registered nurse Tabitha England during a clinic at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C., in April. The Rev. Dana Horrell, pastor at Cooperstown (N.Y.) United Methodist Church, has written a handbook to help congregations reach out to the unvaccinated. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Handbook aims to reach unvaccinated with compassion

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Loving like Jesus

The Rev. Joel Hortiales (left) prays with Carlos Ivan Baran Hidalgo; his wife, Danelly Mazariegos Morales; and their 3-year-old daughter, Scarlett Juliette, at the Camino de Salvación shelter in Tijuana, Mexico. The family fled violence in Guatemala and is hoping to pursue a claim for asylum in the U.S. Hortiales is a United Methodist missionary and serves as director of Hispanic/Latino ministries and border concerns for the California-Pacific Conference. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Photo essay: ‘I was a stranger…’

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Church history

Visitors browse a gallery of artifacts at the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City. The museum held its grand opening on Sept. 18-19. It took decades to get funding and build the museum. Photo courtesy of First Americans Museum.

Native American museum makes belated debut

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