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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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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.

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GYSIS: 'Evangelism -- Sharing the Good News'

In the newest episode of "Get Your Spirit in Shape," Priscilla Pope-Levison, professor and author of "Models of Evangelism," helps us find our way of sharing the Good News more naturally and comfortably. 

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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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Together in worship

 Congregants of West End United Methodist church join in singing from the hymnal during the Shrove Tuesday celebration held March 2, 2014 at West End United Methodist Church. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

United Methodists connected in worship and song


What we believe

The Rev. Noé Gonzales (left) offers Holy Communion to Nohemi Ramirez during worship  in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Our Christian Beliefs


Stay Well

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Coronavirus inspiration, information & resources




Flowing Water: The Christian Connection



United Methodist pastor the Rev. Rebecca Rutter believes living simply benefits our planet and can deepen our spiritual lives. Screen capture from a video by United Methodist Communications.

Peace, Simplicity and a Tiny House


Christian symbols

A butterfly Christian symbol on a Chrismon tree at Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee



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


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



United Methodists share why they give to their local churches. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News

'Why I give': United Methodists speak out


Celebrating Native American Ministries Sunday

In honor of Native American Ministries Sunday, we share this video featuring food preservation methods often used by the United States' indigenous peoples.

Celebrated this year on April 18, Native American Ministries Sunday serves to remind United Methodists of the gifts and contributions made by Native Americans to our society.



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


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


global church

Schoolchildren drink from a borehole at Kalumba Primary School in Mangochi, Malawi, in September 2020. The borehole was drilled by the Malawi government. In response to water scarcity in this east African country, United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan., has helped fund the drilling of more than 80 boreholes since September. Photo by Francis Nkhoma, UM News.

Church helps drill more than 80 boreholes in Malawi