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Silent No More: One Pastor Shares Mental Health Struggles

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The sun rises behind the seawall cross at Belin United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Photo by Austin Bond Photography

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Ascension Sunday

Jesus' ascension has been celebrated by Christians through the centuries. Stained glass by Francois Denis, photo by Crochet.david, via Wikimedia Commons.

Why Ascension Day matters to United Methodists

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Ways we Grow

For many, prayer is foundational to a person's faith. But do we understand it? In unraveling the complexity of prayer, we may learn to accept the mystery and seek a deeper connection with God. Photo by Canva.

The mysterious, connectional act of prayer

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History

Student doctor Dionne Tompkins treats patient Reginald Hill during a clinic at the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Meharry Medical College arose from freed slaves' kindness

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Celebrating Connection

Members of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Acton, MA, recently prepared and blessed 48 WELCOMEBACKpacks for those leaving prison.

Church provides WELCOMEBACKpacks to those leaving prison

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Ask The UMC

In the Social Principles, The United Methodist Church affirms the sanctity of the life of both the unborn child and the mother. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

What is the UM position on abortion?

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Anxiety is an understandable byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are ways to minimize the fear. Photo by Andrew Neel from Pexels

Tips for when the command 'do not be anxious' is hard

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The Rev. Zenro Hirota (second row from the top, third from the left) poses with other attendees of the 10th Annual Session of the Pacific Japanese Mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church held in Seattle, Wash., in 1909. Hirota is listed as “pastor at San Francisco” on the original legend. Image courtesy of Archives and History of the California-Pacific Conference; graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Pioneers in Methodism - Zenro Hirota

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How we serve

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FAQ - The crisis in Ukraine

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Take a 1-minute break for self-care: Learn five ways you can overcome anxiety when you feel fearful or stressed. This video offers a guided space to pause so that you can find the road back to peace.

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Women look at a memorial for victims near the scene of a shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, New York. After what officials quickly identified as a racist attack, United Methodists are responding with prayers, counseling and condemnations of hate. Photo by Brendan McDermid, Reuters.

Churches condemn hate, urge action after shootings

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Immigration ministry

A guide using a raft made from inner tubes ferries people across the Suchiate River from Guatemala into Mexico near Ciudad Hidalgo. Migrants routinely cross the border into Mexico here, many of them hoping to eventually make their way to the United States. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Photo essay: Strangers and sojourners

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Activism

The Rev. James Lawson takes part in a panel discussion during the launch of a research institute named in his honor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Lawson, pastor emeritus of Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, was expelled from Vanderbilt in 1960 for his involvement in civil rights protests. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Lawson Institute advances nonviolence work

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