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Reading time. Grandparents who parent their grandchildren can face many challenges, but can also receive many rewards.. Photo by Christopher Fenoglio, United Methodist Communications.

Grandparents are parenting again

Churches can provide support to the growing number of grandparents who are the primary care givers for their grandchildren. Read More

United Methodism

Mother African Zoar United Methodist Church, Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of

Sites every United Methodist should see

Sites in the United States and around the world can help United Methodists remember their heritage -- and celebrate today's ministry and mission. Read More

Older adults

Faith and Aging: A Spiritual Pilgrimage

The later years of life can present many challenges, but that time also has the potential to be meaningful, rewarding and spiritually rich. Read More

Spiritual formation

Come Away: Starting or restarting spiritual practices

Do your spiritual formation practices invite you to "come away" and rest with God, or do they feel like yet another item on your never-ending task list? Read More


Sacro Monte di Crea; The finding of the empty tomb of Christ, statues by Antonio Brilla, 1889. Photo by Stefano Bistolfi, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

‘We shall be raised!’

April 8, 2015

What are United Methodists saying when they affirm "the resurrection of the body?" Several scholars offer their perspectives. Read More


Media Matters: ‘Drive Time Devotionals’ make car a sacred space

To Susan Elswick, driving time is sacred. It's the time when her three kids are stuck in one spot instead of running around her house, doing homework or playing sports. Read More

Congregational care

Elder financial abuse

A growing problem for the expanding senior population, statistics released in 2012 called it the third most common form of elder abuse after neglect and physical abuse. Read More

Congregational care

Fractured families seek strength, support

Pastors and churches can provide spiritual and emotional support and help find protection for adults and children living with domestic violence. Read More

It Worked for Us

Presenters and sharks of Shark Tank: Mission (top row, from left) Gene Howerton, Bob Gerzel, Suzanne Honeycutt, Tracy Langley; (bottom row, from left) Shelby Morgan, Logan Franks, Kendall Cosper, Austin Franks, Andrew Gardner, Cooper Hayman, Isabella Nolan and Libby Devooght. Photo courtesy of the Florida Conference / Jessica Chapman

Shark Tank: Mission

Youth did extensive research to develop their plans for mission and present them to fund-awarding "sharks." Read More