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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"

Tuesdays at the Table


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' 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?



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



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


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


How we serve

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UMCOR responses in 2021 continue to climb


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


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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Finding comfort in oxtail soup

To commemorate Filipino American History Month in the United States, we share this favorite comfort food recipe from United Methodist Leo Pascua, a Filipino American who grew up in Hawaii. Hawaii is a melting pot of traditions and customs and variations of oxtail soup are popular in Hawaii and in the Philippines.

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Creative ministry

The Rev. Nathan Webb is pastor of Checkpoint Church, which was designed to be exclusively virtual. The church utilizes social media platforms Twitch, Discord and YouTube to build community. Screenshot courtesy of Checkpoint Church via YouTube.

‘Church for nerds’ builds community without a building


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…’


Global church

Josephine Kwamboka, 12, fetches water from a tap installed by First United Methodist Church of Moheto, Kenya. Prior to the installation of the well, children traveled great distances each day to find water in streams and ponds. Waterborne illnesses have decreased significantly since the well was drilled. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Kenyan church provides clean, safe water