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Returning to in-person church

When returning to worship, be prepared for changes, including different seating arrangements. File photo by Charity Ponter.

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Worshiping at home?

As congregations cancel on-site worship and individuals choose to forego large gatherings to help slow the spread of coronavirus, you can still worship in your home via online worship services.

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United Against Racism

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Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom
Town Hall 

Watch as Erin Hawkins, the General Secretary of the General Commission on Religion & Race speaks with the Rev. Dr. Bobby McClain, Dr. Lisa Dellinger, the Rev. Fred Day III, and Dr. Alison Greene about the racial (in)justice in our history and where God is calling us to go next. For an overview of the Town Hall conversation, read this article from UM News.

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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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Spirituality of bees and gardening

Beekeeping photo by Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Caring for church and community through bees and gardens

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Second pandemic

Leaders from DC's interfaith community, including Bishop LaTrelle Easterling (left) and the Rev. Neal Christie from the General Board of Church and Society (center), gathered for worship, lament and protest, as they raised their voices for racial justice June 14 at St. John's Episcopal Church by the White House. Photo by Melissa Lauber.

Racial Justice: Information and Resources

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Beginning booklist

As United Methodists are being urged to take action against the sin of racism, one place to begin is to educate ourselves by reading books from a variety of perspectives. Photo by Andrewa Piacquadio from Pexels.

Books about race: a place to start

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Educate yourself

10 honorable ways to learn about another culture

10 honorable ways to learn about another culture

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Offering plate featuring cross. Photo by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

The need for giving when church doors close

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Vintage Methodist Recipes: Lemon Whippersnaps

Many of us grew up in homes where spiral-bound church cookbooks were a familiar sight. Methodist church cookbooks have been around for more than a hundred years and the recipes and cooking methods offer a time-capsule peek into the kitchens of generations of Methodist families. Lilla Marigza, Multimedia Producer with United Methodist Communications, decided to try out some of these vintage recipes. This 1978 recipe for Lemon Whippersnaps cookies  comes from the "Friendly Recipes" Cookbook, published by the Macedonia United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Racial Justice

Clergy members gather in prayer during a vigil at McKendree United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., to grieve and remember people lost to acts of racism. The United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race is launching a major initiative on combatting racism on Juneteenth, an American holiday commemorating the emancipation of remaining enslaved African Americans on June 19, 1865. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Renewed vigor in the fight against racism

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Serving others

A volunteer from Tulsa Indian United Methodist Church loads up food boxes in a shopping cart so participants can take them home to a nearby apartment complex. Tulsa Indian United Methodist Church operates a food bank on the last Friday of the month. Photo by Ginny Underwood, UM News.

Native ministry fills need in Tulsa food desert

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COVID-19

While many United Methodist churches have seen giving drop since the COVID-19 pandemic suspended in-person worship, they also report resilience in the crisis. Some churches even report an increase in giving to go along alongside an increase in attendance through online worship. Photos: church by Steven Kyle Adair, clouds by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications; coins by Kevin Schneider, Pixabay; illustration by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Local churches show resilience in crisis

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