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Wholeness

Practicing embodiment helps us become more aware, remain present, feel whole, love ourselves better, and get to know our Creator better. Photo courtesy Whitney Simpson.

Connecting with your body: A spiritual practice

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Earth Day is April 22

UMCOR's training officer gives a tour of the solar system at a farm in Kamina, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Lorraine Charinda.

Let there be light and water and good soil too

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New to The UMC

God Surprises Us

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Celebrating our United Methodist connection

In this video, United Methodists across the world talk about why they choose to be members of The United Methodist Church.

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Inspiration for Daily Living

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

The Bible tells us to build each other up. (Thessalonians 5:11) We thank God for the people in our lives, both nearby and at a distance, who encourage us. Photo from Casa Linda United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas, USA, 2018, courtesy of United Methodist Communications with Canva design.

Get Them Talking: Connected

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How we serve

Church volunteers have played a vital role in helping with the coordination of COVID-19 vaccinations. WellShare International, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit, has been helping to reduce health disparities by reaching underserved communities. Photo courtesy of WellShare International.

Volunteers help make vaccinations happen

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Stay Well

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Coronavirus inspiration, information & resources

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Dismantling racism

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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Podcast

Dr. Priscilla Pope-Levison, author of 'Models of Evangelism' was a guest on a 2021 episode of Get Your Spirit in Shape.

Evangelism: Sharing the Good News

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Love our neighbors

Dan Molnar (left) of Muldraugh United Methodist Church assists a client with tax return preparation through the Internal Revenue Service's VITA program. Photo by Melissa Molnar.

Sharing God's love and tax assistance

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Caring for God's world

Scenic photo of Epworth by the Sea, the Christian retreat center in St. Simons Island, Ga. Photo by Diane Degnan, United Methodist Communications.

Bible verses on Creation care: A discussion starter

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Virtual worship

During the coronavirus pandemic, many United Methodist churches are holding online worship services, such as Glendale United Methodist Church in Nashville. Here, a young member of the Glendale UMC family watches. Photo courtesy of Glendale United Methodist Church

Where to worship online

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#IGIVEUMC

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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Connecting to God through turtles

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, we invite you to meet a United Methodist pastor who lives out her faith by educating others about the miracles of God's creation. 

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Local church ministry

Members of the worship team at CityWell United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C., prepare to record an online worship service in 2020. A new study of United Methodist churches finds racially diverse congregations are more likely to grow over time. File photo courtesy of CityWell United Methodist Church.

Racial diversity linked to church growth

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In the news

Gordon Yu (left) and Julian Kim record a scene for the film “Happy Cleaners,” which examines the lives of working-class Korean Americans. Photo by Janice Chung.

Film puts Korean Americans center stage

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Ways we serve

Juan Martinez shows off his renewed Mexican passport outside Kingwood United Methodist Church in northeast Houston. The church provided office space and volunteers as a team from the Mexican Consulate in Houston worked to issue and update official documents for Mexicans living in the Houston area and beyond. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Church partners with Mexican Consulate

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